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Title: Agricultural innovation : more crops per drop
Authors: Sanginga, Pascal
Keywords: AFRICA
LOCAL KNOWLEDGE
CAPACITY BUILDING
RURAL DEVELOPMENT
SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA
RESOURCES MANAGEMENT
CLIMATE CHANGE
BIODIVERSITY
Date: 2010
Publisher: The Africa Report, Paris, FR
Abstract: The article describes numerous innovations and technologies developed in African agriculture for adaptation to climate change. African farmers innovate in planting methods, selecting varieties and crop combinations that will survive harsh conditions. However, local innovation alone is insufficient to respond to the scale of possible climatic shocks and food crises. Small-scale irrigation technologies, rainwater harvesting and innovations in integrated nutrient management are needed in regions with variable rainfall and frequent drought cycles. Weak institutions, inefficient markets, poor policies and governance contribute to ongoing problems.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10625/45125
Project Number: 105347
Project Title: Regional Synthesis and Dissemination of Research Results in Eastern and Southern Africa
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