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  • 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...
  • Kenya minister hails FARA, ASARECA, CORAF and CCARDESSA on climate change initiatives
    Political leaders, researchers and socio-economists in Africa have been urged to address climate change related challenges by seizing opportunities that come with it to benefit communities. Addressing delegates during the “Continental conference on enhancing regional and continental collaboration...
  • How to make science change lives: ASARECA, FARA take on the puzzle
    ASARECA and FARA are out to ensure that agricultural innovations make impact in peoples’ lives. The two institutions plan to achieve this by removing human capital related bottlenecks to the delivery agricultural innovations, which have tended make the delivery of life-changing impacts a puzzle....
  • Unprecedented sharing: Four African countries share knowledge, research outputs like never before
    The production of high quality milk in Uganda is set to increase following the delivery of high quality breeding materials to the national breeding programme. Only two weeks ago, the Dairy Regional Centre of Excellence based in Kenya, provided the national dairy centre of excellence in Uganda 300...
  • Taking on the maize monster
    Maize growers in Eastern and Central Africa can breathe a sigh of relief following the launch of a collaborative initiative to combat the spread of the maize lethal necrosis (MLN) disease, which is, perhaps, the worst enemy of the crop in recent times.   Since 2012, when it was first reported in...
  • From the bookshelf to the farmer
    In a bid to expand and fast track dissemination of innovations produced over the last five years, ASARECA has entered into a partnership that will see over 22 ASARECA communication products reach the farmers faster. In an agreement signed between ASARECA and ZOA, a Dutch NGO working in Uganda, ZOA...

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