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on-farm production (crops, livestock) (47 Results)
On-Farm Production (crops, livestock)
Veterinary Vaccines: Principles And Applications
All CountriesMetwally, S. (ed.); Viljoen, G. (ed.); El Idrissi,...

Provides a concise and authoritative reference on the use of vaccines against diseases of livestock. Compiled by Senior Animal Health Officers at The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, and with contributions from international l...

On-Farm Production (crops, livestock)
Onto The Farm, Into The Home: How Intrahousehold Gender Dynamics Shape Land Restoration In Eastern Kenya
KenyaMary Crossland, Ana Maria Paez Valencia, Tim Pagel...

While attention has been paid largely to forest restoration, meeting global land restoration pledges will require scalingup restoration of ecosystem services on agricultural land. This paper contributes to the literature on restoration practice and a...

On-Farm Production (crops, livestock), Research and Development
Using a Value Chain Approach to Map the Pig Production System in Rwanda, its Governance, and Sanitary Risks
RwandaShyaka, A. Quinnell, R.J. Rujeni, N. Fèvre, Eric M...

Rwanda has a fast growing pig production sector projected to continue expansion, due to rising local and regional demand. We undertook a value chain analysis to establish the flows of pigs and pork in Rwanda and the roles of various actors involved,...

On-Farm Production (crops, livestock)
Immediate Impacts of COVID-19 on the Aquaculture Value Chain in Ghana
GhanaRagasa, Catherine Amewu, Sena Asante, Seth

Ghana’s aquaculture sector is among the recent success stories of fast-growing agricultural value chains in Africa south of the Sahara. The sector has also shown its vulnerability, with the infectious spleen and kidney necrosis virus spreading throug...

On-Farm Production (crops, livestock), Research and Development
How light is too light touch: The Effect of a Short Training-Based Intervention on Household Poultry Production in Burkina Faso
Burkina FasoJESSICA LEIGHT, JOSUÉ AWONON, ABDOULAYE PEDEHOMBGA...

This paper reports on the effects of a training-based intervention seeking to increase household engagement in poultry production in Burkina Faso, analyzing data from a large-scale cluster randomized trial in which 1798 households in 60 communes were...

On-Farm Production (crops, livestock)
8 Things we Learned From Kenyan Farmers During COVID-19
Kenya60 Decibels

Small is mighty. Rarely is this more true than for global farming. Across the world, small-scale farmers produce more than half the world’s calories, a figure which rises to almost three quarters in the world’s poorest regions.

On-Farm Production (crops, livestock)
Understanding the Factors that Influence Cereal-Legume Adoption Amongst Smallholder Farmers in Malawi
MalawiTABITHA NINDI

Although sustainable intensification (SI) practices such as intercropping of cereals with legumes are believed to offer productivity benefits to farmers, the adoption of cereal-legume intercropping remains low in Malawi. We use dynamic programing to...

On-Farm Production (crops, livestock)
How Accurate are Yield Estimates from Crop Cuts? Evidence from Smallholder Maize Farms in Ethiopia
EthiopiaFREDERIC KOSMOWSKI, JORDAN CHAMBERLIN, HAILEMARIAM...

Agricultural statistics and applied analyses have benefitted from moving from farmer estimates of yield to crop cut based estimates, now regarded as a gold standard. However, in practice, crop cuts and other sample-based protocols vary widely in the...

On-Farm Production (crops, livestock)
Trade-offs and Synergies Associated with Maize Leaf Stripping Within Crop-Livestock Systems in Northern Ghana
GhanaADAM M. KOMAREK, NURUDEEN ABDUL RAHMAN, ARKADEEP B...

The accessibility and availability of forages is a common concern in crop-livestock systems in West Africa; however, options to increase forage production may entail trade-offs within the farm system that can be challenging to quantify explicitly.

On-Farm Production (crops, livestock)
Are the Drivers of Production and Sales of Maize, Groundnut, and Soyabean by Farming Households in Malawi Changing? Analysis of Recent Household Surveys
MalawiAUBREY JOLEX AND TODD BENSON

By directing increasing shares of their farm production to the market and, thereby, realizing greater incomes, farming households can accelerate local rural economic development. In this study, we examine household and spatial factors that may drive...

On-Farm Production (crops, livestock)
A Case For Space: The Efficiency Spillover Effect Of Iron Biofortified Beans In Rwanda
RwandaJOSÉ FUNES, LAIXIANG SUN, TODD BENSON, FERNANDO SE...

his paper provides an analysis on the technical efficiency of iron biofortified bean production in Rwanda, as well as recommendations for implementation of targeted biofortification programs. We employ a three-pronged approach to examine efficiency a...

On-Farm Production (crops, livestock)
Efficiency And Profits Of Emerging Medium-Scale Farms In Africa: Evidence From Ethiopia’s Commercial Horticultural Sector
EthiopiaFANTU NISRANE BACHEWE AND BART MINTEN

We study production practices of larger and more capital-intensive farmers (“horti-preneurs”) in horticultural commercial clusters in the central Rift Valley of Ethiopia. Attracted by profitable vegetable markets, more educated farmers rent in land f...

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