Projects

Disseminating Innovative Resources and Technologies to Smallholders (DIRTS) in Northern Region, Ghana

In Ghana’s Northern Region, smallholder farmers cultivate rainfed crops, face significant risk of weather shocks, chronically underinvest in input technologies, achieve just a fraction of potential […]

  • Start Date: 2012/10/01
  • End Date: 2015/12/31
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Trellis II: Engaging US students in international development

The Trellis Fund provides small-scale, in-country development organizations access to U.S. graduate student expertise, providing benefit to both the student and the in-country institutions. With a […]

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Developing a Satellite based Index to Predict Crop Yields in Smallholder Agriculture

The goal of this work is to produce a satellite based index that can accurately predict yields in three pilot areas in rural Tanzania. The pilot […]

Climate variability, pastoralism, and commodity chains in Ethiopia and Kenya

The CHAINS project aims to improve policy impacts on pastoral marketing and commodity chains through evaluation of interactions between climate, market access for pastoral livestock producers, […]

  • Start Date: 2011/12/01
  • End Date: 2015
  • Project Code: CHAINS
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A cost-effectiveness framework for landscape rehabilitation and carbon sequestration in North Kenya

The CARBON project is working to improve rangeland management, mitigate climate change, improve pastoralist livelihoods, and provide skills and training to young scientists by developing participatory […]

A Regional Approach to Food Safety for Fruits and Vegetables in Bangladesh

The horticulture sector in Bangladesh produces 3.2 million metric tons/year but smallscale farmers suffer economic losses due to lack of high yielding varieties and hybrids, postharvest […]

  • Start Date: 2011/10/01
  • End Date: 2012/10/01
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Seed Systems: Improving seed quality for smallholders

Building on an Immediate Impact Project, New Technology for Postharvest Drying and Storage of Horticultural Seeds, this project seeks to improve the ability of smallholders to […]

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Employing a Novel Gender-Based Extension Model to More Effectively Train and Engage Horticultural Farmers

Leadership development is key to sustained improvements in agricultural production in developing countries particularly in the rural areas. However, the rural poor cannot, in isolation develop […]

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Delivering vegetable safety education through established social networks in Latin America

Contamination of vegetables with foodborne pathogens and spoilage organisms results in foodborne illness and economic losses. This problem is worldwide, but is particularly serious in Central […]

  • Start Date: 2011/10/01
  • End Date: 2014/07/01
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Educating Smallholder Vegetable Farmers in Grafting and Microclimate Management Techniques

This project will provide the necessary background information and strategies to improve tomato and pepper production through the increased application of grafting and low/high tunnel technologies […]

  • Start Date: 2011/10/01
  • End Date: 2012/12/01
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