Scaling out climate-smart agriculture in southern Africa
A new series of infographics outlines the challenges that must be addressed in order to scale adoption of climate-smart agriculture practices in southern Africa.
Kindie Tesfaye Fantaye
Pulses, cobs and a healthy soil prove the success of a rural innovator
Long-term research on climate-smart agriculture in Malawi has improved the productivity, resilience and prospects of Mary Twaya, a single mother of three.
Climate-smart agriculture: A winning strategy for farming families in El Niño seasons
A recent study from the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT) shows that conservation agriculture and other climate-smart technologies are increasing yields and farmer resilience amidst drought episodes in southern Africa.
Cornell University appoints Bram Govaerts as Andrew D. White Professor-at-Large
This distinction acknowledges work that has had great international impact in the sciences and other fields.
Ensuring food security for a growing planet
Rising populations will squeeze food systems worldwide. Science and partnerships can help.
Women and youth find profitable business pathways through small-scale mechanization
FACASI project explored ways to address access to appropriate mechanization solutions.
Transition to sustainable farming using concepts from ancestral food production systems leads to healthier soils and diets in Mexico.
Fodder for thought
How green manure and conservation agriculture are transforming the lives of farmers in eastern Zimbabwe.
Conservation agriculture works for farmers and for sustainable intensification
Agriculture leaders of eastern and southern Africa encourage wider adoption of conservation agriculture for the benefit of farmers, consumers and the environment.
Jelle Van Loon
New publications: Agro-ecological options for fall armyworm management
Researchers suggest agro-ecological approaches be promoted as a core component of integrated pest management programs.
SRFSI: The West Bengal story
In the state of West Bengal, India, farmers and entrepreneurs are finding success with the help of climate-smart conservation agriculture practices.
You can grow wheat, rice with 40% less water-research shows
Source: Daily Trust (23 May 2019)
CIMMYT researchers report a sub-surface drip fertigation system combined with conservation agriculture uses less water to produce the same wheat and rice yields.