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.
This booklet gives an overview of the current project portfolio of the Collaborative Crop Research Program (CCRP) in West Africa, with QR codes indicating the respective links to the program’s website (www.ccrp.org), where more information and resources can be found both for the CCRP and for individual projects. Ce livret Le présent livret donne un […]
Source: Bettina Haussmann, Batamaka Some & Axel Schuch
Resource Type: Organizational publication or report
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.
The National Semi Arid Resources Research Institute (NaSARRI) conducted participatory soil health assessments with farmers in Eastern Uganda using a soil toolkit by Smallholder Soil Health Assessment https://smallholder-sha.org/. This involved working directly with farmers to determine key soil health parameters including soil pH, phosphorus, particulate organic matter, macrofaunal, and soil texture in farmers’ fields without […]
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 […]
In Mali, agriculture and livestock contribute about 23 % of export income and 40 % of the country’s gross domestic income. From a general development perspective, the livestock component of agriculture can therefore contribute substantially to improve farm productivity and poverty alleviation. It is with this in mind that this study was initiated. It aims […]
Source: Ousmane M. Sanogo, Salif Doumbia, Katrien Descheemaeker
This presentation focused on different learning approaches applied in Malawi to support soil health innovations: Lead Farmer Farmer Filed School Farmer Research Farmer Research Networks They share the following characteristics: Active involvement of farmers in the learning process Farmers are given responsibilities to facilitate learning Based on experiential learning Learning by doing Based on social […]
Source: Frank Tchuwa
Resource Type: Organizational publication or report
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 […]