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Research and Development
Growth Performance of Moringa oleifera and Moringa ovalifolia in Central Namibia Semi-Arid Rangeland Environment
NamibiaMorlu Korsor, Charles Ntahonshikira, Haruna M. Bel...

The objective of this study was to compare the field growth performance of Moringa oleifera and Moringa ovalifolia in semi-arid environment of central Namibia rangeland.nam

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Five Years of the AAF’S Technical Assistance Facility: Enhancing the Food Security Impact of Agri-Business
Sub-Saharan AfricaIFAD

This report tells the story of the first five years of Technical Assistance Facility (TAF), an independently funded organisation by the EU and other donors, working in tandem with the African Agriculture Fund (AAF). It concludes that the setup of the...

On-Farm Production (crops, livestock)
The Role of Multi-stakeholder Initiatives in Promoting the resilience of Smallholder Agriculture to Climate Change in Africa
Sub-Saharan AfricaS. Winter, M. Bijker, M. Carson

This study discusses the role of Multi-Stakeholder Initiatives (MSI) in building stronger smallholder farmer resilience to climate change impacts in Africa.

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Technoserve Initiative for Inclusive Agricultural Business Models
Sub-Saharan AfricaTechnoserve

This report contains four case studies on how some of the largest and most influential food and beverage companies and agribusinesses approach inclusive business: The Coca-Cola Company, The Kellogg Company, SABMiller/AB Inbev, and Syngenta.

On-Farm Production (crops, livestock)
Farmers’ Perceptions of Mexican Bean Weevil, Zabrotes subfasciatus (Boheman), and Pest Management Practices in Southern Ethiopia
EthiopiaTariku Mesele, Kumela Dibaba, and Esayas Mendesil

The common bean, Phaseolus vulgaris L., is one of the most important sources of protein in Ethiopia and other developing countries. However, the Mexican bean weevil, Zabrotes subfasciatus (Boheman), is a major constraint of stored common bean that ca...

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Stories of Change: Rwanda, Final Report
RwandaElyse, Iruhiriye, Deanna K. Olney, Gayathri V. Ram...

Globally, under nutrition is related to almost half of the deaths in children younger than five years of age. It leads to large human and economic costs to countries through increased morbidity and mortality in childhood, poor child growth and develo...

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Informing Policy with Agricultural R&D Evidence: An ASTI Pilot Project in Ethiopia, Nigeria, and Tanzania
EthiopiaFred Carden, Nienke Beintema, Assefa Admassie, Luc...

Despite Agricultural Science and Technology Indicators’ (ASTI) global and regional visibility-and the use of its data for institutional decision-making by various national agricultural research institutes-the incorporation of ASTI evidence into natio...

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Becon 4 Africa: An overview of the Literature on the Economic Assessment of GE Crops in the Continent, 1996-2016
North AfricaPatricia Zambrano, Namita Paul, Judith Chambers, J...

The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) published the first method-focused assessment of the applied economic literature about the ex ante and ex post impacts of genetically engineered crops in developing countries in 2009. The overa...

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Humanitarian Assistance and Resilience-Building: Impact of Fadama III-AF II on Food Security and Livelihood Restoration in Northeastern Nigeria
NigeriaEphraim Nkonya, Dauda Bawa, Edward Kato, David Mau...

The ongoing insurgency in northeastern Nigeria has led to the loss of over 20,000 lives and about 4,500 abductions since 2002 and, in 2015 alone, caused an economic loss of about US$450 million, equivalent to 5.7 percent of northeastern Nigeria’s gro...

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Mother’s Nutrition-Related Knowledge and Child Nutrition Outcomes: Empirical Evidence from Nigeria
NigeriaOlusegun Fadare, Mulubrhan Amare, George Mavrotas,...

Nutrition outcomes among young children in Nigeria are among the worse globally. Mother’s limited knowledge about food choices, feeding, and health care seeking practices contributes significantly to negative nutrition outcomes for children in most d...

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Income Variability, Evolving Diets, and Demand for Processed Foods in Nigeria
NigeriaAlan de Brauw and Sylvan Herskowitz

We present evidence on evolving dietary patterns in Nigeria using three waves and six total rounds of household consumption data from the Nigerian Living Standards and Measurement Surveys between the years of 2011 and 2016. First, following conventio...

On-Farm Production (crops, livestock)
The Nigerian Dairy Sector
NigeriaSahel

This newsletter analyses the opportunities and challenges in the dairy sector

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