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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...

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
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

Agri-Food News and Media
Reduction of Exports From Ukraine Likely To Cause Significant Disruptions To Livelihoods
All CountriesHannah Button

As the global food supply chain pivots to make up for lost or reduced exports of key commodities as a result of Russia’s war on Ukraine, questions about Ukraine’s domestic food, fuel and fertilizer supplies remain a major priority for domestic decisi...

Agri-Food News and Media, Agri-Tech and Digital Services
Digitally Enabled Farm Mechanization Aligns Incentives To Revolutionize Smallholder Livelihoods
All CountriesHedwig Siewertsen

The arrival of a tractor in the small farming community of Luhindo in Tanzania’s Kilolo district feels to local residents like “a revolution” according to local farmer, Chesko Mdeko. Three years ago, Mdeko purchased a tractor from one of the Alliance...

Climate Change, Agri-Food News and Media
Do We Need To Increase Carbon Levels in Soil?
All CountriesJane Marsh

Most people understand that climate change is a growing and global concern. They also realize that no single solution will solve this massive problem. Progress will happen through an all-encompassing strategy that includes many options. One of them i...

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