CCRP’s AEI-centered research funding, cross-cutting projects, convening, and support structures focus and accelerate the co-creation and sharing of AEI knowledge and solutions across local, regional, and global scales… helping smallholder farmers feed their world.
Effectively addressing malnutrition in the rural sector remains a critical international priority, especially as increasing evidence shows that people who are malnourished as children not only experience the developmental consequences of chronic nutrient deficiencies, but are also more likely to be overweight or obese as adults (Black et al. 2013; Godfrey, Gluckman, and Hanson 2010).
Source: Ana Deaconu, Geneviève Mercille & Malek Batal (2019) The Agroecological Farmer’s Pathways from Agriculture to Nutrition: A Practice-Based Case from Ecuador’s Highlands, Ecology of Food and Nutrition, 58:2, 142-165, DOI: 10.1080/03670244.2019.1570179
How to prepare and use botanical pesticides (in English). This short video provides details to African farmers and knowledge providers on optimized methods of collection, preparation and application of botanical pesticides in smallholder farming systems.
Source: Professor Steven Belmain, Prof. of Ecology, University of Greenwich, Kent, UK
The soil health tool kit assembles a number of methods to assess soil health in the context of projects and networks working with smallholder farmers. The soil health tool kit website describes the protocols for soil pH, permanganate-oxidizable soil carbon (POXC or active carbon), particulate organic matter (POM), soil aggregate stability, and soil available phosphorus. […]