Monthly Archives: November 2014

What Mechanization Can Mean For a Farming Community

In the Altiplano region of Southern Bolivia, where an arid landscape and harsh temperature extremes make farming difficult, farm families are finding opportunity in producing quinoa, a high-protein grain that is part of the traditional local diet but...

The Masagro Móvil Project in Mexico

MasAgro Móvil, an agricultural information service for mobile devices launched in 2012 by the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT) with the support of the Mexican Ministry of Agriculture (SAGARPA), is a subscription service that delivers...

Farm Revenue Insurance Spurring Growth

In recent years, when negotiating their production loans for the upcoming season, farmers in Brazil have been offered a new way to protect themselves against financial loss: Farm revenue insurance offered by Credicoamo, the credit arm of Latin America’s largest...

Innovation Systems Practices

While efforts to improve agricultural innovation have typically focused primarily on training and organizational capacity development, there is an emerging practice that is centered on improving incentives for cooperation and strengthening linkages among relevant actors through...