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Seed fairs: an innovative climate-smart practice to obtain stress-tolerant seeds

A major concern for smallholder farmers at the start of each season is to choose and source seeds, and with the advent of climate change, this is more critical than ever. As part of a CTA-led initiative to help farmers counter drought and other extre…

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Pertes de biodiversité dans les régions montagneuses

Selon une étude, les changements climatiques et les activités humaines telles que le labourage des sols dans les basses terres sèches des montagnes tropicales ont provoqué des pertes énormes d'espèces végétales et animales.

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Apr 11

Scaling-Up Climate-smart Agricultural Solutions for Cereals and Livestock Farmers in Southern Africa

Weather patterns highly influence agricultural activities in southern Africa and, in turn, the food security, nutrition and income of rural households. The high vulnerability to climatic change causes recurrent swings between food scarcity and surplus, which results in food insecurity for up to six million people.…

Jan 1

Business intelligence services for price risk management in the maize, rice, millet and sorghum sectors in West Africa

Cereals in West Africa are part of the basic diet of the population and are an important source of income for many small producers. The cereal trade accounts for a significant share of intra-regional trade and has significant potential for improving food security and livelihoods. However, many obstacles deter the development of this trade, including the lack of reliable information and analysis…

Oct 20

MUIIS inception and multi-stakeholder workshop

CTA and partners organise an inception workshop for the Market-led, User-owned ICT4Ag Enabled Information Service (MUIIS) project. The project will use satellite data to improve production and marketing of three value chains: maize, soya beans and sesame. The scheme is expected to benefit more than 350,000 Ugandan smallholder farmers. 

Kampala, Uganda

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