Brown Bag: Promoting Technical Transformation And Financial Inclusion Among Smallholder Farmers In Africa

Maureen Langlois Events, Brown Bag Series

Voices from the Field Brown Bag Speaker Series Mario Miranda will discuss two interrelated factors that have been identified by development economists as critical impediments to wider adoption of improved technologies among smallholder farmers in developing countries: lack of access to credit and riskiness of income due to the vagaries of weather. He will focus on his experiences in Ghana, …

Brown Bag: Culture, Agriculture And Shrubs: Improving Soils and Crop Yield in West Africa

Maureen Langlois Events, Brown Bag Series

Voices from the Field Brown Bag Speaker Series The Sahel is an ecologically fragile environment where in-season drought periods are common, causing chronic low yields, crop failures, and long-term food insecurity. Biologically based systems are needed that utilize local resources and can buffer against drought in the Sahel. Two native shrubs, Piliostigma reticulatum and Guiera senegalensis, coexist with row crops …

Brown Bag: Exploring The Role Of Women In Food Security

Maureen Langlois General

Voices from the Field Brown Bag Speaker Series Women have been identified as key players in improving household food security. However, they face many challenges. There are many interventions that have targeted women to help them bring in addition income or to help with their agricultural production. Working in Cameroon and researching in Ethiopia have provided opportunities to see two …