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World Food and Agriculture – Statistical Yearbook 2023
All CountriesFAO

This publication offers a synthesis of the major factors at play in the global food and agricultural landscape. Statistics are presented in four thematic chapters, covering the economic importance of agricultural activities, inputs, outputs and facto...

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Farming Systems Analysis In Support Of User-Centred Research And Innovation

Farming Systems Analysis (FSA) is commonly used in CGIAR to assess ‘what works where, and for who?’. The findings are used to prioritize tailored/context-specific interventions and target investments for greater impact. An assessment of seven new CGI...

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Kenya's Agrifood System: Structure And Drivers Of Transformation
KenyaXinshen Diao, Karl Pauw, Jenny Smart and James Thu...

This analysis is composed of two parts. The evolving structure of Kenya’s agrifood system (AFS) and its contribution to national development is assessed using a series of Social Accounting Matrixes (SAMs) for Kenya for the period 2009–2019. Economic...

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Challenges And Opportunities For Growth In The Sunflower Oilseed Sector In Tanzania – Options For Fiscal And Non-Fiscal Reforms

The sunflower value chain is capable of significantly contributing to the economic development of Tanzania by increasing the income of smallholder farmers, creating employment opportunities for the youth, and reducing the edible oil import bill.

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Summary: Trading Up: Policy Innovations To Expand Food And Agricultural Trade In Africa
All CountriesMalabo Montpellier Panel

This report Trading Up: Policy innovations to expand food and agricultural trade in Africa provides options for sustainably, yet rapidly, increasing intraregional agricultural trade in Africa, drawing on the experience of COMESA, ECOWAS and SADC in t...

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Leveraging Livestock Sector Innovations For A Resilient And Sustainable Food System In Africa
All CountriesKatrin Glatzel

Animal husbandry plays a significant role in Africa’s food systems, supporting the livelihoods of an estimated 268 million people in 36 African countries and making an important contribution to food security and nutrition. However, to meet the increa...

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Effectiveness Of Fertiliser Policy Reforms To Enhance Food Security In Kenya : A Macro-Microsimulation Analysis
KenyaBoulanger, Pierre., Dudu, Hasan., Ferrari, Emanuel...

Food security represents a key challenge in most Sub-Saharan African countries and in Kenya in particular where still a relevant share of the population lives below a minimum dietary energy consumption. Kenya addresses this concern with a noteworthy...

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Transforming Food Systems In Kenya For A New Era Of Growth And Prosperity: Research-Based Recommendations For The New Government
KenyaClemens Breisinger, Joseph Karugia, Michael Keenan...

The new Kenyan government faces a complex domestic and global environment, and it is widely expected to address key food and agricultural challenges with a new set of policies and programs. This policy brief presents key recommendations from a forthc...

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Global Assessment Of Soil Pollution: Report
All CountriesFAO, UNEP

Soil pollution is invisible to the human eye, but it compromises the quality of the food we eat, the water we drink, and the air we breathe and puts human and environmental health at risk. Most contaminants originate from human activities such as ind...

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Last Mile Distribution Capital Continuum: Trends, Gaps And Opportunities
All CountriesGlobal Distributors Collective

.This research maps 50 funders actively investing in last mile distributors (LMDs) across different stages of company growth - pre-seed, seed, early growth and accelerated growth - to identify gaps and opportunities.

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Selling Productive Use Of Energy Products To Last Mile Consumers: Lessons Learned
All CountriesGlobal Distributors Collective

This research features first-hand insights and lessons learned from 13 last mile distributors (LMDs) that have experience of testing or selling productive use of energy (PUE) products. These kinds of products from solar pumps and mills, to fridges an...

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Genetic Analysis of Agronomic and Fall Armyworm-Resistance Traits in Maize Hybrids with Varying Levels of Resistance to Stem Borers
NigeriaAnthony Job, Innocent Iseghohi* , Ayodeji Abe, Muh...

Stem borer (SB) and more recently, fall armyworm (FAW) are serious economic pests in maize production in sub-Saharan Africa. It is hypothesized that SB-resistant germplasm may confer resistance against FAW. However, the performance of SB-resistant...

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