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Healthy farmers and business alternatives

Indonesia is taking numerous steps to tackle the coronavirus. Our local employees are helping with a farmer health awareness campaign. They are also working closely with our recently created agriservice centers.   “COVID-19 has a strong grip on the Asia-Pacific region”, says Teddy Tambu, our Country Director for Indonesia. “Governments are reacting as best they...

Avisa project coordinator, Dr. Chris Ojiewo recognized for his top downloaded research work

AVISA team congratulates our project coordinator, Dr. Chris Ojiewo, whose research work, published on  Wiley Online Library, was one of the top 10 most downloaded research papers in January 2018 to December 2019 publication history period! The research work, listed below, generated immediate impact and helped to raise the visibility of Plant Breeding: • A...

Farmers’ Hubs help Kenyan farmers adapt to the pandemic

Our teams across Africa and Asia are providing practical help to farmers during the pandemic. For Agriservices colleagues in Kenya, sensitization, aggregation, and extension are all part of the response. Our young network of Farmers’ Hubs plays a key role. The COVID-19 pandemic is disrupting agricultural value chains worldwide and thus threatening food security. The...

Managing aflatoxins in groundnuts

In Summary To avoid aflatoxin contamination in groundnuts farmers and processors are urged to follow good practices both at farm management and during post-harvest handling, writes Lominda Afedraru. Aflatoxins are substances which are not visible and so it is not easy to convince consumers about its existence in food. Most farmers, traders and consumers in...

Animated Videos Detailing Techniques to Reduce Post-Harvest Loss Show High Adoption and Retention Rates

Implementing techniques that reduce post-harvest loss are critical to ensuring abundant and safe food supplies. Techniques can range from simple and easy to adopt to rather complex and intricate, but oftentimes it is the mechanism of how to share and teach these concepts that keep them from reaching farmers and families. Scientific Animations Without Borders,...

Business Guide for Addressing Food Loss & Waste in Smallholder Value Chains

Smallholder supply chains and family farms in the developing world hold exciting potential for reducing food loss and waste (FLW) and increasing the profitability and sustainability of our food systems. For this reason, the Sustainable Food Lab and Wageningen University & Research (WUR) are eager to announce the creation of a newly developed Business Guide for...

A warm welcome to our new Director General – Dr Jacqueline Hughes

For us at ICRISAT it is time to usher in new leadership and we are all set to ‘virtually’ welcome our new Director General Jacqueline d’Arros Hughes, popularly known as Jackie. Today on April 24, for the first time in its history, ICRISAT will be welcoming its new Director General via a video conference. It...

Announcement from ICRISAT governing board chair: incoming director general at ICRISAT

On behalf of the ICRISAT Governing Board, I am announcing a change in plans for the future Director General. I am very pleased to announce the appointment of Dr Jacqueline d’Arros Hughes as incoming Director General for ICRISAT. She will be able to join us soon. A natural leader and experienced researcher, Dr Hughes, a...

New Protein Study Reveals Power of Millet-Legume Blends for Enhancing Human Health

Two billion people around the world are suffering from protein and micronutrient deficiencies. The results of a new study by the International Crop Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) may be able to significantly reduce those deficiencies, through a combination of millets and legumes that creates a highly digestible, complete protein that is packed with nutrients. Legumes are...

Improving Livelihoods of Smallholder Farmer Communities through Innovative Post-Harvest Storage and an Inclusive Peer-To-Peer Micro Warehouse and Grain Trading Platform

The Food Security team at Vestergaard S.A have designed an alternative business-based platform called ZeroFly® Chombo that specifically targets improving livelihoods of smallholder farmer communities.  The platform provides an innovative affordable environmentally friendly technology for post-harvest storage of food commodities, to be used within a peer-to-peer micro warehouse and grain trading platform. Vestergaard is a family-owned Swiss-based global...

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