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Feed the Future Zambia aims to assist an estimated 263,000 vulnerable Zambian women, children, and family members to escape poverty and hunger. Two mechanisms operating under Feed the Future Zambia are the Production, Finance, & Technology Plus (PROFIT+) project and the Better Life Alliance (BLA) project. more
Aug 31, 2015
This set of pocket guides, Preparing Smallholder Farm Families to Adapt to Climate Change, is written for you, the field agent working in agricultural extension. The concepts, information and practices in these guides are meant to support your work with farm families and to help reduce their risks from weather more
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Aug 28, 2015
This study first reviews key concepts, definitions, and recent development practice relating to women's empowerment. It then examines evidence of impact of agricultural production interventions and productivity-nutrition interventions on women's access to assets, for value chain commercialization interventions on women' more
Aug 26, 2015
The book presents the current state of thought on the common path of sustainable diets and biodiversity. The articles contained herein were presented at the International Scientific Symposium "Biodiversity and Sustainable Diets: United Against Hunger" organized jointly by FAO and Bioversity International, held at FAO more
Aug 11, 2015
This paper is focused on how agriculture- including natural and cultural resources that sustain people in and around cities, and even in remote areas- provides important and reciprocal benefits to the sustainable development of both rural and urban communities. The intended audiences are sustainable development more
Aug 11, 2015
Zoom in on an African village, and see whether the soil is clayey or sandy, or how much nutrients or organic carbon it contains. This is now possible since ISRIC and partners have launched detailed freely accessible soil property maps for Africa. The maps, that can be explored in Google Earth, contain predictions more
Aug 10, 2015
Researchers who are figuring out how to better feed the world need to know something before they can start: how well is the world being fed right now? That is, they need to be able to measure and quantify people’s access to affordable and nutritious food.But it can be logistically challenging and expensive to more
Aug 9, 2015
A researcher is driving out to his field site and passes a farmer whom he hopes to enlist as one of his study’s information sources. The researcher says, “Hola, I bet I can tell you how many sheep you have grazing in your coffee farm.” “Oh, really?” says the farmer, raising her eyebrows. The researcher pulls out more
Aug 5, 2015
A bitter-tasting plant that looks like a cucumber with warts growing all over it might help treat the symptoms of diabetes. The bitter melon, or bitter gourd, is popularly used to treat diabetes in many countries in Asia, Africa, and Latin America.According to World Health Organization, an estimated 1.5 million more
Aug 4, 2015
They say one person’s trash is another person’s treasure…but what about one farmer’s animal’s…poop! Could we turn that into a renewable energy source? Could we turn something so dirty…and smelly into clean energy used to feed people?Biogas research and technology does just that. By turning animal manure into clean, more
Aug 4, 2015