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From CIAT BLOG (An African grass comes home for good) – <strong>Part 1: Adding value to biodiversity</strong> – See more at: http://www.ciatnews.cgiar.org/2014/10/23/an-african-grass-comes-home-for-good/#sthash.jL6OayAR.dpuf Ask any non-African what they usually associate with this continent – at least when a crisis like the current Ebola outbreak isn’t capturing everyone’s attention – and they’re likely to mention Africa’s spectacular Read More >
From CIAT BLOG (An African grass comes home for good) – Part 2: Biodiversity to the rescue – See more at: http://www.ciatnews.cgiar.org/2014/10/23/an-african-grass-comes-home-for-good-2/#sthash.zIez61ZO.dpuf Brigitte Maass (CIAT) is pleased with farmers’ largely positive reaction to Mulato II, but precisely because of the enthusiastic response, she’s also a bit worried. “Overselling one outstanding grass can increase the vulnerability Read More >
Biomass production. 1 Ubon paspalum (Paspalum atratum). Grows best on wet soils. It is not drought tolerant. Production when cut every 40-45 days- 3,000-5,000 kg/ha dry matter. Download the research paper as PDF Ubon paspalum pasture on wet soils in northeast Thailand Village farmer cutting Ubon paspalum in northeast Thailand Height of Ubon paspalum after Read More >
In some countries such as Spain Mombasa is known as Siambasa commercial name chosen to differentiate our seed as a seed that guarantees 100% varietal purity.
More than 200,000 Rwandan farmers have received free cows under the Rwandan Governments’ One cow per poor family programme since it was introduced in 2006. The move has kick-started small scale milk production, bringing new income streams for cash-strapped farmers, as well as providing manure to fertilise crops, and meat and milk for improved nutrition and food security.
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In addition to continuing our traditional goal of providing the best varieties of grasses and legumes, this year we opened two new areas:
Pintoy Seeds, to promote arachis pintoy as much as forage, and also as coverage and ornamental.
Bidoó, agricultural products for food and for beauty.
ICIPE African Insect Science for Food and Health Climate-smart push-pull: resilient, adaptable conservation agriculture for the future Push –pull is a conservation agriculture technology developed for smallholder’s mixed farming systems. The livelihoods of 80% of the population of sub- Saharan Africa (SSA) depend on these systems. Push-pull farmers establish perennial standards of two fodder crops, Read More >