Persone, alimentazione e ambiente.

BCFN YES! 2018

Enhancement of Sustainable Agriculture through adoption of Bio-Integrated Crop Management among Small Holder Tomato Farmers in Tanzania: Conventional versus Non-Conventional Farming Methods.

Geraldin Lengai
Geraldin Lengai
Kenya
Kenya
The Nelson Mandela African Institution of Science and Technology - Tanzania
Margaret Gumisiriza Ssentambi
Margaret Gumisiriza Ssentambi
Uganda
Uganda
The Nelson Mandela African Institution of Science and Technology - Tanzania
Becky Aloo
Becky Aloo
Kenya
Kenya
The Nelson Mandela African Institution of Science and Technology - Tanzania

Climate Smart Vegetable Production Systems for Food Safety, Environmental Health and Economic Sustainability among Smallholder Farmers in Tanzania

Agriculture is an important economic activity in Africa. Farmers rely on chemical fertilizers and pesticides for soil enrichment and management of crop pests and diseases respectively. Chemicals are toxic to humans and nontarget organisms, pollute the environment and are expensive. Farmers also rely on rain-fed agriculture and often, rainfall variability results into crop failure. Therefore, there is need for alternatives to synthetic pesticides, chemical fertilizers and rain-fed farming in pursuit of sustainable agriculture. Biofertilizers and biopesticides are viable options for managing soil fertility, pests and diseases. Similarly, hydroponic farming offers solutions to unreliable rainfed agriculture. This study investigates the use of botanical pesticides and rhizo-biofertilizers for improvement of tomato yield in soil and hydroponic systems among smallholder farmers in Tanzania. The aim is to contribute towards food safety, environmental health and economic sustainability. 

Shortlisted projects

Benin

Benin

Contribution of social capital to improve Indigenous Leafy Vegetables (ILVs) business model performance in Benin
Soulé Akinhola Adechian
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The Netherlands

The Netherlands

Changing food practices in a changing food environment: the case of Syrian and Turkish migrants in Almere
Anke Brons
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Germany

Germany

Can information campaigns break the food insecurity and migration trap? A randomized experiment in Edo State, Nigeria
Moritz Gallei
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USA

USA

"We just ate dry bread": Understanding and halting the intergenerational chronic disease outcomes of young adults in Iraqi Kurdistan
Anna Grace Tribble
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Nepal

Nepal

Male out-migration and agricultural feminization: Agricultural productivity and farm drudgery among females in Nepalese agrarian households
Binod Khanal
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USA

USA

YES! to participatory agroecology: Farmer-led plant breeding and soil regeneration in Maya milpas of southern Belize
Henry Anton Peller
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Italy

Italy

The Silent Revolution: How smallholder farmers collective knowledge is shaping soil productivity in Ethiopia
Martina Occelli
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Benin

Benin

Shaping the business environment for successful youth engagement in agricultural entrepreneurship: A case study of Benin/West Africa
Frejus Thoto
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Germany

Germany

Can a city feed its people? Analysis of urban soils in Adelaide towards their safety and potential for urban agriculture.
Matt Salomon
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Kenya

Kenya

Enhancement of Sustainable Agriculture through adoption of Bio-Integrated Crop Management among Small Holder Tomato Farmers in Tanzania: Conventional versus Non-Conventional Farming Methods.
Geraldin Lengai
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