Wageningen project in Ethiopia receives prize for agriculture and food
The Wageningen project ‘Innovation Mapping for Food Security’ (IM4FS) has won the Olam Prize from the French Agropolis Fondation.
The project does not only look at which crops can grow best in a given area, but also at the involved climate risks, markets and farmers’ loans. Using research data and IT, the project develops best-fit combinations of crops, soils and matching technology for farmers in marginal areas of Ethiopia. This project builds upon the Wageningen project BENEFIT-CASCAPE, which developed best fits for farmers in the fertile Rift Valley in Ethiopia. [Read more]