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Agroecology farmer training

<p>Farmers across the Global South can learn from agroecological solutions presented by their peers via Access Agriculture’s online video platform. While thousands of organizations and rural service providers have freely downloaded and shared these videos from Africa, Asia and Latin America, farmers have become the largest occupational group signing up for Access Agriculture. At least sixty million farmers have seen Access Agriculture videos.</p>

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CropWatch Cloud

<p>Improving developing countries’ capacities to obtain and access domestic and global agricultural information through CropWatch</p>

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The Toothpick Project: Fighting Striga (witchweed) with Smallholder Biotechnology

<p>Providing safe and innovative bioherbicide, designed by and for smallholders.</p>

West and Central Africa
Mechanized raised-bed technology

<p>Mechanized raised-bed (MRB) irrigation is a field-configuration technology that enhances water use efficiency in dryland conditions. This technology, along with improved crop varieties and agronomic practices, is part of a MRB production package that improves farm productivity and income. For wheat in Egypt, MRB led to an average 25 percent increase in yield, more than 60 percent increase in water productivity and about 20 percent in farming cost reduction.</p>

Near East, North Africa, Europe and Central Asia
Cactus pear

<p>The International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA) promotes cactus pear as a crop that millions of farmers in semi-arid and dry areas can use to improve their nutrition and incomes. Cactus is a multifunctional crop, mitigating drought and combating desertification. In South Asia as well as Middle-East and North Africa (MENA), the cultivation of cactus pear increases the economic viability of small and medium-sized farms of low-income farmers</p>

West and Central Africa
Supplemental irrigation

<p>Supplemental irrigation provides higher and more stable yields, a lower risk of crop failure and much higher crop water productivity, which together significantly improve farmers' incomes. Supplemental irrigation helps mitigate inconsistent seasonal rainfall, which is intensifying because of climate change. Already, frequent droughts cause substantial crop losses.</p>

Near East, North Africa, Europe and Central Asia
Conservation Agriculture

<p>When properly managed, conservation agriculture can benefit both farmers and the environment. Conservation agriculture refers to the use of technologies and practices that enhance crop productivity while improving resource-use efficiency and soil health. As an alternative to conventional tillage for rainfed drylands, it not only saves time and labour, but also conserves water and nutrients in the soil to make crop production more resilient to climate change.</p>

East and Southern Africa
Rangeland management

<p>The Sustainable Rangeland Management (SRM) toolkit, tested in Tunisia, lays out a scalable, holistic and multidisciplinary approach for addressing the biophysical and socio-economic trade-offs among different land uses. The toolkit helps communities, policymakers and development actors apply key sustainable rangeland management practices to targeted regions. It can play a major role in achieving a neutral level of land degradation, increased forage production and enhanced ecosystem services.</p>

Latin America and the Caribbean
Broadening the usage of ICTs in the coffee value chain

New ICTs help Guatemalan coffee farmers respond to climate change.

Asia and the Pacific
Wuzhishan Green Agriculture Park

Creating employment opportunities and enhancing environmental protection by modernizing agriculture

East and Southern Africa
Preserving watersheds in Nairobi

Improving water quality with natural infrastructure.

Asia and the Pacific
Financial inclusion empowers fish vending women in India

Addressing an essential need of the fish vending women: credit at a reasonable rate of interest.

Asia and the Pacific
Zero fish waste in Indonesia

Improving food security by reducing post-harvest loss in fishery through better processing

Asia and the Pacific
The Green Livelihood Campaign: Supporting financial inclusion and renewable energy for salt farmers in India

Helping salt farmers improve their livelihoods through solar pumps

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An innovative and scalable cooking-based charcoal production value chain for women

Charcoal produced as a by-product of daily cooking becomes a livelihood opportunity.

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Developing a business case for safe recovery of water, nutrients and energy

Enterprise-based solutions for reuse of domestic and agro-industrial waste

East and Southern Africa
Bocage hedges in Rwanda

Improving soil fertility and combating flood damage through bocage agroforestry.

Latin America and the Caribbean
Agricultural Innovation Marketplace

Knowledge-sharing initiative to boost agricultural innovation.

East and Southern Africa
Sustainable beekeeping in the Indian Ocean Islands

Using sustainable apiculture to offset climate change.

East and Southern Africa
Strengthening landscape assessments for better project design

New data measurement capabilities could hold the key to building climate change resilience.

Asia and the Pacific
A cellphone-based information hub for pastoralists in Gujarat

India’s trend for mobile tech helped create a powerful knowledge network.

Asia and the Pacific
Fish marketing societies in Coastal India

Supporting fishing communities against exploitative creditors.

Near East, North Africa, Europe and Central Asia
Conservation Agriculture in Moldova

Adapting to climate change through soil-friendly agricultural practices.

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Flexi Biogas

Portable power from cost-effective eco-friendly biogas systems.