An unlikely weapon against poverty and drought

An unlikely weapon against poverty and drought

Silas Mdoe has a weapon against poverty and drought. It’s so unassuming that most farmers completely overlook it: livestock grass. As this recent study shows, keeping livestock can help farmers like Silas earn more money and put more food on the table, especially...
Sink more carbon in the soil? It’s not that easy

Sink more carbon in the soil? It’s not that easy

Today, December 5th, is World Soil Day. It comes hot on the heels of recent events like the Global Landscapes Forum and 22nd Conference of the Parties (COP 22) in Morocco, which have galvanized the world to act with urgency on the Paris Agreement on climate change....
Bean researchers in Ethiopia win highest accolade  

Bean researchers in Ethiopia win highest accolade  

The Ethiopia Bean Research Programme led by the Ethiopian Institute of Agricultural Research (EIAR) has won the country’s highest scientific award – the Gold medal and Cup – for the impact of its bean research, which has transformed the lives of...

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