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December 2014

Climate Smart Agriculture

How climate smart rice innovations are changing livelihoods in Madagascar

Solotiana Vaoarilinina  from Andratsainimahamasina commune in  Madagascar  harvested  4.1t/ha of rice from about 0.45ha of land during the 2014-2015 cropping season.  From this, she expects to get enough food to support her family for several months as well as raise US$ 460. The family will also use part of the money to complete a stalled permanent house which she started constructing in 2014 using other resources.

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NaCRRI, ASARECA MLND trials in Eastern Uganda

Since the new ASARECA supported Maize Lethal Necrosis Disease project kicked off in 2014, progress has been registered in the two main sites in Eastern Uganda.  In Bulambuli, one of the sites near Sironko district, the MLN screening trials established on April 27, 2014 to identify MLN resistant/tolerant varieties, are ongoing.

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