The Singida Nutrition and Agroecology Project (SNAP) is investigating whether a participatory approach to testing agroecological practices and improved nutrition can lead to enhanced legume production and utilization in rural communities in Singida District, Tanzania. Previous CCRP-funded research in Malawi has shown the potential for such an approach to lead to successful development outcomes.
Fonio (Digitaria exilis) is a traditional cereal in West Africa, grown by women and men smallholder farmers, either as food crop to reduce impacts of the hungry period, to diversify their own diets, or to sell as cash crop. In addition to its role in food security in many areas of Mali, Burkina Faso, and […]
This video entitled ” Improving the nutritional status of children by increasing the consumption of “Cereal + legume” composite flour-based products in rural Burkina Faso”, summarizes major activities of the “Child nutrition” project, and includes demonstrations of the preparation of different types of nutritious food.
Robust seed systems are central to sustainable food systems that are renewable, resilient, equitable, diverse, healthy, and interconnected. We also believe that there is an urgency to supporting community based and farmer managed seed systems in order to protect and enhance seed diversity. Recognizing this, the Global Alliance for the Future of Food commissioned experts […]
The Statistics for Sustainable Development Resources site is a publicly available repository of resources on topics related to Stats4SD’s work. This includes statistics, research methods and data management, as well as topics more specific to particular partners. For example, as part of their work on the RMS project with CCRP, they have added content on […]
FAO and CCRP Collaboration Focuses on a Practical Tool for Agroecological Assessment CCRP is delighted to collaborate with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) on advancing agroecology (AE). Since 2015, the CCRP’s grant support to the FAO has supported the development of the FAO’s Agroecology Knowledge Hub website. Its support also allowed the […]
Source: Edmundo Barrios, FAO Agroecology team: Claire Nicklin, CCRP-Andes regional team; Ric Coe, Statistics for Sustainable Development and CCRP’s Research Methods Support team; and Ernesto Mendes, U of Vermont. Editor: Rebecca Nelson.
African grain legumes such as cowpea, chickpea, and pigeon pea, are vulnerable to high levels of storage loss from a group of beetles known as bruchids. The metabolic activity of bruchids can also favor the growth of mycotoxin producing fungi in the product. Significant amounts of aflatoxin B1 and B2 ranging from 0.23 – 329.2 […]
Farmers in Burkina Faso and Mali face severe challenges, including the fragility and poverty of their soils, losses due to pests and diseases, and adversities related to climate change. The current situation is likely to worsen due to rapid population growth, extensive agriculture and livestock production, undervaluing of local knowledge and low use of improved […]
This video, from November 2019, portrays the training of rural women on the preparation of biscuits with “Cereal+legume” flour. Four rural communes were represented: Mannè, Boussouma, Lebda, Korsimoro and Andintenga, and for each commune, two women, referred as “rural nutrition facilitators” participated. Please click here to view
This guidance document on Theories of Change is for the use of CCRP projects. A ToC is a product and a process where stakeholders develop, monitor,research,utilize,and evaluate theories. This enables learning by explaining mechanisms of how, why,and in what context an intervention achieves or contributes to impact.A Theory of Change (ToC) has three main objectives […]