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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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Effect Of Combining Organic Manure And Inorganic Fertilisers On Maize–Bush Bean Intercropping
MalawiGift Ndengu., Powell Mponela., Barthlomew Chataika...

In sub-Saharan Africa (SSA), farmers intercrop common beans with maize but apply inorganic or organic fertilisers targeting only maize. Effects of this practice on bush bean yield have not been fully evaluated with respect to input use and compatibil...

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Understanding Innovation: The Development And Scaling Of Orange-Fleshed Sweetpotato In Major African Food Systems.
All CountriesLow, J.W.; Thiele, G.

The development and scaling of orange-fleshed sweetpotato (OFSP) during the past 25 years is a case study of a disruptive innovation to address a pressing need – the high levels of vitamin A deficiency among children under five years of age in sub-Sa...

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Effect Of Processed Sweet Lupin (Lupinus Angustifolius) Grain Supplementation On Growth Performance And Socioeconomic Feasibility Of Doyogena Sheep In Ethiopia
EthiopiaHabite Tilaye, Bimrew Asmare, Fentahun Meheret, Me...

The experiment evaluated the effect of supplementing sheep fed natural pasture hay with processed sweet lupin grain on growth performance and its economic feasibility. The finding revealed that use of steamed lupin shown to improve the nutritive valu...

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Classification Of Forest Products 2022
All CountriesFAO

This statistical classification system for forest products enables the collection, compilation, analysis and dissemination of high-quality global data on forest products, including production, trade, and production capacity. It enables information th...

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Seed Yield And Quality Of Three Foundation Seed Models Under The Formal Seed System
MaliS. Dagnoko., F. Camara., N. Sangare., A. Aoga., G....

In Mali, smallholder farmers are generally not involved in foundation seed production which is dominated by the conventional public sector based models. These dominant models have so far failed to avail sufficient quantities of foundation seed especi...

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