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USAID's Development Experience Clearinghouse (DEC), the largest online resource for USAID-funded technical and project materials, makes nearly 200,000 items available for review or download, and continuously grows with more than 1000 items added each month. 

The DEC holds USAID's institutional memory, spanning over 50 years; including documents, images, video and audio materials. The DEC collects research reports, evaluations and assessments, contract information, tutorials, policy and planning documents, activity information sheets, and training materials.


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Crop ontology: integration of standard variables

Conference Papers & Reports
Diciembre, 2016

The Crop Ontology (CO, is a resource of the Integrated Breeding Platform (IBP, providing breeders with crop specific terms for fieldbook edition and data annotation. Until Mai 2015, a plant phenotype was annotated with 3 CO identifiers for the trait, the method and the scale, respectively. Yet, breeders’ fieldbook and most phenotypic databases are designed to annotate a datapoint with only one identifier.

Implementation and Outcomes of Restrictions on Agricultural Land Subdivision: An Investigation of Article 30 of the 2013 Land Law

Reports & Research
Junio, 2016

Focuses on Article 30 of the Rwanda 2013 Land Law, which prohibits sub-division. Finds that implementation of Article 30 has not prevented land subdivisions, but rather encouraged informal subdivisions and transfers. Recommends that the provision should be reviewed.

Decision-Making and Joint Control Rights over Land in Rwanda

Reports & Research
Junio, 2016

Report explores and analyses community perceptions of the obstacles facing women’s participation in decision-making about jointly held land. Also examines the factors that prevent women from participating in community-level decision-making structures, specifically those related to land. Conducted in 4  districts of Rwanda: Ngororero and Rutsiro (Western Province), Huye (Southern Province) and Ngoma (Eastern Province).

Climate-Smart Agriculture in Senegal

Policy Papers & Briefs
Mayo, 2016
Western Africa

The climate-smart agriculture (CSA) concept reflects
an ambition to improve the integration of agriculture
development and climate responsiveness. It aims to
achieve food security and broader development goals
under a changing climate and increasing food demand.
CSA initiatives sustainably increase productivity, enhance
resilience, and reduce/remove GHGs, and require planning
to address tradeoffs and synergies between these three
pillars: productivity, adaptation, and mitigation [1]. The