The CCRP generates knowledge based on principles of agroecology (AE) in support of farmers to have improved nutrition and income in a sustainable way. This is achieved through knowledge co-creation using farmer research networks (FRNs) which include extension, research and farmers, and through collaborating between different types of institutions and people in communities of practice. […]
Source: Sara Namirembe
Resource Type: Organizational publication or report
Access Agriculture is an international, non-governmental organization that hosts an online platform for sharing farmer-to-farmer videos. These well-crafted videos are based on participatory research oriented towards farmers’ priorities, and feature men and women farmers sharing their expertise and innovations in their own languages. CCRP has in the past engaged with Access Agriculture in supporting filmmaking […]
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.
The National Semi Arid Resources Research Institute (NaSARRI) conducted participatory soil health assessment 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, macrofauna and soil texture in farmers’ fields without […]
Source: Steven J. Vanek, Blessing Magonziwa, and Steven J. Fonte
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 […]
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 project team investigated 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 which can lead to successful development outcomes and build on this research. […]