We assists vulnerable communities in developing countries to overcome challenges such as those related to climate and food security. Projects are often complex, multi-faceted and involve multiple partners and stakeholders.
Livestock are crucial to the livelihoods of more than 900 million people in Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia. However, there are large production yield gaps in livestock systems in these two regions. This means that most of the time, farmers produce much lower yields than they could achieve. To increase yields sustainably, development agencies and […]
We aim to improve the livelihoods of smallholder livestock farmers in the cropping and agro-pastoral areas of central Tibet by increasing dairy and sheep meat production. Agriculture and the human population are concentrated in the cropping and agro-pastoral zones of central and southern Tibet. The production of grain crops and livestock are instrumental in the […]
Tropical forage legumes can be integrated into farming systems in Indonesia to improve animal and crop production. This is particularly important for regions with high rates of poverty and food insecurity, such as East Nusa Tenggara. This project will identify ways to optimise forage legume productivity in these systems, and determine the likely contribution legumes […]
We are working with farmers in the Eastern Gangetic Plains in eastern India, north western Bangladesh and the eastern Terai in Nepal to help them sustainably intensify their dry (rabi) season crop production. This is achieved largely through introducing crops that use less water (e.g. growing maize, mustard or wheat instead of rice) and by […]
The Applied Research and Innovation Systems in Agriculture (ARISA) project, operating in Indonesia, seeks to strengthen linkages between research institutes and the private sector, unlocking the potential of domestic research capacity by working with partners who have commercial incentives to deliver agricultural innovations that benefit smallholder farmers. There are currently six intervention projects involving partnerships […]