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Sustainable Agricultural Intensification in Eastern and Southern Africa: evidence, lessons and imperatives for scaling up and out.
(CIMMYT; ACIAR, 2016)
Both field experiments and household analysis show that conservation agriculture (CA) can have a strong value proposition for farmers in terms of cost reduction, yield enhancement and risk mitigation. CA can contribute to ...
Are structured value chains possible or necessary? some highlights from Ethiopian and Kenyan maize and legume markets
(CIMMYT; EIAR; KALRO; ACIAR, 2016)
A core pillar of sustainable agricultural intensification is the farm level financial viability of such intensification. This will (almost surely) be mediated by well-functioning agricultural markets and value chains. This ...
CIMMYT Southern Africa: enhancing income, food and nutritional security through science and partnerships since 1985
“Maize is life” to many of southern Africa’s most vulnerable. While in the last 50 years the production of cereal crops in the developing world has tripled, with only a 30% increase in cultivated land area, the impact of ...
Combating drought in southern Africa: from relief to resilience
A different, more sustainable response strategy is needed to increase the resilience of farming systems to acute climate change-induced drought and heat stress in sub-Saharan Africa. Governments need a comprehensive action ...
Achieving sustainable agricultural intensification in Eastern and Southern Africa: what is needed?
(ACIAR; SIMLESA; CIMMYT, [2017?])
The twin goals of achieving food and nutrition security in Eastern and Southern Africa remains urgent. These goals are particularly challenging now because they must be achieved at a time of unprecedented global changes ...