1. 2014-04-20 Harry van den Burg wrote in response to theEDN 121 articleabout: …the extent to which risk aversion may have been and even is overestimated, at the expense of hunger and exhaustion, as a leading limiting factor on agricultural productivity. “Whereas I certainly think that the argument has merit…I...
  2. 2014-04-20 There is no doubt in my mind that West African farmers want development if that means, among other things, more productive farming. Of course they would rather harvest seven than three sacks of sorghum per hectare. If that is so, why do so many choose not to engage in development projects that...
  3. Abstract, Frontiers in Sustainable Food Systems,2020 On-farm diversification is a promising strategy for farmers to adapt to climate change. However, few recommendations exist onhowto diversify farm systems in ways that best fit the agroecological and socioeconomic challenges farmers face....
  4. In a perfect world, everyone would have access to nutritious, affordable food. However, as Rick Bates knows, there is no such thing as utopia when it comes to food security, as millions of people around the world have limited food resources. One of those places is Cambodia in Southeast Asia, one...
  5. 关键资源 2019-01-20 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. This booklet is targeted at public and private advisory institutions providing support to rural communities, in particular adviser involved with developing and enhancing revenue-generating rural enterprises for farmers. The booklet focuseson promoting transport and traction services as a viable...
  7. The world is witnessing major shifts in dietary patterns and--in parallel--a signficant threat to agricultural biodiversity. The implications for human health and the resilience of our food systems are far reaching. As this paper shows, these two phenomena are interconnected. It calls for action...
  8. Lightning Talk, ECHOEast Africa Pastoralist Symposium, March 29, 2022. Presenter: Loupa Pius