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Management Of Ginger Bacterial Wilt And Leaf Spot Diseases; A Manual For Agriculture Extension Workers And Practitioners.
EthiopiaAsfaw Kifle (PhD), Merga Jibat, Genene Gezahagn An...

This manual is developed to enhance production and productivity of ginger through capacity building of agriculture agents, extension workers and private investors on management of bacterial wilt and leaf spot diseases. A team of experts from differen...

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Relative Roles and Limits of Extension Approaches in Promoting Sustainable Agricultural Management Practices: Analysis of Nationally Representative Panel Data from MalawiCATHERINE RAGASA, DIS
MalawiCATHERINE RAGASA, DISTON MZUNGU, KENAN KALAGHO AND...

Low-cost and sustainable agricultural management practices are being promoted in many countries but continue to face low adoption among farmers. We tracked the awareness and adoption among farmers of a number of practices―soil cover, minimum tillage,...

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Engaging Youth in Agri Business Through Private Sector Extension and Advisory Services: Lessons from Rwanda and Uganda
RwandaSTEVEN FRANZEL, RICHARD MIIRO, NICOLAS UWITONZE, K...

Engaging youth in agribusiness is critical for livelihoods in Africa’s rural areas where millions of youth are unemployed and face many barriers to entry into agribusiness, such as limited education and lack of land (IFAD, 2019). There are initiative...

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Relative Roles and Limits of Extension Approaches in Promoting Sustainable Agricultural Management Practices: Analysis of Nationally Representative Panel Data from Malawi
MalawiCATHERINE RAGASA, DISTON MZUNGU, KENAN KALAGHO AND...

Low-cost and sustainable agricultural management practices are being promoted in many countries but continue to face low adoption among farmers. We tracked the awareness and adoption among farmers of a number of practices―soil cover, minimum tillage,...

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South African Extension Agent Competencies and Attitudes for the Future: Results of a Survey
South AfricaKRISTIN E. DAVIS, LINDIE VON MALTITZ, MELANIE DE B...

South African extension agent competencies and attitudes for the future: Results of a survey

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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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Success in Agriculture
KenyaJames Mwangi Ndiritu

Agribusiness will drive the next food security in Africa and this can only be achieved by transformed food systems especially diversification with Horticulture. A favorable climate throughout the year increases pests and therefore, best practices of...

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Geography of Public Service Delivery in Rural Ethiopia
EthiopiaGashaw T. Abate, Mekdim Dereje, Kalle Hirvonen, an...

Remote areas are often characterized by lower welfare outcomes due to economic disadvantages and higher transaction costs for trade. But their worse situation may also be linked to worse public service delivery. Relying on large household surveys in...

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Information Technologies as a Tool for Agricultural Extension and Farmer to Farmer Exchange: Mobile-phone Video Use in Mali and Burkina Faso
Burkina FasoSousa, F., Nicolay, G. and Home, R.

Mobile phones are widespread in the rural areas of Mali and Burkina Faso, but their potential as a tool for knowledge transfer by extension services in the region remains largely unexplored. The aim of this contribution is to evaluate the potentia...

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The Narrative on Rural Youth and Economic Opportunities in Africa: Facts, Myths, and Gaps
ATHUR MABISO, RUI BENFICA

A narrative on rural youth in Africa has continued to evolve in policy circles around the world. Much of it is driven by population statistics that point to an imminent youth bulge in Africa and concerns about economic stagnation for the continent...

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