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Participatory assessment of sustainability and resilience of three specialized farming systems
There is a need for participatory methods that simultaneously assess agricultural sustainability and resilience at farming
system level, as resilience is needed to deal with shocks and stresses on the pathways to more sustainable systems. We present the
Framework of Participatory Impact Assessment for Sustainable and Resilient FARMing systems (FoPIA-SURE-Farm). FoPIA-SUREFarm investigates farming system functioning, dynamics of main indicators, and specifies resilience for different resilience capacities, i.e., robustness, adaptability, and transformability...
Surviving on Half a Hectare of Land: An Introduction to the Issues Surrounding Smallholder Farming in Malawi
Not everyone dealing with agricultural issues in Malawi appreciates the fact that smallholders in this country face challenges which are unique in Africa. No other country in Sub-Saharan Africa has population densities of up to 250 ...Read more