News tagged with farmers

Sustainable yam systems in West Africa

Yams are tuber crops and an essential staple food in West Africa. But the traditional cropping systems are unproductive and degrade soil. The YAMSYS project seeks to change this in cooperation with local actors working along ...

dateDec 08, 2017 in Environment
shares6 comments 0

Reducing phosphorus runoff

Throughout the United States, toxic algal blooms are wreaking havoc on bodies of water, causing pollution and having harmful effects on people, fish and marine mammals.

dateNov 22, 2017 in Environment
shares2 comments 0

Filling intercropping info gap

Two crops or one? Sometimes, growing two crops simultaneously on the same piece of land - called intercropping - can benefit farmers. But it needs careful planning and resource management.

dateNov 15, 2017 in Environment
shares3 comments 0