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  1. The High Level Panel of Experts on Food Security and Nutrition With 821 million people still hungry (FAO et al., 2018), it is clear that the global agriculture and food systems are not meeting the world’s demand for food. This tension is likely to be exacerbated as food systems will continue to face multi-dimensional, complex and mounting challenges...
  2. Food environments is a new concept and its relevance for a better understanding of food systems is still a matter of debate. Researchers have not yet reached a unique agreed-upon definition of food environments but they tend to converge towards a combination of external and personal factors...
  3. Author: Betsy Teutsch Technical Editor: Lisa Kitinoja 100 Under $100: Tools for Reducing Postharvest Losses is a comprehensive compilation of postharvest techniques covering every step of the smallholder Value Chain, enhanced with lively descriptions, pertinent links, engaging stories, data-rich tables, and stunning photos. These all build and...
  4. Samuel Robb, Stephen Joseph Biochar and wood vinegar are emerging technologies with numerous applications in agriculture and environmental remediation1 . Advocates and early adopters of these products are well versed in their positive attributes. Biochar, for example, has been shown generally to increase crop yields in...
  5. Editors : Christine Heumesser, Holger A. Kray The analysis in this report highlights that although these questions can be formulated in relatively simple terms, they certainly do not have simple answers. In fact, the two main conclusions that can be drawn from our research both highlight this point. First, the specific context in which a...
  6. Dr. Namita Singh, Head of Training, Digital Green. This handbook gives an overview of a broad range of technologies and can be useful for professionals engaged in agriculture extension, organizations working with smallholder farmers, implementors, donors and other public sector partners. Those interested in the use ICTs for development may also...
  7. Vernooy, R.; Bessette, G.; Otieno, G. (eds.) The Resilient Seed Systems Handbook Second Edition, developed by a multidisciplinary team of Bioversity International researchers and research partners, is a tool that supports research and capacity building on resilient seed systems in the context of adaptation to climate change. The first...
  8. Dan Pennock Despite almost a century of research and extension efforts, soil erosion by water, wind and tillage continues to be the greatest threat to soil health and soil ecosystem services in many regions of the world. Our understanding of the physical processes of erosion and the controls on those...
  9. “Conservation Farming (Agriculture), put first things first by attending to the needs of the soil— by seeing to it that the starting off place, the base, is put into sound health and kept that way. Any other approach, no matter what it may be, always has and always must lead eventually to...
  10. Yasuko Inoue (IRENA/JIRCAS), Joaquin Macuacua (National Directorate of Forestry, Mozambique / University of Amsterdam) and Miyuki Iiyama (ICRAF/JIRCAS) This collection aims to provide a reference for policy makers and practitioners working in areas related to bioenergy in rural areas of sub-Saharan Africa. This encompasses those in the energy, agriculture, forestry, environment, finance and business sectors, among others, who are searching for...