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ARF-3 Final factsheet: Bangladesh mangrove
March 23, 2021Research project
ARF-3 Final factsheet: Bangladesh mangrove

“In Bangladesh, polders have been constructed to boost rice production, but subsequent saline water logging compelled farmers to replace rice with shrimp. Thereby, more areas were appropriated for shrimp farming with inevitable consequences on mangroves and coastal ecosystem. The overarching goal of the Mangrove-Polder project was to restore resilient livelihoods through integrated mangrove-shrimp farming, thereby »

ARF-3 final factsheet: ROFIP project Kenya
November 26, 2020Research project
ARF-3 final factsheet: ROFIP project Kenya

”Rainwater harvesting from roads for indigenous pasture production & improved rural livelihoods in Kenya (ROFIP) is a Food & Business Applied Research Fund (ARF) project which received funding in the third ARF Call. This ARF project has been finalized and has published an updated factsheet with links to more knowledge products, including a webinar, documentary series and project reports.  »

November 15, 2019Knowledge Portal
Adaptation opportunities for smallholder dairy farmers facing resource scarcity: Integrated livestock, water and land management

This study quantifies the water and land footprints of current livestock production systems in three agro-ecological zones in Kenya that contrast strongly in terms of land availability and rainfall. Across the three agroecological zones, improving breeds, feed provisioning and milk production per cow may achieve production intensification but concurrently exacerbates resource limitation. Consequently, the heterogeneity inherent in resource availability across dairy production zones should be considered when developing strategies for increasing dairy production. »

November 13, 2017Knowledge Portal
Building resilience through sustainable groundwater use

This brief elaborates on the importance of sustainable groundwater use and management for improved agricultural production. The authors argue that using groundwater for agricultural production has the potential to build resilience in food insecure regions of the world. »

April 10, 2017Knowledge Portal
Soil and water conservation, and soil fertility management effects on rain water productivity of maize hybrid in Burkina Faso

This article assesses the combined effects of Soil and Water Conservation (SWC) practices and soil fertility management on rain water productivity of maize hybrid. On-farm experiments were carried out in two districts of Burkina Faso. The treatments were built as association of two SWC technologies combined with three fertilization options. It is found that the efficacy of SWC practices decrease with the increase in the mean annual rainfall. »

January 18, 2017Knowledge Portal
Building adaptive capacity and improving food security in semi-arid Eastern Kenya

This info-note elaborates on the adaptive capacity and improved food security in East-Kenya. Wote, located in a semi-arid zone of eastern Kenya, is characterized by highly weathered soils. Soil erosion is rampant due to lack of adequate vegetation cover at the beginning of the rainy seasons, and also due to the sparse shrubs. Land degradation and limited soil fertility replenishment have contributed to reduction in agricultural productivity, reducing potential crop yields due to soil nutrient depletion. »