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PhotoSynQ team visits West Africa
5th September 2017
Mobile phones and other handheld technologies are changing the way and speed with which we gather information, interact with one another and understand the world around us. The agricultural community is similarly impacted by new technologies. For example, improvements in crop productivity are...
Nimble Farmer Research Network Responds to Fall Armyworm Invasion
28th August 2017
Fall armyworm (Spodoptera frugiperda, FAW) was recently introduced to African landscapes and the insect pest has been chewing its way through many of the continents’ staple crops since. First detected in central and western Africa in early 2016, FAW larvae were initially assumed to be those of a...

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The Chopcca communities are a Quechua-speaking indigenous group located in the highlands (3500-4500 meters above sea level ) around Huancavelica, Peru. Chopcca communities farm at high altitudes and are susceptible to frost that can wipe out the majority of a harvest in one night. The staple crop in the region is native potato.