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Entries in Agriculture (113)

Monday
Mar012010

C3P Crop Crisis Control Project - New Spread of Cassava Brown Streak Virus Disease and its Implications for the Movement of Cassava Germplasm in the East and Central African Region

Cassava is among the most important food crops in sub-Saharan Africa, and it is currently facing a new emerging threat in the cassava brown streak virus. This brief, written by scientists for the International Institute for Tropical Agriculture (IITA), discusses the new emergence of this virus and its implications.

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Monday
Mar012010

C3P Crop Crisis Control Project - Cassava Cutting Movement from Primary to Bulking Sites (Burundi) 

This brief shares the recent cassava disease impacts in Burundi and explores some of the principal causes behind cassava cutting loss from harvest to planting and provides a set of practitioner oriented lessons learned.

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Monday
Mar012010

C3P Crop Crisis Control Project - Pilot Use of On-farm Vouchers to Disseminate Cassava Planting Material in Western Kenya

This brief describes the use of on-farm vouchers (OFV) in Western Kenya to promote the dissemination of cassava planting material in a manner that reduces loss, provides choice, and encourages transparency and accountability. This brief provides an overview of the process to carry out an OFV intervention and provides lessons learned from the pilot use of on-farm vouchers (OFV) in Western Kenya.

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Monday
Mar012010

C3P Crop Crisis Control Project - Responding to BXW Amidst Multiple Pathogens and Pests 

Banana Xanthomonas wilt (BXW) is among the most serious threats to banana production in East and Central Africa. This brief discussed the impact and epidemiology of BXW and the challenges in identifying this disease among the multiple pathogens and pests that afflict banana in this region.

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Monday
Mar012010

C3P Crop Crisis Control Project - Reducing Food Insecurity Through Technology Transfer: Macropropagation (Uganda)

This brief describes the impact of BXW in Uganda and the development and use of macro-propagation as a low-cost and farmer-centered technology to produce clean banana-planting material. The brief discusses the technology and provides practitioner oriented lessons learned.

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Monday
Mar012010

C3P Crop Crisis Control Project - Fighting Banana Xanthomonas Wilt Disease in Rwanda

This brief describes the importance of the banana in Rwanda and presents an overview of different activities used by C3P partners in Rwanda to mitigate the effects of BXW. The brief presents a set of succinct lessons learned for practitioners.

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Tuesday
Jan262010

A Holistic Livelihoods-based Approach to Program Design 

CRS uses the Integral Human Development conceptual framework to help design programs in the field. The framework and how it works is presented in this poster.

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Tuesday
Feb292000

A Cooperating Sponsor's Field Guide to USAID Environmental Compliance Procedures

  

This field guide serves as a general introduction to the U.S. Agency for International Development’s Environmental Documentation Manual (EDM). The EDM was written to help Title II food aid development programs meet USAID environmental regulations, prepare required paperwork and promote the development of environmentally sound programs.

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