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Malawi: The Impact of COVID-19 and Food System Responses
MalawiCovid-19 Hub

Malawi, like other southern African countries, has endured several waves of infection since the COVID-19 pandemic started. The disease has had severe effects on the economy, including the agriculture sector. CGIAR and partners have been working in th...

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Accelerating Pond Aquaculture Development and Resilience Beyond COVID: Ensuring Food and Jobs in Ghana
GhanaCATHERINE RAGASA, SETH KORANTENG AGYAKWAH, RUBY AS...

Over the past decade, the aquaculture sector in Ghana has experienced tremendous growth—driven mainly by large-scale cage aquaculture. Pond aquaculture, traditionally extensive and with limited external inputs, has been transforming over the same per...

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A Unique Opportunity for Food Systems transformation in Rwanda
RwandaIFPRI

Rwanda has made remarkable progress in the past two decades, highlighted by rapid economic growth and sharp reductions in poverty. During this period, the country emerged as a leader among sub-Saharan African countries in promoting innovation, gender...

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Has Continued Exposure to Banana Xanthomonas Wilt Worsened Farmers’ Welfare Over Time? Evidence from Banana-Producing Households in Uganda
UgandaESTHER GLORIA MBABAZI, ENOCH M. KIKULWE, JOSEPH LU...

The livelihoods of millions of banana-farming households have been affected by Banana Xanthomonas Wilt (BXW) in Uganda for nearly two decades. The disease has no known cure, all banana cultivars grown are susceptible to it and it is endemic in all ba...

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Post-Harvest Losses In Rural-Urban Value Chains: Evidence From Ethiopia
EthiopiaBART MINTEN, SENESHAW TAMRU AND THOMAS REARDON

We study post-harvest losses (PHL) in important and rapidly growing rural–urban value chains in Ethiopia. We analyze self-reported PHL from different value chain agents – farmers, wholesale traders, processors, and retailers – based on unique large-s...

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Post-Harvest Loss In Mozambique: Estimating Maize Loss In Manica And Zambezia Provinces
MozambiqueLUCIANA DELGADO, DAVID LABORDE DEBUCQUET AND VALER...

In Mozambique, food security remains a key issue and the country suffers perennial food shortages, especially in the provinces of Manica,Tete, Sofala, Zambezia, Maputo and Gaza. Weaknesses in post-harvest systems, which contribute to both a lower sup...

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State Of The Knowledge On Food Waste In The World
NigeriaLUCIANA DELGADO AND MAXIMO TORERO

food resulting from decisions and actions by retailers, food service providers, and consumers. Since the United Nations have made halving food waste a Sustainable Development Goals target, food waste has captured public attention. The Food and Agricu...

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Designing New Tools For Evaluating Gender Impacts For Climate Services In Agriculture: Introductions To A Series Of Field Experiments In Rwanda
RwandaBERBER KRAMER, ALISON ROSE, SAMSON DEJENE, EMERENC...

Impact evaluations and cost-benefit analyses often guide investments in agricultural development but determining whether an investment is cost effective in empowering women is a major challenge. The multidimensional, dynamic nature of women’s empower...

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Motivating Farmers' Market-Oriented Production: Smallholder Horticulture Empowerment And Promotion Approach In Kenya
KenyaMAINA MWANGI, KUMIKO SHUTO, PETER MWANGI, MERCY MB...

Investing in farmers – or agriculture human capital – is crucial to addressing challenges in our agri-food systems. A global study carried out by the FAO Investment Centre and the International Food Policy Research Institute, with support from the CG...

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Impact Of Conflict-Related Violence And Presence Of Armed Groups On Food Security: Evidence From Longitudinal Analysis In Mali
MaliJEAN-PIERRE TRANCHANT, AULO GELLI AND EDOARDO MASS...

We assess the impact of conflict exposure on households’ food security in rural areas of Mopti, Mali over the period 2012-17. Our main data source is a unique panel dataset of 1,617 households for which the baseline round was collected before the con...

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Efficiency Of Small-Scale Irrigation Farmers In Northern Ghana: A Data Envelopment Analysis Approach
GhanaMargin: The Journal of Applied Economics research

This study measures and explains technical efficiency (TE), economic efficiency and allocative efficiency of 110 small-scale vegetable farmers practicing various irrigation technologies for increased productivity. We employed the two-stage approach t...

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Adoption of Multiple Sustainable Land Management Practices among Irrigator Rural Farm Households of Ethiopia
EthiopiaRAHEL DERIBE BEKELE, ALISHER MIRZABAEV AND DAWIT K...

Using a household and plot-level survey conducted in Ethiopia, this study analyzes the difference in farmers’ adoption of sustainable land management (SLM) practices between their rainfed and irrigated plots. The paper also investigates the varying i...

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