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How One Ugandan Peanut Scientist Fights “World War Z”

Uganda’s groundnut farms face risks from climate change but their number one threat is the groundnut rosette virus, according to Dr. David Kalule Okello.  Dr. …

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Protecting Smallholder Farmers from “Superbugs” by Enlisting Them in the Fight

Food security isn’t just about producing enough calories.  It’s also about ensuring that food is nutritious and safe to eat–and preventing the emergence of super-bugs …

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“Harnessing the Power of Data” for Smallholder Tea and Coffee Farmers: Producers Direct

In 2011 a farmer-led organization based in London called Producers Direct launched Wefarm, the world’s first digital networking service designed by and exclusively for smallholder …

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Transforming Irrigation, a Group Looking “Beyond Fertilizer” to Boost Smallholder Farm Yields

Governments in sub-Saharan Africa frequently give two bits of advice to smallholder farmers hoping to improve crop yields: apply more fertilizer, or use more irrigation. …

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Monitoring Livestock Disease Outbreaks in Real-Time

From late September to mid-October sporadic cases of avian influenza were reported at poultry farms in South Africa, China, parts of Russia, Kazakhstan, and Israel, …

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Harnessing Underground Crops for Better Food and Nutrition Security among Nepal’s Indigenous: LI-BIRD’s Story

Harnessing Underground Crops for Better Food and Nutrition Security among Nepal’s Indigenous: LI-BIRD’s Story

By Bharat Bhandari and Shree Prasad Neupane The Hard Life of the Chepang, Nepal’s Mountain Farmers The Chepang, an indigenous community of more than 68,000 …

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How Mobile Money Could Transform Smallholder Agriculture

Mobile phones are ubiquitous today, and not only in richer nations. Consumers in developing countries have embraced smartphones and flip phones, and these nations could …

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Resilient Agriculture through Integrated Pest Management

By Sadiksha Basnet and the Center for Environmental and Agricultural Policy Research, Extension and Development Agriculture accounts for 65% of Nepal’s workforce and 30% of …

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