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“The farmer is literally hedging their bets” in Eastern and Southern Africa 

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Resource ID

17870

Access

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Contributed by

B.Muralidhar

Topics

Nutrition

Crops

Dryland cereals, Grain legumes

Systems

Farming Systems, Livelihood Systems

Locations

Eastern and Southern Africa

Global Date

30/Apr/2019

Title

“The farmer is literally hedging their bets” in Eastern and Southern Africa

Keywords

Smart Food Initiative, Food Tank, Food Sustainability, Diversified, Drought Tolerant Crops, Legumes and Cereals, Improve Livelihoods, Millet and Sorghum, Food Security

Language

English

Size of PDF

298 kB

Author/Key contact

Dr Moses Siambi

Story Source

https://foodtank.com/news/2019/04/the-farmer-is-literally-hedging-their-bets-in-eastern-and-southern-africa/

Publishing Location

Global

Story Lead Center

ICRISAT

Type

Corporate

URL/Link

https://foodtank.com/news/2019/04/the-farmer-is-literally-hedging-their-bets-in-eastern-and-southern-africa/

Description

Building a food system that is good for the planet, the body, and the farmer in the face of climate change is what the Smart Food Initiative at ICRISAT is all about. Food Tank had the chance to speak to its director for Eastern and Southern Africa (ESA), Dr. Moses Siambi, about improving long-term food sustainability by promoting diverse, drought tolerant crops in the region. “Resilience is quite a challenge,” says Dr. Siambi to Food Tank. “The way we approach it is to provide enough options for the farmers so that if there is a bad season, they still produce something and do not completely lose their agricultural enterprise.”

New ICRISAT Research Programs

Eastern & Southern Africa Program

Date (Date published/released/created if known)

30/Apr/2019

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