Warning: Illegal string offset 'perms' in /home/newag/public_html/developments.php on line 69

Warning: Illegal string offset 'perms' in /home/newag/public_html/developments.php on line 69
New Agriculturist: Developments
 
text size: smaller reset larger

 

 

Developments

Show Developments published up to

Filter by of the following keywords:

Leading the agricultural revolution from within Africa

Leading the agricultural revolution from within Africa

The BecA-ILRI Hub has woven a strong capacity-building programme into all of its activities to ensure that not only are new technologies and agricultural strategies being developed, but that scientific capacity within the continent is being built, together with the know-how to drive the agricultural revolution in Africa.

Date published: March 2013

M-Farm: giving Kenyan farmers the right connections

M-Farm: giving Kenyan farmers the right connections

M-Farm, a mobile phone-based market information and trading service, is giving Kenyan farmers access to market prices, connecting them directly with buyers, and enabling them to bulk their produce to meet market needs and purchase inputs at discounted prices.

Date published: March 2013

Restoring Peru's lost cloud forests

Restoring Peru's lost cloud forests

In the cloud forests of Peru and Ecuador, 5000 farmers have been trained to practise layer farming, an agroforestry technique that provides short and long term food and income, while reversing traditional slash-and-burn practices.

Date published: February 2013

Drought tolerant maize in Mali

Drought tolerant maize in Mali

In Mali, hundreds of farmers have begun to plant quick maturing, drought tolerant maize. Supply of basic seed to scale up seed multiplication and adoption for the new varieties is being carried out by farmers and the private sector, with support from the Drought Tolerant Maize for Africa project.

Date published: February 2013

Partnership for yam bean

Partnership for yam bean

Yam bean, originally from South America, has large storage roots that are richer in nutrients than many alternatives, such as cassava and yam. Research, development and academic institutions in South America and West and Central Africa are testing various yam bean types for their suitability for African conditions.

Date published: January 2013

Contracting out of poverty

Contracting out of poverty

IFPRI's 'Contracting out of Poverty' project has investigated how small changes to farm produce supply contracts can make them more attractive to smallholders while also producing benefits for the contracting companies.

Date published: January 2013

Feeding the world - views from Johannesburg

Feeding the world - views from Johannesburg

Speakers at The Economist's Feeding the World summit emphasised the role of African governments and business-oriented agriculture in stimulating greater food production on the continent.

Date published: December 2012

Ethanol, drought and the price of corn

Ethanol, drought and the price of corn

For the past three years, America's Midwest has experienced serious drought. The resulting spike in corn (maize) prices has had a significant impact on the production of ethanol biofuels in the United States and many experts are now reconsidering whether biofuels represent an economically viable alternative to gasoline.

Date published: December 2012

Trapping rats in Vietnam

Trapping rats in Vietnam

Widely regarded in Vietnam as being cleverer than humans, rats are responsible for eating and damaging rice crops, spreading disease to people and livestock, and causing structural damage to grainstores. But 20,000 rice farmers in the Red River Delta have reduced rat damage by 93 per cent and increased rice yields by 10-14 per cent.

Date published: November 2012

Climate challenge for urban water supplies

Climate challenge for urban water supplies

In Bulawayo, western Zimbabwe, years of scarce rainfall have forced residents to learn about water saving the hard way. Low dam levels have led to hosepipe bans, water rationing and interruptions in supply. Such pressures have, however, led to the adoption of numerous water saving activities throughout the city, as well as investment in securing new supplies.

Date published: October 2012

 

 

The New Agriculturist is a WRENmedia production.

This website uses cookies to improve your experience. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies.
Accept
Read more