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Agrinatura Awardee Feedback from Tropentag

Development and Implementation of Insect-Based Products to Enhance Food and Nutritional Security in Sub-Saharan Africa By: Marwa Shumo This year Tropentag 2018  took place on 17th to the 19th of September and this time it was hosted by the University of Ghent in Ghent. For those wondering what Tropentag is, it’s the “Annual interdisciplinary conference on Research in tropical and subtropical agriculture, Natural Resource Management and Rural Development” and thus shortly branded Tropentag. Why I like Tropentag is because
October 5, 2018
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CC and sustainability Is Not Present And Well-Known For Everyone

Sometimes it seems impossible how much you can learn, discover, experience and see in just two weeks. Probably, most of the students participating in the MS FSCC Summer School 2018 in Malaysia had the same feeling. The Summer School 2018 was held already for second time, this year under the topic “Transitions towards sustainability – oil palm and cattle integration” at UPM in Malaysia with participating students from more than 10 countries all over the world. Included
October 1, 2018
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Conservation Agriculture Innovations: A Way Forward

A story of one of Agrinatura students doing a research in Cambodia continues here.   I conducted three simulation games in two villages of Stung Chinit, in the Kampong Thom province, Cambodia. During those games, farmers played with assets that were distributed to them.  Those assests shall represent their reality and were identified during the individual interviews. During the first round game, the farmers shall play their current farming practices and during the second round we propose them
August 16, 2018
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MS FSCC Summer School 2018 in Malaysia ‘Off to a good start’

We love UPM … ! Selamat datang (= Welcome)! These are two of many first impressions when having arrived at the big campus of Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM) in Kuala Lumpur. The atmosphere is warm in different senses: It requires some acclimatisation to the high humidity and the hot temperatures by the eight European summer school participants, as well as we are impressed by the sincere friendliness of our Malayan hosts and the other Asian colleague students coming from Bangladesh,
July 23, 2018
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Farmers Interviews in Cambodia

Third update of Agrinatura’s students doing master thesis in Cambodia on the diversification of rice cropping systems in Kampong Thom – implementation of a participative approach for a collective management of secondary/catch crop – located at the Stung Chinit irrigation scheme. Pictures by @PierreVernet on behalf of Agrinatura … I remained in Stung Chinit – Kampong Thma, where I am conducting my interviews, during 3 more weeks in which we finished all the 45 interviews of farmers in the 3
July 2, 2018