Stories tagged: farming

Levelling the Playing Field: Seed access for farmers

Anastasia Mbatia, Senior Technical Manager for Agriculture, Farm Africa and author of Quality Declared Seed, unpacks how seed systems can be used to provide farmers with quality inputs, ultimately improving food security and livelihoods. 

Crop productivity in eastern Africa remains far lower than what it could be. Climate change and lack of investment have significant impacts, but seed systems are also majorly preventing farmers from growing to their full potential.  Continue reading

Haiti’s Farmers Showcase Resilience in the Face of Covid-19 Pandemic

The peanuts grown undergo rigorous testing to ensure they are free from toxins (Photo by Gemma Handy)

Haiti’s smallholder farmers have demonstrated how they defied the Covid-19 pandemic to continue to produce and export goods, thanks to long-term investment in food systems. Continue reading

Harnessing Digital Tools for Climate and Agriculture

J. Nicolas Hernandez-Aguilera, Postdoctoral Research Scientist at the International Research Institute for Climate and Society (IRI) Continue reading

Why the Sustainable Development Goals Matter to the Plant Science Industry

Giulia Di Tommaso, President and CEO of CropLife International Continue reading

Investing in Robust Local Food Systems for a More Resilient Post-Covid Future

James Jenkin, CEO, and Alethia Kang, Director, Business Development at Acceso Continue reading

Local People Hold the Key to Solving Burkina Faso’s Water Challenges

Liza Debevec, Senior Gender and Water Specialist at the Global Water Partnership and former Senior Social Scientist at the International Water Management Institute (IWMI) Continue reading