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Agri-Food News and Media
Rising Food And Fuel Costs Increase Urgency For Africa's Bio-Economy Transition
All CountriesOusmane Badiame

Harnessing the potential and the opportunities of a viable bioeconomy would allow African countries to expand and diversify their food supply, add value to their production, and create well-paying jobs. By incorporating areas such as biopharmaceutica...

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...

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
An Uncertain Future For Livestock Production In The Tropics
All CountriesILRI

Future heat stress may make cattle production unviable in large swathes of Africa

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...

Agri-Food News and Media
Benchmarks For Food Safety Curriculum In The East African Community
Kenya, Rwanda, Burundi, TanzaniaKang'ethe, E.K Mutua and Nguyen-Viet

The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the Inter-University Council of East Africa (IUCEA) have been working with food safety experts from universities in the East...

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