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Agri-Food News and Media
Fertilizer Quality Assessment
GhanaSeth, Simmons, Andam, Osei, Iddrisu

This paper describes the agricultural input sector in Ghana, compares farmers’ perception of fertilizer quality with those of input dealers, and analyses chemical tests of fertilizers performed in a laboratory. The fertilizers were sampled from selec...

Marketing and Trade
Irrigating Zimbabwe After Land Reform: The Potential of Farmer-Led Systems
ZimbabweScoones, Murimbarimba and Mahenehene

Farmer-led irrigation is far more extensive in Zimbabwe than realised by planners and policymakers. This paper explores the pattern of farmer-led irrigation in neighbouring post-land reform smallholder resettlement sites in Zimbabwe’s Masvingo distri...

Climate Change
The Dilemma Of Climate-Resilient Agricultural Commercialisation In Tanzania And Zimbabwe
TanzaniaNewsham, Naess, Khamaldin Mutabazi, Shonhe, Boni...

The implications of climate change for agricultural commercialisation – and the implications of agricultural commercialisation for climate change – are profound. On the one hand, agricultural production is, by nature, highly sensitive to climate chan...

Agri-Food News and Media
Pathways to Inclusive Smallholder Agricultural Commercialisation: Which Way Now?
MalawiBlessings Chinsinga, Mirriam Matita, Masautso Chim...

Agricultural commercialisation has the potential to provide a number of beneficial outcomes, including higher incomes and living standards for smallholder farmers. However, for these outcomes to be achieved, commercialisation must be inclusive and br...

Agri-Food News and Media
Agricultural Commercialisation Pathways And Gendered Livelihood Outcomes In Rural South-Western Ghana
GhanaFred Mawunyo Dzanku

It is widely assumed that agricultural commercialisation leads to increased incomes and therefore better livelihood outcomes for farmers, including smallholders. But are the gains from commercial agriculture equitably distributed? Are there pathways...

Food Business
Rising Atmospheric CO₂ May Benefit Maize Crops
All CountriesBrad Ripley, Susanne Vetter

Global maize production is worth billions of dollars annually and is key to global food security because it’s a staple food for billions of people. Most maize production relies on natural rainfall, making it vulnerable to changing rainfall patterns

Food Safety
Molecular Survey Of Babesia parasites In Kenya
KenyaILRI

Among protozoan parasites in the genus Babesia, Babesia bigemina is endemic and widespread in the East African region while the status of the more pathogenic Babesia bovis remains unclear despite the presence of the tick vector, Rhipicephalus micropl...

Agri-Food News and Media, Climate Change
2022 Global Food Policy Report: Climate Change And Food Systems
All CountriesR.Miller

The 2022 Global Food Policy Report showcases opportunities for accelerating innovation, reforming policies, resetting market incentives, and increasing financing for sustainable food systems transformation, as well as promoting healthy diets and buil...

Agri-Food News and Media, Climate Change
Initiative Overview – ClimBeR: Building Systemic Resilience Against Climate Variability and Extremes
All CountriesCGIAR

Without adaptation solutions now, millions of smallholder farmers will be unprepared for the severe consequences of increased temperature, drought, flooding, and other climate extremes. Building Systemic Resilience Against Climate Variability and Ext...

Agri-Food News and Media
An Uncertain Future For Livestock Production In The Tropics
All CountriesILRI

Future heat stress may make cattle production unviable in large swathes of Africa

Agri-Food News and Media
Food Security Outlook : East Africa
Burundi, Kenya, Ethiopia, RwandaFEWS NET

The Food Security Outlook Report presents its March 2022 edition:Conflict, weather, and economic shocks likely to drive an alarming increase in humanitarian needs in East Africa. March 2022

Agri-Food News and Media, Climate Change
Mult-Agency East Africa Drought Alert
All CountriesFamine Early Warning Systems Network

The Eastern Horn of Africa faces an exceptional prolonged and persistent agro-pastoral drought sequence

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