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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: Sep 2018
Author: FAO
CABI and FRI’s Upscaling Technologies in Agriculture through Knowledge and Extension (UPTAKE) project uses SMS messages to increase awareness and adoption of agricultural technologies in maize...
Date of Publication: Sep 2018
Author: Munyaradzi
Presentation by Munyaradzi during the donor consultation and investment proposal development meeting, September 2018 in Lilongwe, Malawi.The results of the vulnerability assessment for out scaling...
Date of Publication: Sep 2018
Author: CIMMYT
Manual seeding of crops into residues is relatively easy and can be done by several methods: with a hoe or pointed stick (top photo), digging of basins or zai pits (center photo), or using equipment...
Date of Publication: Sep 2018
Author: SSLLP
The publication of this field manual has been a significant achievement for SSLLP. Each module in this series forms the basic information required for training of community animal health workers...
Date of Publication: Sep 2018
Author: GIZ
The Sector Project Sustainable Agriculture in cooperation with GIZ Philippines and the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) conducted RISE analyses with the objective to compare different production...
Date of Publication: Sep 2018
Author: CIMMYT
Launched in 2006, the Drought Tolerant Maize for Africa (DTMA) project aimsto mitigate drought and other constraints to maize production in sub-Saharan Africa, increasing maize yields by at least one...
Date of Publication: Sep 2018
Author: Access Agriculture
Access Agriculture is a group of passionate people devoted to promoting effective agricultural training videos for the benefit of farmers and rural businesses.To develop local language...
Date of Publication: Sep 2018
Author: IRRI
To bridge the gap between research and practice in rice production, the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) developed the Rice Knowledge Bank (RKB)—a digital extension...
Date of Publication: Aug 2018
Author: SADC
This report shows the purpose of the Regional Indicative Strategic Development Plan (RISDP) is to deepen regional integration in  Southern African Development Community (SADC). It provides SADC...
Date of Publication: Aug 2018
Author: IFPRI
Southern African Agriculture and Climate Change: A Comprehensive Analysis examines the food security threats facing eight of the countries that make up southern Africa — Botswana, Lesotho,...
Date of Publication: Aug 2018
Author: IWMI
Future-proofing water, agriculture, and food security in an era of climate uncertainty in India.
Date of Publication: Aug 2018
Author: CCARDESA
Under the project "Out-scaling climate-smart technologies to smallholder farmers in Malawi, Zambia and Zimbabwe" stakeholders aim to evaluate the impact of a changing climate on current...
Date of Publication: Aug 2018
Author: Kizito Mazvimavi
This literature review summarises theory and evidence of the contribution of conservation agriculture (CA) to resilence in the event of drought. A resilient agricultural system is able to continue to...
Date of Publication: Aug 2018
Author: FAO
Why do we need climate-smart agriculture? This brief overview answers key questions about Climate-Smart Agriculture (CSA): what it is, what makes it different, what are the main elements, and what...
Date of Publication: Jul 2018
Author: Jonathan I. Matondo
Sustainability of rain-fed farming systems under climate variability and change conditions is a key concern for policy and adaptation planning processes to improve food and nutrition security. The...
Date of Publication: Jul 2018
Author: Rabson M. Mulenga, Zambia Agriculture Research Institute, Mount Makulu Central Research Station, Chilanga, Lusaka, Zambia
A diagnostic survey was conducted in July 2017 in two northern districts of Zambia to investigate presence or absence of cassava brown streak disease (CBSD) and its causal viruses. In total, 29...

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