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February 15, 2019Knowledge Portal
Transforming pasotralist mobility in West Darfur: Understanding continuity and change

This study examines how livestock keepers in Darfur Region of Sudan cope with and manage extreme climate variability, and potential insecurity and conflict, and how this coping differs according to systems of livestock production and mobility patterns. All livestock keepers identified insecurity as their predominant concern. Restricted patterns of mobility are a preventive response strategy to counter security risks. »

January 16, 2019Knowledge Portal
Scaling up climate services for smallholder farmers: Learning from practice

These six papers in a special issue of Climate Risk Management presents innovations, insights and evidence from efforts to make climate services work for smallholder farmers in Africa, Asia, and Latin America. Identifying the intended users and understanding how their identities, roles and responsibilities within larger agrarian communities to which they belong impact their climate service needs and ability to act on the information provided. »

January 5, 2018Knowledge Portal
How climate drives hunger: Food security climate analyses, methodologies & lessons 2010-2016

This reports acts as a compendium of the main findings from food security climate analyses undertaken by WFP and partners around the world and documenting key lessons learnt from these efforts.  »

November 10, 2016Knowledge Portal
Agricultural intensification in Mali and Sudan through improved soil fertility, integrated pest management and mechanization

This report by PROIntenseAfrica discusses the role of improved farm power and mechanization, seed priming, improved soil fertility (microdosing) and Integrated Pest Management (IPM) practices in the intensification of agricultural production in Mali and Sudan. Capacity building, awareness creation through farmers training and access to credits are crucial for the adoption and sustainable use of agricultural technologies in Mali and Sudan. Given the very high loss due to pest damage, intensification of crop production without an adequate protection from pest damage is not economically viable. »

September 14, 2015Knowledge Portal
Review of community seed production practices in Africa

This review consists of two parts. Part one takes a closer look at implementation strategies and models of community seed production practices, while part two focuses on lessons learned and future perspectives. The study covers five case studies in Africa and is based on an analysis of different published and unpublished sources on seed production and seed delivery with a focus on farmer seed management and commercial seed. The review was also informed by interviews with seed system practitioners. »

March 3, 2015Knowledge Portal
Islamic microfinance: Unlocking new potential to fight rural poverty

This paper highlights the role of Islamic microfinance as an instrument in tackling rural poverty in Muslim countries. It describes key features of Islamic microfinance and describes Islamic microfinance contract modalities in Sudan, the Syrian Arab Republic, and Bosnia and Herzegovina »