Resources

Titre Description
- H. Xie, L. Longuevergne, C. Ringler1, and B. R. Scanlon

Irrigation development is rapidly expanding in mostly rainfed Sub-Saharan Africa. This expansion underscores the need for a more comprehensive understanding of water resources beyond surface water. Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment (GRACE)...

- Nazaire Houssou, Xinshen Diao, and Shashi Kolavalli

Increasing agricultural mechanization has long been of interest to many African countries. Constrained by the limited area that can be cultivated through the use of the hand hoe and its association with perceptions of primitiveness and drudgery,...

7 Juin, 2011 - Djiby Dia, Aminata Ndour, Maam Suwadu Sakho-Jimbira, Cheickh Sadibou Fall, and Papa Nouhine Dièye
- Dorosh, Paul; Wang, Hyoung-Gun; You, Liang; Schmidt, Emily;

This study examines the relationship between transport infrastructure and agriculture in Sub-Saharan Africa using new data obtained from geographic information systems (GIS). First, the authors analyze the impact of road connectivity on crop...

6 Juin, 2011 - Patrick Irungu, John Omiti, and Lawrence G. Mugunieri
- Mekonnen B. Wakeyo and Cornelis Gardebroek

Rainfall shortage is a major production risk for smallholder farmers. Due to rainfall shortage, smallholders limit the use of modern inputs such as fertilizer and improved seeds. This study investigates if water harvesting technologies (WHTs)...

7 Juin, 2011 - Djiby Dia, Aminata Ndour, Maam Suwadu Sakho-Jimbira, Cheickh Sadibou Fall, and Papa Nouhine Dièye
- Mateusz Filipski, Dale Manning, J. Edward Taylor, Xinshen Diao, and Angga Pradesha

Despite years of development interventions, agricultural productivity in Africa south of the Sahara still trails far behind all other continents, leaving many rural populations in dire poverty. This suggests that our understanding of the impacts...

- Gbemisola Oseni, Paul Corral, Markus Goldstein, Paul Winters

This paper uses data from the General Household Survey Panel 2010/11 to analyze differences in agricultural productivity across male and female plot managers in Nigeria. The analysis utilizes the Oaxaca-Blinder decomposition method, which allows...

- Lenis Saweda, Liverpool-Tasie

Farmers' groups are thought to be one potentially effective mechanism to improve farmers' livelihoods by reducing information asymmetries and transaction costs. In many countries, farmers are coordinated in groups for participation in...