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  •  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...
  • 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/...
  • You are welcome to a new ASARECA experience
    Dear esteemed ASARECA partners of all categories, Today, June 16, ASARECA has launched a new ASARECA website, which responds to the dynamic agricultural research and development environment. The new site is meant to ensure that the institution is at par with current trends, while interactingwith...
  • Quick information about MLN
    Latest findings indicate that if MLN goes unchecked, it could spread to more countries in sub-Saharan Africa. It is already known that MLN is devastating maize crops in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda and Ethiopia. According to Ben Lockhart from the University of Minnesota, USA, the primary...
  • Ray of hope emerges over MLND
    There is a ray of hope in the fight against the maize lethal necrosis disease (MLN) disease, participants at the International Conference on Maize Lethal Necrosis Diagnosis and Management were recently informed. Addressing delegates during Conference on May 12 in Nairobi, Kenya’s Principal...
  • Shooting climate change with water
    Farmers are using water to shoot back at climate change. From Mackakos and Makueni in Kenya to Avaratrambolo in Madagascar, Amhara in Ethiopia, Kibimba and Muhembuzi in Burundi, Amadir and Molqi in Eritrea, Kumi and Mbale in Uganda, and the Central clay plains in Sudan, farmers are minimizing...
  • ASARECA, KALRO receive applause from climate change conference
    Participants at the 9th International Conference on Community-Based adaptation to climate change have extolled ASARECA and the Kenya Agricultural and Livestock Research Organization (KALRO) for spearheading initiatives to help farmers in marginal areas of Kenya to harvest water for agriculture. The...
  • Adaptation works—Kenyan women tell Climate change conference
    When Participants attending the 9th International Conference on Community-Based adaptation to Climate change visited Kenyan farmers in the climate smart landscapes in Machakos and Makueni Counties on April 24 to 26, they wanted to ‘hear it from the horses’ mouth’. This was part of the conference...
  • Climate smart initiatives attract sustenance support
    Farmers participating in climate smart watersheds in Makueni County in Kenya have attracted support from the World Food Proramme to store their farm produce as a measure to earn competitive prices. The group are now proud owners of a store worth Kshs 1 million (about US$11,000) with a capacity to...
  • New policy places women, youth at centre of agriculture
    Clarifying the gender roles and relations of women, men and youth to achieve maximum value from agriculture to eradicate poverty, and hunger is one of the immediate ends ASARECA is out to achieve through gender mainstreaming.  As part of this effort, ASARECA has developed a Gender Policy to create...

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