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Investments in strengthening climate change capacities in West Africa bearing their fruits

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Enhancing food security under climate change in Western Africa calls for stronger interdisciplinary research collaborations and more active communication between researchers and policymakers across the region. These were the conclusions of the Conference on Climate Change and Food Security in West Africa co-organized by Université Cheikh Anta Diop de Dakar (UCAD) and Center for Development Research (ZEF), University of Bonn, on 17-18 November 2019 in Dakar, Senegal.

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PARI team travels to India to study digital services for livestock producers

A team of PARI researchers from the Hans Ruthenberg-Institute of Agricultural Science in the Tropics from the University of Hohenheim traveled to India to learn about the current stage of digital applications for livestock farming in India. While there is a consensus that digital agriculture has the potential to transform agriculture, little is known on what is happening on the ground in developing countries. In particular, little is known about digital agriculture in livestock farming.Read more PARI team travels to India to study digital services for livestock producers

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Researcher Thomas Daum: “The ideal African farm is a diverse one”

To feed Africa, the continent needs to develop its agriculture. Governments strive for larger-scale farming, with mechanisation and digitalisation, to produce crops in a more efficient way. But this modernist view, focusing on tech, may not be enough to entice young Africans to pick up farming. Africa’s youngsters have a very different idea of what their ideal farm would look like, says researcher Thomas Daum.Read more Researcher Thomas Daum: “The ideal African farm is a diverse one”