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ARF-1 factsheet: Farmer-led soil innovations to sustain food production in Uganda
February 8, 2018Research project
ARF-1 factsheet: Farmer-led soil innovations to sustain food production in Uganda

Please download the factsheet with end results of the Applied Research Fund Call 1 project. »

February 2, 2018Knowledge Portal
Developments in the remote sensing of soil erosion in the perspective of sub-Saharan Africa. Implications on future food security and biodiversity

This article reviews developments in the application of remote sensing technologies in sub-Saharan Africa with a explicit emphasis on soil erosion monitoring. The remote sensing of soil erosion has gained substantial consideration, with considerable scientific research work having been conducted in the past, due to technological improvements that have resulted in the release of robust, cheap and high resolution datasets with a global footprint »

January 10, 2018Knowledge Portal
Modeling smallholder farmers’ preferences for soil management measures: A case study from South Ethiopia

This article investigates investment constraints on soil management technologies among smallholders. Land degradation is a major environmental problem in Ethiopia posing serious threats to agricultural productivity and livelihoods. »

December 18, 2017Knowledge Portal
Why promote improved fallows as a climate-smart agroforestry technology in Sub-Saharan Africa?

This review provides an overview of how improved fallows (an agroforestry technology consisting of planting mainly legume tree/shrub species in rotation with cultivated crops) may achieve the goals of climate-smart agriculture in Sub-Saharan Africa.  »

December 7, 2017Knowledge Portal
Rooting for food security in Sub-Saharan Africa

This letter provides a quantitative assessment of the degree to which major agricultural countries in west and east Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) can join the ranks of the world most productive crop producing regions »

November 7, 2017Knowledge Portal
Tropical soils degraded by slash-and-burn cultivation can be recultivated when amended with ashes and compost

This article tests a selective slash-and-burn agriculture (some trees are intentionally not cut), coupled with compost amendment in the dry region of Madagascar. Slash-and-burn agriculture is considered as a driver of deforestation; the forest is converted into agricultural land by cutting and burning trees. Therefore, the authors propose a reclamation strategy for abandoned fields allowing and sustaining re-cultivation. »