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Realising climate gains from smallholder chicken farming in Africa

There is hardly a document on African climate change issues that does not portray livestock husbandry in a negative light - responsible for emitting substantial quantities of greenhouse gases. While it is true that some livestock play a role in gener…

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Climate-smart community seed banks conserve and share essential farm biodiversity resources

Community seed banks offer a sustainable way to improve access to high-value seeds, creating viable community-based businesses and maintaining biodiversity. In addition, community seed banks contribute to farmer adaptation. They also indirectly enhan…

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Mar 16

Accelerating innovative and sustainable cassava business models for women and youth in Central Africa (Manioc21)

While the cassava sector continues to play a critical role in Central Africa in terms of income generation, food security and job creation for rural communities, unleashing its full economic potential has proved challenging. For millions of central African smallholders, the road to urban food markets leads through the nascent agricultural processing sector, especially staple foods such as cas…
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Central Africa

Jun 13

Kick-off Meeting for Field Implementation of Southern Africa Flagship Project

The field implementation of activities of the Southern Africa flagship project "Promoting Climate-Resilient Agrifood Solutions in Southern Africa" is ready to commence after some rounds of programme designs and discussions with partners. A formal field kick-off working session will take place in one of the project sites in Malawi to do some site appraisal, fine-tune details of field i…
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Lilongwe, Malawi

Nov 27

Sustainable and profitable value chains and agribusinesses in the Caribbean

Agriculture has been declining in the Caribbean over the last 10 years. Nevertheless, it still provides a livelihood for many, especially in rural communities, and contributes to food and nutrition security. The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) has highlighted the need for the region’s agriculture to become more business oriented. Indeed, some farmers are still able to access export markets in E…
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Trinidad and Tobago

Nov 18

Promoting Nutritious Food Systems in the Pacific Islands

The Pacific is a unique but diverse region comprising several remote islands, many of which share similar challenges. Traditionally, Pacific islanders depended on crop production and fishing to sustain their daily diets and livelihoods. However, food and nutrition security, health and incomes are being threatened by decline in agricultural production, overfishing and illegal fishing, chan…
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Pacific Ocean

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