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This study determined the adaptation and coping strategies adopted by farmers under yam- and cassava-based farming systems in Ebonyi and Enugu States in Nigeria’s derived savannah agro-ecological zone. The study uses data from 400 farmers....

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This paper assesses the effects of an artificial insemination program implemented in Senegal’s cow sector from 2008 to 2011. The program aimed to boost cow production in order to increase the sector’s supply of raw milk, processed...

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In a consistent effort to raise productivity and unlock the economic and social potential of the agricultural sector, the Senegalese government has implemented heavy subsidy programs, some of which target the use of inputs. This paper assesses...

- Reuben Adeolu Alabi, Oshobugie Ojor Adams, Godwin Abu

This study examines the crowding-out or -in effect of organic fertilizers as a result of the inorganic fertilizer subsidy program in Nigeria. The study made use of the Nigeria General Household Survey (GHS) dataset from 2010-2011, which contains...

12 Mar, 2010 - Maros Ivanic and Will Martin

Constraints on resources, growth in demand, and an apparent slowdown in agricultural productivity raise concerns that food prices may rise substantially over the period to 2050. One key question is how serious would be the impacts of such higher...

- Luciana Delgado, Monica Schuster, and Maximo Torero

Measuring food loss, identifying where in the food system it occurs, and developing effective policies along every stage of the value chain are essential first steps in addressing the problem of food loss in developing countries. Food loss has...

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This report provides a summary of the main findings from the data collected by the Uganda Bureau of Statistics (UBOS) through the Agricultural Module (AM) attached to the Population and Housing Census (PHC) 2002 that was conducted in September...

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Jointly -funded by both the governments of Rwanda and the Netherlands, The Division of Policy, Planning and Capacity Building in MINAGRI, partnered with the National Statistics Institute of Rwanda, (MINECOFIN), has established an agriculture...

- Andrew Dorward and Ephraim Chirwa

This paper considers potential strategic options for agriculture and development in Malawi in the context of the country’s current situation and the prospects the country faces. After briefly reviewing current national and sectoral...

- Wojciech J. Florkowski and Shashidhara Kolavalli

Groundnuts, which are widely consumed in West Africa, are prone to contamination by aflatoxin during production and storage. Although aflatoxin plays a role in many of the important health risks in developing countries, individuals and...