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Do Private Consultants Promote Savings and Investments in Rural Mozambique?
MozambiquePAUL CHRISTIAN, STEVEN GLOVER, FLORENCE KONDYLIS,...

Advice from managementprofessionals can help small- and medium-sized firms reach complex financial goals in low- and middle-income countries. We apply lessons learned in the firm literature to determine the degree in which farmer associations face co...

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Agribusiness Incubation and Acceleration Landscapes in Africa
All CountriesAgripreneurship Alliance

Agribusiness incubation and acceleration continues to be relatively nascent in Africa, although key developments have taken place in the last 10 years. While there has been an exponential growth in different types of incubators across Africa, there...

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Mismatch between Soil Nutrient Deficiencies and Fertilizer Applications: Implications for Yield Responses in Ethiopia
EthiopiaKibrom A. Abay, Mehari H. Abay, Mulubrhan Amare, G...

In this article we use experimental (spectral soil analysis) data from Ethiopia to examine farmers’ response to soil nutrient deficiencies and its implications for yield responses. We find that farmers’ response to macronutrient (nitrogen and phospho...

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Companies as a Force of Good
All CountriesiBAN

In this issue, we examine the intersection between investment and social impact, focusing on funding that supports inclusive businesses that target underserved communities around the world. This includes a look at innovative financing solutions that...

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Decentralised Renewable Energy Innovations to Boost Agri-Sector Productivity & Address Global Food System Challenges
All CountriesDeepak Mohapatra (ARE), Jens Jaeger (ARE), David L...

Agriculture is a source of livelihood for 86% of people living in rural areas globally. Besides farming, livelihoods can encompass various activities in other key agricultural sub-sectors, including livestock and fishing and aquaculture.

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Sourcing from Smallholders: Complex Challenge or Commercial Opportunity? Perspectives from Investors and Agribusinesses
All CountriesCASA

Continued importance of small-scale agriculture in Low- to Middle-Income Country (LMIC) Agriculture is key to rural livelihoods, employing 70% of the labour force across low-income countries worldwide.14 In sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia, smallhol...

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Agricultural Technology Guide for Advancing Professional Farmer Organisations
All CountriesAMEA

The Agriculture Technology (Ag-tech) WG was created in 2018 with a goal to curate, disseminate, and promote disruptive and appropriate Ag-techs that increase farmer professionalism, incomes and promote sustainable production. Regular on-line meetings...

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Achieving Sustainable Agricultural Practices: From Incentives to Adoption and Outcomes
NigeriaValeria Piñeiro, Joaquín Arias, Pablo Elverdin, An...

Sustainable agricultural practices enable more efficient use of natural resources, mitigate the impact of agriculture on the environment, and strengthen capacity for adaptation to climate change and climate variability. Because these practices usuall...

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Variability in Agricultural Productivity and Rural Household Consumption Inequality: Evidence From Nigeria and Uganda
UgandaMULUBRHAN AMARE, SHIFERAW BEKELE, HIROYUKI TAKESHI...

This paper uses multiple rounds of panel data to assess the distributional implications of the variability in agricultural productivity in Nigeria and Uganda. It uses both a conventional decomposition and a regression-based inequality decomposition a...

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From Bad to Worse: Poverty Impacts of Food Availability Responses to Weather Shocks
ZambiaJAWOO KOO, ABDULLAH MAMUN AND WILL MARTIN

Since Amartya Sen's famous work on Poverty and Famines, economists have understood that the impacts of food market shocks on the poor depend much more on their impacts on households’ incomes and access to food than on overall food availability, and t...

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Mapping Development Potential of Dry-Season Small-Scale Irrigation in Sub-Saharan African Countries Under Joint Biophysical and Economic Constraints: An Agent-Based Modeling Approach with an
EthiopiaHUA XIE, LIANGZHI YOU, YIHUN T. DILE, ABEYOU W. WO...

Sub-Saharan Africa has long been beset with food insecurity. Investment in small-scale irrigation may provide a solution to address the challenge by extending crop production into the dry season. We present an agent-based modeling system to assess th...

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Farmers’ Demand for Quality and Nutritionally Enhanced Sweetpotato Planting Material: Evidence From Experimental Auctions in Rwanda
RwandaBOSCOW ODHIAMBO OKUMU, SRINIVASULU RAJENDRAN, JULI...

Most farmers source sweetpotato vines from neighboring farmers or from cuttings taken from their own plots during the previous season. In the absence of “clean” vines prepared with more attentive production practices, farmer-to-farmer vine exchanges...

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