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Agroecology: Better farming model for Africa

Agroecology: Better farming model for Africa | CIHEAM Press Review | Scoop.it

Only a fraction of agricultural research funding in Africa goes into transforming the food and farming systems, with most of it “still reinforcing damaging industrial models,” whereas agroecology is the better option. Agroecology is the study of ecological processes and their application to agricultural production to improve farmers’ livelihoods and food availability. Most African farming being subsistence and smallholder, agroecology is considered a better option.

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Participation: key to the creation of new farming systems

Participation: key to the creation of new farming systems | CIHEAM Press Review | Scoop.it

Farmers and the actors that support farming systems face acute challenges caused by the climate emergency. According to CGIAR researchers, overcoming these challenges requires working together to co-design and adopt climate-smart practices. This article explains how climate-smart farming could be achieved through an innovation platform to develop climate-smart practices.

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