Youth and agriculture: new think-tanks for family farming

Title Youth and agriculture: new think-tanks for family farming
Contributor AgriculturesNetwork
Author Ariel Djomakon, Lucile Gentil, Moubarakatou Tassou
Content Three young authors associated with the Africa Family Farming Workshops write about the importance of creating a dialogue between family farmers, scientists and policy makers. The Africa Family Farming Workshops is an interdisciplinary, regional think-tank that facilitates innovative collaboration.
Type of initiative Report
Year Published
Language English
Africa BENIN
Link http://www.agriculturesnetwork.org/magazines/global/family-farming/think-thanks-for-family-farming

Read More

A new tool for improving organic cotton yields in Africa

Title A new tool for improving organic cotton yields in Africa
Contributor PAN UK
Author Damien Sanfilippo, Davo Simplice Vodouhê, Gervais Assogba, PAN UK, Robert Mensah
Content A report on studies into the development of a novel pest management tool for organic cotton undertaken by PAN UK and their partners in Benin, West Africa, between 2006 and 2008. This food spray product can be used alongside other biological tools to attract, conserve and utilize beneficial insects. Yields of cotton obtained were equivalent to those obtained using conventional insecticides.
Type of initiative Case Studies
Year Published
Language English
Africa BENIN
Link http://www.pan-uk.org/pestnews/Issue/pn84/PN84_6-9.pdf

Read More

Puzzles for innovation

Title Puzzles for innovation
Contributor Agriculturesnetwork.org, ILEIA
Author ILEIA, University of Applied Science, Van Hall Larenstein
Content The writers wanted to encourage the Afghan community by showing that the development processes they are experiencing are not different to those seen elsewhere, even if the general context is particularly difficult.
Type of initiative Case Studies
Year Published 2011
Language English
Asia AFGHANISTAN, INDONESIA
Africa BENIN, ETHIOPIA, GHANA, MOZAMBIQUE, SOUTH AFRICA, TANZANIA, Zimbabwe
Link http://tinyurl.com/bw39lao

Read More