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Yacouba Sawadogo: “the man who stopped the desert”

Mr. Yacouba Sawadogo from Burkina Faso is one of this year’s winners of the Right Livelihood Award. He was selected as a laureate for his efforts to reverse desertification using an ancient farming technique known as “zai” – pits dug in hardened soil that concentrate water and nutrients, allowing trees and crops to withstand drought. ... Read more

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Policy brief: The new wave of contract farming in Ghana and the role of contract design in facilitating sustainable out grower schemes

A policy brief on the important issue of contract farming in Africa has just been published by Adu-Gyamfi Poku: The new wave of contract farming in Ghana and the role of contract design in facilitating sustainable out grower schemes. The Policy Brief highlights the role of contract design in facilitating sustainable contract farming arrangements between ... Read more

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BiomassNet – Profile of the month

Interviewer: Arthur Guischet – BiomassNet Team Interviewee: Raymond Jatta Raymond Jatta, Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa (FARA), Accra, Ghana Dr. Raymond Jatta is an Economist who hails from the smiling coast of Africa, The Gambia.  He started off working at ActionAid International, The Gambia as Programme Coordinator, moved to the EU-Gambia Cooperation as Programme ... Read more

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New Thematic Areas, Biomass Sources and Updated Toolbox

We have updated the BiomassNet platform to broaden its thematic scope, biomass sources and resource categories. If you are a registered member of BiomassNet, these changes may have affected your personal account information and any resources you may have uploaded in the Toolbox. To verify your account information, please visit your BiomassNet account and check ... Read more

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Update of Privacy Policy

We updated our privacy policy to keep in line with the new European Union General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) that takes effect on 25 May, 2018. Please read the updated privacy policy to learn more about what data we collect, how and why we use it, how you can request information on the data stored ... Read more

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Networking and Launch Event on December 7, in Accra, Ghana

On December 7, there will be an official launch event in Accra, Ghana, hosted and organized by the Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa, FARA. You can read more about the event and the registration process here. We are looking forward to meeting you and wish everyone a successful networking event.

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Registration bug fixed

To all who waited patiently to complete the registration: we finally fixed the bug and welcome you all the more to the BiomassNet community! Please let us know if you continue to encounter problems registering! Your feedback is always very welcome. Send an email to contact@biomassnet.org.    

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Minor bugfixes

Some minor fixes were introduced (regarding e.g. the categorization of toolbox resources). In addition, the upload functionality has been improved.