No 137 - October 2008

Agricultural innovation

Producers and researchers must work hand in hand if they are to promote innovations that improve rural life. First steps have been taken, but working as Read More


Precious water

A question of technique and good management

Irrigation of small plots of farmland calls for a wide variety of techniques. Available systems Read More

• Agricultural enterprise

• Report from Cape Verde


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Agricultural micro-insurance

Farmers hedge their bets

Affordable risk management for smallholder farmers

Agricultural insurance can help small-scale farmers to buffer shocks, but classic policies are often too costly. Various mechanisms are being investigated Read More