Agroecology. The Bold Future of Farming in Africa

Title Agroecology. The Bold Future of Farming in Africa
Contributor AFSA, TOAM
Author AFSA, TOAM
Content A publication launched by the African Alliance for Food Sovereignty, showcasing the huge potential of Agroecology to feed Africa, fix broken food systems and repair damaged landscapes, providing abundant healthy and nutritious food sustainably while increasing incomes and improving climate resilience. The publication also illustrates 15 case studies.
Type of initiative Case Studies, Report
Year Published 2017
Language English
Africa ETHIOPIA, GHANA, KENYA, MALAWI, TOGO, UGANDA, Zimbabwe
Link http://afsafrica.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/Agroecology-the-bold-future-of-farming-in-Africa-ebook1.pdf

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Wegel: healthy soil for healthy life

Title Wegel: healthy soil for healthy life
Contributor AgriCultures
Content n this first issue, an attempt has been made to discuss about soil in detail through the various topics focusing on soil. In his article entitled “You are from the soil and shall go back to the soil” Dr. Hailu Araya urges all to think of the soil, its contents invaluable uses. In a similar manner, Dr. Georg Deichert tells us we have to resonate of the soil in his article entitled “Rethinking the soil.”

These days, the soil has become a topical issue. That is because soil is the basis for everything and any problem in the health of the soil affects everything, especially living things. The agricultural system is the most affected as agriculture is all about soil, plants, animals, microorganisms and biodiversity in general.

Year Published 2016
Language English
Link http://www.agriculturesnetwork.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/Wegel_Magazine_English_Virsion_V3-1.pdf

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Wegel: Agro-biodiversity The basis for food and nutrition security

Title Wegel: Agro-biodiversity The basis for food and nutrition security
Contributor AgriCultures Network
Content Agro-biodiversity is not only about the genetic make up of Crops and animals domesticated by humans, it is also about the knowledge that supports it.
Year Published 2016
Language English
Link http://www.agriculturesnetwork.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/Wegel_English_VApril-2016-1.pdf

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Wegel: Healthy food and Agriculture systems for productive citizens!

Title Wegel: Healthy food and Agriculture systems for productive citizens!
Contributor AgriCultures Network
Content In this issue of Wegel we present views, opinions and research findings from different angles regarding the changes in the global agricultural system and its implications on the supply of healthy and balanced nutrition as well as the role of various stakeholders in putting the system back in to the right track.

The global food system is changing in line with the ever-increasing global population, technological advancements, scarcity of resources and the resultant scramble for the scarce resources.

Year Published 2016
Language English
Link http://www.agriculturesnetwork.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/Wegel-magazine-issue-No.III-English-final.pdf

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Will the Green Revolution really ‘nutritionalise’ Africa?

Title Will the Green Revolution really ‘nutritionalise’ Africa?
Contributor ILEIA
Author Million Belay
Content Opinion by Million Belay.
We are told that high input agriculture will boost food production in Africa. A persistent worry for Million Belay is the loss of knowledge related to our nutritious, traditional crops if they succeed.
Type of initiative Article
Year Published
Language English
Africa ETHIOPIA
Link http://www.agriculturesnetwork.org/magazines/global/reclaiming-nutrition/opinion-million-belay

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SCI: Planting with space

Title SCI: Planting with space
Contributor AgriCultures Network, ILEIA
Author ILEIA
Content The principles that make up a System of Crop Intensification (SCI) are now spreading through the regions of Tigray and South Wollo for a range of crops. The use of finger millet seedlings has shown very positive results in the region of Tahtai Maichew, near Aksum, Ethiopia, as has the use of alternative management practices for a number of other crops.
Type of initiative Case Studies
Year Published
Language
Africa ETHIOPIA
Link http://www.agriculturesnetwork.org/magazines/global/sri/sci-planting-with-space

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From gray to green : replanting hope in Africa’s highlands

Title From gray to green : replanting hope in Africa’s highlands
Contributor IDRC International Development Research Center
Author IDRC
Content In Uganda’s Kabale district, too many people had been trying to make a living from too little land. Because of overpopulation and exhaustion of the soil by intense cultivation, the area had gone into decline. Then, researchers and farmers — supported by the International Development Research Centre — joined forces to revitalize the region.
See: http://hdl.handle.net/10625/34762
Type of initiative Case Studies
Year Published
Language English
Africa ETHIOPIA, KENYA, MADAGASCAR, TANZANIA, UGANDA
Link http://idl-bnc.idrc.ca/dspace/bitstream/10625/34762/1/126857.pdf

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The Real Green Revolution: Organic and Agroecological farming in the South

Title The Real Green Revolution: Organic and Agroecological farming in the South
Contributor Greenpeace
Author Nicholas Parrott, Terry Marsden
Content This report highlights some of the opportunities and challenges of establishing an organic farming movement that “can increase food security, reduce poverty and protect environmental resources” in the Southern hemisphere. Even though the report asserts that government policies are still needed to encourage the extension of organic farming, several positive trends are identified through a number of worldwide case studies.
Type of initiative Case Studies
Year Published
Language English
Asia INDIA, INDONESIA
Africa BURKINA FASO, EGYPT, ETHIOPIA, MALI, TANZANIA
South America PERU
Link http://www.greenpeace.org/international/Global/international/planet-2/report/2002/1/the-real-green-revolution.pdf

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Farmers’ Selection, Environmental Variation and Sorghum Genetic Diversity in Ethiopia

Title Farmers’ Selection, Environmental Variation and Sorghum Genetic Diversity in Ethiopia
Contributor agroecology.org
Author Awegechew Teshome, IPGRI
Content Farmers’ knowledge is critical for conserving and using genetic diversity of farmers’ varieties (landraces) of sorghum in Ethiopia.
Type of initiative Case Studies
Year Published 1999
Language English
Africa ETHIOPIA
Link http://www.agroecology.org/Case%20Studies/sorghum.html

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Agriculture of the Hor/Arbore

Title Agriculture of the Hor/Arbore
Contributor Christensen Fund
Author Wolde Gossa Tadesse
Content This paper describes factors that drive the sustainability of Hor/Arbore.
Type of initiative Case Studies
Year Published 2012
Language English
Africa ETHIOPIA
Link

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