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Mechanization
Productivity Growth And The Role Of Mechanization In African Agriculture.
All CountriesOLIVER K. KIRUI, LUKAS KORNHER AND MAKSUD BECKCHAN...

This paper compares agricultural productivity growth, specifically, the impact of agricultural mechanisation on total factor productivity and cereal yields, across African countries using contemporaneous and sequential Malmquist index approaches. Con...

Climate Change
Linking Ecosystem Services Provisioning With Demand For Animal-sourced Food: An Intgrated Modeling Study For Tanzania.
TanzaniaDOLAPO ENAHORO, MARTA KOZICKA, CATHERINE PFEIFER,...

Standard tools that can quantitatively track the impacts of higher global demand for animal-sourced food to their local environmental effects in developing countries are largely missing. This paper presents a novel integrated assessment framework tha...

Food Safety
Conflict Induced Shocks And Household Food Security In Nigeria
Republic of the CongoOPEYEMI OLANREWAJU AND BEDRU BALANA

Conflicts such as the Boko Haram insurgency, herder–farmer conflicts, and armed banditry attacks are major concerns affecting the livelihoods and food security of households in Nigeria. In this paper, firstly, we reviewed and synthesized the nature,...

Processing
Oil Palm Production, Income Gains, And Off-farm Employment Among Independent Profucers In Cameroon
CameroonMARTIN PAUL JR. TABE-OJONG, ERNEST L. MOLU, et al.

Employing different regression techniques and empirical strategies, we find oil palm production to be associated with household income, a finding which is consistent with per capita income distribution. Exploring heterogeneity in the relationship bet...

Extension Services
Empowering Women Through Targeting Information or Role Models: Evidence From An Experiment In Agricultural Extension In Uganda
UgandaELS LECOUTERE, DAVID J. SPIELMAN AND BJORN VAN CAM...

Agricultural advisory services are generally biased towards men, with information targeted mainly to male members within the household, and in formats that often reinforce male dominance in agricultural decision-making. Such biases affect women’s abi...

Food Safety
2022 Annual Research And Policy Conference: Agricultural Transformation And Food Security In Sudan
SudanOLIVER K. KIRUI AND KHALID SIDDIG

The conference brought together about 120 food security and nutrition experts from civil society, private sector, academia and international organizations and many other online participants who followed the proceedings on a livestream. The conference...

Packaging and Storage
Impact Of Adopting Maize Hermetic Storage Technologies On Smallholder Farmers’ Income In Gatsibo District, Rwanda
RwandaGILBERTHE BENIMANA, CECILIA RITHO AND PATRICK IRUN...

Managerial and technical limitations such as a lack of proper storage facilities, poor handling practices and, associated knowledge are among the main causes of food losses particularly in Africa. Maize is among the most important staple food and cas...

Retail
Consumer Demand For Milk And The Informal Dairy Sector Amidst COVID-19 in Nairobi, Kenya.
KenyaSILVIA ALONSO, MOIRA ANGEL, EMMANUEL MUUNDA, et al...

The study explored changes in informal milk markets, dairy consumption, and food insecurity among low-income households in urban and periurban Nairobi, Kenya, following the start of the COVID-19 pandemic in the country.

Strengthening Agricultural Extension Training in Nigeria, Malawi, South Africa, Uganda and Kenya
All CountriesMURARI SUVEDI, P. V. K. SASIDHAR, EKWE AGWU AGWU,...

To strengthen the agricultural extension curriculum, the present study was undertaken in sub-Saharan Africa covering Nigeria, Malawi, South Africa, Uganda, and Kenya during 2021-2023. The population for the study was agricultural extension profession...

Agri-Food News and Media
Primary Agricultural Cooperative In Malawi
MalawiKRISTIN DAVIS, CYNTHIA KAZEMBE, TODD BENSON

Primary agricultural cooperatives in Malawi, in contrast to other farmer-level organizations, have legal status and can own assets, borrow money for their operations, and sign contracts, making it easier for them to do business for the profit of thei...

Agri-Food News and Media
Championing Gender In Agricultural Services In Kenya
KenyaEDWARD BIKKETI, TATIANA GUMUCIO, FRANCESCO CECCHI,...

Champion farmers are male and female influencers recruited to support the delivery of agricultural services to fellow farmers within their communities (including seeds, advisories, and crop insurance), thereby promoting gender and social inclusion.

Agri-Food News and Media
Strengthening Agricultural Extension Training In Nigeria, Malawi, South Africa, Uganda, And Kenya
All CountriesMURARI SUVEDI, P. V. K. SASIDHAR, EKWE AGWU AGWU,...

To strengthen the agricultural extension curriculum, the present study was undertaken in sub-Saharan Africa covering Nigeria, Malawi, South Africa, Uganda, and Kenya during 2021-2023. The population for the study was agricultural extension profession...

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