Intensification and semi-intensification of tef production in Ethiopia: applications of the system of crop intensification

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Future strategies for sustainable food security will need to get greater productivity from available land, labour, water and other resources, producing more food, as much as possible, with reduced inputs. The System of Crop Intensification (SCI) which emerged from an agroecological production strategy developed for rice in Madagascar in the 1980s has shown promise in […]

Students Became the teachers- How learning new ways of farming from the youth in his community doubled the rice production of a 63-year old farmer

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“I’ve been a farmer all my life. I had not received any training in agriculture and only used my local knowledge, ” says Yohana Zablon (63), a smallholder farmer from Njage Village in Morogoro, Tanzania. “A few months ago, I was approached by some members of Tupendane Youth Group in our village, who had just […]