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More cassava for less time

By Maria Eliza Villarino | Apr 5, 2018 Cassava has a relatively long growth cycle compared to other important crops. It takes an average of 10-12 months — sometimes up to 24 months! … Continue Reading More cassava for less time

Community nursery offers means for economic empowerment of women farmers

By SUGANDHA MUNSHI | Specialist on Gender Issues | IRRI   Women-focused intervention plays a pivotal role in IRRI’s work with farmers. With the climate changing, innovation that results in better … Continue Reading Community nursery offers means for economic empowerment of women farmers

Ethiopian farmers made a desert bloom again

By Nathanael Johnson | May 11, 2016 | Ethiopia is in the middle of the worst drought in 50 years. It’s the sort of shock to the system we are likely to see more … Continue Reading Ethiopian farmers made a desert bloom again

The Humble Banana Transforms an Entire Community in Eastern Zimbabwe

By Doreen Hove, Adam Silagyi, Emma Siamena | USAID – Zimbabwe | Dec. 18 2017 Once these farmers learned to turn their banana crops into commercial enterprises, word spread to their neighbours … Continue Reading The Humble Banana Transforms an Entire Community in Eastern Zimbabwe

Seeds of Hope

By Neha Khator | USAID| January 8, 2018 Improved seeds and better access to water have proved a winning combination for these Indian farmers. Three spokes in his back wheel have almost … Continue Reading Seeds of Hope

IITA commences confined field trials of transgenic cassava

Communications |December 28, 2017 The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) was recently granted a permit to carry out confined field trials (CFT) on genetically modified cassava (AMY3 RNAi transgenic … Continue Reading IITA commences confined field trials of transgenic cassava

What’s in store for Asian smallholder farmers in the Big Data hype?

Exploring how Big Data’s potentials can be used to enhance Asian farmers’ climate resiliency.

Be Inspired: 10 of USAID’s Best

Here’s how our actions, ideas, and passions helped empower people and expand opportunity around the globe this year From responding to Hurricane Maria to announcing a unique way to fund our … Continue Reading Be Inspired: 10 of USAID’s Best

Smart fertilizer management and the quest for sustainable rice production

Pauline Chivenge and Sheetal Sharma   |  Dec 11, 2017                          « PREVIOUS Specific fertilizer recommendations in smallholder rice farming systems could increase … Continue Reading Smart fertilizer management and the quest for sustainable rice production

Moving closer to achieving climate-smart future for Southeast Asia

Written by Nguyen Thu Hang (Viet Nam News) on Dec 6, 2017 Fostering learning and sharing knowledge and experiences across Climate-Smart Villages and projects in Southeast Asia. Based on the CGIAR … Continue Reading Moving closer to achieving climate-smart future for Southeast Asia

The agriculture-forest interface is the key to achieving global restoration goals

BY ALEX DE PINTO AND SALOME BEGELADZE POSTED | NOVEMBER 9, 2017 Deforestation and forest degradation are causing ecological and socioeconomic problems in every part of the world. It is well … Continue Reading The agriculture-forest interface is the key to achieving global restoration goals

New study: Up to 7 billion tonnes of Carbon Dioxide can be removed from the atmosphere each year through better soil management on farm land

by Georgina Smith | Nov 14, 2017 By better managing farmland soil, the amount of carbon stored in the top 30 centimeters of the soil could increase an extra 0.9 to 1.85 gigatons … Continue Reading New study: Up to 7 billion tonnes of Carbon Dioxide can be removed from the atmosphere each year through better soil management on farm land

Cambodian farmers participate in cross-site visits to learn about Integrated Pest Management practices

 By Xenina Ibabao at 1:54 PM, Wednesday, November 22, 2017 Farmers adapt new technologies by integrating new knowledge to existing practices based on their present conditions. The Ecologically-based Participatory Integrated Pest Management for rice … Continue Reading Cambodian farmers participate in cross-site visits to learn about Integrated Pest Management practices

Better farmer access to machinery eases crop residue burning in India

by Julie Mollins / November 14, 2017 EL BATAN, Mexico (CIMMYT) — In conjunction with recent state regulations outlawing the use of fire to destroy field crop waste in northwest India, some farmers … Continue Reading Better farmer access to machinery eases crop residue burning in India

Climate insurance for farmers: a shield that boosts innovation

by Jon Hellin / November 7, 2017 New insurance products geared towards smallholder farmers can help them recover their losses, and even encourage investment in climate-resilient innovations. What stands between a smallholder farmer … Continue Reading Climate insurance for farmers: a shield that boosts innovation

Climate services for smarter farming – what’s it all about?

By Maria Eliza Villarino | Oct 5, 2017   Over the last few years, CIAT, CCAFS and their partners* have been doing groundbreaking work to provide climate information to help farmers make … Continue Reading Climate services for smarter farming – what’s it all about?

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