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Best Practices

Thierry Benoit. The real strength of the SRI method is its flexibility

Innovation / Emanuela Taverna

Thanks to the project implemented in Madagascar by IFAD and Cornell University, the yield of the rice cultivation has been increased. Nevertheless, the Intensification System still divides the experts. These are the arguments of those in favor.

Grazing lands at risk for desertification? The solution in Mongolia

Innovation / Redazione Expo 2015

Vast stretches of lands meant for grazing are degrading. This is why the Mongolian Ministry of Industry and Agriculture has come up with a plan (called the Green Gold Project) that has positive effects on food safety.

Milk and its derivatives become big business in Tanzania

Innovation / Redazione Expo 2015

A partnership between Granarolo, Cefa and livestock farmers in the Njombe district of Tanzania has spawned the creation of Njombe Milk Factory, a company spanning the entire supply chain that also promotes milk drinking in schools, becoming an economic bedrock and drawing attention to food safety.

Italy, reduce food waste to help those in need

Innovation / Redazione Expo 2015

Fondazione Banco Alimentare recovers excess food and transforms it into a resource for those who need help. A system that improves food safety in Italy. With optimal results for many years.

Guatemala helps small coffee producers

Innovation / Redazione Expo 2015

The Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation (Maeci) and the Guatemalan National Coffee Association (Anacafe) are developing an initiative for protecting small coffee producers. In addition, cooperatives have been selected to diversify earnings.

In Niger, fertilizer shops give a new start to agriculture

Innovation / Redazione Expo 2015

The IARBIC project is promoted by the FAO in Niger. The idea is to boost agricultural production through new forms of financing and fertilizer sales. A key role is being played by farmers' associations.

Overfishing in the waters off Myanmar's coast

Innovation / Redazione Expo 2015

A project devised by the Oikos Institute is improving the economic conditions of the inhabitants of the Myeik Archipelago and preserving the local fishing industry.

Amaranth: an old crop becomes a new resource for Argentinian families

Innovation / Redazione Expo 2015

A traditional plant with very similar uses to cereals is improving the nutrition of the poorest families, thanks to a project by the Argentine Agrarian Federation that is yielding better than expected results.

Lebanon promotes “No-till Farming” - a true return to nature

Innovation / Redazione Expo 2015

To increase productivity and safeguard the soil, the American University of Beirut is engaged in a project aimed at direct sowing, without tillage. And it's making big savings for Lebanese farmers.

System of Rice Intensification: a helping hand against the food crisis

Innovation / Redazione Expo 2015

A rice farming technique doubles yields, using fewer resources. This International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) project started in Madagascar, but has now spread to other countries too.

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