Month: June 2013

Soil Management in Africa – Abdoulaye Mando, IFDC

Dr. Abdoulaye Mando, Natural Resources Manager for IFDC’s North and West Africa Division, discusses his work in Togo, helping farmers develop locally-relevant soil fertility strategies.

The interview was conducted at the Global Conference on Agricultural Research and Development (GCARD2010) in Montpellier, France on 31 March 2010.

‘Farming First’ Conference – Dr. Marjatta Eilatta, IFDC

Dr. Marjatta Eilitta of IFDC speaks at the ‘Farming First’ Conference in New York on February 24, 2008.

Shamba Shape-Up, Episode 1

“Shamba Shape-Up” is a ‘make-over’ television series that features farm families in East Africa and addresses specific challenges to improving their farms (‘shambas’). The show includes agricultural experts that demonstrate practical methods and technologies that can transform farm productivity. The series’ tagline is “Grow more food, make more money, build a better life.”

WACIP Expo Artisanal ORTM 3 Octobre 2009

L’exposition de produits artisanaux des pays C-4 organisée par le WACIP et Aid to Artisans. Musée National de Bamako (Mali). Emission ORTM du 3 octobre, 2009.

Mali Atelier de Restitution IPM GIFS 1 Avril 2009

This is a broadcast by the Malian Television Station, ORTM, on April 1, 2008. It shows clips of the two-day Results Workshop organized by the Malian cotton company (CMDT) to review results of the CMDT/OHVN program in the 2008 rainy season to teach farmers improved ways to conduct integrated pest management (IPM) and integrated soil fertility management (ISFM). The program was co-financed by USAID through the IFDC-implemented USAID West Africa Cotton Improvement Program (WACIP).

Growth in Crop Yields Inadequate to Feed the World by 2050 – Research

A new study says that productivity is not rising fast enough to meet the likely demands on agriculture by 2050. Four key staple crops – maize, rice, wheat and soybeans – were studied; other factors, such as climate change, were not taken into account.  Fertile agricultural land is at a premium in most countries, and overuse, water scarcity and soil…

1st Global TraPs Conference to Convene in Beijing

June 13, 2013 – MUSCLE SHOALS, Ala., USA – The Global TraPs project (Global Transdisciplinary Processes for Sustainable Phosphorus Management) is collaborating with the Global Partnership on Nutrient Management (GPNM) to hold the first Global TraPs world conference in Beijing on June 18 and the Global Conference on Nutrient Management, which will take place on June 19-20. More than 100…

New Technologies for African Agriculture

June 10, 2013 – MUSCLE SHOALS, Ala., USA, and ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia – Africa needs to double food production between now and 2050 to ensure food security for a growing population. Fortunately, new technologies are available – tested, proven and already in use – that can substantially increase crop yields and food production. With government agencies, non-governmental organizations and the…

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