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Research and Development
Perception of Household Measuring Utensils Amongst Mmopane Community in Botswana
BotswanaNnyepi MS , Mthombeni FM, Thekiso DP and PB Dintwa

In assessing adults’ dietary intakes, nutritionists and dietitians often rely on clients’ reported food consumption, estimated in units of households measuring utensils (cups, tablespoons and teaspoons). However, it is yet to be established whether...

Research and Development
Agriculture Today – National Irrigation Giant Schemes
ZambiaMutukelwa Mukelabai, Liswaniso Mulasikwanda, Tina...

This issue of Agricultural Today is a special edition in which we have dedicated most articles to irrigation, arising from the unprecedented capital investment totalling 115 million United States Dollars Government has injected into developing irrig...

Research and Development
The Gambia Agriculture Engagement Note Fostering Agriculture-led Inclusive Growth.
GambiaWorld Bank

After a change of government in 2017, The Gambia is in the process of rebuilding a democratic country whose citizens enjoy fundamental freedoms and economic prosperity. The 22-years of repression by the previous regime affected economic growth of...

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Agriculture and Growth Nexus in Gambia
GambiaBukhari Sillah

Agriculture is a major engine for the economic well-being of the Gambia. The successive governments from the colonial periods to the present have all recognized this importance of the agricultural sector. But most of their policies could not bear...

Research and Development
Transforming Nigeria’s Agricultural Value Chain
NigeriaPWC

Agriculture was the mainstay of Nigeria’s economy before the discovery of crude oil. From 1960 to 1969, the sector accounted for an average of 57.0% of GDP and generated 64.5% of export earnings. From 1970 to late 2000s, the sector’s c...

Climate Change
Climate Change and Food and Nutrition Security in the Bibiani-Anhwiaso Bekwai District in the Western Region of Ghana
GhanaAbigail A. Armah, Christina A. Nti & Gloria Ethel...

Climate change has the potential to increase food insecurity and exacerbate malnutrition in small-scale farming households through its impacts on crop yield and income. Using a mixed-methods design, a cross-sectional study was carried out in the B...

Research and Development
Reducing the Agricultural Gender Gap in Cote D’Ivoire: How Has it Changed?
Cote d'IvoireAletheia Donald, Gabriel Lawin, Léa Rouanet

Agriculture plays a critical role in economies across Africa: farming provides up to 65% of all jobs on the continent. Women account for half of the agricultural workforce—but a gap between male and female farmers in terms of both output and...

Research and Development
The Use of Sweet Potato (Ipomoea Batatas) Starch as Binder in Beef and Pork Frankfurter-Type Sausages
GhanaTeye, M. and Teye, G.A.

This study was conducted to find an alternative ingredient for use as a binder in comminuted sausages. Sweet potato starch (SPS) was used to formulate products at three levels of inclusion (2%, 4% and 6% of minced meat) and compared with products for...

Research and Development
Le Kawal, Un Condiment A Base De Feuilles Fermentees De Senna Obtusifolia: Technologies Et Valeurs Nutritionnelles
Burkina FasoAbakar Idriss L., Guira F., Tapsoba F., Zongo C.,...

De nombreux aliments fermentés à base de légumes-feuilles sont consommés dans le monde, particulièrement en Afrique et en Asie. Ces aliments très répandus, représentent le régime de base en plus de leurs matières premières disponibles et constituent...

Research and Development
Effets Du Remplacement De La Farine De Poisson Par Les Termites (Macrotermes Sp.) Sur L’evolution Ponderale Et Les Caracteristiques De Carcasse De La Volaille Locale Au Burkina Faso
Burkina FasoPousga S., Sankara F., Coulibaly K., Nacoulma J.P....

The high cost and the accessibility of animal protein sources is a major issue in poultry farming in Burkina Faso. The present study aimed to assess the suitability of two termite species as feed for traditional chicken (Gallus domesticus) and guinea...

Research and Development
Household Socio-Economic Factors and Soil Fertility Management on Millet Fields of Southwestern Niger
NigerGarba M., Bakang J-E.A., Sabiou M., and Logah V

Declining soil fertility is a major threat to agricultural productivity and livelihoods in sub-Saharan Africa, particularly in Niger, where most farmers have few resources and depend on degraded lands. Large-scale adoption of soil fertility managemen...

Research and Development
Nutrition Trends In The Past Fifteen Years In Guinea: Secondary Analysis Of Cross-Sectional Data On Children, Adolescent Girls And Women
GuineaWirth J.P., Woodruff B.A., Mamady D., Beauliere J....

Malnutrition is a public health problem among Guinean children and women. Despite available nutrition survey data, there have been few published studies examining trends in nutrition indicators in Guinea. The objective of this research is to investig...

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