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Cover for The Organic Academy of IFOAM-Organics International: training multipliers in the developing world.

The Organic Academy of IFOAM-Organics International is 6 years old. It has trained over 600 stakeholders from more than 70 countries in the organic sector, and has conducted its training on four out of five continents. Its main approach is to base its curriculum on the key principles and values of...

Author(s)
Hauptfleisch, K.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786399601)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Supporting vulnerable communities in the Eastern Cape: assessing the rainfall evidence.

Decline in mean annual rainfall of over 10% has been experienced widely in the Eastern Cape over the past 20 years. In many cases, this means that annual rainfall of about 500 mm in the past is now about 400 mm, and the summer seasonal rainfall has declined from 400 mm to 300 mm. This means that...

Author(s)
Auerbach, R.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786399601)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Experiential training of farmers and university diploma students in KwaZulu-Natal and the Southern Cape.

This practitioner reflection reports on 30 years of training agroecological farmers in various African contexts. It argues that good theory should be drawn out of good practice, to help farmers to adapt to climate change while producing nourishing food sustainably. Currently, training is often...

Author(s)
Auerbach, R.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786399601)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for A future strategy for organic development in Southern Africa.

This volume brought together research on concepts and global perspectives on organic food systems, on methods of building capacity in times of climate change, on supporting organic farmers and on upscaling the organic sector in Africa. This chapter summarizes these findings and concludes that four...

Author(s)
Auerbach, R.; Purkis, M.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786399601)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Building capacity to link agriculture and nutrition.

This chapter focuses on how building and strengthening capacity at the individual and institutional levels can in turn strengthen agriculture-nutrition linkages. First, it highlights ways in which universities, organizations, and governments are working to improve cross-sectoral educational...

Author(s)
Babu, S. C.
ISBN
2019 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786399311)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for The Indian agricultural scenario.

This chapter describes the Indian agricultural scenario, specifically examining the productivity convergence across states, diversification, land holdings, natural resource management (including water, soil and biodiversity), the country's livestock population and fish resources, farm energy and...

Author(s)
Paroda, R. S.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786395177)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Revitalizing the Indian agricultural education system.

This chapter looks at the Indian agricultural education system, the changing needs of agricultural education, and some issues constraining the growth of agricultural universities. A number of recommendations are presented to improve the national agricultural education scenario and deliver the...

Author(s)
Paroda, R. S.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786395177)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Women farmers and agricultural extension/education in Slovenia and Greece.

This chapter studies and compares agricultural education and extension programmes (AEEPs) in Slovenia and Greece in order to understand to what extent women participate in such programmes and if and how participation fosters their empowerment as farm women. This study indicates that women farmers'...

Author(s)
Istenič, M. Č.; Charatsari, C.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780646251)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Proactive R&D investments.

This chapter shows how Australia invests in agricultural R&D, contributing to its agricultural productivity growth. Following an overview of the broad framework on how agricultural R&D in Australia is funded and delivered, the next sections place emphasis on several components within this...

Author(s)
Zhou, Z. Y.
ISBN
2013 CABI (H ISBN 9781845939458)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Innovative and effective ways to enhance rural learning in Africa.

This chapter focuses on dimensions of rural learning in Africa, with a special focus on rice farmers. Four key challenges in rural learning are addressed, namely social inclusion, scaling up, collecting farmer feedback and assessing impact. The potentially powerful role of videos in rural learning...

Author(s)
Mele, P. van; Wanvoeke, J.; Rodgers, J.; McKay, B.
ISBN
2013 CABI (H ISBN 9781845938123)
Type
Book chapter

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