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The Emerging Trade in Donkey Hide: An Opportunity or a Threat for Communities in Kenya?
KenyaGemma Carder, Oscar Ingasia, Evans Ngenoh, Samuel...

Donkey hides are used in a form of Traditional Chinese medicine called ejiao, the demand for ejiao is currently so high the global donkey population is currently in decline. Africa’s donkey population is considered a key source for the trade, with Ke...

On-Farm Production (crops, livestock)
Impact of Rainfall Variability on Crop Production within the Worobong Ecological Area of Fanteakwa District, Ghana
GhanaConrad Kyei-Mensah, Rosina Kyerematen, and Samuel...

Crop production in the Fanteakwa District is predominantly rainfed, exposing this major livelihood activity to the variability or change in rainfall pattern. The net potential effect of severe changes in rainfall pattern is the disruption in crop pro...

Digital Commerce and Youth Employment in Africa
Mastercard Foundation

Digital Commerce and Youth Employment in Africa details the uncertainties shaping the future of digital commerce and ‘future-proof’ choices policymakers can make to guide positive impact of digital commerce on employment.

Food Business
Characterization of the Beekeeping Value Chain: Challenges, Perceptions, Limitations, and Opportunities for Beekeepers in Kayonza District, Rwanda
RwandaBorden Mushonga, Landouard Hategekimana, Gervais H...

A survey was undertaken to characterize the honey production value chain and identify the challenges, limitations, and opportunities for beekeepers in Kayonza District, Eastern Rwanda, in light of the stagnation of the apiculture industry.

Five Years of the AAF’S Technical Assistance Facility: Enhancing the Food Security Impact of Agri-Business

This report tells the story of the first five years of Technical Assistance Facility (TAF), an independently funded organisation by the EU and other donors, working in tandem with the African Agriculture Fund (AAF). It concludes that the setup of the...

On-Farm Production (crops, livestock)
The Role of Multi-stakeholder Initiatives in Promoting the resilience of Smallholder Agriculture to Climate Change in Africa
S. Winter, M. Bijker, M. Carson

This study discusses the role of Multi-Stakeholder Initiatives (MSI) in building stronger smallholder farmer resilience to climate change impacts in Africa.

Technoserve Initiative for Inclusive Agricultural Business Models

This report contains four case studies on how some of the largest and most influential food and beverage companies and agribusinesses approach inclusive business: The Coca-Cola Company, The Kellogg Company, SABMiller/AB Inbev, and Syngenta.

Research and Development
Stories of Change: Rwanda, Final Report
RwandaElyse, Iruhiriye, Deanna K. Olney, Gayathri V. Ram...

Globally, under nutrition is related to almost half of the deaths in children younger than five years of age. It leads to large human and economic costs to countries through increased morbidity and mortality in childhood, poor child growth and develo...

Research and Development
Informing Policy with Agricultural R&D Evidence: An ASTI Pilot Project in Ethiopia, Nigeria, and Tanzania
EthiopiaFred Carden, Nienke Beintema, Assefa Admassie, Luc...

Despite Agricultural Science and Technology Indicators’ (ASTI) global and regional visibility-and the use of its data for institutional decision-making by various national agricultural research institutes-the incorporation of ASTI evidence into natio...

Research and Development
Becon 4 Africa: An overview of the Literature on the Economic Assessment of GE Crops in the Continent, 1996-2016
Patricia Zambrano, Namita Paul, Judith Chambers, J...

The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) published the first method-focused assessment of the applied economic literature about the ex ante and ex post impacts of genetically engineered crops in developing countries in 2009. The overa...

Research and Development
Humanitarian Assistance and Resilience-Building: Impact of Fadama III-AF II on Food Security and Livelihood Restoration in Northeastern Nigeria
NigeriaEphraim Nkonya, Dauda Bawa, Edward Kato, David Mau...

The ongoing insurgency in northeastern Nigeria has led to the loss of over 20,000 lives and about 4,500 abductions since 2002 and, in 2015 alone, caused an economic loss of about US$450 million, equivalent to 5.7 percent of northeastern Nigeria’s gro...

Research and Development
Mother’s Nutrition-Related Knowledge and Child Nutrition Outcomes: Empirical Evidence from Nigeria
NigeriaOlusegun Fadare, Mulubrhan Amare, George Mavrotas,...

Nutrition outcomes among young children in Nigeria are among the worse globally. Mother’s limited knowledge about food choices, feeding, and health care seeking practices contributes significantly to negative nutrition outcomes for children in most d...

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