Persone, alimentazione e ambiente.

BCFN YES! 2018

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

Martina Occelli
Martina Occelli
Italy
Italy
Sant'Anna School of Advanced Studies - Italy

The strength of the smallholder farming system does not rely in his granularity, but in the hidden added value generated from the grouping activities.

In the light of investigating climate change resilience and new strategies for food security, this project departs from soil physiochemical data to evaluate how societal knowledge affects a set of rural performances at the household level in developing countries. The analysis stems from data gathered in the Ethiopian region of Gera Gera (Amhara) and Hagere Selam (Tigray) among 300 households. A unique interdisciplinary level of research, adopting genetic, agronomic and economic knowledge, ensures a highly innovative and systemic methodology. Expected impacts encompass the empowering of smallholder farmers knowledge and the enhancement of small-scale farming resilience to climate change and rural productivity. 

Shortlisted projects

Benin

Benin

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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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