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icipe seeks new head of public relations and communications

icipe is seeking a dynamic Public Relations and Communications Head to provide leadership and coordination for the Centre's communication and public relations activities.

Date published: December 2013

Communities produce high-quality forest data

Communities produce high-quality forest data

Using simple tools like ropes and sticks, local communities are able to produce forest carbon data that is as good as data produced by professional foresters using high-tech devices, a recent study has found.

Date published: November 2013

Cavies - big potential in small livestock

Cavies - big potential in small livestock

New research from Cameroon and DRC highlights the value and potential of guinea pigs, or cavies, to food security and poverty alleviation in the humid tropics of Africa.

Date published: November 2013

The @gricultural revolution

The @gricultural revolution

A video animation showing how ICTs are driving a new agricultural revolution in Africa, the Pacific and the Caribbean, has been launched.

Date published: November 2013

Behind the brands cites land rights failure

Behind the brands cites land rights failure

Oxfam has published a report highlighting the complicity of some of the world's largest food and beverage companies in land deals that threaten the livelihoods of poor communities.

Date published: October 2013

Certified farmers better able to get credit

Certified farmers better able to get credit

Farmers who have undergone technical training in record-keeping, as part of a process of obtaining certification for their production, are more successful in applying for financial credit, according to a new study published by the Rainforest Alliance.

Date published: October 2013

New maize research facilities in Kenya

New maize research facilities in Kenya

Under a partnership between KARI and CIMMYT, a number of new crop research facilities are being created in Kenya, including one to address maize lethal necrosis.

Date published: October 2013

Open access research for the semi arid tropics

Open access research for the semi arid tropics

ICRISAT's new Exploreit website enables users to access data from 40 years of research through a multi-directional search function.

Date published: October 2013

Forage grass curbs nitrous oxide

Forage grass curbs nitrous oxide

The potential for large-scale use of Brachiaria grass to inhibit the conversion of nitrogen fertiliser into nitrous oxide has recently been documented, following 15 years' collaborative work.

Date published: September 2013

Communicating for impact

Communicating for impact

Nnaemeka Ikegwuonu, the executive director of the Smallholders Foundation, has been awarded the 2013 Yara Prize for his entrepreneurial work of using radio to transmit information about sustainable agricultural development and environmental conservation to smallholder farmers in Nigeria's Imo State.

Date published: September 2013

 

 

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