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  1. 2019-11-26 Session: Cassava production is faced with increased pressure from pests and diseases (CMD and CBSD). The management of these virus diseases requires the development or breeding for resistant/tolerant cassava varieties with high yield and preferred by farmers. Cassava research program in...  
  2. 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...  
  3. 2019-10-02 Climate smart agriculture provides new opportunities for addressing the need for local adaptation, livelihoods, agro biodiversity conservation, and better nutrition.Climate smart villages provide platforms for ensuring that various interventions converge where it matters the most: local levels....  
  4. 2019-10-01 Scaling-up is especially important for agriculture, rural development and nutrition because of persistent global challenge of food security and rural poverty. As early as 1980s, scaling-up emerged as a challenge among NGOs since their interventions were typically small in scale but adapting...  
  5. 2019-10-01 Malnutrition posed a big challenge for development and children are most vulnerable. School children can only maximize their potentials and educational outcomes if their nutrition is given attention. The integrated school nutrition model is an approach that looks at leveraging the nutrition...  
  6. 2019-10-01 Agroforestry systems are encouraged in farming systems in the developed and the developing countries, due to the multifunctional role of agroforestry in enhancing agronomic productivity, co-production of diversity of food products for balanced nutrition and provision of environmental ecosystem...  
  7. 2019-02-13 Session: There exists a perfect synergy between research and community perceptions and expectations in agro-ecology. Farmer involvement provides evidence-based research questions and fosters in-depth research and constructive findings for the society. The presentation shares strategies for farmer...  
  8. 2019-02-13 Session: How can we support the extreme poor to be better enabled (with regards to having sufficient food security) to commit to learning and executing CA? It’s “addressing poverty before production” in parallel with CA training, as the extremely poor (yet capable) can choose not to work on...  
  9. 2019-02-12 Session: Evidenced-based practices are needed to build trust and to close the agricultural technology gap as a means of improving livelihoods and self-support among rural small-scale farmers. The approach is as well a documented step-by-step guide on how organizations working with small-scale...  
  10. 2019-02-12 Session: Ken’s research focuses on smallholder farming systems in sub-Saharan Africa, and in particular problems of soil fertility with emphasis on nitrogen fixation by legumes and the temporal and spatial dynamics of resources within crop/livestock farming systems. Biographical information: Ken...