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The Link (East & Southern Africa Region Newsletter) Volume 6

It is a bright hot sunny day and Moses Shonga is taking a walk in his maize field singing. He looks around at the beautiful scenery of evergreen fertilizer trees on his four-acre land and is happy with the progress. “The soils in this region lost their fertility decades ago. However, planting

FoodAfrica Newsletter: MTT becomes Luke but FoodAfrica continues.

As the Chairman of the FoodAfrica Supervisory Board and Director General of MTT I would like to thank all of you for your collaboration and interest in the FoodAfrica programme.

In-Equal Measure: A User Guide to Gender Analysis in Agroforestry

The Consultative Group on International Agriculture Research (CGIAR) is committed to addressing gender concerns in research and action.

NAIP Project report

Farmers, especially the smallholder producers, are increasingly at the receiving end of the climate change effects, which result not only in fluctuating and unstable crop productivity, but also in the decline, deterioration and / or loss of natural resources, and consequently in farmers’ livelihoods. Though it is difficult to stop the climate from changing, a lot can be done to mitigate its magnitude and effects and for devising adaptation mechanisms.

Decision analysis

Author:  Eike Luedeling

An Applied Information Economics Approach to Assessing Resilience in the Horn of Africa

Research for development only has impact if it leads to better decisions In supporting decisions, how can we effectively consider resilience?

Transformations Biweekly 4 Dec 2015

On 7 November 2014, the President of Ireland, Michael D. Higgins, visited the Geregera Watershed in Tigray, Ethiopia’s northernmost region. Here he learned about a new ICRAF project, supported by Irish Aid

Transformations Biweekly 11 Dec 2015

With the election of the new President of Indonesia Joko “Jokowi” Widodo, a new Cabinet recently took office. It includes a new ministry that combines the agendas of environment and forestry.

Soil Spectroscopy in the Africa Soil Information Service: Getting the best out of light

Keith D Shepherd, Land Health Decisions World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF), Nairobi, Kenya Earth Institute, Columbia University (adjunct)

Effects of grazing and fire on soil carbon in dry African Savanna

•Land productivity is key to feed the world - grasslands as “protein pools”
•Land degradation remains a global challenge and reducing/reversing land degradation is a development/research priority
•Soil comes to the global agenda: sustainable intensification