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Smart subsidies for Sustainable Soils: Evidence from a Randomized Controlled Trial in Southern Malawi
MalawiPATRICK S. WARD, LAWRENCE MAPEMBA AND ANDREW R. BE...

Conventional agricultural practices – especially conventional tillage – are a major driver of soil erosion globally. While soil may not frequently considered a vulnerable natural resource, the erosion and degradation of soils poses a serious threat t...

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Sustainable Land Management, Gender, And Agricultural Productivity: Evidence From Ethiopia's Fragile Watershed Observatory
EthiopiaEDWARD KATO, DAWIT KELEMEWORK MEKONNEN, SOLOMON TI...

Land degradation is a pressing global challenge, with three billion people residing in degraded landscapes. The global cost of land degradation is estimated to be about $300 billion per year, with Africa south of the Sahara accounting for 26 percent...

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Rethinking The Role Of Social Protection In African Food Systems Post-COVID-19
NigeriaOMAR BENAMMOUR, BENJAMIN DAVIS, MARCO KNOWLES, NOE...

Efforts to contain the spread of COVID-19 have further exacerbated long-standing challenges within African food systems and exposed new sources of vulnerability in people’s livelihoods. Emerging evidence demonstrates that the impacts of the COVID-1...

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Have Households’ Livelihoods And Food Security Rebounded From COVID-19 Shocks in Nigeria? Results from a follow-up Phone Survey
NigeriaBEDRU BALANA, MOTUNRAYO OYEYEMI, ADEBAYO OGUNNIYI,...

The effect of the COVID-19 pandemic on households’ income, jobs, and food security have continued despite perceptible reductions in transmission and lifting of restrictive policy measures in several countries. To assess these effects on Nigerian hous...

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Evidence on Trends in Wellbeing of Rural Ethiopian Households during the COVID-19 Pandemic
EthiopiaHAROLD ALDERMAN, DANIEL O. GILLIGAN, MELISSA HIDRO...

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to be a significant threat to public health throughout most of the world as the coronavirus continues to spread, mostly unchecked by limited availability of vaccines, and largescale surges in cases are fed by new varia...

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Assessing the Impact of COVID-19 on Rural Women and Men in Uganda
UgandaFAO, USAID and IFPRI

The first case of COVID-19 in Uganda was reported on March 22, 2020. The number of COVID-19 cases remained low during the first three quarters of 2020, before a first spike toward the end of the year. To understand the gendered impacts of the pandemi...

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Assessing The Impact Of COVID-19 On Rural Women And Men In The Niger
NigerFAO, USAID and IFPRI

In response to the first case of COVID-19 in Niger on March 19, the government announced a state of emergency on March 27, 2020. Restrictions were gradually lifted starting in May 2020. The spread of COVID-19 in Niger has been limited. To understand...

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Climate Change and Food System Sustainability: Challenges and Solutions
NigeriaLaura Recagno and Pasquale Rossi

Over the next 30 years, with a population expected to reach nearly 10 billion by 2050, agriculture will face several critical issues on local, national and global food value chain endangering food security and achievement of 2030 Agenda. Food securit...

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Gender and Seed Entrepreneurism: Case Studies in Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya and Tanzania
GhanaGumucio Tatiana, Kramer Berber, Ragasa Catherine,...

Our paper seeks to identify factors that inhibit and promote women’s success in seed businesses, through three case studies of women’s and men’s entrepreneurship across varying seed-related value chains and country contexts in Africa south of the Sah...

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Hunger Hotspots: FAO-WFP Early Warnings on Acute Food Insecurity, February to May 2022 Outlook.
Central African Republic (CAR)FAO - WFP

For the outlook period from February to May 2022, FAO and WFP are issuing an early warning for urgent humanitarian action in 20 "hunger hotspots" where parts of the population are likely to face a significant deterioration of acute food insecurity...

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Learning Brief: Agri-SME Taxonomy
All CountriesSAFIN

Food systems touch every aspect of human existence, from what we eat to where we work to how we utilize the land. Food systems are also critical to achieving many of the UN Sustainable Development Goals—but only if we commit to transforming them. In...

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Scaling Impact Through Guarantees in Tanzania
TanzaniaSAFIN

Agriculture is central to the Tanzanian economy; over 75% of the working population relies primarily on this sector. Agriculture contributes a sizeable proportion of the country’s GDP (about 27%) and is a major source of foreign exchange earnings (ab...

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