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Conservation Agriculture

Experiences of MasAgro Beyond the Border: CIMMYT and Semilla Nueva Promote Sustainable Intensification of Family Farming in Guatemala

Curt Bowen | Posted 01.31.2015 | Impact
Curt Bowen

In 2010, myself and several social entrepreneurs and agronomists from Guatemala and the United States formed Semilla Nueva. Our mission was to find new growing techniques for Guatemala's grain farmers that could simultaneously increase incomes and rebuild soils.

Improving Access to Knowledge, Finance, Technology and Markets, for Small and Growing Food Companies in Africa

Liz Wilson | Posted 01.17.2015 | Impact
Liz Wilson

Farmers working in rain-fed agricultural systems notice when the rains are late. Standing in unexpectedly dry fields in 42 degrees Celsius heat in early November, this is just one of many variables for Zambian smallholder farmer Veronica Banda to manage.

Age-Old Farming Practice Can Combat Hunger In Africa

Posted 06.27.2013 | Impact

By Carl Wahl, TakePart Matumbo Yembe, 44, like so many Zambians, lives off the radar. Her right leg withered and weak, Matumbo was crippled as ...