Resources

Titre Description
- Susan Minnemeyer, With contributions from Tyson Walker, Jean-Gael Collomb, Linda Cotton, and Dirk Bryant

In the absence of detailed information on forest condition, Global Forest Watch is identifying large tracts of forest unfragmented by roads to provide a coarse-scale picture of where areas that are relatively undisturbed by commercial-scale...

- John L. Fiedler, Enoch M. Kikulwe, and Ekin Birol

Uganda has made notable progress in reducing micronutrient deficiencies in recent years, but the prevalence of vitamin A deficiency (VAD) and anemia among children under 5 remain unacceptably high. According to World Health Organization criteria...

- David J. Spielman, Kristin Davis, Elias Zerfu, Javier Ekboir and Cosmas M.O. Ochieng,

This paper examines how tertiary-level agricultural education in sub-Saharan Africa can contribute to agricultural development beyond its current role as a source of technical training. The paper draws on data and information gathered from...

- Deborah Bräutigam, Xiaoyang Tang

The recent expansion of Chinese economic engagement in Africa is often poorly documented and not well understood. This paper is the second in an IFPRI-sponsored effort to better understand Chinese engagement in Africa’s agricultural sector...

- Kamiljon Akramov and Mehrab Malek

The study combines policy analysis matrix (PAM) and data envelopment analysis (DEA) techniques to evaluate the profitability and competitiveness of maize, rice, and soybean production in Ghana. The efficiency of a sample of maize, rice, and...

- Jean-Louis Combes, Christian Hubert Ebeke, Sabine Mireille Ntsama Etoundi, and Thierry Urbain Yogo

This paper explores the role of remittances and foreign aid inflows during food price shocks. The results yield four findings. First, low income countries and the Sub-Saharan African region are the most vulnerable to food price shocks. Second,...

- F. BAGAMBA, B. BASHAASHA, L. CLAESSENS and J. ANTLE

The debate on whether climate change will impact on peoples’ livelihoods and, hence, the need to act is essentially over and has instead shifted to the development of strategies needed by different regions and countries to adapt to climate...

- Roseline Remans, Dan F. B. Flynn, Fabrice DeClerck, Willy Diru, Jessica Fanzo, Kaitlyn Gaynor, Isabel Lambrecht, Joseph Mudiope, Patrick K. Mutuo, Phelire Nkhoma, David Siriri, Clare Sullivan, Cheryl A. Palm

 

Background

In Sub-Saharan Africa, 40% of children under five years in age are chronically undernourished. As new investments and attention galvanize action on African agriculture to reduce hunger, there is an urgent...

- Todd Benson, Tewodaj Mogues, and Sileshi Woldeyohannes

What has been the recent performance of the agricultural sector in Mozambique and the progress made thus far toward achieving the objectives established under the Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme (CAADP) initiative for...

- Guush Berhane and Cornelis Gardebroek

In recent years, microfinance institutions are seen as beacons of hope to help eradicate poverty through, among others, providing credit to poor rural households. Availability of small but repeated loans is, in the long-term, expected to impact...