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East African stakeholders get Knowledge Management Training to Catalyze Improvement in Rural Livelihoods

By Sharon Ibenu (AFAAS), Genevieve Apio (ASARECA), Daniel Peprah (FARA) Kigali-Rwanda: A consortium consisting of the Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa (FARA), the Association of Agricultural Research in Eastern and Central Africa (ASARECA), and the Eastern Farmers Federation (EAFF) are conducting a five-day training for implementing teams from the National Agricultural Research and Extension …

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Increasing access to improved grain storage metal silos in Ethiopia

A youth group comprising four members was established three years ago in Ethiopia, Durbete, South Achefer district with the support of a project which aims to build the capacity of farmers and extension workers to reduce post-harvest food losses. These young people were drawn from rural communities and were unemployed despite having completed vocational training on metalwork …

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FARMING-SYSTEM SPECIFIC EXTENSION CONTENT FOR ENHANCING CLIMATE CHANGE (CONSERVATION AGRICULTURE )

CONSERVATION AGRICULTURE CLIMATE CHANGE ADAPTATION AND RESILIENT FOOD SYSTEMS ISSUE ●    Protecting soils from  erosion and  compaction,  conserve/retain moisture and  reduce production costs; ●    Improving soil properties and the soil capacity to promote an increased biodiversity in the agro-ecosystem; ●    Improving soil productivity while sustaining soil microorganisms and soil structure while also reducing the buildup …

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FARMING-SYSTEM SPECIFIC EXTENSION CONTENT FOR ENHANCING CLIMATE CHANGE (BUNDS ALONG CONTOURS)

FARMING-SYSTEM SPECIFIC EXTENSION CONTENT FOR ENHANCING CLIMATE CHANGE ADAPTATION AND RESILIENT FOOD SYSTEMS IN SORGHUM-BASED DRYLAND FARMING FARMING-SYSTEM SPECIFIC EXTENSION CONTENT FOR ENHANCING CLIMATE CHANGE ADAPTATION AND RESILIENT FOOD SYSTEMS IN SORGHUM-BASED DRYLAND FARMING SYSTEMS OF TANZANIA AND BURKINA FASO CLIMATE SERVICES CLIMATE CHANGE AND RESILIENT FOOD SYSTEM ISSUES Climate variability and change place significant …

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FARMING-SYSTEM SPECIFIC EXTENSION CONTENT FOR ENHANCING CLIMATE CHANGE (BUNDS ALONG CONTOURS)

FARMING-SYSTEM SPECIFIC EXTENSION CONTENT FOR ENHANCING CLIMATE CHANGE ADAPTATION AND RESILIENT FOOD SYSTEMS IN SORGHUM-BASED DRYLAND FARMING SYSTEMS OF TANZANIA AND BURKINA FASO BUNDS ALONG THE CONTOURS AND SPILLWAYS FOR DIRECTING WATER TO PONDS WATER MANAGEMENT CLIMATE CHANGE ADAPTATION AND RESILIENT FOOD SYSTEMS ISSUE How to overcome water loss through evaporation and runoff and also …

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FARMING-SYSTEM SPECIFIC EXTENSION CONTENT FOR ENHANCING CLIMATE CHANGE (NO-TILLAGE PLANTING/ SEEDING)

FARMING-SYSTEM SPECIFIC EXTENSION CONTENT FOR ENHANCING CLIMATE CHANGE ADAPTATION AND RESILIENT FOOD SYSTEMS IN SORGHUM-BASED DRYLAND FARMING SYSTEMS OF TANZANIA AND BURKINA FASO NO-TILLAGE PLANTING/ SEEDING CLIMATE CHANGE ADAPTATION AND RESILIENT FOOD SYSTEMS ISSUE Sorghum-based farming systems in semi-arid regions or areas are characterised by eroded and degraded soils. Traditionally, people are used to growing …

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FARMING-SYSTEM SPECIFIC EXTENSION CONTENT FOR ENHANCING CLIMATE CHANGE ADAPTATION AND RESILIENT FOOD SYSTEMS IN SORGHUM-BASED DRYLAND FARMING SYSTEMS OF TANZANIA AND BURKINA FASO

1 INTRODUCTION1.1 WHAT IS THE CONTENT IN THIS PUBLICATION INTENDED FOR?The content in this publication is intended to provide information and tips to agriculturalextension and advisory services (AEAS) providers who work directly with farmers in thesorghum-based dryland farming systems of Burkina Faso and Tanzania. The content may alsobe used in other African countries with similar …

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AFAAS Knowledge Management Champions 2022 Awarded; Determined to Reach the Last Mile

The CAADP-XP4 Consortium through the leadership of Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa(FARA), with funding from the European Union  jointly and successfully  held the Knowledge Management for Agricultural Development (KM4AgD) Conference 2022 edition  from 14th to 16th September 2022 at Alisa Hotel, in Accra, Ghana. The conference themed Strengthening the African Knowledge Ecosystem for achieving & Sustaining …

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Can we Innovative and Double Efforts in Agricultural Extension and Advisory Services (AEAS) to Transform African Agriculture?

Agricultural Extension and Advisory Services (AEAS) are an indispensable enabler for agriculture led equitable prosperity (economic), stewardship (environment), and wellness (health) through the many and expanding roles AEAS play all over the world. The roles include farmer organization, market linkage, technology and practice promotion, stakeholder network development, while addressing persistent as well as emerging issues …

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Agroecological block, a promising ecological solution in Southern Madagascar

The Agro-ecological Technical Center of the South (CTAS) has developed agro-ecological regions in Southern Madagascar to promote sustainable food production in semi-arid areas. An agro-ecological block is a physical and biological development block (in a single piece), with an initial minimum area of 10 hectares used for r nutritional, productive and environmental purposes. An agro-ecological …

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