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Breeders, and other scientists, noticed that results of an experiment may depend on the environment in which it is done – treatment by environment interactions are possible.
Author
Ric Coe
Email
rcoe@cgiar.org

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Developing policies and programmes on spate irrigation

21 Apr 2020
Prevalent in West Asia, the Middle East and parts of Africa, spate irrigation is a water resource management system in which ephemeral floods are diverted for irrigation. Although spate irrigation can promote livelihood security and rural development by stabilizing food production, it has been overlooked as good practice. IFAD, together with UNESCO-IHE, implemented this grant to develop policies and programmes on spate irrigation system in Ethiopia, Pakistan, Sudan and Yemen.
Author
Valerio Graziano
Email
valerio.graziano@cgmel.org

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Integrated Systems Approach

In the face of complexity, many research efforts address a component of the problem rather than attempting to deal with all its dimensions.
Author
Maarten van Ginkel
Email
maartenvanginkel1951@gmail.com

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Uniting smallholders to access value chains

21 Apr 2020
Countries of the former Soviet Union are typically characterised by small land-size holdings, low inputs and low outputs/productivity. Smallholder farmers are the main unit of agricultural production, providing around 70 per cent of the agricultural output and on average, 50 per cent of the labour force. A value chain development (VCD) approach was adopted in Armenia, Georgia, Kazakhstan and Moldova. VCD is a promising strategy for improving rural populations’ incomes and livelihoods, commercializing smallholder production by helping link producers to
Author
Valerio Graziano
Email
valerio.graziano@cgmel.org

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Developing a business case for safe recovery of water, nutrients and energy

21 Apr 2020
Recovering water, nutrients and energy from different waste streams is a high priority in low-income countries. However, despite its economic potential, Resource Recovery and Reuse (RRR) is often perceived as a public service, and waste is overlooked as a resource. Moving beyond technical solutions, this grant aims to increase the scale and viability of businesses that productively and safely reuse water, nutrients and energy from various waste streams.
Author
Valerio Graziano
Email
valerio.graziano@cgmel.org

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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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