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Add Salt to the Soil: Is there a need for language innovation in Climate-Smart Agricultural Extension?

Climate-smart agriculture (CSA) unites the agendas of climate change, development and agriculture and denotes a set of agricultural practices that simultaneously increase agricultural productivity, climate mitigation and adaptation strategies. Future climate challenges mean that agricultural transformation is globally urgent (Meinke et al., 2009) and agricultural extension is a key contribution to enhancing agricultural production, poverty …

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The AFRICAP Participatory Scenario Workshops (PSWs) – a modeller’s musings

I joined the AFRICAP project in April as a crop modeller. When I was given the opportunity to go to the Participatory Scenario Workshops (or PSWs) I was thrilled as I’d never been anywhere in Africa before. To briefly introduce the PSWs for the uninitiated: stakeholders describe plausible scenarios of the food system in their …

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