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Women in agriculture

Women in agriculture

Where women have access to education, infrastructure, credit and health care, incomes are seen to improve along with the wellbeing of their families. In this edition, we focus on the role of women in agriculture and the innovative means by which women around the world, including those in agricultural research, are being provided with the support and recognition that they need and deserve.

Date published: September 2010

Livestock and climate change

Livestock and climate change

The livestock sector is often condemned for its contribution to climate change but poor smallscale livestock keepers are more likely to be impacted by climate change than contribute significantly to global warming. In this edition, we look at a selection of approaches and initiatives which demonstrate the resilience of livestock keepers and their determination to survive.

Date published: July 2010

Public-private partnerships

Public-private partnerships

From livestock health to public health, aquaculture, horticulture, cereals and staples, we focus on some of the public-private partnerships that are resulting in successful agricultural research and development around the globe.

Date published: May 2010

Biodiversity

Biodiversity

From the Pacific to Paraguay, Madagascar to Mali, we focus on various aspects of agricultural biodiversity, including traditional and modern methods of conserving, and using and protecting vital genetic and ecosystem resources.

Date published: March 2010

Markets

Markets

From pigs and potatoes in Vietnam and Inner Mongolia, to coffee, rice, onions and high-value vegetables in Africa and cocoa in the rainforests of Ecuador, we highlight how farmers are coming together to improve their access to established markets and take advantage of emerging market opportunities.

Date published: January 2010

Water in agriculture

Water in agriculture

In this edition, we highlight some of the approaches and initiatives from Bolivia, China, Nicaragua, Tanzania and Pakistan that are helping to conserve water, improve agricultural productivity and provide greater benefits to farming communities.

Date published: November 2009

Coping with climate change

Coping with climate change

From the coffee slopes of Colombia to the pastoral lands of the Horn of Africa and the river deltas of Bangladesh, we review just a small selection of the technologies, practices and policies that are helping, as well as hindering, climate change adaptation and mitigation strategies.

Date published: September 2009

Wild trees

Wild trees

From the Amazon rainforest to the miombo woodlands in southern Africa, in this edition we focus on the value of wild trees and the varied products they provide, strategies being adopted to sustain wild populations and initiatives which are helping communities access more lucrative markets.

Date published: July 2009

Natural fibres

Natural fibres

Covering crop and animal fibres, technologies and policies, in this edition we focus on the various ways in which rural producers and processors are overcoming the challenges involved in marketing their natural fibres.

Date published: May 2009

Animal genetic resources

Animal genetic resources

From Patagonia to the Pacific, covering buffaloes, goats, sheep and poultry, in this edition we focus on the benefits and challenges involved in the sustainable use of livestock genetic diversity.

Date published: March 2009

 

 

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