1. 20/04/2004 Did you know that there is a network of agricultural research centers, each specializing in just a few areas of tropical or subtropical agriculture? The network has an awkward name, CGIAR (Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research). Most of the network’s members also have long...
  2. 20/04/2007 In observation trials, each variety is grown in only one plot of ground. Observations from such trials are not as conclusive as with replication. As long as site conditions are fairly uniform, however, they give the experimenter a pretty good idea of likely “losers” and “winners.”
  3. 20/10/2003 For many of us the idea of “research” is scary. We are not trained in it. We picture rigorous statistical analyses that we do not have any idea about. We have seen glossy scientific journals with technical words that we could not understand. Besides, isn’t our goal to directly help small farmers?...
  4. 20/10/2003 This article covers the important steps in planning and carrying out an experiment and then apply these steps to a sample experiment.
  5. 20/02/2013
  6. ECHO ResearchNotes are topic-specificpublications about crops and agricultural practicesimportant to those working in the tropics and subtropics. Our material is authored by ECHO staff (past and present) as well as outside writers, all with experience and knowledge of their subject. These...
  7. Why AIRCA? Need for integrated action to deliver sustainable agricultural intensification at the landscape scale has stimulated the formation of the Association of International Research and Development Centers for Agriculture (AIRCA). AIRCA is a nine-member alliance focused on increasing food...
  8. Le Cirad a un objectif prioritaire : bâtir une agriculture durable, adaptée aux changements climatiques, capable de nourrir 10 milliards d’êtres humains en 2050, tout en préservant l’environnement. Il considère que pour se développer sur le long terme et élaborer des politiques publiques...
  9. 18/07/2018 Les agriculteurs se battent souvent pour maintenir la capacité productive de leurs sols, en particulier dans les zones où ils manquent de terres pour une période de jachère (repos) entre les productions agricoles. Les légumineuses servant d’engrais verts/cultures de couverture (EVCC) peuvent être...