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Pan-African Soybean Variety Trials Seedborne Pathogens and Pests Zimbabwe 2018/2019
ZimbabweSoybean Innovation Lab

Pathogens and pests that attack seeds can cause severe yield losses in the filed or during storage and transport (Figure 1). These infections reduce seed quality and viability and risk introducing novel pathogens and pests into new production areas....

Pan-African Soybean Variety Trials Disease and Pest Evaluation Report - Kenya
KenyaSoybean Innovation Lab

The Pan-African Soybean Variety Trials (PAVTs) were established in Kenya to evaluate the incidence and severity of soybean diseases and pests in the 2019 and 2020 growing season. The PAVTs were established at Kibwezi in eastern, Kiambu in central, Bu...

Guide to African Soybean Seedborne Diseases and Pests
All CountriesMichelle L. Pawlowski, and Glen L. Hartman

The Soybean Innovation Lab developed the Guide to African Soybean Seedborne Diseases and Pests for use by seed companies, seed multipliers, research institutions, and soybean processors, whose operations demand high-quality seed. Identifying the caus...

Executive Summary of the 25th Nigerian Economic Submit, Nigeria 2050: Shifting Gears
NigeriaThe Nigerian Economic Summit Group Ltd/Gte

Nigeria’s economic development is at a turning point. The Federal Government’s Economic Recovery and Growth Plan will run out next year, the United Nations has projected that the country’s population will double by 2050 to 410 million, the Africa C...

Tanzania Livestock Master Plan
TanzaniaUnited Republic of Tanzania; Ministry of Livestock...

Tanzania accounts for about 1.4% of the global cattle population and 11% of African cattle population (FAO 2014). Tanzania has about 30.5 million cattle, 18.8 million goats and 5.3 million sheep. Other livestock include; 1.9 million pigs, 38.2 mill...

Review and Recommendations for Strengthening the Agricultural Extension System in Ethiopia
EthiopiaIFPRI, Kristin Davis Burton Swanson David Amudavi

Eighty-three percent of the population depends directly on agriculture for their livelihoods, while many others depend on agriculture-related cottage industries such as textiles, leather, and food oil processing. Agriculture contributes 46.3 perce...

Diagnostic Study of Live Cattle and Beef Production and Marketing
EthiopiaSintayehu GebreMariam, Samuel Amare, Derek Baker,...

Livestock plays an important role in Ethiopian agriculture. The sector has been the focus of a breadth of analysis by experts, development partners and others that reflect a range of perspectives. This report builds principally on a synthesis of wo...

Global Food Security Strategy East Africa Regional Plan 2019-2024
East AfricaFeed the Future

Food insecurity remains a persistent problem in East Africa (EA), despite the fact that the region produces enough food to feed itself. This points to one of the biggest challenges facing East Africa: the inability to move food from surplus to food...

An Introduction to the Basic Concepts of Food Security
All CountriesEC - FAO Food Security Programme

Food security exists when all people, at all times, have physical and economic access to sufficient safe and nutritious food that meets their dietary needs and food preferences for an active and healthy life. - 1996 World Food Summit

Creating Agricultural Markets: How the Ethiopia Commodity Exchange Connects Farmers and Buyers through Partnership and Technology
EthiopiaAbenet Bekele Haile, Ariane Volk, and Thomas Reher...

Commodity exchanges can provide emerging market economies with orderly, transparent, and efficient markets by acting as mechanisms that mitigate price risk, discover equilibrium prices, and connect buyers and sellers. Exchanges can also reduce tran...

Key Steps to Improve Agribusiness Competitiveness Part I: Input and Output Markets
All CountriesTom Walton and Vadim Grishin

Agriculture is central to emerging market economies. In Africa it accounts for as much as 65 percent of employment and 32 percent of output. Globally, two-thirds of the world’s poor—some 750 million people—work in rural areas. Bu...

Living Wages in Practice
KenyaN. van Schouwenburg

The aim of this research is to learn more about living wages in a corporate context. Most living wage research that has been conducted so far are in-depth analyses focusing on one particular case. For Eosta, an international importing business with a...

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