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Food security for Africa: an urgent global challenge
Sub-Saharan AfricaAlbert Sasson

In 2012, food insecurity is still a major global concern as 1 billion people are suffering from starvation, under-, and malnutrition, and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has concluded that we are still far from rea...

On-Farm Production (crops, livestock)
Climate change mitigation and food loss and waste reduction: Exploring the business case
KenyaGromko, DuncanAbdurasulova, Gulbahar

The carbon footprint of food loss and waste (FLW) is estimated to be up to 3.49 gigatons of carbon dioxide equivalent (gtCO2e), representing up to 6–10% of total anthropogenic greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions (HLPE 2014). Addressing FLW can reduce the...

On-Farm Production (crops, livestock)
Moroccan agriculture, climate change, and the Moroccan Green Plan
MoroccoIsmail Ouraich, Wallace Tyner

This paper provides estimates of the economic impacts of climate change and estimates the adaptation potential of the current Moroccan agricultural development and investment strategy, the Moroccan Green Plan (MGP). We develop a regionalised Morocco...

On-Farm Production (crops, livestock)
An assessment of high carbon stock and high conservation value approaches to sustainable oil palm cultivation in Gabon
GabonJohn R Poulsen, Prasad S Kasibhatla, Lee White, De...

Industrial-scale oil palm cultivation is rapidly expanding in Gabon, where it has the potential to drive economic growth, but also threatens forest, biodiversity and carbon resources. The Gabonese government is promoting an ambitious agricultural exp...

The coexistence of traditional slash-and-burn farming and community forests in Gabon
GabonQuentin Meunier, Sylvie Boldrini, Carl Moumbogou,...

Slash-and-burn cultivation is still widespread among the vast majority of ethnolinguistic groups in Gabon, and likely to remain so in the future. It generally occurs within a five-kilometre radius around each settlement. In Gabon, this is the zone ea...

Research and Development
Industrial Agriculture and Apes: The Experience of Olam International in Gabon
GabonChristopher G. Stewart

This report contribution is a case study in the use of environmental assessments and land use planning to make better decisions about ape management in a new generation of tree plantations in the tropics.

New challenges for the Moroccan agricultural sector to cope with local and global changes
MoroccoMohamed Taher Sraïri

The Moroccan agricultural sector is facing emerging challenges. First, the country is characterized by a significant water stress, as the volume of renewable water per capita does not exceed 750 cubic meters per year. In addition, climate change scen...

Research and Development
Investor’s Guide in the Agricultural Sector in Morocco
MoroccoAgency for Agricultural Development, Morocco

Located on the southern shore of the Mediterranean, on the northwestern tip of Africa and at the gates of Europe, on the western edge of the Arab and Muslim world and the Maghreb, the Kingdom of Morocco has always been a crossroads of civilizations a...

Research and Development
Temporary migration and climate variation in eastern Africa
Sub-Saharan AfricaVALERIE MUELLER, GLENN SHERIFF, XIAOYA DOU, CLARK...

Africa is likely to experience warming and increased climate variability by the late 21st century. Climate extremes have been linked to adverse economic outcomes. Hence, adaptation is a key component of the United Nations Framework Convention on Clim...

Agrodealer and Inputs
What must be done to get toxin out of Kenya’s food supply
KenyaVIVIAN HOFFMANN

An exposé in Kenya has revealed that there are high amounts of a poisonous substance, known as aflatoxin, in many of Kenya’s popular maize flour brands. This is particularly worrying as maize flour is a staple food for most Kenyans. Part of the probl...

Research and Development
A roadmap for evidence-based insurance development for Nigeria’s farmers
NigeriaJames W. Hansen Débísí Àràbà Jonathan Hellin Rose...

In 2014, Nigeria’s Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (FMARD) proposed a major expansion of agricultural insurance in the context of other reforms to the agricultural sector, and as part of the implementation of its National Agri...

Research and Development
Climate-Smart Agriculture Investment Plan for Côte d’Ivoire
Cote d'IvoireWorld Bank

Climate change threatens to bring substantial impacts to Côte d’Ivoire’s agriculture sector, which is central to the country’s economic productivity and food security. Climate change, of course, poses challenges not only for Côte d’Ivoire but also fo...

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