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Management of Ginger Bacterial Wilt and Leaf Spot Diseases: A Manual for Agriculture Extension Workers and Practitioners

The sudden outbreak of ginger bacterial wilt disease and leaf spot disease in 2012-2013 has devastated ginger varieties all over the country irrespective of variations in cultivars and geographic locations, resulting in a sharp drop in production and supply of the crop. The diseases outbreak had an estimated incidence of 80-100%, which caused up to 90-100% crop loss. Consequently, the socio-economic security of farmers, traders and other members of the societies whose livelihood was based directly or indirectly on production and marketing of ginger have been affected.

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Guideline for Management of Ginger Bacterial Wilt and Leaf Spot Diseases

The sudden outbreak of ginger bacterial wilt disease and leaf spot disease in 2012-2013 has devastated ginger varieties all over the country irrespective of variations in cultivars and geographic locations, resulting in a sharp drop in production and supply of the crop. The diseases outbreak had an estimated incidence of 80-100%, which caused up to 90-100% crop loss. Consequently, the socio-economic security of farmers, traders and other members of the societies whose livelihood was based directly or indirectly on production and marketing of ginger have been affected.

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Livelihoods for Refugees and Host Communities

The project brought refugees and Ethiopian hosts together to address common challenges: environmental degradation, climate change and poverty. The Ethiopian Government provided host and refugee communities with access to previously unused land.

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Women's Economic Empowerment in the Coffee Value Chain

In September 2019, Farm Africa launched a project in Kanungu district aimed at empowering women in the coffee value chain. The project worked with CGCs and communities to increase the incomes of 2,640 women coffee producers, strengthen their household decision-making power and increase access to resources, enhance the capacity of CGCs to ensure women can leverage market opportunities while also engaging local stakeholders to recognise and reward women’s participation within the coffee value chain.

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Goat husbandry by pastoralist communities

Farm Africa’s Livestock for Livelihoods project helped Ugandan and Ethiopian pastoralist women set up sustainable, small-scale goat-rearing enterprises. This booklet examines the factors affecting the adoption of good goat husbandry practices such as the provision of housing for goats, improved feeding practices, fodder production and using services from animal health workers. 

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Household socioeconomic status and women and children's dietary diversity

Farm Africa’s Livestock for Livelihoods project helped Ugandan and Ethiopian pastoralist women set up sustainable, small-scale goat-rearing enterprises. This booklet examines the factors that improve dietary diversity in women and children, including women’s economic empowerment, production of food crops and the size of livestock herds.

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Impact of increased women's incomes on nutrition

Farm Africa’s Livestock for Livelihoods project helped Ugandan and Ethiopian pastoralist women set up sustainable, small-scale goat-rearing enterprises. This booklet highlights how Farm Africa improved 10,000 women’s access to credit facilities and incomes by adding value to livestock products and opening up improved opportunities for sales. 

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Business formalisation in Tanzania - Learnings from the DECIDE project

This learning piece shares findings from Farm Africa's DECIDE project's work in facilitating MSMEs to comply with Tanzania's legal framework, business registration requirements and documentation required to access social security for the business and its employees. It highlights some of the obstacles they face in transitioning into the formal economy.

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Regenerating our Soils - Cases and Success Stories from the Regenerative Agriculture project in Kenya

This booklet tells the stories of farmers involved in AGRA's “Regenerative agriculture through the development of the pulses value chain” pilot project, which ran from July 2020 to October 2021, AGRA, with funding from IKEA Foundation, and in partnership with Farm Africa and Cereal Growers Association (CGA) in Embu and Makueni Counties of Kenya.

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Derisking smallholders' enterprises

This three-page document summarises the results and learning from Farm Africa's Growing Futures youth horticulture project in western Kenya from 2019 to 2021.  

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