Impacting beyond niches: exploring approaches for up- and out-scaling innovations in mountains areas

Susanne Wymann von Dach1, Sarah-Lan Mathez-Stiefel1,2, Radhika Murti1,3, Giorgina Catacora4, Manuel Peralvo5, Jianchu Xu2,6, Kiros Hadgu2, Manfred Perlik1, Andreas Heinimann1 1Centre for Development and Environment (CDE), University of Bern, Switzerland; 2World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF); 3International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN); 4AGRUCO, Universidad Mayor San Simón de Cochabamba, Bolivia; 5CONDESAN, Ecuador; 6Kumning Institute of […]

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Organic farming for improved livelihoods, health and food security in tropical smallholder farming communities

Gurbir Singh Bhullar01, Monika Schneider01, Noah Adamtey01, Irene Kadzere01, Gian L. Nicolay01, Laura Martinez Armengot01, Thomas Bernet01, Christian Schader01, Richard Asare02 1Research Institute of Organic Agriculture, FiBL, Switzerland, Switzerland; 2International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA), Ghana   This session aims to provide evidence that organic farming and agroforestry systems (in cocoa) can improve livelihood and […]

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Citizen – Driven Water Management for Healthy Lives and Sustainable Agriculture

Natalie Ceperley1, Theophile Mande2,3, Moctar Dembele1 1 Institute of Earth Surface Dynamics, Faculty of Geosciences and Environment, University of Lausanne, Switzerland; Laboratory of Ecohydrology, School of Architecture, Civil and Environmental Engineering, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland; 3iE, Burkina Faso   Water is central to both public health and agriculture, and thus its management is […]

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Integrating ecosystems, water resources and energy to manage wastewater and improve the quality of life in urban areas

Mark McCormick, University of Applied Sciences and Arts Western Switzerland, Switzerland   Starting in the late 19th century, improvements in the management of urban wastewater led to a very significant reduction in water born infectious disease. Recent experience and the simple observation that a large fraction of urban wastewater is not adequately treated have shown […]

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