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Generation of appropriate agricultural technologies for the smallholder farming sector

Generation of appropriate agricultural technologies for the smallholder farming sector

Proceedings of a workshop organised by the FSRU to review the participatory research methodology, held in Nyanga, 13-16 May 1996

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Published by Department of Research and Specialist Services Farming Systems Research Unit in Harare .
Written in English


Edition Notes

StatementCompiled by B.G. Mombeshora [et al.].
ContributionsMombeshora, B. G., Zimbabwe. Department of Research and Specialist Services. Farming Systems Research Unit.
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Open LibraryOL18298490M

Smart Technologies for Sustainable Smallholder Agriculture: Upscaling in Developing Countries defines integrated climate smart agricultural technologies (ICSAT) as a suite of interconnected techniques and practices that enhance quantity and quality of agricultural products with minimum impact on the environment.   The realization of the contribution of peasant agriculture to food security in the midst of scenarios of climate change, economic and energy crisis, led to the concepts of food sovereignty and agroecologically based production systems to gain much attention in the developing world in the last two decades. New approaches and technologies involving application of blended modern agricultural.

  The concept has found great relevance for defining policies and programmes for “strengthening agricultural innovation systems and facilitating adoption at the farm and agri-food firm level in OECD countries”. However, applying it to ARD is more challenging, especially in the context of smallholder farming systems. in smallholder agriculture 47 6 Steps to establishing an offset project for smallholder agricultural projects 48 Eligible activities: standards and methodologies 48 Project Idea Note (PIN) for engaging a buyer 49 Steps to developing a project-based carbon finance project

un Food and Agriculture o rganisation’s (FA o) south-south Cooperation programme (ssC)8,9 and other trilateral pilot projects (eg, with the u nited Kingdom and Japan). The Chinese government continues to encourage investment by Chinese firms in the African agricultural sector in order to develop “China-Africa agricultural industrial chains. 5. PhD training in agriculture 9 6. Distance learning for young farmers 10 7.s for extension servicesICT 11 8. ICT solutions for agriculture 13 9. Youth resource centres on agriculture 15 Conclusions 16 2. Access to land 19 Introduction 20 Case studies 21 Land tenure, farm productivity and enterprise development 21


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Smart Technologies for Sustainable Smallholder Agriculture: Upscaling in Developing Countries defines integrated climate smart agricultural technologies (ICSAT) as a suite of interconnected techniques and practices that enhance quantity and quality of agricultural products with minimum impact on the environment.

These ICSAT are centered on. Rural innovation, market linkages, and education are drivers of agricultural change. Scientists can support this transformation process by working with smallholder farmers, extension advisors, and the private sector to test and adapt new plants, animals, technologies, and information, and improve livelihoods and resilience.

Smallholder farmers in Zimbabwe are custodians of these natural resources, yet climate variability of shifting rainfall seasons, El Niño and droughts threaten successful rain-fed farming. Coupled with conventional farming practices such as tillage and deforestation, the soil structure and chemical quality are gradually degrading.

level by enabling environment conscious people with precision farming technology to. in the agricultural sector recently. of organic farming in Asia this book will serve as a valuable. technology transfer; agriculture 1. Introduction Adoption of new technologies is a critical component of agri-cultural adaptation (Christiansen, Olhoff, & Traerup, ; Holt-Giménez & Altieri, ; Porter et al., ).

Farmers have utilized appropriate technologies to adapt to drought and other climatic changes historically (Bryan, Deressa. obvious that from growth point of view, opportunities exist in Africa’s agriculture sector. In Nigeria, with smallholder farmers no doubt, having a lot to benefit in a situation where there is a favourable operating environment.

Smallholder farmers are the suppliers of food to the tables of Nigerians. Malawi is expected to benefit from a five-year Development of Smart Innovation through Research in Agriculture (DeSIRA) project, which seeks to improve productivity, profitability and.

agricultural sector is a necessary condition for a successful non-farm sector. There are examples of agricultural growth limiting the tradable sector in rural areas — see, e.g., the study by Foster.

In contrast, the smallholder sector consists of around 4 million black farmers farming in the former homeland areas on 13% of agricultural land of South Africa (Aliber & Hart, ).

This dualistic nature and division between the commercial, large-scale farming sector and the. According to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, the world population will reach billion byand to feed that number of.

Agricultural production has tripled in half a century. To find out how, we crowdsourced new technology in smallholder farming. Therefore, Women in Agriculture Development (WIAD) directorate of MoFA—which is involved in the provision of technical backstopping for regional and district staff for effective transfer of appropriate technologies to women farm families in crop, livestock and fish production, processing, utilization and marketing—through regional officers.

Agricultural input subsidies were a major feature of agricultural development policies in rural economies from the s to s. The theoretical case for agricultural subsidies is based on their promotion of agricultural productivity by making investment in new technologies more attractive to smallholder farmers.

If market failures mean that farmers’ private input costs are higher than. The majority of those worst affected by climate change will be women and girls, due to the high percentage of women employed in the agricultural sector, and their unequal access to technology, knowledge, and other resources (CARE International, ; Terry, ).However, people are marginalized by many other factors, including age, disability, and geographical isolation, resulting in.

The adoption of technologies for sustainable farming systems is a challenging and dynamic issue for farmers, extension services, agri-business and policy-makers.

The agricultural sector needs to employ a wide range of evolving technologies and farm practices across many different farming systems and structures to meet a variety of. Ultimately, the optimal farm size will be the one under which labor productivity of the agricultural sector approaches that of the non-agricultural sector, given the same quality of labor.

Transitions to such a state can take a long time due to institutional rigidities, transformation risks, and policies. This book catalogues more than social enterprises, categorized into 9 business models, that cut across the agriculture value book is divided into four sections: 1) Accessing Finance: Traditional financing often has not adequately addressed smallholder farmers’ need for financial services, primarily due to perceived high.

In its ongoing effort to facilitate the entry of a generation of black agri-entrepreneurs into the sector, over the medium term, the Land and Agricultural Development Bank of South Africa was expected to focus on growing its loan book and in doing so, create appropriate equity investment structures and opportunities, enable existing farmers to.

ABSTRACTIn Tanzania, milk production under smallholder farming systems is season sensitive, fluctuations of feeds in both quantity and quality being the major driver. A dry season decline in milk production of over 40% due to feed scarcity is a common phenomenon.

Adoption of improved feed production, conservation and utilization technologies and practices in dairy farming communities is. specific technologies, and mostly on solution to problem basis.

However, there is a need for equipping the farmers with Basic knowledge of Agriculture in order to create a better knowledge platform at farmer level for taking appropriate farm management decisions and to absorb modern technologies. Asfaw et al. argue that achieving productivity growth in the agricultural sector can only be successful through the development and dissemination of improved agricultural technologies to these smallholder farmers in the rural areas.

Rural farmers farming on small hectares of land can be attributed to conditions such as lack of adequate credit.By making these connections, sometimes with companies not normally associated with agriculture, we can identify ever more innovative ways in which the private sector can invest in smallholder farming.The Faculty of Natural Resources Management and Agriculture at the Midlands State University is an innovative, leading, development-oriented Faculty which produces globally recognized graduates for the empowerment of communities and creation of national capital stocks.

The Faculty is dedicated to advancing sustainable agricultural development and management of natural resources through.