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  1. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    April, 2011
    China, India, Philippines, Asia

    Rice, a staple food for over 70% of Asians, is also the single biggest user of water, requiring 2-3 times more input (irrigation plus rain) water per unit of grain produced than crops such as wheat and maize. With growing populations, increased urbanisation and environmental degradation, the supply of fresh water is depleting. Recognising the water constraints to rice yield, the aim of the project entitled ‘Developing a System of Temperate and Tropical Aerobic Rice (STAR) in Asia’ was to develop water-efficient aerobic rice technologies.

  2. Library Resource
    June, 2013
    Burkina Faso, Ghana, Western Africa

    Main message

    Farmers in Volta Basin Development Challenge project sites are generally not developing brand new practices on their own. Information about new technologies is slowly spreading from projects to the wider community, but adoption of these technologies could be strengthened by creating an enabling environment. This would mean taking into account the five determinants of adoption identified here and programming accordingly.

  3. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    August, 2013
    Burkina Faso, Ghana, Western Africa

    Within the agricultural development sector, innovation has been identified as a primary pathway to achieve economic, social and environmental goals. Innovation is traditionally defined as a linear and relatively homogenous process involving the invention of a “new” technology that is then transferred and adopted by an intended user.

  4. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    November, 2010

    Agriculture and food security are key sectors for intervention under climate change. Agricultural production is highly vulnerable even to 2C (lowend) predictions for global mean temperatures in 2100, with major implications for rural poverty and for both rural and urban food security. Agriculture also presents untapped opportunities for mitigation, given the large land area under crops and rangeland, and the additional mitigation potential of aquaculture.

  5. Library Resource
    Policy Papers & Briefs
    December, 2011

    The way we produce food must adapt to a variable and changing climate. And key to achieving this is to improve the link between climate information and agricultural practices, especially those of smallholder farmers in developing countries. ‘Agro-climate tools’ do just that and some are introduced here.

  6. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    May, 2010
    Bolivia, Chad, Chile, Colombia, Peru, South America

    The Basin Leader leads this project team which is responsible for coherence of the overall BDC research program by ensuring BDC research remains problem- opportunity- and impact-focused. For the duration of the project, the Basin Leader will work for the CPWF, through a secondment arrangement to be negotiated with CONDESAN. The Basin Leader will report to both the CPWF Research and Innovation & Impact Directors, and will be supervised by the appropriate CPWF Director among them

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