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Climate-Resilient Farming Systems 

Mission: Improve tropical smallholder farming systems for greater productivity and resilience to climate change through ecological approaches

 

Using ecological processes, we strive to improve the biological efficiency of farming systems and generate synergies to produce a triple win:

  • Sustainably increase agricultural productivity and incomes

  • Build resilience to climate change 

  • Reduce greenhouse gas emissions 

Our operational strategies:

  • Integrate agro-ecological approaches according to farmer needs, constraints and opportunities, including

    • System of Rice Intensification (SRI)/ System of Crop Intensification (SCI)

    • Sustainable Land and Water Management

    • Agrobiodiversity Management

    • Agroforestry

  • Combine scientific knowledge with local knowledge, using participatory research approaches with farming communities to create innovative solutions that benefit and empower farmers.

 

Currently, we focus on scaling up of the System of Rice Intensification (SRI)

NEW PROJECT:

SARE Farmer grant to improve nursery method for rice production in the Hudson Valley, New York

Scaling Up SRI in West Africa 

Rice Diversity Study, Saamaka, Suriname

Applying SRI principles to Fonio (Digitaria exilis

Wheat agronomy revisited in Timbuktu, Mali

 

        Sustainable Land Management 

        Agroforestry

 

   Agrobiodiversity Management 

   System of Rice Intensification

 

Analytical Studies, Field Research

 

    Project Design, Implementation

    and Evaluation 

 

 Training, Capacity Strengthening