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Photo story: Busting soil myths in Tanzania

You can also view the photo story full screen. Related stories and information: Bringing soils back to life – a conversation with Deborah Bossio Scaling up – TV helps farmers shape up soils in East Africa New photo-film: mapping soil diversity in Tanzania CIAT Soils Research brief Other links: Africa>

New photo-film: mapping soil diversity in Tanzania

The second photo-film of a two-part series, “The Ground Beneath Your Feet,” is launched this week during Global Soil Week, where CIAT is highlighting the importance of soil, debating the latest science and technology as well as methods for preserving this vital natural resource. In Lushoto, Tanzania, a cluster of CCAFS climate-smart villages nestle in the stunning Eastern Arc>

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Model practice – enhancing crop models to reduce food insecurity in East Africa

A large proportion of families in East Africa struggle daily with food insecurity and malnutrition. These families are forced to subsist on as little as two hectares of land. They are restricted not only by the quantity of land, but also by the quality, since much of the soils in>

RISING voices: Fred Kizito, senior scientist (CIAT)

Fred Kizito, senior scientist at the International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT), introduces himself and his work with the program. It is one of a series of portraits of key people in Africa RISING. Tell us about your background I hold a dual major doctorate degree from Oregon State University,>

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Cordingley, Justine E.; Snyder, Katherine Ann; Rosendahl, Judith; Kizito, Fred; Bossio, Deborah. 2015. Thinking outside the plot: addressing low adoption of sustainable land management in sub-Saharan Africa . Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability . Elsevier B.V., 15: 35-40.

Vågen, Tor-G.; Winowiecki, Leigh A.; Tondoh, Jerome E.; Desta, Lulseged T.; Gumbricht, Thomas. 2015. Mapping of soil properties and land degradation risk in Africa using MODIS reflectance . Geoderma 10 p.

Kisaka, M. Oscar; Mucheru-Muna, M.; Ngetich, F. K.; Mugwe, J. N.; Mugendi, D.; Mairura, F.. 2015. Rainfall variability, drought characterization, and efficacy of rainfall data reconstruction  : case of eastern Kenya . Advances in Meteorology 16 p.

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