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Young farmer becomes mobile phone ambassador

Meet Utpal Roy, a 21-year-old from Bangladesh, who started working in fish farming at the age of 18, out of interest developed from his family. He was discouraged after seeing his profits drop and gradually he lost interest in it.  “I knew the basics of aqua farming but still needed proper guidance in preparing low-cost feed, accessing markets and getting desired... More
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Nominations open for the 2018 Maize-Asia Youth Innovators Awards

Are you a young woman or man below 35 years of age or do you know someone who is implementing innovations in Asian maize-based agri-food systems, including research-for-development, seed systems, agribusiness, and sustainable intensification? Nominate them for the 2018 Maize-Asia Youth Innovators Awards. The awards, initiated by the CGIAR Research Program on Maize (MAIZE)  aim to identify young innovators who can serve... More
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Accelerating horizontal learning in Bangladesh polders

Farmers in coastal Bangladesh often struggle to make ends meet, because cropping is hampered by poor water control in the polders both at the community level and at sluice level. To improve water control, community-based Water Management Groups (WMGs) are essential. MetaMeta in partnership with the international NGO Access Agriculture and local NGO JJS have launched the ‘Accelerating Horizontal Learning in... More
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ENERGY SMART AGRICULTURE

Energy is needed in all steps along the agrifood chain: in the production of crops, fish,livestock and forestry products; in post-harvest operations; in food storage and processing;in food transport and distribution; and in food preparation.Direct energy includes electricity,mechanical power, solid, liquid and gaseous fuels. Indirect energy, on the other hand, refersto the energy required to manufacture inputs such as machinery, farm... More
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Agricultural training videos in your language

Lucia Ntchela, a farmer from Mwanza in southern Malawi can now fully rely on the income from the chili farming to meet household expenses and to pay school fees for her children.  She no longer needs to look for income from other sources. But things have not been always rosy for Lucia. Like other farmers in her community, she struggled to... More
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Campaigning for conservation

With perfect lighting and the cackling of geese as a soundtrack, Campaigning for Conservation (C4C) training kicked off at the Manor House Agricultural Center on the 12th of March 2018 and lasted twelve days. This was a training offered to twenty-six Farming for Biodiversity Campaigners from across the country Kenya by RARE, IFOAM Organics International and was supported by German Environment... More
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