Category: Africa – Eastern

Rebecca Selvarajah

Rebecca Selvarajah

Rebecca is a science writer, manager of publishing projects, trainer in science writing, and novelist — working partly from Nairobi, Kenya and partly from Morwell, Australia. With over 15 years of experience in writing, advertising/marketing, publishing and social media, she takes on varied assignments, travelling, if needed, to conduct relevant research and interviews. Originally from Sri Lanka, Rebecca holds a BA honours in Psychology, with minors in Gender Studies and Sociology. Email Rebecca on r.selvarajah@cgiar.org

Differentiated strategies key to uptake of collective action interventions in Cameroon?

Differentiated strategies key to uptake of collective action interventions in Cameroon?

Promoters of collective action initiatives need to adopt differentiated strategies to enhance its adoption by smallholder Kola farmers in Cameroon, say Gyau et al in an article published in the Journal of Agricultural Science. This is because research...

Can organic and resource-conserving agriculture improve livelihoods?

Can organic and resource-conserving agriculture improve livelihoods?

Organic and resource-conserving agriculture (ORCA) offers farmers a way to protect the future productive capacity of their natural resource base, say Bennett and Franzel, in a study published in the International Journal of Agricultural sustainability.  The study further...

Agricultural reality show helps farmers talk to scientists

“Our model is and edutainment model. Entertain, meet information needs … build big audiences.” And big audiences can drive sustainability. So said David Campbell of The Mediae Company at a presentation Bringing Science to Life: CCAFS and Shamba...

Sound farming advice for a ‘new normal’ climate

It’s natural to wonder whether our current climate—with its erratic rainfall patterns and increasingly frequent weather upheavals—will ever return to normalcy. According to a leading development expert, it won’t. “The planet’s climate has changed irreversibly; continued change is...

Grafted cocoa wows farmers and visitors at Petit Bondoukou

By Claude Adjehi and Daisy Ouya Around two years ago when the Vision for Change cocoa project opened up a centre in Petit Bondoukou village in Côte d’Ivoire, local farmers were invited to participate in field trials aimed...

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