Climate variability has a strong global impact on the extent and productivity of both irrigated and rain-fed agriculture and is considered a major challenge for meeting food and nutrition security. The Mediterranean and the arid areas of Sub-Saharan Africa are significantly affected by climate change, leading to increased exposure to uncertainty and production risks. These regions are already particularly affected by water stress, erratic rainfall levels, salinity, and rising sea levels. The rising temperatures are translated into increased water demand from the agriculture sectors. This requires improving the productivity of the agricultural system via Climate-Smart Farm Practices (CSFPs) using the principle of soil and water conservation when introducing new crops that are tolerant to drought and salinity stress in these systems and managing and valorising the vegetative and animal residues, particularly the residues from large ruminates given that these animals are the primary sources of emissions.
This project proposes high socio-economic and environmental benefits, including reduced GHGs, diversified incomes and generated additional job opportunities. Moreover, this projects’ partnerships aim to improve livelihoods beyond the benefits of reduced GHG emissions and groundwater contamination by increasing revenues for farmers from the sale of vermicompost and livestock production
Follow the link for further infrormation: Towards resilient and sustainable integrated agro-ecosystems through appropriate climate-smart farming practices (Entstehung von widerstandsfähigen und nachhaltigen integrierten Agrarökosystemen durch geeignete klimaintelligente Anbaumethoden) | IAMO
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14 January 2022
A meeting was held for the Cairo University TrustFarm Project team to review the Arabic translation version of the questionnaire as a preparation step for carrying out field visits in the target study area in the Al-Bustan region.
27 December 2021
December 27th, 2021: TRUSTFARM project research team from UM6P planting demonstration plots and trial of 15 different new selected quinoa genotypes in a farmer’s field at Oued Zam project site
17 December 2021
December 17th, 2021: TRUSTFARM project partners and team members all together with local farmers at Oued Zam project site. Demonstration plots for new released varieties of durum wheat were planted in a participatory implementation between farmers...