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New publication tackles how best to support smallholder farmers

New publication tackles how best to support smallholder farmers

Burleigh Dodds Science Publishing are delighted to announce the publication of their new title – The sustainable intensification of smallholder farming systems.

This title provides a comprehensive review of recent research on effective support measures to improve the livelihoods of smallholder farmers in sub-Saharan Africa. It features detailed discussions on improving access to critical resources, such as seeds, tools, and expertise for soil health improvement and integrated pest management (IPM) programs.

New publication tackles how best to support smallholder farmers

New publication tackles how best to support smallholder farmers

Dr Dominik Klauser and Dr Mike Robinson of Syngenta Foundation for Sustainable Agriculture, Switzerland edited the book, which features an impressive chapter on improving integrated soil fertility management written by IITA scientist Bernard Vanlauwe.

The book, which features contributions from over 30 international experts, will be a key reference for governments and NGOs involved in development programs focusing on smallholders, particularly in sub-Saharan Africa.

Mark Huisenga, Senior Program Manager, USAID–US Government Bureau of Food Security, USA, says about the book:

“It is fabulous to see that these distinguished experts on the intensification of smallholder farming systems bring together their years of knowledge and experience into a volume that will be accessible to all. Many strands of agricultural development expertise that are often disconnected from each other are brought together in these pages, including some of the latest evidence and approaches that can yield direct benefits to smallholder farmers.”

*SPECIAL OFFER*

Benefit from 20% off the book if purchased via the Burleigh Dodds website. Enter code IITA20 at checkout to receive this discount. Discount expires on 4 February 2021.

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Evans Samuel • 25th January 2021


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