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Training and Capacity Building
Farmers’ Willingness to Pay for Improved Agricultural Technologies: Evidence from a Field Experiment in Tanzania
TanzaniaApurba Shee, Carlo Azzarri and Beliyou Haile

Initiatives on the sustainable intensification of agriculture have introduced improved technologies tailored to farmers’ local conditions by trial demonstration with free provision of improved seeds and fertilizers. It is not clear, though, whether s...

Consumption, production, market access and affordability of nutritious foods in the Tigray Region of Ethiopia
EthiopiaKALLE HIRVONEN, ABDULAZIZE WOLLE

Poor dietary quality is a significant risk factor for stunting and micronutrient deficiencies among young children and globally one of the leading causes of premature death and disease (Arimond & Ruel, 2004; Forouzanfar et al., 2015). Dietary quality...

Training and Capacity Building
Can Ethiopia feed itself by 2050 -Estimating cereal self-sufficiency to 2050
EthiopiaTesfaye, Kindie Ittersum, Martin K. van Wiebe, Kei...

Producing adequate food to meet global demand by 2050 is widely recognized as a major challenge, particularly for sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) (Godfray et al. 2010; Alexandratos and Bruinsma 2012; van Ittersum et al. 2016). Increased price volatility of...

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Economic Transformation in Africa from the bottom up: New evidence from Tanzania
TanzaniaXINSHEN DIAO, JOSAPHAT KWEKA, MARGARET S. MCMILLAN...

Tanzania’s rapid labor productivity growth has been accompanied by a proliferation of small, largely informal firms. Using Tanzania’s first nationally representative survey of micro, small, and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs)—this paper explores the...

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...

The prevalence of badnaviruses in West African yams (Dioscorea cayenensis-rotundata) and evidence of endogenous pararetrovirus sequences in their genomes
Seal, S. Turaki, A. Muller, E. Kumar, P.L. Kenyon,...

Yam (Dioscorea spp.) is an important vegetatively-propagated staple crop in West Africa. Viruses arepervasive in yam worldwide, decreasing growth and yield, as well as hindering the international move-ment of germplasm. Badnaviruses have been reporte...

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...

Transportation and Logistics
Migration and agricultural intensification at origin: evidence from farm households in Central Africa
Central African Republic (CAR)Ochienga, J. Knerrb, B. Owuorc, G. Oumad, E.

Migration and remittances has potential to improve development in rural areas but in Rwanda and Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo empirical work is still limited. We used New Economics of Labour Migration as analytical framework to explainn the ro...

Virulence diversity of Phakopsora pachyrhizi isolates from East Africa compared to a geographically diverse collection
BotswanaMurithi, H. Haudenshield, J. Beed, F. Maluku, G. J...

oybean rust, caused by the biotrophic pathogen Phakopsora pachyrhizi is a highly destructive disease that occurs in many soybean producing regions throughout the world causing substantial yield losses. Knowledge about P. pachyrhizi virulence is neede...

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...

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