SRI can reduce water requirements, increase land productivity, and buffer against the impacts of climate change while reducing reliance on artificial inputs, like pesticides and artificial fertilizer.
For decades, Moyer has helped develop new techniques and invent new tools to support organic methods. Food Tank had the opportunity to talk with him about organic farming and the future of agriculture.
Up to 80 percent of the agricultural GDP in developing countries comes from livestock. Farmers often raise indigenous breeds, managing herds both to maintain diversity and to support community livelihoods.
ICRISAT’s goals are to improve food availability and rural livelihoods in drought-prone areas by combining crop commodity research with natural resource management practices. Bergvinson leads its strategic development and is an expert in international agriculture research for development.
Antanitis is a farmer, healthcare professional, and veteran with a passion for helping others and providing opportunities within organic agriculture.
Nick Jacobs, a specialist in agri-food, trade, and development policies, discusses IPES-Food’s recent report, entitled Unravelling the Food-Health Nexus, and how to change the global food system.
Research organizations are working with local farmers and bakers to incorporate cassava flour into bread, with significant positive impacts for whole regions.
In West Africa where the percentage of women in poverty is growing, new technologies and crop varieties developed by the region’s leading researchers bring new opportunities for women and youths in terms of food and livelihood security.
A meeting with officials of the West and Central Africa Council for Agricultural Research and Development (CORAF) is central to Nierenberg’s visit.