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An Asian solution for African coffee disease

An Asian solution for African coffee disease

The onward march of coffee leaf rust and coffee berry disease, which have been devastating coffee plantations throughout Africa and Southeast Asia for decades, may be coming to a halt. African scientists have identified two Indian coffee varieties that appear to be resistant to both diseases.

Date published: November 2010

Enabling rural recovery in Leh-Ladakh

Enabling rural recovery in Leh-Ladakh

Farming in the cold desert conditions of the western Himalaya has always been a struggle, but the devastating flood that struck the region in August 2010 damaged 70 per cent of the irrigation infrastructure and deposited a thick layer of debris on the land. In addition to repairing the damage, work is underway to create reservoirs in order to expand the area under irrigation.

Date published: October 2010

Urban agriculture digs in: ploughing ahead, in the city

Urban agriculture digs in: ploughing ahead, in the city

Urban and peri-urban agriculture have recently resurged in the North, but most still blend the frugal and the recreational. However, a recent UK conference highlighted urban agriculture as a important tool of resilience for crisis-hit Western economies, with key lessons to be learned from the South.

Date published: September 2010

Thailand brings in wasps to save cassava industry

Thailand brings in wasps to save cassava industry

In response to the appearance of the cassava mealybug in Thailand, where 5 million farmers grow the starch crop, the Thai Department of Agriculture is raising and releasing a quarter of a million South American wasps.

Date published: September 2010

Renewable energy for Malawi's mountain entrepreneurs

Renewable energy for Malawi's mountain entrepreneurs

Formed in 2009, solar energy clubs around Mount Mulanje in southern Malawi are promoting new ways of making a living to over 250 young people, who were formerly engaged in firewood and charcoal trading.

Date published: August 2010

Making a mark for cowpea

Making a mark for cowpea

In West Africa, cowpea breeders are being equipped and trained to carry out marker-assisted selection, using simplified technologies appropriate for small, rural crop breeding facilities.

Date published: August 2010

Fighting East Coast fever - lessons from Maasailand

Fighting East Coast fever - lessons from Maasailand

An effective delivery system for East Coast fever vaccination has, since 1998, protected over half a million cattle belonging to Maasai pastoralists in northern Tanzania. Following national registration of the vaccine by Tanzania and Kenya, the way is now open for large-scale production and delivery of vaccination services by the private sector.

Date published: August 2010

The new Sussex Manifesto: the 3D approach

The new Sussex Manifesto: the 3D approach

Coinciding with the 40th anniversary of the original 'Sussex Manifesto' on science and technology for development, the STEPS Centre has created a new manifesto which recommends ways of linking science, technology and innovation to meet the needs of developing countries.

Date published: July 2010

Sharing belief in LEAF

Sharing belief in LEAF

Already used by farmers in 17 countries, the Integrated Farm Management approach developed by LEAF (Linking Environment and Farming) is being rolled out in sub-Saharan Africa, to help smaller scale farmers of export crops to adopt high environmental standards of production, thus securing good contracts with a European retailer.

Date published: July 2010

Learning for change: a logical approach for fodder innovation?

Learning for change: a logical approach for fodder innovation?

Tracking the right evidence to demonstrate impact is a conundrum common to many development projects. However, adopting a 'learning by doing' approach and having space to experiment at five pilot sites in India and Nigeria has provided valuable lessons in building innovation capacity to address fodder scarcity.

Date published: July 2010

 

 

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