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The IFAD funded SKiM Knowledge Management Portal, is a beacon of publications, news, data and information coming from research for development organizations, academia, government bodies, national agricultural research systems and extensionists across the globe. The Portal is built to enhance the outreach of the scientific and organizational knowledge aggregated, fostering partnership building and information sharing across users and institutions, strengthening knowledge management and providing the basis for more advanced knowledge visualization (OpenRXV powered SKiM Explorer ).

Publications

Approche participative en faveur de la transition agroécologique face agressions naturelles et anthropiques en Tunisie centrale

16 Dec 2021
Communication orale sur "Approche participative en faveur de la transition agroécologique face agressions naturelles et anthropiques en Tunisie centrale" présentée durant le 7ème Colloque international de l’Ecole Supérieure d’Agriculture de Mogran Gestion Intégrée des Ressources Naturelles et Agriculture Durable (GIRNAD), 15-16 Décembre, Hammamet - Tunisie
keywords
systems transformation,no poverty,zero hunger,good health and well-being,responsible consumption and production,climate action,life on land,partnerships for the goals,climate adaptation and mitigation,environmental health and biodiversity,resilient agrifood systems

Publications

Approche socio-économique de la pratique de gestion de fumier à l’échelle des exploitations agricoles (Kairouan, Tunisie)

16 Dec 2021
Poster sur "Approche socio-économique de la pratique de gestion de fumier à l’échelle des exploitations agricoles (Kairouan, Tunisie)" présenté durant le 7ème Colloque international de l’Ecole Supérieure d’Agriculture de Mogran Gestion Intégrée des Ressources Naturelles et Agriculture Durable (GIRNAD), 15-16 Decembre, Hammamet - Tunisie
keywords
systems transformation,no poverty,zero hunger,good health and well-being,responsible consumption and production,climate action,life on land,partnerships for the goals,climate adaptation and mitigation,environmental health and biodiversity,resilient agrifood systems

Publications

De la gestion intégrée à l’écodéveloppement agri paysager face aux dégradations des sols : Des applications agro écologiques pour une zone montagneuse d’El Khol (Hajeb Layoun-Kairouan, Tunisie)

14 Dec 2021
MSc Thesis Presentation on " De la gestion intégrée à l’écodéveloppement agri paysager face aux dégradations des sols : Des applications agro écologiques pour une zone montagneuse d’El Khol (Hajeb Layoun-Kairouan, Tunisie) "
keywords
systems transformation,no poverty,zero hunger,good health and well-being,responsible consumption and production,climate action,life on land,partnerships for the goals,climate adaptation and mitigation,environmental health and biodiversity,resilient agrifood systems

Publications

Unlocking the potential of Protected Agriculture in the GCC Countries: Saving Water and Improving Nutrition

04 Nov 2021
The Near East and North Africa (NENA) region, including the countries of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), is one of the driest regions in the world and has insufficient renewable freshwater supplies for its current population, estimated at 400 million people. With the population growing by 2 percent each year, by 2050 the region is expected to host around 650 million people – a difficult challenge for the governments of the 20 countries and territories that make up the NENA region. Steering equitable economic and social development with a natural resource base that, at best, will remain much the same, is a challenge. However, according to an accepted scientific analysis conducted by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and other institutions, the region’s natural resource base, especially freshwater supplies, will be affected by the negative impact of climate change. Whatever the changes, it is certain that per-capita access to resources will decline. Therefore, saving freshwater resources by reducing consumption is a must. In this context, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), in partnership with the International Center for Agriculture Research in Dry Areas (ICARDA) and the International Center for Biosaline Agriculture (ICBA) has pooled the organizations’ knowledge, experience, and resources to prepare a technical paper that will serve as a reference for targeted interventions implemented by the public and private sectors. The document is intended to serve as a blueprint for the region and to raise awareness and disseminate knowledge regarding new protected agriculture technologies and practices that aim to reduce water consumption in crop production. The document takes stock of current knowledge and paves the way towards more specialized studies of agricultural water-saving technologies, including high-tech closed greenhouses that minimize water loss from evapotranspiration. This technical document was prepared as part of the Regional Water Scarcity Initiative in the Near East and North Africa (WSI), an initiative that seeks to facilitate the endeavors of governments, international organizations, civil society, and the private sector to develop participatory and innovative policies for sustainable water resource governance and management, which is vital for food security in the Near East, the GCC, and North Africa. Based on an accurate assessment of the available water resources, strategic decisions must be made on how to use these resources sustainably, avoiding all possible losses and reaching the best possible level of food self-reliance. The GCC countries are looking to adopt various ways to enhance local agriculture. Switching, to some extent, from open field production to protected agriculture is expected to save a significant amount of water, which can then be used for other purposes. This approach will offset considerably the region’s constraints of limited farmland and water scarcity.
keywords
water use efficiency,Tomato,Cucumber,Bell pepper

