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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“We need to support what farmers are already doing”

Title “We need to support what farmers are already doing”
Contributor AgriCultures Network, ILEIA
Author ILEIA
Content Interview with Medius Bihunirwa, head of the Farmer Enterprise Development Unit at Kabarole Research and Resource Centre (KRC), Uganda. Medius works with smallholder farmers, enhancing the quality of their produce and improving their access to markets. In her role as member and researcher of the Hivos/IIED Knowledge Network, she has delved deeper into the concept of farmer agency and their interest in being part of a value chain.
Type of initiative Interview
Year Published
Language English
Africa UGANDA
Link http://www.agriculturesnetwork.org/magazines/global/markets/interview-medius-bihunirwa

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Conservation agriculture: a Uganda case study

Title Conservation agriculture: a Uganda case study
Contributor FAO
Author Anthony Nyakuni, John Peter Opio, Paul Nyende, Wilfred Odogola
Content This case study presents the status of conservation agriculture in Uganda. It is one in a series of eight case studies about conservation agriculture in Africa, which were developed within the framework of a collaboration between CIRAD French Agricultural Research Centre for International Development,FAO (Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations), RELMA-in-ICRAF (Regional Land Management Unit of the World Agroforestry Centre)and ACT (African
Conservation Tillage Network)
Type of initiative Case Studies
Year Published
Language English
Africa UGANDA
Link http://www.fao.org/ag/ca/doc/Uganda_casestudy.pdf

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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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Learning in the field : Isang Bagsak helps people chart their own future

Title Learning in the field : Isang Bagsak helps people chart their own future
Contributor IDRC International Development Research Center
Author IDRC
Content A new form of peer learning, developed jointly by researchers and development practitioners in Africa and Asia, uses face-to-face meetings, field practice, and Internet links to learn from each other about participatory approaches to research in natural resource management. Available also in French and Arabic.
Type of initiative Case Studies
Year Published
Language English
Asia CAMBODIA, VIET NAM
Africa UGANDA
Link http://idl-bnc.idrc.ca/dspace/bitstream/10625/34218/1/126867.pdf

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The Rwenzori Experience

Title The Rwenzori Experience
Contributor Third World Network
Author Aage Dissing and Inge Lis Dissing, By Mette Vaarst, Jane Nalunga, Thaddeo Tibasiima
Content Environment and Development Series No. 15.
This booklet is a portrait of a unique participatory learning project involving farming communities in the Rwenzori region of Western Uganda. The project brought rural households together in ‘Farmer Family Learning Groups’ (FFLGs) with the aim of enhancing community food security.
This booklet looks at the guiding principles behind the project, how it has worked in practice, the successes achieved and the challenges faced.
Type of initiative Case Studies
Year Published
Language English
Africa UGANDA
Link http://www.twnside.org.sg/title/end/pdf/end15.pdf

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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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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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