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Agri-Food News and Media
An Assessment Of Tomato Production Practices Among Rural Farmers In Major Tomato Growing Districts In Malawi
All CountriesNyalugwe, Malidadi and Kabuli

Tomato is one of the most commonly grown vegetables in Malawi. However, considerable attention has not been given for its production and marketing aspects among smallholder farmers. Therefore, this study was conducted in six major tomato growing dist...

Agri-Food News and Media
Don't Be Too Hasty To Throw Away Old Seedlings!
All CountriesBill Kerr

It’s expensive to throw away perfectly healthy seedlings. Rather keep them in limbo until you can plant them, says Bill Kerr.

Agri-Food News and Media, Food Safety, Climate Change
Feed the Future Activity Supports Female Pineapple Growers in Rwanda to Strengthen Economic and Social Resilience
RwandaCNFA

This article aims to sustainably increase smallholder farmer income, improve the nutritional status of Rwandan women and children and increase the resilience of agriculture and food systems to the changing climate

Marketing and Trade
Postharvest Losses And The Impact Of Reusable Plastic Container Technology On Profitability: Evidence From Tomato Traders In Nigeria
NigeriaCRYSTAL N. AGHADI, BEDRU BALANA AND ADEBAYO OGUNNI...

Postharvest loss is a major challenge in food production and supply chains in developing countries. Using primary data from fresh tomato traders in Lagos, Nigeria, and endogenous switching econometric modelling, this study investigates the effects of...

Agrodealer and Inputs
Agricultural Input Markets in Ghana: A Descriptive Assessment of Input Dealers in Eight Districts
GhanaSETH ASANTE, KWAW S. ANDAM, ANDREW M. SIMONS, FELI...

This paper provides a description of the agricultural input market in Ghana in 2019 across six districts with high maize production and two municipal districts noted for agricultural marketing activities. Since 2017, Ghana’s agricultural policy has b...

Packaging and Storage
Quantification and Benefits of Reducing Post-Harvest Losses: Evidence for Vegetables in Senegal
SenegalASSANE BEYE AND ADAM M. KOMAREK

This study examines on-farm post-harvest losses (PHL) for three vegetable crops (onion, tomato, and pimento) in Senegal and the potential economic benefits associated with reducing PHL for these three vegetables. Household survey data was used to qua...

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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...

Agrodealer and Inputs
Farm Input Subsidies and Commodity Market Trends in Ghana: An Analysis of Market Prices During 2012–2020
GhanaSENA AMEWU, EUNICE ARHIN AND KARL PAUW

Ghana has a long history of intervening in food markets to balance consumers’ expectations of low and stable food prices, farmers’ demands for high farmgate prices, and traders’ demand for predictability in seasonal price patterns.

Marketing and Trade
Vegetable Value Chains During the COVID- 19 Pandemic in Ethiopia: Evidence from Cascading Value Chain Surveys Before and During the Pandemic
EthiopiaKALLE HIRVONEN, BELAY MOHAMMED, SENESHAW TAMRU, GA...

We combine in-person survey data collected in February 2020 (i.e., just before the pandemic was declared) with phone survey data collected in March 2021 (i.e., one year into the pandemic) and August 2021 (i.e., approximately 18 months into the pa...

Marketing and Trade
Egypt's Agricultural Exports Hit New High Despite Covid-19
EgyptEgypt State Information Service (Cairo)

Egyptian agricultural exports hit a new record high, exceeding 5.6 million tons between January 1 and December 31, compared to 5,153,376 tons last year, despite the global coronavirus crisis. Citrus fruits made up the largest share of exports by 805...

Marketing and Trade
Market Structure and Performance for Plantain and Banana.
NigeriaS. O. S. Akinyemi, M. A. Adejoro, A. A. Layade & O...

Plantain and banana are important fruit crops cultivated mainly in the southern part of Nigeria. They constitute a source of livelihood for millions of people within the production zone. Marketing plays a central role in the distribution of plantain...

Extension Services
The Status of Banana Production in Tanzania; a Review of Threats and Opportunities
TanzaniaShija Shilunga Lucas, Kennedy Elisha Jomanga

The word “banana” refers to a crop that cuddles a number of species commonly known as Musa spp. In Tanzania, the crop is the fourth most important crop for food and income generation for more than 30 percent of the total population. In East Africa, T...

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