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November 7, 2018Knowledge Portal
More effective and sustainable responses to Fall armyworm: Outcomes from e-conference

This e-conference on Fall armyworms aimed to give insight on lessons learned so far, effective strategies in reaching farmers, effectiveness of responses so far, long-term consequences of these responess and innovative ideas. Challenge and solutions are presented, in particular on how to move away from broad-spectrum pesticides, towards more effective responses such as integrated pest management, push-pull, and early warning systems. »

November 1, 2018Knowledge Portal
Family poultry: Multiple roles, systems, challenges, and options for sustainable contributions to household nutrition security through a planetary health lens

This article addresses key issues associated with the production of family poultry eggs in support of improved nutrition and sustainable, nutrition-sensitive agricultural practices. Family poultry production requires attention to husbandry practices, disease prevention and control in line with national and international animal health regulations, and food safety. »

October 31, 2018Knowledge Portal
Sustainable agricultural mechanization: A framework for Africa

This report presents priority elements for national strategies for Sustainable Agricultural Mechanization in Africa. Long-term commitment by key stakeholders in policy, strategy formulation, implementation and financing is critical to its success. »

September 3, 2018Knowledge Portal
Building a resilient and sustainable agriculture in Sub-Saharan Africa

This book is a collection of papers related to a better understanding of agriculture in sub-Saharan Africa and to the best policy options for enhancing its resilience and sustainability. It offers technical analyses, policy recommendations and an overview of success stories for agricultural sustainability. »

August 7, 2018Knowledge Portal
Biotechnology for sustainable agriculture: Emerging approaches and strategies

This book integrates basic and advanced concepts of agricultural biotechnology with future development prospects. Using biotechnology with sustainable agriculture effectively contributes to gains in agricultural productivity, enhanced food security, and reduced poverty. »

July 5, 2018Knowledge Portal
Eyes in the sky: How drones and satellites can transform African agriculture

This blog is on precision agriculture, in which micro-level data on e.g. stress, moisture and the presence of pests, is gathered by drones or satellites and used to enhance decision making on the farm. Results of a pilot study demonstrated the potential real-world impact of the the precision farming model. »