Vermiwash is the liquid that is collected after water passes through compost made by earthworms. It is rich in plant growth hormones, micro-nutrients, and major nutrients like nitrogen, phosphorous and potassium. Go here to watch the video, Vermiwash: an organic tonic for crops
Source: Produced by Shanmuga Priya for Access Agriculture
Founded in July 2015, the Association of Guardians of the Native Potato (AGUAPAN) is a network of Peruvian farmers who serve as custodians of potato diversity. Each member actively conserves at least 50 varieties. For their service, farmers receive annual payments from two Dutch potato seed companies as their way of fulfilling the spirit of […]
El conjunto de herramientas de salud del suelo reúne métodos simplificados para evaluar la salud del suelo a través de proyectos y redes que trabajan con pequeños agricultores. El sitio web del kit de herramientas describe protocolos para el pH del suelo, el carbono del suelo que es oxidable al permanganato (POXC o carbono activo), […]
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 […]