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Research and Development
Baobab (Adansonia digitata) Fact Sheets
Central African Republic (CAR)AVRDC - The World Vegetable Center

Baobab – Adansonia digitata Fact Sheet

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...

Status of Root-Knot Nematode (Meloidogyne Species) and Fusarium Wilt (Fusarium oxysporum) Disease Complex on Tomato (Solanum lycopersicum L.) in the Central Rift Valley, Ethiopia
EthiopiaYitayih Gedefaw Kassie

Development of diseases in cultivated crops depends on the complex interrelationship among host, pathogen and prevailing environmental conditions. In nature, plants are rarely, if ever, subject to the influence of only one potential pathogen and this...

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...

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...

Research and Development
Release of orange-fleshed sweetpotato (Ipomoea batatas [l.] Lam.) cultivars in Mozambique through an accelerated breeding scheme
MozambiqueM. I. Andrade, J. Ricardo, A. Naico, A. Alvaro, G....

Sweetpotato breeding requires at least 5 years to obtain an advanced breeding clone for further testing with the goal of cultivar release. An accelerated breeding scheme (ABS) can be feasible if the genotype × year interaction is low. The objectives...

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...

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