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Characterization of morphological diversity of jute mallow (Corchorus spp.)
Sub-Saharan AfricaNgomuo, M. Stoilova, T. Feyissa, T. Ndakidemi, P.A

Jute mallow is a traditional leaf vegetable that is an important part of daily diet for the majority of people in rural areas in sub-Saharan Africa. Here we employed quantitative and qualitative phenotypic traits to assess the morphological diversity...

Transportation and Logistics
Migration and agricultural intensification at origin: evidence from farm households in Central Africa
Central African Republic (CAR)Ochienga, J. Knerrb, B. Owuorc, G. Oumad, E.

Migration and remittances has potential to improve development in rural areas but in Rwanda and Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo empirical work is still limited. We used New Economics of Labour Migration as analytical framework to explainn the ro...

Virulence diversity of Phakopsora pachyrhizi isolates from East Africa compared to a geographically diverse collection
BotswanaMurithi, H. Haudenshield, J. Beed, F. Maluku, G. J...

oybean rust, caused by the biotrophic pathogen Phakopsora pachyrhizi is a highly destructive disease that occurs in many soybean producing regions throughout the world causing substantial yield losses. Knowledge about P. pachyrhizi virulence is neede...

Research and Development
The earth security report 2017 sustainable development goals for business diplomacy and growth
Sub-Saharan AfricaA. Litovsky, M. Hill Clarvis, R. Bilgrami et. al.

The Earth Security Report 2017 provides a roadmap for global business to align their growth to the demands for social inclusion and environmental security that are defining the countries in which they operate, whilst navigating the risks and opportun...

Research and Development
Not by Technology and Money Alone: The Importance of Functional Capacity Strengthening in Agribusiness Partnerships
Sub-Saharan AfricaM. Salm, M-J. Dugue, T. Defoer

This booklet contains fifteen short stories told by field staff of the 2SCALE project about their personal experiences on how their work impacted a particular person or group. It shows how functional capacity strengthen enables technical improvements...

On-Farm Production (crops, livestock)
Feeding Africa’s soils: Fertilizers to support Africa’s agricultural transformation
Sub-Saharan AfricaA. Balogun, K. Banda, M. Wanzala-Mlobela, M. C Kal...

This book focuses on increasing the use of inorganic fertilizers as the most realistic way to overcome soil nutrient deficits and increase food production in sub-Saharan Africa. But merely increasing fertilizer use is by no means enough. Fertilizer m...

Research and Development
Baobab (Adansonia digitata) Fact Sheets
Central African Republic (CAR)AVRDC - The World Vegetable Center

Baobab – Adansonia digitata Fact Sheet

Research: How Youth Move to Work in Rural Communities
North AfricaInternational Labour organisation

Given the importance of agricultural transformation in the development process of Low Income Countries, improving the livelihoods of young people is a critical step toward increasing production and economic diversification in rural areas.

Training and Capacity Building
Youth at Work: Building economic opportunities for young people in Africa
North AfricaMastercard Foundation

For the vast majority of youth, “mixed livelihoods” too often result in barely subsistence wages, and with little protection and security. The MasterCard Foundation’s programs have sought to address these issues by pushing forward more holistic, comp...

Research and Development
Federal Government Support for Agriculture in Nigeria: Analysis with a Public Expenditure Lens
NigeriaChinedum Nwoko, Amarachi Grace Ikejiofor, Nchedo T...

This paper provides a broad view of public sector support to agriculture in Nigeria, through the lens of the allocation of public expenditures by the federal government in support of the sector. We consider the adequacy and stability of agricultural...

Research and Development
Analysis of the Confluence between Nigeria’s Development Strategies and its Agricultural Public Expenditures
NigeriaMogues Tewodaj and Tolulope Olofinbiyi

This paper seeks to understand the features of public spending in the agricultural sector within the context of Nigeria’s federal structure and decentralized system. Specifically, the study aims to examine the extent to which the level and compositio...

Research and Development
Public Expenditure on Agriculture and its Impact
GhanaSamuel Benin

This chapter examines past patterns of public spending on agriculture in Ghana, and asks whether Ghana has invested enough resources in agriculture and how the patterns of investment in the sector have impacted agricultural productivity growth.

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