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Transportation and Logistics
Unlocking The Lower Skies : The Costs And Benefits Of Deploying Drones Across Use Cases In East Africa
All CountriesStokenberga, Aiga and Ochoa, Maria Catalina

This book explores the economic and broader societal rationale for using unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) or “drone” technologies as a complement to the current transport and logistics systems in several use cases in East Africa. The specific use cases...

Food Safety
The Role Of Strategic Grain Reserves In Enhancing Food Security In Zambia And Zimbabwe
ZambiaWorld Bank

Zambia and Zimbabwe have experienced food security emergencies of varying severity, mainly caused by drought and floods in some areas. Like several countries in Africa and elsewhere, the two countries have developed and used Strategic Grain Reserves...

Research and Development
Effectiveness Of Fertiliser Policy Reforms To Enhance Food Security In Kenya : A Macro-Microsimulation Analysis
KenyaBoulanger, Pierre., Dudu, Hasan., Ferrari, Emanuel...

Food security represents a key challenge in most Sub-Saharan African countries and in Kenya in particular where still a relevant share of the population lives below a minimum dietary energy consumption. Kenya addresses this concern with a noteworthy...

Policy and Advocacy
A Blueprint For Strengthening Food System Resilience In West Africa : Regional Priority Intervention Areas
All CountriesWorld Bank, FAO

Over the last decade, the combined impact of multiple drivers and shocks including food demand growth, stagnant crop yields, climate change, rising insecurity, and, more recently, the COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in worsening food and nutrition ins...

Climate Change
South Africa Country Climate And Development Report
South AfricaWorld Bank

South Africa's ambition is to build a more inclusive, resilient and sustainable economy. This ambition depends on the extent to which the country is able to shift from its heavy dependence on coal to low-carbon activities and to address the growing r...

Agri-Tech and Digital Services
What's Cooking : Digital Transformation Of The Agrifood System
All CountriesElabed, Ghada., Schroeder, Kateryna and Lampietti,...

The digital agriculture revolution holds a promise to build an agriculture and food system that is efficient, environmentally sustainable, and equitable, one that can help deliver the Sustainable Development Goals. Unlike past technological revolutio...

Nutrition
Evidence-Based Design Process For Nutrition-Sensitive Agriculture Interventions: A Case Study Of The Advancing Local Dairy Development Programme In Nigeria
NigeriaAyodeji Ojo, Msc, Olutayo Adeyemi, Phd, Fisayomi K...

Nigeria is a significant contributor to the global burden of chronic undernutrition in children under 5 years of age. The undernutrition challenge constrains the productivity of rural households. This study was carried out among beneficiaries of the...

Policy and Advocacy
African Farmers, Value Chains And Agricultural Development: An Economic And Institutional Perspective
All CountriesAlan De Brauw And Erwin Bulte

This book provides a thorough introduction to and examination of agricultural value chains in Sub-Saharan Africa. First, the authors introduce the economic theory of agri-food value chains and value chain governance, focusing on domestic and regional...

Food Business
Role Of Agricultural Commercialization In The Agricultural Transformation Of Ethiopia: Trends, Drivers, And Impact On Well-Being
EthiopiaMinot, Nicholas Warner, James Aredo, Samson Dejene...

Agricultural transformation refers to a series of changes in agriculture that both reflect and drive rising income and economic development more broadly. While the macroeconomic patterns of agricultural transformation are relatively well documented,...

Food Safety
Livestock And Sustainable Food Systems: Status, Trends, And Priority Actions
All CountriesHerrero, M., Mason-D'Croz, D., Thornton, P.K., Fan...

Livestock are a critically important component of the food system, although the sector needs a profound transformation to ensure that it contributes to a rapid transition towards sustainable food systems. This chapter reviews and synthesises the evid...

Climate Change
Climate Change And Hunger: Estimating Costs Of Adaptation In The Agrifood System
All CountriesAuthors: Sulser, Timothy; Wiebe, Keith D.; Dunston...

This report assesses the cost of adaptation to climate change across a range of future climate scenarios and investment options. We focus on offsetting climate change impacts on hunger through investment in agricultural research, water management, an...

Policy and Advocacy
National AgriFood Systems And COVID-19 In Zimbabwe
ZimbabweFAO

This report describes: (i) policy measures enacted by Zimbabwe to contain the spread of the virus; (ii) policies and measures to stabilize the functioning of agri-food systems; (iii) potential effects of policies on agri-food systems and vulnerable g...

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