Publications

Agricultural By-products Resources Management Survey (ABpRMS)

02 Nov 2021
This questioner is a data collection tool designed to collect farm information related to agricultural by-products resources which could be used as alternative feed resources and feed blocks.
keywords
arabian peninsula,feed alternative,systems transformation,no poverty,zero hunger,responsible consumption and production,climate action,life on land,climate adaptation and mitigation,environmental health and biodiversity

Publications

Factors Influencing Adoption of Rangeland Rehabilitation Technologies by Agro-pastoralists in the Arabian Peninsula: Evidence from Analysis in Saudi Arabia and Qatar

02 Nov 2021
Rangelands are the primary land use in the Arabian Peninsula and cover about 50% of the total area. They are under continuous heavy grazing pressure due to underlying social and economic causes and institutional effects. ICARDA, in collaboration with the National Agricultural Research Systems (NARS), has developed and introduced different rehabilitation techniques, including resting, planting native range species, and water harvesting in other countries of the AP such as Kuwait, Qatar, Saudi Arabia (KSA), and Yemen. However, the adoption of these techniques by end users was not evaluated. In this context, research has been conducted in Saudi Arabia and Qatar to determine the factors affecting the speed of adoption and identify the main constraints affecting the adoption level and the dissemination for these rehabilitation techniques with a particular focus on perceived perceptions of the research and extension (R&E) systems on the impact of the characteristics of these technologies on their adoption level. The Adoption and Diffusion Outcome Prediction Tool (ADOPT) and the Likert-scale approach were implemented to meet these objectives. The qualitative data were gathered through two focus group discussions, respectively. The empirical findings revealed a significant difference between KSA and Qatar on the predicted peak adoption of this technological package (planting native range species and water harvesting). Although the predicted years to peak such adoption are around 18 years, adoption is expected to be 92% for KSA and 11% for Qatar. This is mainly because this technological package is newly getting adopted in Qatar. This predicted peak remains very low even during the first five and ten years for the case of Qatar. The main factors constraining the adoption of these rehabilitation technologies and therefore its dissemination are the complexity of the innovation, its trialability, the need to develop substantial new skills and knowledge to use the innovation, and the up-front cost of the investment relative to the potential annual benefit from adopting this technological package.
keywords
agro-pastoralists,arabian peninsula,systems transformation,rengeland,no poverty,responsible consumption and production,climate action,clean water and sanitation,climate adaptation and mitigation,environmental health and biodiversity,resilient agrifood systems

Publications

Factors Influencing Adoption of Rangeland Rehabilitation Technologies by Agro pastoralists in the Arabian Peninsula: Evidence from Analysis in Saudi Arabia and Qatar

02 Nov 2021
In the Arabian Peninsula (AP), rangeland ecosystems, which cover about 50% of the total area, are severely degraded due to the combined effects of overgrazing and harsh environmental conditions (Ouled Belgacem et al., 2013). The limited arable land and water scarcity constitute the main challenges of the growth of AP agriculture. With the limited potential for the agriculture sector, optimizing the use of these limited resources for technology transfer in agricultural development while sustainably managing natural resources is one of the biggest challenges facing any decisionmaker including the end-users and growers. it is within this framework that ICARDA in collaboration with the National Agricultural Research Systems (NARS) has developed and introduced different technologies on rangelands rehabilitation including resting, planting native range species, and water harvesting in different countries of the AP such as Kuwait, Qatar, Saudi Arabia (KSA) and Yemen. These technologies have increased the rangeland productivity, rainwater use efficiency, and the resilience of the livelihood of some pilot livestock owners. However, the dissemination at a larger scale and the adoption of these technologies by end-users were not evaluated.
keywords
agro-pastoralism,arabian peninsula,systems transformation,no poverty,responsible consumption and production,climate action,life on land,climate adaptation and mitigation,environmental health and biodiversity,resilient agrifood systems

Publications

Lessons learned of five years feed and forage technology transfer in Tunisia (2016 – 2021)

29 Oct 2021
The report describes the different feed and forage technologies being introduced in the last five years, like feed blocks, pellets, mobile grinders and seed treatment units. It also provides business cases, shows failures and successes and gives recommendations
keywords
quality education,no poverty,zero hunger,good health and well-being,climate action,climate adaptation and mitigation,resilient agrifood systems,Barley,Faba bean,Date,Cactus

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