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Future food security will be achieved by exploiting the power of ‘new biosciences’. The new biosciences include genomics (the study of the structure, function, evolution and mapping of all the heritable traits of an organism), immunology and vaccinology (the science or methodology of vaccine bio-informatics. But without marrying the power of these new biosciences tools … Continue reading

Sustainable Livestock Digest, Jul/2014

The Nile Basin Development Challenge (NBDC) in Ethiopia distilled insights, findings and experiences into eight key messages which, taken together, contribute to new water and land management paradigm that enables poor smallholder farmers improve their food security, livelihoods and incomes while conserving the natural resource base. Continue reading

ILRI clippings, Jul/2014

The eighth key message from the Nile Basin Development Challenge is to 'improve markets, value chains and multi-stakeholder processes to enhance benefits and sustainability of interventions'.

NBDC, May/2014

The seventh key message from the Nile Basin Development Challenge is to 'attend to downstream and off-site benefits of rainwater management as well as upstream or on-farm benefits and costs.' How do land and water management interventions affect, positively or negatively, downstream and/or off-site users?

NBDC, May/2014

The sixth key message from the Nile Basin Development Challenge is to 'integrate multiple rainwater management interventions at watershed and basin scales to benefit rainwater management programs.' The NBDC took a landscape approach that integrated multiple rainwater management strategies affecting diverse users.

NBDC, May/2014

The fifth key message from the Nile Basin Development Challenge is to 'adapt new models, learning and planning tools and improved learning processes to increase the effectiveness of planning, implementation, and capacity building'. Planners, development agents and farmers, together with researchers, can use a variety of tested tools to plan and implement rain water management solutions, and to develop capacities of all actors along the way.

NBDC, May/2014

The fourth key message from the Nile Basin Development Challenge is to 'create, align and implement incentives for all parties to successfully implement sustainable innovative programs at scale'. Incentives can be positive and negative, formal or informal, tangible or intangible, and they are different whether you are based upstream or downstream. Different incentives will motivate diverse actors differently, but in any case appropriate incentives are critical for community-led implementation of rain water management.

NBDC, May/2014

When Sasakawa-Global 2000 and the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) provided training and loans to a group of farmers in the Awash Valley, Ethiopia, little did they anticipate what such resources in the hands of hard working, poor, small scale farmers could yield. The farmers in the Awash River Basin were trapped in poverty, earning … Continue reading

Sustainable Livestock Digest, May/2014

The third key message from the Nile Basin Development Challenge is to Strengthen and transform institutional and human capacities among all stakeholders to achieve the potential benefits of sustainable land management'.

NBDC, May/2014

The second key message from the Nile Basin Development Challenge is to 'Integrate and share scientific and local knowledge and encourage innovation through learning by doing’. It emphasizes the need to embrace local knowledge as a trusted source of information and expertise. The alliance of scientific analysis and community validation (for instance in farmer field days) helps pay attention to bio-physical and socio-economic aspects and bring about much more robust rainwater management solutions.

NBDC, Apr/2014

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Jason Sircely
Post-doctoral scientist
Randall Ritzema
Scientist - Systems Analysis
Wiebke Förch
CCAFS Science Officer

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Jason Sircely
Post-doctoral scientist
Randall Ritzema
Scientist - Systems Analysis
Wiebke Förch
CCAFS Science Officer