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Integrated systems research for sustainable smallholder agriculture

18 Apr 2017

A new publication details achievements and lessons learned from working with upland smallholder farmers in the Central Mekong.

The book, published through the recently concluded CGIAR Research Program on Humidtropics, of which Bioversity International was a core partner, details findings of work carried out on rice and non-rice farming systems and areas with other land uses in the non-flooodprone lowlands, uplands and highlands in Cambodia, China, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam.

In just four short years, Humidtropics was able to convene a broad network of research, state and civil society partners to work together to plan and implement a wide range of research for development activities. A range of farm-level innovations were identified and tested to improve the livelihoods of farmers, sustainably intensify and diversify agricultural production, and empower women and other marginalized smallholder farmers.

The publication shares achievements, lessons learned and offers insights and recommendations that could support integrated agricultural systems research in the Mekong and elsewhere.

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This work is part of the CGIAR Research Program on Integrated Systems for the Humidtropics, and is supported by CGIAR Fund Donors