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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 of with climate change. But Ethiopia is also home to a successful experiment to make the land more resilient to drought. If we are going …

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 those living in the community lack secure land tenure. Perhaps because of this absenteeism, the area has attracted massive, uncontrolled immigration, and migrants have cleared …

Gains for grains

By T V JAYAN. Published on July 4, 2017 An agri project handholds farmers as they turn climate smart Saving our farms from the devastating impacts of climate change is an ardent task, given the latter’s unpredictable bearing. But the number-crunching by multiple scientific groups all over the world has unanimously agreed that the unprecedented …

Ada farmers appeal for drip irrigation system

By News Ghana – Feb 6, 2015 Small holder farmers in and around Ada Afiadenyigba, a community near Ada have appealed to the Ghana Irrigation Development Authority and the Ada West District Assembly to consider developing a drip irrigation system as way of helping them continue with the farming activities especially during the dry season. Our farming …

Soil Laboratory Visit & Field Trip to Ban Ek Xang, Vientiane Prefecture, Lao PDR

January 9, 2014 So far, everything is working as initially planned. I met with my supervisor and we made few modifications to the proposed research plan (details of which will not be posted here). However, in general the meeting was productive and geared towards harnessing my time here to achieve the maximum outcome possible. So, …

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