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Helping Lake Tana fight the Water Hyacinth menace

Helping Lake Tana fight the Water Hyacin...

Water hyacinth is an invasive weed posing a grave threat to Lake Tana. A growing problem since 2011, the dangerous aquatic weed currently covers over 197 km in seven districts of the Amhara region and continues to expand rapidly ...

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Training Heifer International on Market System Development

Training Heifer International on Market System Development
The Alliance of Bioversity International and International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) has been supporting Heifer International in their drive to adopt the Market System Development (MSD) approach as an intervention model within the organization, so far conducting four introductory training sessions ...

Validating Wellbeing in the Brazilian Amazon

Validating Wellbeing in the Brazilian Amazon
Deep in the Brazilian Amazon, around 290 quilombolas (Afro-Brazilian communities) and small groups of people living along the river side (hereafter riverine communities) in the Oriximiná municipality, located in the state of Pará, joined a series of meetings with the purpose of validating the results of the previously applied "Social ...

Organizational change, a challenge in a changing world

Organizational change, a challenge in a changing world
We live in an ever increasingly faster changing world. Technology, services, products, enterprises, economy, markets, social habits, competition… everything changes. That is why organizations are faced with the challenge to change in an effort to adapt to new times in order to improve their competitiveness, productivity and efficiency ...

Ethiopia holds workshop to enhance Open Access data among scientists

Ethiopia holds workshop to enhance Open Access data among scientists
Some of the writeshop participants. Authors: Lulseged Tamene and Rosemary Nzuki.  Researchers in Ethiopia have for years generated data and knowledge to tackle agricultural challenges. However, little value has been obtained from these invaluable assets that remain scattered across the region in different repositories and publications. If the available data is aggregated ...

Making adaptation efforts actionable at scale towards a climate-smart cocoa sector

Making adaptation efforts actionable at scale towards a climate-smart cocoa sector
New study: Making adaptation effort actionable at scale towards a climate smart cocoa sector.Public, private and non-governmental actors can use our recommendation domains to roll-out climate adaptation interventions at scale ...

Helping Lake Tana fight the Water Hyacinth menace

Helping Lake Tana fight the Water Hyacinth menace
Water hyacinth is an invasive weed posing a grave threat to Lake Tana. A growing problem since 2011, the dangerous aquatic weed currently covers over 197 km in seven districts of the Amhara region and continues to expand rapidly ...

Transformed livelihoods empowering rural women in Rwanda

Transformed livelihoods empowering rural women in Rwanda
In April 2018, heavy rains pounded the Virunga Mountains in Rwanda with torrents of water washing down to Burera Village causing flooding and destroying property as they went along ...

With 30,000 surveys, researchers build the go-to dataset for smallholder farms

With 30,000 surveys, researchers build the go-to dataset for smallholder farms
Farmer input is essential to tackling global challenges of climate change, rural poverty and nutrition. A new data collection tool aims to build the biggest open-access dataset of its kind for development and research ...

Exploit local-level opportunities for sustainable land management: Lessons from a multistakeholder platform in Tanzania

Exploit local-level opportunities for sustainable land management: Lessons from a multistakeholder platform in Tanzania
With climate change, the issues of land are becoming more important. Land conditions are vulnerable to ongoing climate change, including increased rainfall intensity, flooding, drought frequency and severity, heat stress, dry spells, wind and sea-level rise. The 2019 Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Special Report on Climate Change and ...

Regional research project seeks to promote the development of cacao to continue competing in the European market

Regional research project seeks to promote the development of cacao to continue competing in the European market
The Latin American and Caribbean region (LAC) is the main producer of fine flavor cacao in the world. The contribution of LAC to the worldwide production of cacao, currently 17%, has nearly doubled in the last decade, taking advantage of the growth of global and regional demand for cacao by ...

Video: How Iron Beans Gained Ground in Rwanda

Video: How Iron Beans Gained Ground in Rwanda
Mushimiyimana and her family are one of the more than 420,000 farming households in Rwanda who cultivate iron-biofortified bean that were developed by HarvestPlus, the Rwanda Agriculture Board, and the International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT), and first released in the country in 2012. In just a few years since ...

Milking opportunity in the foothills of Mount Kenya

Milking opportunity in the foothills of Mount Kenya
When Simon and Sylvia Kiruja started their farm three years ago, they never imagined it would get so big they would need a bigger plot. Their three cows used to bring them 7 litres of milk a day. Today, their 45 cows deliver more than 250 litres daily, contributing around ...
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Interactive Stories

Five surprising ways people’s diets have changed over the past 50 years
Newly released interactive infographics show how the so-called “globalized diet” has emerged. They unearth a number of surprises about the foods we eat across the world. Who’d have thought ...
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Five surprising ways people’s diets have changed over the past 50 years

On the trail of ancient treasure in Peru
What he’s looking for is something more ancient than the Incas, and potentially more valuable than all their silver and gold ...
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On the trail of ancient treasure in Peru

Cassava: Subsistence Crop or Trendy Commodity?
When many people hear the word cassava, they immediately think of a subsistence crop. Is this really the case? It depends on who you ask ...
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Cassava: Subsistence Crop or Trendy Commodity?

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