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Creating Agricultural Markets: How the Ethiopia Commodity Exchange Connects Farmers and Buyers through Partnership and Technology
EthiopiaAbenet Bekele Haile, Ariane Volk, and Thomas Reher...

Commodity exchanges can provide emerging market economies with orderly, transparent, and efficient markets by acting as mechanisms that mitigate price risk, discover equilibrium prices, and connect buyers and sellers. Exchanges can also reduce tran...

Key Steps to Improve Agribusiness Competitiveness Part II: Research & Development, Logistics and Marketing
All CountriesTom Walton and Vadim Grishin

Agriculture is central to emerging market economies. In Africa, it accounts for as much as 65 percent of employment and 32 percent of output. Globally, two-thirds of the world’s poor—some 750 million people—work in rural areas. But as economies exp...

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Key Steps to Improve Agribusiness Competitiveness Part I: Input and Output Markets
All CountriesTom Walton and Vadim Grishin

Agriculture is central to emerging market economies. In Africa it accounts for as much as 65 percent of employment and 32 percent of output. Globally, two-thirds of the world’s poor—some 750 million people—work in rural areas. Bu...

Agri-Food News and Media
Why Clashes are on the Rise between Farmers and Herdsmen in the Sahel
South SudanOlayinka Ajala

The article focus on the clashes between farmers and nomadic herdsmen which date back to the pre-colonial era. Also on how hey reached an alarming level in 2017 when 1,000 people were killed in more than 50 clashes. This followed a rise in clashes...

Trade Facilitation and Agro-commodity Exchange
Building Resilient Agribusinesses in Africa
Sahel and Nourishing Africa

It is our hope that this publication will provide critical information and practical next steps for key stakeholders to implement, as well as generate a greater conversation on how we can support entrepreneurs who are driving innovation and growth...

Research and Development
Agriculture in Africa: Potential versus Reality
All CountriesOTAVIO VERASON

With more than 60% of its 1.166 billion people living in rural areas, Africa’s economy is inherently dependent on agriculture. More than 32% of the continent’s gross domestic product comes from the sector. However, agricultural product...

Agri-Food News and Media
Agriculture in Africa 2019: Special Report
All CountriesSouhir Mzali

While Africa holds more than 60% of the world’s arable land, the continent’s share in global agricultural production remains low. Vast areas of land are uncultivated and productivity is lower than in much of the rest of the world. Nevertheless, farmi...

Marketing and Trade
Winning in Africa’s Agricultural Market
Goedde, Amandla Ooko-Ombaka, and Gillian Pais

Agriculture in Africa has a massive social and economic footprint. More than 60 percent of the population of sub-Saharan Africa is smallholder farmers, and about 23 percent of sub-Saharan Africa’s GDP comes from agriculture. Yet, Africa&rsqu...

Research and Development
The Role Of Businesses In Providing Nutrient-Rich Foods For The Poor: Two Case Studies In Nigeria
NigeriaNwuneli, N., Robinson, E., Humphrey, J. and Henson...

This report presents case studies of two Nigerian food-processing businesses and analyses their efforts to produce nutrient-rich foods for undernourished populations. It provides lessons for other businesses, and for donors, government agencies and N...

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Consumption Expenditure Pattern in Nigeria 2019
NigeriaNational Bureau of Statistics (NBS)

The consumption pattern of a household is the combination of qualities, quantities, acts and tendencies characterizing a community or a human group's use of resources for survival, comfort and enjoyment. Of course the type of food and non-food item...

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Farmers’ Grain Storage and Losses in Ethiopia: Measures and Associates
EthiopiaFANTU NISRANE BACHEWE, BART MINTEN, ALEMAYEHU SEYO...

While storage losses at the farm are often assumed to be an important contributor to presumed large postharvest losses in developing countries, reliable and representative data on these losses are often lacking. We study farmers’ storage dec...

Nutrition
The Influence of Women Empowerment on Child Nutrition in Rural Nigeria
NigeriaM. B. SALAWU, A. M. RUFAI, KABIR K. SALMAN, ADEBAY...

In Nigeria, the low status of women and inflexible gender gaps contribute to weak dietary diversity and chronic child malnutrition. Child malnutrition is persistent,despite several interventions which fail to capture the need to empower women to i...

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