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Agroecology Knowledge Hub released by FAO
5th January 2017
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) received a grant from McKnight/CCRP in 2015 in part to enhance access to information, case studies, tools and methods, and other resources related to agroecological intensification (AEI) of smallholder farming. FAO released the...
Dossier on farmer innovation available in English and French
22nd December 2016
Misereor (Germany), Prolinnova and The McKnight Foundation collaborated with the German development magazine WeltSichten in producing a dossier on Small-scale farmer innovation. French version: Innovation paysanne.The short and highly readable articles explore how agricultural research can be...
Increasing Bean Productivity in Mozambique
12th December 2016
The soils of Mozambique are known to be low in available phosphorus. The Mozambique Institute of Agricultural Research (IIAM) is developing new kinds of legumes that can give higher yields in local soils. Learn more by viewing the video below or  on CCRP’s YouTube channel at:
Batamaka Somé to Serve West Africa CoP as Regional Representative
2nd December 2016
The Collaborative Crop Research Program of The McKnight Foundation is pleased to welcome Batamaka Somé as Regional Representative for the West Africa region.Dr. Somé, a practicing anthropologist, is a research consultant based in Burkina Faso. He has conducted extensive research in agriculture and...
Methods for Controlling Groundnut Rosette Disease
29th November 2016
Groundnut Rosette Disease can severely impact groundnut yields, challenging smallholder farmer’ livelihoods. To learn more about the transmission and management practices for this virus check out the video below or visit Read about CCRP Groundnut projects in the...
Exclusive Interview with Robert Mwanga, 2016 World Food Prize Co-Recipient
15th November 2016
Robert Mwanga, a CCRP grantee from 1994-2009, was one of four co-recipients of the 2016 World Food Prize. Dr. Mwanga and his colleagues at Uganda’s National Agricultural Research Organization developed more than 20 sweetpotato varieties, many of which were biofortified with vitamin A. A scientific...