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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

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

Is digital agriculture the key to revolutionize future farming in Africa?

By Emebet Tita and Dawit Solomon (CCAFS)|Dec 8, 2017|Low Emissions Development Stakeholders discuss opportunities and challenges of digital agriculture in Africa. Digital technology has significantly transformed all sectors of economic … Continue Reading Is digital agriculture the key to revolutionize future farming in Africa?

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

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

Global use of wastewater to irrigate agriculture at least 50 percent greater than thought

With 885 million consumers exposed to health risks, the study calls for urgent investments in improved sanitation. Date: July 5, 2017, Source: IOP Publishing Summary: The use of untreated wastewater from cities to irrigate … Continue Reading Global use of wastewater to irrigate agriculture at least 50 percent greater than thought

Agricultural scientists urge new global crop alliance to secure future food supply

EL BATAN, Mexico (CIMMYT) – At a time when weather patterns are becoming less predictable and population pressures on food supply are increasing, a group of crop scientists are laying the … Continue Reading Agricultural scientists urge new global crop alliance to secure future food supply

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

Sustainable agriculture for healthy forests

By Katelyn Roett / June 5, 2017 TEXCOCO, Mexico (CIMMYT) –  Farmers in Mexico’s ecologically-fragile Yucatán Peninsula are beginning to adopt innovative practices to manage traditional mixed-cropping systems called “milpas” that … Continue Reading Sustainable agriculture for healthy forests

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

Leopold Center Avoids Shut-Down, but its Future Remains Uncertain

BY LISA HELD  |  Agroecology, Food Policy, Good Food Vanguard Iowa’s governor vetoed a close of the national leader in sustainable agriculture research but eliminated its budget, leaving its three … Continue Reading Leopold Center Avoids Shut-Down, but its Future Remains Uncertain

CIAT-CCAFS Science Informed $250 Million World Bank Climate-Smart Agriculture Investment

By: Evan Girvetz Climate Change and Soils e.girvetz@cgiar.org The Challenge Kenya is highly vulnerable to serious threats posed by climate change and highly dependent on climate-sensitive natural resources. Given the extent of … Continue Reading CIAT-CCAFS Science Informed $250 Million World Bank Climate-Smart Agriculture Investment

As Uses of Biochar Expand, Climate Benefits Still Uncertain

Research shows that biochar made from plant fodder and even chicken manure can be used to scrub mercury from power plant emissions and clean up polluted soil. The big question … Continue Reading As Uses of Biochar Expand, Climate Benefits Still Uncertain

2nd International Conference on Agricultural and Rural Development in Southeast Asia

Strengthening Resilience, Equity and Integration in ASEAN Food and Agriculture Systems 12-13 November 2014 • Makati Shangri-La, Manila, Philippines More details can be accessed here: URL: http://ard2014.searca.org/about-ard2014 2nd-International-Conference-on-Agricultural-and-Rural-Development-in-Southeast-Asia Objectives The … Continue Reading 2nd International Conference on Agricultural and Rural Development in Southeast Asia

NUI calls for application for the MSc., program in Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security

The NUI Galway invites qualified candidates to apply for its new MSc in Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) program. The programme is aimed at students who want to … Continue Reading NUI calls for application for the MSc., program in Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security

Survival garden: What is it and how can I set up one in my home or community?

What is a survival garden? Survival gardens, as the name depict are gardens that are meant to serve as an immediate source of food, nutritional supply and a supplementary source … Continue Reading Survival garden: What is it and how can I set up one in my home or community?

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