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From Genebanks to Farmers. A study of approaches to introduce genebank material to farmers’ seed systemsNoragric, Department of International Environment and Development Studies, Norwegian University of Life Sciences, 2017Genebanks conserve key resources for increasing global food security and adapting to environmental change. The conventional way genetic resources are deployed to farmers goes through a linear pathway of breeding, delivery and adoption (BDA) of improved varieties. However, over the past 30 years a number of other pathways from genebanks to farmers’ fields have been tested and operationalized.DocumentFridtjof Nansen Institute, 2006In 2004, the members of the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) adopted the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture, which includes an article on Farmers’ Rights (FR). This paper looks at what is meant by FR, how these rights have been implemented in a different contexts and what development organisations can do to support their implementation.DocumentDrylands Coordination Group, Norway, 2005This paper reports on the participatory integrated plant nutrient management (IPNM) project undertaken in Mali. The objective of the project was to increase food security through improving soil fertility management.Document
Ecologically-based participatory implementation of integrated pest management and agroforestry in Nicaragua and central AmericaNoragric, Department of International Environment and Development Studies, Norwegian University of Life Sciences, 2004This report details the implementation of an integrated pest management and agroforestry (IPM-AF) program, developed in response to the weakening of the extension function within national agricultural systems in Nicaragua and Central America.Document
The role of social relations in farmer seed systems and reconstruction of agricultural production in a post-disaster situationLinKS Project: Gender, Biodiversity and Local Knowledge Systems for Food Security, FAO, 2004This article looks at seed flow in the post-flood situation experienced by Southern Mozambique in the year 2000. It looks at the local processes of seed acquisition based on the traditional values of help and solidarity. Too often seed relief programmes are based on the assumption that farmers themselves are not able to rehabilitate their seeds in times of crisis.Document
The maze of maize: improving input and output market access for poor smallholders in southern African region: the experience of Zambia and MalawiDepartment of Economics and Resource Management, Norwegian University of Life Sciences, 2003This study evaluates the causes of the 2001-3 food crisis in Zambia and Malawi, looks at existing policies and makes recommendations to avoid future crises.The study differentiates causes of the crisis (the maize harvest shortfall in 2001, as well as to why the shortfall caused a food emergency) between: immediate causes, such as reduced plantings due to low food prices the pDocumentNoragric, Department of International Environment and Development Studies, Norwegian University of Life Sciences, 2002This report presents a review into soil erosion and conservation research and efforts made in Tigray.The report includes both traditional measures and activities promoted by non-government organisations (NGO's) and government projects. Main emphasis is placed on stone terracing and stone bunds since these are the most widely used soil conservation measures in the region.