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As a broker of regional agricultural knowledge, CCARDESA provides access to a range of CCARDESA Content, and curated content, relevant to its stakeholders.
Date of Publication: Jun 2011
Author: Polly Ericksen
This study was coordinated by the CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) to identify areas that are food insecure and vulnerable to the impacts of future...
Date of Publication: Jun 2011
Author: L. B. Sweeney
This Playbook aims to help experts, advocates and educators to be more effective in talking with groups about climate change and promoting interactive learning on the topic. For this purpose, twenty-...
Date of Publication: Jan 2011
Author: Miguel Angel Florentin
The information utilized in this work is based on research done principally at the Choré Experimental Station of the Direction of Agricultural Research (DIA/MAG). Also used are experiences developed...
Date of Publication: Jan 2011
Author: Crop Life International
This handbook is part of a training course on Integrated Pest Management (IPM). The objective is to provide an overall understanding of the concepts of IPM, together with the principles for...
Date of Publication: Jan 2011
Author: Stone A.
This document is a compilation of 20 African Indegenous crops which are underutilised. It describes the crops, where they grow, how they grow  and their uses. Examples include finger millet,...
Date of Publication: Jan 2011
Author: F. Rembold
The Information System, called the African Postharvest Losses Information System (APHLIS), is available on the web at
Date of Publication: Dec 2010
Author: Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations
This edition of The State of Food and Agriculture addresses Women in agriculture: closing the gender gap for development. The agriculture sector is underperforming in many developing countries, and...
Date of Publication: Nov 2010
Author: Josephine Joseph Mkunda
This study assesses the role of the farmer organizations in policy formulation and reform. It aims to strengthen farmer organisations‚ activities and the role and impact of economic and...
Date of Publication: Oct 2010
Author: Paul Karaimu
A Farm Animal Genetic Resources Project conducted by the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) and other partners to conserve indigenous livestock breeds in Bangladesh, Pakistan, Sri...
Date of Publication: Oct 2010
Author: Laura Silici
In recent years, the spread of conservation agriculture (CA) has revealed to be a sustainable way to intensify crop production and sustain rural livelihoods in several African countries. Indeed, the...
Date of Publication: Jun 2010
Author: Arjen van der Wal
Instruction handbook for manual drilling teams on hydro-geology for well drilling, well installation and well development
Date of Publication: May 2010
Author: Margaret Angula
There is a strong relationship between gender, livelihood and poverty. This relationship has been explored by many researchers, and significant to their findings is the relationship between climate...
Date of Publication: Nov 2009
Author: Hary Misa Rakotozafy
Plusieurs formes d’ignames cultivées se rencontrent à Madagascar si l’on se réfère aux nombreux noms vernaculaires et aux différentes morphologies que l’on observe sur l’...
Date of Publication: Sep 2009
This manual was commissioned by the Department for the Environment, Transport and the Regions in 2000 and remains, in 2009, the principal current central government guidance on the application of...
Date of Publication: Aug 2009
Author: FAO
This Source-book is a particularly timely resource. It combines descriptive accounts of national and international experience in investing in agriculture with practical operational guidance on to how...
Date of Publication: May 2009
Author: Victoria Ndeke
Maize is a third important cereal crop in the world after wheat and rice. In Zambia, it is an important staple crop. Its production is however hampered by both biotic and abiotic factors. Among the...


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