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Smallholder farmers across Rwanda are highly diverse, requiring a nuanced approach in providing assistance and support programs. Understanding this diversity may provide the first step in the development of tailored and targeted interventions for these farmers. Investigating farm and household diversity may also provide insights into the adoption of modernised and entrepreneurial agricultural activities across […]

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The problem that is being tackled Banana is an important crop in Rwanda. It contributes to more than 50% to the diets and it is grown by 90% of households. However the crop is threatened by a bacterial disease called Banana Xanthomonas Wilt (BXW), which has spread throughout the region resulting in 100% yield losses [...]
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The problem that is being tackled Which tools, practices, models, organizational arrangements are necessary to increase scaling performance of RTB projects? The CIALCA solution Scaling Readiness System How it contributes to improving livelihoods It support several interventions operating in Central Africa. It does not aim to develop any specific development outcomes or impacts but supports [...]
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The problem that is being tackled Aim is to improve the control and prevention of Xanthomonas Wilt disease in banana crop in Rwanda through enhancing inclusive access to and use of information and knowledge OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA The CIALCA solution A mobile phone based platform is developed using a participatory design approach that involves village [...]
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The problem that is being tackled Xanthomonas Wilt of Banana (BXW) is a complex problem in the African Great Lakes Region that is affecting the livelihoods of millions of smallholder farmers. Xanthomonas Wilt of Banana (BXW), caused by the bacterium Xanthomonas campestris pv. musacearum, affects production of all types of bananas, in all major production regions in East and Central [...]
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The Consortium for Improving Agriculture-based Livelihoods in Central Africa (CIALCA) organized a training workshop on integrating gender and nutrition in agricultural research for development (AR4D), in Kigali, from January 23 -25.The group of thirty participants was very diverse and included 12 women & 18 men from 12 countries; newly starting CIALCA PhD candidates and on-going PhD candidates; […]

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The problem that is being tackled Xanthomonas wilt of banana (BXW) is a serious bacterial disease with an ever-increasing presence in South Kivu Province, DR Congo. Outbreaks of the disease appear as localized ‘hotspots’, spreading rapidly to nearby farms by way of flying insects and contaminated farming tools. Banana plants wilt and the fruit becomes [...]
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