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Climate sustainable agriculture

Climate sustainable agriculture

From water harvesting in Nicaragua and conservation farming in Zimbabwe to carbon trading in Kenya and Uganda, we focus on a number of agricultural practices that sustainably increase productivity and income, strengthen resilience to climate variability and reduce agriculture's contribution to climate change.

Date published: May 2012

Extension

Extension

From local language podcasting in Zimbabwe and plant clinics in Vietnam, to a 'Learning Alliance' approach in Ethiopia and the promotion of local innovations in Nepal, we focus on a number of new ways in which smallscale farmers are accessing information and training.

Date published: March 2012

Ecosystem services

Ecosystem services

From biodiversity to bats, water and landscapes, we feature a selection of initiatives and approaches that are helping to support sustainable ecosystems and the services they provide, and some of the means for paying farmers to sustain them.

Date published: January 2012

Livestock disease

Livestock disease

With more intensive agriculture, globalisation and climate change, incidence and costs of livestock disease are increasing. In this edition we focus on disease control efforts, including 'one health' approaches that incorporate human and environmental concerns.

Date published: November 2011

People and trees

People and trees

As populations increase and food demands grow, people will need more trees for the multitude of services they provide. In this edition we focus on people and trees and the benefits of growing trees on farms, the policies required to support these practices, and the value added products that trees can provide.

Date published: September 2011

Coastal livelihoods

Coastal livelihoods

Around the world, coastal livelihoods face increasing pressure from extreme weather, declining fish stocks and rising soil salinity, among other challenges. But coastal communities are responding, to protect their resources and their livelihoods. From pearl farming in the Pacific to seaweed harvesting on Zanzibar's east coast, we see how.

Date published: June 2011

Entrepreneurship

Entrepreneurship

Starting any kind of business takes courage, yet the examples in this section should inspire confidence that taking the risk can pay off. We highlight a number of examples where this has been the case.

Date published: May 2011

Youth in agriculture

Youth in agriculture

The world is home to more than 1 billion young people aged between 15-24 years. Many are unable to fulfil their potential because of poverty, hunger, poor health and lack of education. In this edition we focus on the role of young people in agricultural development and highlight initiatives that are delivering the support and skills they need to create profitable, agricultural enterprises and fulfil their extraordinary potential.

Date published: March 2011

Agricultural knowledge sharing

Agricultural knowledge sharing

From radio and drama to social media and translation techniques, we focus on innovations that are being used to share and communicate agricultural information to a broader audience, particularly to the farmers who really need it.

Date published: January 2011

Soils

Soils

Global food security is dependent on soils which, formed over many thousands of years, have deteriorated rapidly in recent decades. Managing and rehabilitating soils is the focus for a range of articles, reporting on initiatives in Peru, Burkina Faso, India, Ethiopia and Zimbabwe, amongst others.

Date published: November 2010

 

 

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