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In a world grappling with the challenges of food insecurity, climate change, landscape degradation, and rural poverty, regreening offers a path forward, especially in dryland areas. The transformation of degraded landscapes—restoring productivity and increasing resilience through the widespread adoption of agroforestry...read more
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May 22, 2015
This report outlines six key principles that farmers and developers should follow to ensure that groundwater use is both sustainable and preserves ecosystems. Online assessment tools are also highlighted so that practitioners can monitor their interventions....read more
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May 22, 2015
Check out this 22-minute film with a detailed explanation of ISFM principles as applied in a number of African countries. The film was commissioned by ASHC....read more
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May 18, 2015
The world economy has broadly strengthened over the past three years and is expected to continue this strengthening during 2014-2015. The world cereal production in 2014 is estimated to reach 2 498 000 000 tonnes, or 2.2 percent below that of the record production in 2013. World demand for total fertilizer nutrients is...read more
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May 14, 2015
In 2014, the focus on climate-smart agriculture sharpened. The CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) helped advance the concept and practice in farmers’ fields and in global initiatives, through close collaboration with farmers, civil society, governments and researchers....read more
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May 13, 2015
The Agribusiness Regulation and Institutions (AGRI) pilot was conducted in two rounds: Round one was conducted in Kenya, Uganda, and Zambia and round two was conducted in Bangladesh and Nepal. Round one informed substantial modification to AGRI topics including the addition of topics on customary land, warehouse...read more
May 11, 2015
The AGRI Index measures the regulatory and administrative conditions that affect agribusiness operation, providing a high level overview that illuminates areas for agricultural sector reform and allows comparisons to be made across countries and over time....read more
May 11, 2015
The Agribusiness Commercial, Legal and Institutional Reform (AgCLIR) diagnostic addresses the legal, institutional, and social environment for starting and operating a business in Myanmar's agricultural sector and can be used for a variety of purposes: as a foundation for agriculture policy development, a framework for...read more
May 11, 2015
This report describes the overall environment for doing busines in Liberia's agricultural sector. More specifically, this report closely examines Liberia's agriculture-related policies, laws, institutions and social dynamics. The purpose of this report is to inform strategies and decisions by government institutions,...read more
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May 11, 2015
Ownership of assets is important for poverty alleviation, and women’s control of assets is associated with positive development outcomes at the household and individual levels. This research was undertaken to provide guidance for agricultural development programs on how to incorporate gender and assets in the design,...read more
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May 7, 2015
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