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2017–2018 YOUTH THINK TANK REPORT: Building Inclusive Agricultural Technologies for Young People
North AfricaYouth Think Tank in Africa

Policymakers and development practitioners have become increasingly enthusiastic about the ability of emerging technologies to unlock the potential for agriculture in Africa. While these technologies are both creative and compelling, few sector exper...

Research and Development
Structure, Conduct and Performance of Maize Markets in Malawi: Synopsis
MalawiInternational Food Policy Research Institute

This policy note summarizes Working Paper 29 (Ochieng et al., 2019), which investigates the SCP of Malawi’s maize market during the 2018/19 main marketing and lean seasons and provides policy suggestions on how to improve Malawi’s maize marketing sys...

Research and Development
Effect of Changes in Population Density and Crop Productivity on Farm Households in Malawi
MalawiAdam M. Komarek and Siwa Msangi

This study examines the ex‐ante farm‐household effects of changes in family size, yield potential, and yield gaps using a farm‐household simulation model that reflects the economic and biophysical conditions of central Malawi. Disparities between gro...

Research and Development
Stories of Change: Rwanda: Understanding the Drivers of Stunting Reduction Among Rwandan children from 2005 to 2015
RwandaGayathri V. Ramani, Jessica M. Heckert, Ara Go, El...

Despite significant progress, childhood stunting is still a serious public health concern in Rwanda. To make further progress in reducing child stunting it is essential to understand the context-specific drivers of stunting to devise strategies to ad...

Africa Sustainable Livestock 2050 – Livestock Sector Development in Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa – A Comparison of Environmental Impacts
Sub-Saharan AfricaFood and Agriculture Organisation of the United Na...

Africa Sustainable Livestock 2050 (ASL2050) is drawing lessons out of the past growth of the livestock sector in Asia to assist countries in the African continent to formulate policies that ensure a sustainable growth of livestock, from an environmen...

Ethiopia and FAO Partnering to Achieve Sustainable Agricultural Growth, Food and Nutrition Security
EthiopiaFood and Agriculture Organisation of the United Na...

Ethiopia has been an FAO member since 1948. In 1981, FAO opened a representation in Addia Ababa, which today hosts the Organization’s Subregional Office for Eastern Africa. Interventions are wide ranging, including support to policymaking and sustain...

Effects of conservation Tillage on Maize and Beans Chlorophyll, Sugars and Yields in Humic Nitisols Soils of Embu County, Kenya
KenyaJoseph Kyalo Munyao, Moses Hungu Gathaara and Alfr...

An experiment was conducted to determine the effects of conservation tillage (CT) practices on leaf chlorophyll content, sugars and yields of Zea mays L. and Phaseolus vulgaris L. for two consecutive cropping seasons at the Kenya Agricultural and Liv...

Plant Health/Managing the Red Palm Weevil
North AfricaFood and Agriculture Organisation of the United Na...

FAO, with key international and national stakeholders, is promoting a national and regional programme for RPW management in the Near East and North Africa. The programme facilitates the coordination of regional efforts to ensure an integrated and sus...

Access to Markets for Small Actors in the Roots and Tubers Sector: Tailored Financial Services and Climate Risk Management Tools to Link Small Farmers to Markets
Sub-Saharan AfricaFood and Agriculture Organisation of the United Na...

The roots and tubers industry in sub-Saharan Africa has been growing steadily in recent years. Nevertheless, a series of challenges, including lack of access to finance and climate change related events, has prevented the majority of actors in these...

Farmers’ Perception of the Parasitic Weed Alectra Vogelii Benth and their Cowpea Varietal Preferences in Burkina Faso
Sub-Saharan AfricaZakaria Dieni ,T. Benoit Joseph Batiento, Dieudonn...

Burkina Faso was the third largest cowpea [Vigna unguiculata (L.) Walp.] producing country in West Africa in 2017. Cowpea is the fourth leading staple grain legume crop produced in the country. However, its production is hampered by several constrain...

Determination of the Genus Meloidogyne Species and Study of Their Impact on the Market Gardening in the Area of Bamako, Mali
MaliBoubacar K. Touré , Mohamed S. Maïga , Doulaye Dem...

The development of market gardening is faced with many problems among which there are the nematodes of the genus Meloidogyne. The aim of this study is twofold: (a) determining the Meloidogyne species that are crowned by the perineal plates of female...

Training and Capacity Building
Strengthening Business Orientation for Small and Medium-Sized Farmers in Malawi
MalawiFood and Agriculture Organisation of the United Na...

Significant potential exists in Malawi for agricultural production and productivity gains, which could be tapped for value creation and the improvement of living conditions of the broader population. Diversification and business orientation in a mark...

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