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Evaluating Satellite-Based Evapotranspiration Estimates for Hydrological Applications in Data-Scarce Regions: A Case in Ethiopia
EthiopiaYIHUN T. DILE, ESSAYAS K. AYANA, ABEYOU W. WORQLUL...

Water resource development opens up opportunities for improving smallholder farmer livelihoods in sub-Saharan Africa; however, implementation of water resource interventions to ensure sustainability hinges on the availability of sufficient quantity a...

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Post-Harvest Management And Farm Outcomes: Storage Facilities Matters
NigeriaRUCHIRA BOSS AND MAMATA PRADHAN

An evaluation study across Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, and Odisha, finds that post-harvest management of crops plays a crucial role in both value generation as well as value distribution along crop value chains, by mitigating post-harvest losses, in the ma...

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Breaking Down Silos: On Post-Harvest Loss Interventions In Tanzania
TanzaniaCHRISTIAENSEN

This research examines the effects of an intervention aimed at reducing Post-Harvest Losses (PHL) of maize growing farmers during their maize storage in Tanzania. Farmers were invited to attend a training on best practices in post-harvest maize manag...

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Solar-Powered Cold-Storages And Sustainable Food Systems Transformation: Evidence From Horticulture Markets Interventions In Northeast Nigeria
NigeriaHIROYUKI TAKESHIMA, FUTOSHI YAMAUCHI, DAUDA BAWA,...

Modern cooling technologies that utilize renewable energy sources have been increasingly recognized as a promising tool to address a multitude of challenges emerging in progressively complex food systems in developing countries. When provided as cold...

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Agricultural Mechanization and Gendered Labor Activities Across Sectors: Micro-Evidence from Multi-Country Farm Household Data
All CountriesHIROYUKI TAKESHIMA AND XINSHEN DIAO

Gender differences in the engagement of work activities across sectors are important elements of gender inequality in rural livelihoods and welfare in developing countries. The role of production technologies, including agricultural mechanization, in...

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Targeting Small-Scale Irrigation Investments Using Agent-Based Modeling: Case Studies In Mali And Niger
MaliOLAWALE E. OLAYIDE, SAADATOU A. SANGARE, JAWOO KOO...

Small-scale irrigation has been identified as a potential adaptation strategy for climate change and boosting food security and livelihoods in dry regions. This study presents the analysis of the potential adoption of small-scale irrigation in two We...

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Smallholder Irrigation Technology Diffusion In Ghana: Insights From Stakeholder Mapping
GhanaAFUA ATUOBI-YEBOAH, NOORA-LISA ABERMAN AND CLAUDIA...

Irrigated agriculture can support food and nutrition security, increase rural employment and incomes and can act as a buffer against growing climate variability and change. However, irrigation development has been slow in Africa south of the Sahara a...

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AfDB Research Study - Development Perspectives on Special Agro-Industrial Processing Zones (SAPZ) in Africa: Lessons from experiences
All CountriesAFDB Research Study

The broad objective of this study is to undertake research on development perspectives of an integrated agro-industrial ecosystem in Africa that the African Development Bank (AfDB) has developed and termed Special Agro-Industrial Processing Zones (SA...

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Mechanization in Nigeria: What needs to be done to stimulate demand and support market growth?
NigeriaHiroyuki Takeshima, Adam Kennedy

Mechanization increases the power applied to agricultural operations and is one tool among many for improving farm productivity and increasing incomes for Nigeria’s farmers and processors. It alone cannot drive the transformation of agriculture (Ping...

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Nigeria's Mechanization Landscape
NigeriaSahel

This newsletter documents key mechanization-led productivity and efficiency gains and potential scaling for agricultural transformation in Nigeria.

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