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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Biointensive Agriculture Training Program in Kenya

Title Biointensive Agriculture Training Program in Kenya
Contributor Oakland Institute
Author Oakland Institute
Content Manor House Agricultural Center provides training in low input farming as an alternative to conventional methods, which are heavily reliant on external inputs. Farmers practicing biointensive farming techniques experience significant yield increases and improved soil fertility and grow more nutritious crops. Since 1984, over 100,000 farmers have received this training, and an estimated 200,000 households now use methods of biointensive agriculture.
Type of initiative Case Studies
Year Published 2015
Language English
Africa KENYA
Link http://tinyurl.com/nceez5f

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Finding a way out of the maize

Title Finding a way out of the maize
Contributor ILEIA
Author Mary Mwendwa
Content Recurring drought and crop failure in many parts of the world have led to food and nutrition insecurity, and a dependence on food aid. But recently, some farmers in Kenya have been developing their own sustainable way to secure enough nutritious food along with extra income so that they can send their children to school. Traditional drought tolerant, nutritious crops such as cassava, sorghum and millet that were losing popularity due to a surge in maize production are again becoming commonplace, with reliable harvests improving diets and income.
Type of initiative Case Studies
Year Published
Language English
Africa KENYA
Link http://www.agriculturesnetwork.org/magazines/global/reclaiming-nutrition/returning-to-traditional-crops

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Locally rooted: ideas and iniatives from the field

Title Locally rooted: ideas and iniatives from the field
Contributor AgriculturesNetwork
Author ILEIA
Content Family farmers and the many ways in which they contribute to food security, healthy landscapes and thriving rural communities can be supported in a number of ways. These are some initiatives from around the world.
Type of initiative Article, Case Studies
Year Published
Language English
Asia NEPAL
Africa KENYA, LIBERIA
South America Guatemala
Link http://www.agriculturesnetwork.org/magazines/global/family-farming/locally-rooted

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When family farmers lead their own development

Title When family farmers lead their own development
Contributor AgriculturesNetwork
Author Laure Guibert
Content Steven Kiranga Gichanga is a family farmer in Mugaari, a village in Kenya. He was trained in goat rearing but could not afford a goat to get started. He was also trained in bee keeping but could not afford a bee hive either. After a community reflection forum in 2012, Steven became aware of his own creative capacities and his ability to think outside the box. Then he came up with a brilliant idea.
Type of initiative Report
Year Published
Language English
Africa KENYA
Link http://www.agriculturesnetwork.org/magazines/global/family-farming/people-led-development

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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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Climate Resilient Agriculture: Experiences from Action Aid and its partners

Title Climate Resilient Agriculture: Experiences from Action Aid and its partners
Contributor ActionAid
Author Action Aid
Content It is based on the identification of the major risks and challenges local communities face, and/or are likely to face in the near future, and on the design and implementation of site-specific adaptation strategies aimed at reducing vulnerabilities and increasing the resilience of the smallholder production systems. SEE ALSO http://www.actionaid.org/publications
Type of initiative Case Studies
Year Published 2011
Language English
Asia CAMBODIA, NEPAL
Africa KENYA, SENEGAL, SOUTH AFRICA
South America BRAZIL
Link http://tinyurl.com/8nrpcqs

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Using Small-Scale Adaptation Actions to Address the Food Crisis in the Horn of Africa: Going beyond Food Aid and Cash Transfers

Title Using Small-Scale Adaptation Actions to Address the Food Crisis in the Horn of Africa: Going beyond Food Aid and Cash Transfers
Contributor Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy (IATP), Sustainability
Author CC Dare, Johnson N. Nkem, Richard Munang, UNDP, UNEP
Content Building resilience while adapting for climate change in the Horn of Africa.
Type of initiative Article, Case Studies
Year Published 2011
Language English
Africa DJIBOUTI, ETHIOPIA, KENYA, SOMALIA, UGANDA
Link http://iatp.org/files/smallscaleadaptation.pdf

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Biological Control of Gramineous Stemborers in Kenya, Africa

Title Biological Control of Gramineous Stemborers in Kenya, Africa
Contributor agroecology.org
Author Chris Bley
Content Biological control of stemborers in Africa provides a sustainable solution for crop damaged crops.
Type of initiative Case Studies
Year Published
Language English
Africa KENYA
Link http://www.agroecology.org/Case%20Studies/stemborers.html

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Impact assessment of push–pull technology developed and promoted by icipe and partners in eastern Africa

Title Impact assessment of push–pull technology developed and promoted by icipe and partners in eastern Africa
Contributor BIOVISION
Author Intercooperation, Martin Fischler, Switzerland
Content Push-pull method is a method for maize cultivation. It was developed by icipe in Nairobi and is currently disseminated widely. The impact assessment demonstrates the transformation from non-sustainable to more sustainable forms of maize cultivation and illustrates it by drawing from specific examples from farmers.
Type of initiative Case Studies
Year Published 2010
Language English
Africa KENYA, UGANDA
Link http://www.push-pull.net/Impact_assesment.pdf

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