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Raising agricultural productivity to meet growing food demands while increasing the resilience of rain-fed farm systems to climate variability is one of the most pressing contemporary development challenges in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). Anchored on the three core principles of minimum tillage (MT), crop...read more
Publication
Jul 28, 2015
A recent assessment of extension and nutrition services in Malawi investigates how this idea is being operationalized in Malawi and its FTF focus districts/Zone of Influence (Sigman 2014) The assessment — based on interviews with those in the public, private, and civil society sectors and a review of related literature...read more
Brief
Jul 28, 2015
The Feed the Future Gender Integration Framework is a USAID programmatic tool developed to understand the most critical constraints to women’s empowerment in the agricultural sector in a particular country or context and how programs can best address the constraints. The Framework has seven dimensions: (1) Production:...read more
Brief
Jul 27, 2015
The purpose of this research was to explore a suite of Small Farm Resource Centers (SFRCs) in Southeast Asia to illustrate and classify the concept of the SFRC, evaluate their outreach efficacy and provide recommendations to amplify their extension services. Seven SFRCs were utilized to answer our set of research...read more
Case Study
Jul 24, 2015
The purpose of this research was to explore a suite of Small Farm Resource Centers (SFRCs) in Southeast Asia to illustrate and classify the concept of the SFRC, evaluate their outreach efficacy and provide recommendations to amplify their extension services. Seven SFRCs were utilized to answer our set of research...read more
Case Study
Jul 24, 2015
The purpose of this research was to explore a suite of Small Farm Resource Centers (SFRCs) in Southeast Asia to illustrate and classify the concept of the SFRC, evaluate their outreach efficacy and provide recommendations to amplify their extension services. Seven SFRCs were utilized to answer our set of research...read more
Case Study
Jul 24, 2015
The purpose of this research was to explore a suite of Small Farm Resource Centers (SFRCs) in Southeast Asia to illustrate and classify the concept of the SFRC, evaluate their outreach efficacy and provide recommendations to amplify their extension services. Seven SFRCs were utilized to answer our set of research...read more
Case Study
Jul 24, 2015
BACKGROUND:Aflatoxins are common contaminants of staple foods in sub-Saharan Africa. These toxins are human liver carcinogens, especially in combination with chronic infection with hepatitis B virus. However, in an agricultural setting, the effects on growth, immune status, and susceptibility to infectious disease in...read more
Jul 24, 2015
Aflatoxins are a naturally occurring carcinogenic byproduct of common fungi on grains and other crops, particularly maize and groundnuts. They pose a significant public health risk in many tropical developing countries and are also a barrier to the growth of domestic and international commercial markets for food and...read more
Jul 24, 2015
The purpose of this research was to explore a suite of Small Farm Resource Centers (SFRCs) in Southeast Asia to illustrate and classify the concept of the SFRC, evaluate their outreach efficacy and provide recommendations to amplify their extension services. Seven SFRCs were utilized to answer our set of research...read more
Case Study
Jul 24, 2015

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