CCDB has been working to create a society where the poor, marginalized and vulnerable people can claim and enjoy human rights and justice for a sustainable livelihood with dignity since 1973. To meet the challenges of dynamic environments and development, CCDB has been implementing different programs including dedicated projects on climate change
Improved cultivation techniques
Improved cultivation techniques
- Type:OrganisationCountry of registration:BangladeshRelation to CTCN:Network MemberSector(s) of expertise:
Micro-algae are a group of unicellular or simple multicellular fast growing photosynthetic microorganisms that can conserve CO2 efficiently from different sources, including the atmosphere, industrial exhaust gases, and soluble carbonate salts. Micro-algae act as a major system for converting atmospheric CO2 into lipids under sunlight and increase the output of algal oil. The enzyme acetyl Co-A carboxylase (ACCase) from micro-algae catalyses the key metabolic step in the synthesis of oil in algae.
- Type:OrganisationKnowledge partnerCountry of registration:United KingdomRelation to CTCN:Network MemberKnowledge PartnerSector(s) of expertise:
Practical Action Consulting (PAC) is the consulting arm of Practical Action, an international non-governmental organisation that uses technology to challenge poverty in developing countries. Through technology PAC enables poor communities to build on their skills and knowledge to produce sustainable and practical solutions - transforming their lives forever and protecting the world around them. Every year PAC uses technology to help over 1 million people out of poverty.
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Description of the project: The Kagera river, a tributary of the Nile, is being threatened by silting due to unsustainable farming methods. Its river basin is a very rich agricultural ground supporting 16.5 million people in Burundi, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda. The project aims to improve and modernize current farming methods, in order to improve food security and ensure resilient livelihoods for people and animals living in this area. Groups of 50 new beneficiaries are trained every month on farming methods, followed by a tree-planting scheme by the river.
- Type:OrganisationCountry of registration:MalaysiaRelation to CTCN:Network Member
BATC Development Bhd. is a company experienced in the cultivation and processing of the Jatropha curcas seed, which is used for the production of biofuel, biodiesel and glycerol, for industrial, energy and transport applications. The firm has established joint ventures in 40 different countries across Asia, North Africa and Latin America for the cultivation, processing and/or storage and distribution of its products.
Review of "Plant Available Water" Aspects of Water Use Efficiency under Irrigated and Dryland ConditionsType:PublicationPublication date:Sectors:
According to this article, water flow processes in the soil-plant-atmosphere continuum, with particular emphasis on processes in the soil, have greatly enhanced understanding of the system, thereby enabling the formulation of a quantitative model relating the water supply from a layered soil profile to water demand; the formulation of logical quantitative definitions for crop-ecotope specific upper and lower limits of available water; the identification of the harmful root zone development effects of compacted layers in fine sandy soils caused by cultivation and amelioration procedures to p
The Effect of System Innovations on Water Productivity in Subsistence Rainfed Agricultural Systems in Semi-Arid TanzaniaType:PublicationPublication date:
In sub-Saharan Africa, especially in the Makanya catchment of northern Tanzania, rainfed subsistence farming systems obtain low crop yields as a result of highly erratic rainfall seasons. The research sought to prove that, with improved farming innovations (runoff diversion, on-site rain water harvesting and conservation tillage), grain yields can improve even under the existing challenging hydro-climatic conditions. The results showed that the innovations resulted in increased maize grain yields of up to 4.8 t ha_1 compared against current averages of less than 1 t ha_1.
Nir Nursery deals with the introduction breeding acclimatization development and cultivation of plants from the southern hemisphere (Australia in particular) with a view to obtaining new varieties of cut flowers foliage flowering pot plants and garden plants. Working together with the nursery staff we are investing large efforts in the selection of new varieties their cultivation and the development of suitable growth techniques.
- Type:OrganisationCountry of registration:ColombiaRelation to CTCN:Network Member
Grupo Laera is a private consultancy firm, headquartered in Colombia, and working to ensure sustainable development without compromising the speed of economic growth. Grupo Laera specializes in the diagnosis of critical points affecting the operation of each project, and defining appropriate action plans on what we consider to be their most important assets: natural resources, human resources, a finance strategy that fits with their business and, client satisfaction as main sources of income and economic growth.