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  1. The presentation discusses gender in food security programs. The presentation shall focus issues of access and control and impact on food security. The break out session will conduct an analysis of gender in agriculture program and how to address gender gaps that promote continuous women...  
  2. Toxic synthetic chemicals such as pesticides and pharmaceutical residues are a major threat to drinking water safety worldwide. Unfortunately, major international water development initiatives focus exclusively on microbial pathogens (the most immediate threat to health) while neglecting...  
  3. 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 use of...  
  4. Brent is an extension professor of International Horticulture at the University of Kentucky. He has worked for 33 years in small farm extension and research, 15 of which were in Bangladesh, Cambodia, Thailand, and Myanmar. He most recently worked as Agriculture Program Director with the NGO...  
  5. Ngorongoro District, part of the Serengeti Ecosystem witnessed a human population growth from approximately 25,000 in the early sixties to 200,000 people in 2016, predominantly pastoralist Maasai. Pastoralism as we know it today can be combined with photo tourism and game hunting activities for...  
  6. Sjoerd is a Soil Management Specialist in the Crop Management Extension Group at Penn State University. His work concentrates on sustainable intensification using conservation agriculture. He has helped destitute youth in Kenya start a hay baling business using appropriate technologies and is...  
  7. The desire to transform smallholder farming to feed the increasing hungry people, burgeoning population, and adaptation and mitigation to climate change is high. There is an obvious realization that it is smallholder farming and rain-fed for that matter that holds the promise to feed the hungry...  
  8. Session:He will present on the status of the small food processing sector in rural of Tanzania, a case of Arusha Region, and the role of SIDO in establishment and growth of small food processing units. He will describe challenges faced in rural areas and some available players in the area....  
  9. 2015-06-16 "Aquaponics is a food production system that combines conventional aquaculturewith hydroponics in a symbiotic environment." (Wikipedia) By combining these two systems farmers are able to increase their yield, decrease costs and deal sustainably with some of the challenges of hydroculture. In...  
  10. 2015-04-20 The coffee team from IDDS Tanzania was highlighted in Smithsonian Magazine this month with a story about how a self-taught Tanzanian inventor, nonprofit workers, and MIT students collaborated on a potentially life-changing tool for coffee growers.