Conservation agriculture is making a difference for smallholder farmers in Cambodia. A series of workshops is helping women farmers learn to package and market produce they have grown using the system of conservation agriculture that promotes minimum soil disturbance, maintenance of a year-round soil cover, and crop rotation. Continue reading
The Feed the Future SANREM and IPM Innovation Labs are once again making great strides overseas. Recently, Corinna Clements, knowledge base manager and student assistant for SANREM, along with agricultural sciences senior Austin Larrowe, spent two weeks in Ecuador talking to farmers about a project they have been working on to curb deforestation by using a better variety of the naranjilla plant. Both students work under the advisement of Professor Jeff Alwang, who heads SANREM’s LTRA-7 project in the Andes. To read more about their incredible work in Ecuador, see Students, professors examine ways to improve lives and agriculture in Ecuador.