Growing more maize with a mobile phone

12 September, 2012 by (comments)

If you want to know why Eric Owandu now considers his mobile phone one of the most important tools on his farm, have a look at this article, just published in New Agriculturist. Eric is one of around 1,600 smallholders in Western Kenya currently trialling a new text messaging service, as part of the  CIAT-led Africa Soil Information ServiceRead More …

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Filed Under: Africa @en, CIAT in the media

Kenya: A glimpse of climate-smart agriculture

16 October, 2011 by (comments)

From “madman” to model farmer – perseverance pays off for Maurice There are many ways to describe Maurice Kwadha: farmer, entrepreneur, and climate-smart are some of them. But some in Kombewa, in western Kenya’s Nyando Basin, used to call him a madman. Once, when he was collecting discarded milk packets at the local market, he was physically attacked byRead More …

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Filed Under: Crops @en

Coffee and climate change photofilm now in Spanish

1 March, 2011 by (comments)

Click to watch the Spanish version of Two Degrees Up – PART ONE: Colombia. The 6-minute photostory documents the experiences of smallholder coffee farmers in Colombia’s southwestern Cauca department, who are already feeling the effects of rising temperatures on their crucial, high-value cash crop. The English version on the story was shown at the recent United Nations COP16 ClimateRead More …

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Filed Under: Climate Change, Latin America and the Caribbean, Multimedia @en, Regions