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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

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

Modernizing rainwater harvesting for the dry areas

Written on Nov 26,2017 Although there is renewed interest in indigenous rainwater harvesting, traditional practices and technologies are rarely suitable or feasible. ICARDA is promoting a practical and cost-effective alternative … Continue Reading Modernizing rainwater harvesting for the dry areas

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

Study: farmers could increase their production and contribute to reduce up to one gigaton of metric carbon emissions

by CIAT Communications | Dec 5, 2017 A new study presented at the Bonn Climate Summit, COP23 – produced by an international group of scientists led by the Chinese Academy of Sciences, The … Continue Reading Study: farmers could increase their production and contribute to reduce up to one gigaton of metric carbon emissions

Forest tenure reform implementation in Uganda: Opportunities for the future

By 21 Rosalia Omungo | NOV 2017 The absentee landlords of Kibaale: Where are they? In Kibaale district in Uganda, 90 percent of landlords are absent. Accordingly, a majority of … Continue Reading Forest tenure reform implementation in Uganda: Opportunities for the future

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

Biochar could clear the air in more ways than one

Health, economic benefits of capturing agricultural nitric oxide outlined in a study. Date: July 27, 2017, Source: Rice University Summary: Biochar could reduce local air pollution from agriculture by reducing emissions of nitric … Continue Reading Biochar could clear the air in more ways than one

New planters promote environmentally-friendly farming in Pakistan

By Imtiaz Hussain / June 23, 2017 ISLAMABAD (CIMMYT) – Farmers and research partners are praising innovative, locally manufactured farm implements that support conservation agriculture, with costs savings and soil and … Continue Reading New planters promote environmentally-friendly farming in Pakistan

The disruption starts now: new big data program promises to shake up agriculture

By Neil Palmer | May 15, 2017 A new multimillion-dollar initiative plans to disrupt food production across the developing world, with the aim of making it more productive, efficient and … Continue Reading The disruption starts now: new big data program promises to shake up agriculture

Using tropical microbes to improve the environment

Researchers in Malaysia are harnessing properties in tropical microbes to address a variety of environmental, agricultural and aquacultural issues. Dr. Adeline Ting Su Yien and her colleagues at Monash University’s … Continue Reading Using tropical microbes to improve the environment

Food security: Asia’s critical balancing act

  Authors: R. Quentin Grafton ; John Williams, ANU, and Qiang Jiang, Sichuan University. Date: February 2, 2016 Asia’s food systems are under an unprecedented confluence of pressures. Balancing future … Continue Reading Food security: Asia’s critical balancing act

Australia ranks number one with the most organically farmed land in the world

PHOTO: Bond University professor Tor Hundloe says Australia is full of prime organic-farming land.(Michael Mackenzie: Bush Telegraph) Written by: Lara Webster, Updated 27 Oct 2015, 11:41pm As the world population continues to grow, Australia … Continue Reading Australia ranks number one with the most organically farmed land in the world

Giving soils a voice

Written by: By Juliet Braslow, CIAT Soils Research Area Coordinator, October 27, 2015. We don’t directly drink or breathe soil, so it’s often forgotten as we trample over it. Raising awareness … Continue Reading Giving soils a voice

Opinion: No such thing as a free lunch, we should invest in the land

Drought in California We all know that if you are spending more than you earn, there is a tipping point from which you can never recover. It is the point … Continue Reading Opinion: No such thing as a free lunch, we should invest in the land

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