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  1. 2019-02-14 Session: Mechanized farming is no longer an option but necessary to help meet the increasing demand of food in Africa. Today there are different types of mechanization that support Conservation Agriculture from land preparation through planting to harvesting. The idea of mechanization sounds...  
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    2019-03-21 This Technical Note provides an overview of parasitic plants of agricultural significance in Africa. Parasitic weeds cause drought stress and stunted crops. Affected plants include cereal grains (e.g., sorghum [Sorghum bicolor] and maize [Zea mays]) and grain legumes (e.g., cowpea [Vigna...  
  3. 2019-04-20 In this Issue : 5th Symposium on Sustainable Agriculture and Appropriate Technologies Environmental Conservation Empowering Small-scale Farmers with Seeds History of Maresha Plow  
  4. 2019-02-12 Session: The session will focus on highlighting and sharing with the participants the lessons learned from implementing two food security programs promoting CA principles in Eastern (Tharaka Nitii), Central (Muranga), Rift Valley (Nakuru) and Western Kenya (Busia) in the last 5-7 years. Even...  
  5. 2019-02-14 Session: His talk will cover definitions with some mention of basic CA principles and practices, the origin of CA technologies in reference to the US Dust Bowl of 1930’s and comparison between conservation and conventional agricultural technologies. It will highlight the main problems associated...  
  6. Session:Soil degradation and rapid change are faced across Africa, and require attention to both old and new technologies. Over two decades of action research with farmers in Malawi has shown that smallholder food production and nutrition can be improved through biological principles and targeted...  
  7. 2019-11-26 Session: Conservation agriculture (CA) (zero tillage + organic inputs as surface residue) is believed to improve soil nutrient status, soil structure, control soil erosion, and also enhance soil fauna diversity. Despite the widespread interest in CA, empirical evidence of the benefits of CA on...  
  8. 2019-02-12 Session: The presenter will highlight serious, new invasive weeds and their control. Recent data shows more than 150 Invasive Alien Species (IAS) in Tanzania, making it the most vulnerable country in East and Central Africa. The number of IAS is expected to increase due to increases in tourism...  
  9. 2019-10-01 Introduction to Soil Structure and Health Acidic Soils of the Tropics Testing and Replenishing your Soils Soil Texturing Flowchart Project Highlights and Impact Stories Staff Spotlight  
  10. 2019-02-12 Session: Grains, mainly maize, and pulses are staple foods for most African subsistence farmers. Post-harvest losses for these crops are estimated up to 40% in Africa. Efforts to reduce these losses include identification of post-harvest problems, how to manage the crops from field to storage....