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The palm oil dilemma – Policy tensions among higher productivity, rising demand, and deforestation
Keith Wiebe, Timothy B. Sulser, Pablo Pacheco, Ale...

Palm oil production has increased rapidly over the past two decades in response to rising demand for its use in food, energy, and industrial applications.1 In an era of increasing pressure on natural resources, however, expansion of oil palm plantati...

Characterization of morphological diversity of jute mallow (Corchorus spp.)
Ngomuo, M. Stoilova, T. Feyissa, T. Ndakidemi, P.A

Jute mallow is a traditional leaf vegetable that is an important part of daily diet for the majority of people in rural areas in sub-Saharan Africa. Here we employed quantitative and qualitative phenotypic traits to assess the morphological diversity...

Research and Development
The earth security report 2017 sustainable development goals for business diplomacy and growth
A. Litovsky, M. Hill Clarvis, R. Bilgrami et. al.

The Earth Security Report 2017 provides a roadmap for global business to align their growth to the demands for social inclusion and environmental security that are defining the countries in which they operate, whilst navigating the risks and opportun...

Research and Development
Not by Technology and Money Alone: The Importance of Functional Capacity Strengthening in Agribusiness Partnerships
M. Salm, M-J. Dugue, T. Defoer

This booklet contains fifteen short stories told by field staff of the 2SCALE project about their personal experiences on how their work impacted a particular person or group. It shows how functional capacity strengthen enables technical improvements...

On-Farm Production (crops, livestock)
Feeding Africa’s soils: Fertilizers to support Africa’s agricultural transformation
A. Balogun, K. Banda, M. Wanzala-Mlobela, M. C Kal...

This book focuses on increasing the use of inorganic fertilizers as the most realistic way to overcome soil nutrient deficits and increase food production in sub-Saharan Africa. But merely increasing fertilizer use is by no means enough. Fertilizer m...

Research: How Youth Move to Work in Rural Communities
International Labour organisation

Given the importance of agricultural transformation in the development process of Low Income Countries, improving the livelihoods of young people is a critical step toward increasing production and economic diversification in rural areas.

Training and Capacity Building
Youth at Work: Building economic opportunities for young people in Africa
Mastercard Foundation

For the vast majority of youth, “mixed livelihoods” too often result in barely subsistence wages, and with little protection and security. The MasterCard Foundation’s programs have sought to address these issues by pushing forward more holistic, comp...

Research and Development
Federal Government Support for Agriculture in Nigeria: Analysis with a Public Expenditure Lens
NigeriaChinedum Nwoko, Amarachi Grace Ikejiofor, Nchedo T...

This paper provides a broad view of public sector support to agriculture in Nigeria, through the lens of the allocation of public expenditures by the federal government in support of the sector. We consider the adequacy and stability of agricultural...

Research and Development
Analysis of the Confluence between Nigeria’s Development Strategies and its Agricultural Public Expenditures
NigeriaMogues Tewodaj and Tolulope Olofinbiyi

This paper seeks to understand the features of public spending in the agricultural sector within the context of Nigeria’s federal structure and decentralized system. Specifically, the study aims to examine the extent to which the level and compositio...

Research and Development
Public Expenditure on Agriculture and its Impact
GhanaSamuel Benin

This chapter examines past patterns of public spending on agriculture in Ghana, and asks whether Ghana has invested enough resources in agriculture and how the patterns of investment in the sector have impacted agricultural productivity growth.

Training and Capacity Building
Inflection Point: Unlocking Growth in the Era of Farmer Finance
Laura Goldman, Michael Tsan, Radoslava Dogandjieva...

This paper is provides guidance for those seeking impact in the field of agriculture and youth development in Africa. It defines key terms and concepts, and highlights promising initiatives and projects that develop durable livelihood opportunities f...

Research and Development
Farmers’ Knowledge, Attitude and Practices on Pesticide Safety: A Case Study of Vegetable Farmers in Mount-Bamboutos Agricultural Area, Cameroon
CameroonSonchieu Jean, Fointama Emmanuel, Akono Nantia Edo...

Pesticides are commonly used in Cameroon for farming purposes, especially in the Mount-Bamboutos agricultural area. This study aimed to evaluate the basic knowledge, attitude and practices among pesticide users in the said area in view of assessing t...

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