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September 25, 2019Knowledge Portal
Resilient seed systems: Handbook

This book is a tool that supports research and capacity building on resilient seed systems in the context of adaptation to climate change. It advises how countries can design and implement a comprehensive capacity-building strategy to access and use crop diversity more effectively to adapt to climate change in specific sites. »

GCP-4 factsheet midterm findings: CSA/SuPER
September 23, 2019Research project
GCP-4 factsheet midterm findings: CSA/SuPER

Midterm findings of the CSA/SuPER project in Tanzania: Climate change impacts are felt along the entire agricultural value chain; Adoption rates of CSA practices among small-scale rural farmers are low; Significant opportunity exists for greater collaboration among institutions and formation of synergies across projects; Farmers do not adopt the CSA practices that involve adoption of new cash crops unless they are confident that there is a market; There is limited involvement of Tanzanian (non-)governmental organizations. »

July 30, 2019Knowledge Portal
A step towards resilience: Pioneering market systems development in humanitarian response

This study had the goal to identify and increase market access and incomes for South Sudanese refugee and local community households who were interested in commercial agriculture in Uganda. Results showed changed behaviours among all market actors, which are positive indicators of early market system change. Further, the results revealed the significance of social captical and relationships in accessing goods and information. »

Supporting transitions towards market-based agriculture in fragile settings
June 11, 2019Knowledge activity
Supporting transitions towards market-based agriculture in fragile settings
Theme: Food security and stability

What development interventions are effective in fragile settings and how can market-based agricultural and food security interventions better link up with humanitarian, rehabilitation and resilience programming? This was the central topic of the latest meeting of the Community of Practice on food security and stability on May 6, 2019. »

ARF-3 factsheet: IRESO in Uganda
June 5, 2019Research project
ARF-3 factsheet: IRESO in Uganda

Please download the factsheet with midterm results of the Applied Research Fund Call 3 project. »

February 4, 2019Knowledge Portal
Farmer seed systems and sustaining peace

This discussion paper examines the role of farmers’ seed systems in sustaining peace, with a focus on social cohesion as a pathway to positive local collective action. The paper reveals that certain characteristics of farmers’ seed systems do contribute to sustaining peace, highlighting the two-way interaction of peace-building and agricultural development. »