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Loss of bees and pollinators could endanger our wellbeing and global peace

19 May 2021
Why are bees and other small insects so important for us? Spend five minutes for watching this video and recognize, to which extent our human wellbeing, our food, medicines, home, landscapes and work depend on these tiny animals. Don’t take it for granted, that we can survive without bees and flies and wasps and butterflies. However, start today, World Bee Day 2021 to become a champion for bee and pollinator protection!
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champion, human responses, peace, pollinator loss, world bee day

News & Blogs

New ISI publication on enabling factors for farmer-driven pollinator protection

29 Apr 2021
The replication of the FAP-cucumber trial in Uzbekistan (2013-2014) in Morocco (2015-2016) demonstrated the agronomic replicability of Farming with Alternative Pollinators (FAP). However, it also revealed that in countries with lower formal education a second enabling factor for farmer-driven pollinator protection is needed besides the method-inherent incentive of higher income per surface: a knowledge-raising campaign. This was further demonstrated by a survey conducted in Morocco, Turkey and Benin including 766 smallholder farmers.
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benin, farmer-driven protection, Farming with Alternative Pollinators (FAP), incentive, knowledge, method-inherent incentive, morocco, pollination problem, turkey, wild pollinators

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PRIMA Foundation Uptakes the Monitoring, Evaluation & Learning (MEL) Platform for Projects Knowledge Management

28 Apr 2021
Monitoring, Evaluation & Learning (MEL) is an integrated and adaptable online platform for projects, activities and knowledge management, performance measurement, communication and dissemination of research findings. Its multifaceted and modular structure allows customization and remodelling to meet ever-changing demands. Given these qualities, MEL was adopted by the Partnership for Research and Innovation in the Mediterranean Area (PRIMA), joining three CGIAR CRPs and four Centers in the MEL Team.
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analysis, best practice, data management, evaluation, innovation, innovation platform, knowledge, knowledge management, knowledge sharing, learning, monitoring, monitoring & evaluation, partnership building, planning, project management, research for development, return on investment, risk management, science communication, upscaling, value for money

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Four new brochures how to protect pollinators in four different agro-ecosystems

21 Apr 2021
For which crops are bumblebees or mason bees effective? What do these wild pollinators need for nesting to build a strong future generation? How can farmers enhance their fields to sustain wild pollinators? These and other questions are tackled in the new brochures. The Arabic brochures use the Arabic names of species to make it easier for farmers.
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Farming with Alternative Pollinators (FAP), marketable habitat enhancement plants, nesting, planting instruction, wild pollinators

News & Blogs

Alternative practices for sustainable farming in Moldova

19 Apr 2021
Adopting alternative agricultural practices can be a way to make farming in the country sustainable.
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conservation agriculture, knowledge management, moldova

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Chickpea: an alternative crop for rainfed lands in Uzbekistan

19 Apr 2021
With more than 3 billion people affected, land degradation is one of the world’s biggest environmental problems. In Uzbekistan, where agriculture is an important source of income for rural population, land degradation poses substantial threats for sustainable development, causing declines in crop yields and livestock productivity.
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autumn chickpea, land degradation, rainfed land, uzbekistan

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New video: To enhance farmers’ knowledge on pollinators is crucial for their protection

14 Apr 2021
Currently, many farmers use too many chemicals and field practices causing decline of pollinators. As the example of Europe shows, paying farmers to seed wildflower-strips does not even slow down the decline of pollinators. It is more important to talk with farmers, assess, if their knowledge on pollination and pollinators is sufficient e.g., to recognize if an insect is a pest or a wild pollinator or a natural enemy. Farmers cannot protect what they do not recognize.
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agroecology, farmers’ knowledge, pollinators, unawareness

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What do Uzbek Beekeepers, Farmers, and Beekeeper Association Members think about a new apiary management app?

12 Apr 2021
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apiculture, beekeeping, farmers, gender equality, information and communications technology (ict), smartphone

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Strengthening Knowledge Management for Greater Development Effectiveness in the Near East, North Africa, Central Asia and Europe (SKiM) is a grant project funded by IFAD and led by ICARDA, collaborating with partners CIHEAM-Bari, PROCASUR, Virginia Tech and NARS, governments, academia, extension services in Moldova, Morocco and Sudan.

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