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Show and tell: when technology adoption becomes farmer-driven

What does the CASFESA project have to show for two-and-a-half years in Kenya? Many poor smallholder farmers in Africa bear the brunt of infertile soils. Research offers a partial solution: Conservatio …


Food Security

As staple foods, maize and wheat provide vital nutrients and health benefits, making up close to two-thirds of the world’s food energy intake, and contributing 55 to 70 percent of the total calories i …


CIMMYT Socio-Economics Program (SEP)

The potential of agricultural development for poverty alleviation and food security is widely acknowledged, particularly for resource-poor farmers in the developing world. But actually realizing this …


Resource-conserving practices for smallholder farmers in Africa

“Today Embu farmers are reaping benefits associated with conservation agriculture, where SIMLESA started activities in 2010,” said Charles Wanjau, District Agricultural Officer, Embu East. “We hope th …