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  1. 2017-11-14 The presentation will be based on findings of an ex-post evaluation of 10 years of Christian Care’sConservation Agriculture (CA) programming which started in 2006 and ended in 2014 in five districtsof Zimbabwe with funding from the United Church of Canada and the Canadian Foodgrains Bank (CFGB)....
  2. 2017-11-14 Topics to be presented include, matching the tropical and subtropical fruit crops to local environmental conditions as well as plant space and size management and low-input cultural practices for small holdings (nutrient, water, and pruning). Simple tactics for potential off-season cropping will...
  3. 2017-11-15 As development practitioners, researchers, and changemakers we are confronted by situations in which armed conflict has torn apart the physical and social structures of societies. Smallholder farmers are deeply impacted and often take part in these conflicts. Rebuilding small holder agriculture...
  4. 2017-11-14 Growing, harvesting, preserving and marketing food that benefits from chilling or freezing is no easy process. Middlemen, lack of education, poor technology transfer, difficult or non-existent agriculture credit, unclear market linkages, tradition, volume and production inconsistencies, lack of...
  5. 2017-11-16 This plenary presentation will discuss how developing countries (especially Haiti) can be competitive in aquaculture production and protect their environment. Even though world food fish aquaculture rose to over 70 million tons in 2015, developing countries contributed less than 8% in volume and...
  6. 2017-11-15 For too long agriculture and nutrition have been separate sectors of development. Producing more food does not insure less child malnutrition in farm families. What are some practical high-impact actions that every family can do to have children who can survive and thrive? How can a development...
  7. 2017-11-15 Agroecology is a holistic approach to farming which takes into account social, environmental, and health concerns of food production. A long-term participatory research project with smallholder farmers in Malawi and Tanzania using agroecology will be discussed. In this research project, farmers...
  8. 2017-11-16 Traditional water treatment using moringa seeds only removes 90 – 99% of pathogens while allowing fouling of the water over time.Over the past seven years Dr. Velegol’s research group has created an innovative and sustainable process that solves these two problems.When crushed seeds are added to...
  9. 2017-11-16 In this session we will explore how seven steps of learning design, “4 A’s” for designing learning activities, and taking account of cognitive domains and learning styles can energize the farmer-teacher interaction.The ideas we will use in this session are based on the teachings of Jane Vella...
  10. 2017-11-14 Access to power and building local knowledge in rural Africa is enhancing education, agriculture, and economic growth. Examining the most efficient and affordable use of electricity and best practices through the lens of three case studies: 1) Implementing solar at a small village school project...
  11. 2017-11-14 We will describe how a Biblical basis for work and care of creation integrates people in society and reconciles communities.
  12. 2017-11-14 Margaret Tagwira will share about the successful promotion of chaya in Zimbabwe
  13. 2017-11-14 This session is based on the speaker's research into homegardens in two low-income areas of Fort Myers, FL. A summary of relevant scientific literature will be presented, followed by the research results. These results include a list of plant species, and descriptions of homegarden structure,...
  14. 2017-11-14 Sustainable intensification of Cambodian rice systems through the integration of horticulture and livestock production shows promise by increasing the opportunity for smallholders to access new markets, increase incomes, and improve dietary diversity.
  15. 2017-11-14 Agricultural extension plays a fundamental role in advancing agricultural development in post-conflict countries. Dr. Moore will elaborate the impacts of different extension policy approaches and practices in post-conflict settings and identify the key elements needed to rebuild agricultural...
  16. 2017-11-14 The Asian Rural Institute teaches servant leadership on an organic farm. Hear from a graduate how that impacted her work in Cambodia and Northeast India. Learn how you could get involved as a volunteer, intern or participant at ARI.
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