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  1. 2017-11-17  
  2. 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...
     
  3. 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...  
  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. 2017-11-14 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.  
  6. 2017-10-05  
  7. 2017-10-05 Home garden interventions are one of few agricultural interventions with a proven effect on nutritional outcomes and potentially contribute to 8 of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals. Despite a recent surge in interest, there remains a lack of knowledge about the most effective ways to...  
  8. 2017-10-04 The central component of The Vetiver System is Vetiver Grass (Chrysopogon zizanioides), a sterile, non-invasive tropical bunchgrass. It is used throughout the tropics in a wide-range of applications including erosion control, degraded land remediation, soil conservation and runoff retention,...  
  9. 2017-10-04 The goal of silage preservation is the conversion of moist, chopped forage with a short storage life to preserved forage that can be fed to livestock as needed. Most legume and grass crops can be ensiled successfully. The key to good silage management is air exclusion to obtain the best...  
  10. 2017-10-03 Soils of smallholder farmers are often depleted of organic matter and available soil nutrients, and may also be acidic and/or saline. We will review the causes and extent of these soil-related challenges in the developing world. A variety of possible management responses to these challenges will...