1. Small holder farmers and practitioners from Tanzania share agroecology best practices to improve soil fertility. English Subtitles
  2. The nameFanya chiniliterally means “throw it downwards” in Kiswahili. It consists of trenches and earthen ridges facing downslope. This intervention aims to reduce soil erosion because it breaks down long slopes into smaller sections. Hence, the speed of runoff will decrease and water can...
  3. Land degradation has spread to two-thirds of sub-Saharan Africa due, in part to the increased pressure ofagriculture to meet the food needs of a growing population and variabilities caused by climate change. But smallholder farmers are fighting to reclaim and revitalize the land, and their...
  4. The nameFanya juumeans “throw it upwards” in Kiswahili and it is very similar tofanya chinisince it consists of terrace bunds and ditches along the contour. The goal of contour bunds is different considering the environmental conditions of the areas where they are used. Their aim in semi-arid...
  5. Abstract,International Journal of Agriculture and Environmental Research, 2016 Soil and Water conservation (SWC) measures play significant role in improving land productivity. The study assessed contribution of soil and water conservation measures/techniques in land productivity in dry-land areas...
  6. The African Organic Agriculture Training Manual consists of several modules with materials for trainers and corresponding handouts for farmers. The materials are an intermediate step towards a comprehensive collection of training materials to promote organic and other sustainable farming...
  7. Seed is life. African farmers have been planting, saving and exchanging seeds for countless generations. Millions rely on them for their farming livelihoods, providing incomes and healthy food to feed their families and communities. But farmers are being pushed to abandon their seed systems and...
  8. In a continent where 70% of the population depends on agriculture, secure access to productive land and natural resources should be an unassailable right for all. But that is far from the case. Customary governance of farmland, forests and pasturelands by traditional community leaders has been...
  9. AFSA’s collection of case studies shows how agroecology benefits Africa in terms of food security, nutrition, poverty reduction, climate change adaptation and mitigation, biodiversity conservation, cultural sensitivity, democracy, and value for money. Agroecology works in harmony with nature. It...
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