Kes Malede Abreha, an innovative farmer in Aksum, Ethiopia, demonstrates his self-designed irrigation system. (Photo: Bernard Pollack)
For State of the World 2011: Innovations that Nourish the Planet, we are still collecting examples of agricultural innovations that farmers and others might consider using to help alleviate hunger and poverty in the places most in need. By filling out our survey in either English or French, many of you have already helped us assess, and draw more attention to, the sorts of innovations that are currently used in fields, pastures, empty lots and backyards in sub-Saharan Africa, but that may need additional financial policy or support.
For example, we met with the World Vegetable Center in Tanzania; the International Rural Poulty Centre and Kyeema Foundation in Mozambique; the Developing Innovations in School Cultivation (DISC) project in Uganda; and Never Ending Food in Malawi –all projects that will be featured in State of the World 2011: Innovations that Nourish the Planet, and that have enhanced our knowledge of their work by filling out our survey.
If you know of an agriculture innovation and haven’t yet filled out our survey, we want your input, too!
Although our project is focusing on sub-Saharan Africa, we’re interested in examples from all over the world. Keep sending us your responses and we’ll keep posting some of the most interesting innovations!