The European Alliance on Agricultural knowledge for Development

Innovation systems: Towards Effective Strategies in support of Smallholder Farmers

Innovation systems: Towards effective strategies in support of smallholder farmersFrancis, J.; Mytelka, L.; van Huis, A.; Röling, N.2016 CTA; CoS; Wageningen University and Research, 256 pages The result of an expert consultation, this publication examines ‘innovations systems’ – a concept suggested as underpinning industrial development – as a strategy for agricultural development. Innovation systems approaches […]

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Support of India to agricultural mechanization in Kenya

11 January 2017. India announced a USD 100 million Line of Credit to Kenya for agricultural mechanization after talks between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the Kenyan President, during which they also decided to deepen economic cooperation, identifying expansion of bilateral trade as a “priority”. The upgrading of Rift Valley Textiles Factory (Rivatex) funded by a […]

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Future of African Agriculture: Perspectives from the Next Generation of African Scientists

Asem-Hiablie 11 January 2017. Davis, USA. University of California, Plant and Environmental Science Bldg. Borlaug LEAP Fellows presented their perspectives from a book they are editing, The Future of African Agriculture: Perspectives from the Next Generation of African Scientists. The book is showcasing the opportunities for Africa’s future in the midst of on-going challenges through current […]

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Agricultural mechanisation: how adapted financial solutions can make a difference

Food security in sub-Saharan Africa: a fresh look on agricultural mechanisation; how adapted financial solutions can make a difference Ströh de Martínez, Christiane / Marietta Feddersen / Anna Speicher  2016 German Development Institute (DIE) Bonn: Studies 91  Much of sub-Saharan Africa’s farmland is (still) cultivated with the hand hoe, and agricultural processing and transport are […]

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Mycotoxins: How climate change is affecting crops

UNEP FRONTIERS 2016 REPORT Emerging Issues of Environmental ConcernMay 2016. UNEP, 35 pages 20 May 2016 – From the worrying rise in zoonotic diseases around the world to an examination of how climate change is increasing the toxicity of crops, this UNEP report of last year seeked to highlight a number of the world’s key emerging […]

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Hygienic Practices for Food Safety in Small & Medium-Size Businesses

9 January 2016. Sojagnon (a PAEPARD supported consortium) in Partnership with the Soybean Innovation Lab (SIL) held a webinar entitled “Hygienic Practices for Food Safety in Small and Medium Sized Businesses.” Hygienic practices for handling, preparing, and storing food not only preserve the food’s nutrition and protect consumers from food-borne illness, but also help producers […]

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