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  1. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    December, 2017
    Kenya, Nigeria, Uganda, Burundi, Madagascar, Zimbabwe, Tanzania, Sudan, Ghana, Ethiopia, Malawi, Sub-Saharan Africa, Africa, Eastern Africa

    Our goal is to provide the scientific basis for development investments and policies that promote more productive, profitable agriculture, and healthier diets at no environmental cost. Low-income, smallholder farmers face significant challenges across sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). High population growth is coinciding with migration to the cities as younger populations seek out higher income-earning opportunities. Inadequate infrastructure and few markets for agricultural production in rural areas, for example, are leading to stagnated opportunities for smallholders.

  2. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    December, 2017
    Kenya, Nigeria, Uganda, Burundi, Madagascar, Zimbabwe, Tanzania, Sudan, Ghana, Ethiopia, Malawi, Sub-Saharan Africa, Africa, Eastern Africa
  3. Library Resource
    January, 2009
    Kenya, Nigeria, Zimbabwe, Peru, Ghana, Congo, Argentina, Senegal, Malawi

    This report, by researchers working in urban agriculture (UA), examines concrete strategies to integrate city farming into the urban landscape. Drawing on original field work in cities across the rapidly urbanising global South, the book examines the contribution of UA and city farming to livelihoods and food security. The case studies covered by the authors, focus on the following aspects of urban agriculture:

  4. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    December, 2012
    Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, Mali, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Niger, Nigeria, Somalia, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Africa, Sub-Saharan Africa

    Traditionally, the spread and extent of human settlement beyond the major riparian zones of Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) and across many other arid regions of the world, has been determined by availability of groundwater supplies, accessed through hand-dug wells andsprings. In more recent times, groundwater is the preferred means of supplying water to meet the growing demand of the rural, dispersed communities and the small urban towns across SSA.

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    Journal Articles & Books
    November, 2013
    Senegal, Mauritania, Mali, Burkina Faso, Algeria, Niger, Nigeria, Chad, Sudan, South Sudan, Eritrea, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Ethiopia, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Belize, Cape Verde, Comoros, Bahamas, Barbados, Benin, Botswana, Burundi, Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Cook Islands, Ivory Coast, Cuba, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Fiji, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Grenada, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Equatorial Guinea, Guyana, Haiti, Jamaica, Kenya, Kiribati, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Marshall Islands, Mauritius, Micronesia, Mozambique, Namibia, Nauru, Niue, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Rwanda, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Solomon Islands, Samoa, Sao Tome and Principe, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, Suriname, Eswatini, Tanzania, Timor-Leste, Togo, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Tuvalu, Uganda, Vanuatu, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Africa, Eastern Africa, Southern Asia, South-Eastern Asia, Western Africa, Middle Africa

    To ensure a food-secure future, farming must become climate resilient. Around the world, governments and communities are adopting innovations that are improving the lives of millions while reducing agriculture’s climate footprint. These successful examples show the many ways climate-smart agriculture can take shape, and should serve as inspiration for future policies and investments.

  6. Library Resource

    Removing Barriers to Regional Trade in Food Staples

    Reports & Research
    Training Resources & Tools
    October, 2012
    Kenya, Zambia, Uganda, Zimbabwe, Tanzania, Malawi, Niger, Sub-Saharan Africa, Western Africa, Africa, Eastern Africa, Southern Africa

    Africa's growing demand for food has been met increasingly by imports from the global market. This, coupled with rising global food prices, brings ever-mounting food import bills. In addition, population growth and changing demand patterns will double demands over the next 10 years. Two key issues must be addressed: (a) establishing a consistent and stable policy environment for regional trade in fertilizers; and (b) investing in institutions that reduce the transaction costs of coordination failures.

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    Reports & Research
    Journal Articles & Books
    October, 2016
    Nigeria, Uganda, Tanzania, Ethiopia, Niger, Malawi, Sub-Saharan Africa, Africa

    The contribution of women to labor in African agriculture is regularly quoted in the range of 60–80%. Using individual, plot-level labor input data from nationally representative household surveys across six Sub-Saharan African countries, this study estimates the average female labor share in crop production at 40%. It is slightly above 50% in Malawi, Tanzania, and Uganda, and substantially lower in Nigeria (37%), Ethiopia (29%), and Niger (24%).

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    Journal Articles & Books
    September, 2016
    Algeria, Egypt, Malawi, Rwanda, Croatia, Burkina Faso, China, Morocco, Ghana, Malta, Ethiopia, Republic of Korea, Niger, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Mozambique, Cyprus, Japan, Vietnam, Albania, Italy, Cambodia

    This paper assesses past trends in agricultural land and labour productivity, as a test whether it is feasible to meet the SDG target 2.3, namely doubling productivity and incomes of smallholders within a 15-year time span, if history were to serve as a guide. The target implies agricultural productivity would need to increase by 4.6% per year on average during 2015-2030. Available country-level data on land productivity (1961-2012) and labour productivity (1980-2012) for 140 countries shows that past trends fall well short of the desired pace of productivity growth.

  9. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    October, 2003
    Mozambique, Burkina Faso, Ghana, Congo, Sierra Leone, Malawi

    La définitio n de mécanismes app ropriés à la lu tte contre les activités illé gales et la corruption dans le sec t eur forestier dev rait constituer un des fondements des réformes législativ es entreprises par une majorité de pays africains. Ce nouveau cadre juridique est une des conditions préalables à la gestion durable des ressources forestières . Les principales caractéristiques des nouvelles lois sont une reconnaiss ance des valeurs sociales, écono miques et environnementales et leur intégration dans les object ifs de la gestion durable des forêts.

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