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Agricultural Mechanization Strategies for Rwanda Shifting from Subsistence Agriculture to Market-oriented Agriculture

"Farming in Rwanda remains largely subsistence in nature. With a rapid increase in food population, the pressure on ensuring food security is a constant challenge for the stakeholders. Significant progress has been made in Rwanda in the past decade…

Evaluating Land and Agrarian Reform in South Africa: Support for Agricultural Development

"In South Africa, land reform has to be more than securing land rights and transferring a certain number of hectares to black people. Broadly speaking, it has to take into account the uneven spatial development patterns created under colonial and a…

Indigenous Knowledge and Climate Adaptation Policy in Northern Ghana

"The onset of climate change poses a direct challenge to small-scale agricultural production and food security in Ghana. Though this type of farming can be responsive to climatic variations, adaptation policies that promote high-resource solutions a…

Poverty Reduction through Cost Effective Agriculture Growth Options

"This brief is excerpted from AIAE Research Paper 6 (Cost effective agriculture growth options for poverty reduction in Nigeria: Evidence and Policy implications.)This study raised certain policy issues that must be assessed and addressed by the sta…

Energy Modelling for the Agricultural Sector A Summary of the SATIM Model Methodology

"This policy brief aims to communicate the methods used by researchers to model possible outcomes of different actions to curb GHG emissions associated with agriculture. Climate change has clear and obvious impacts on agricultural production. In tur…

Institutional Constraints to Agricultural Development in Uganda

"Since the early 1990s, Uganda has implemented a number of reforms in the agricultural sector. However, in the past 10 years, the performance of the sector has lagged behind other sectors particularly services and industry. There are concerns among …

Conditions de Realisation et Methodologie / Conditions of Implementation and Methodology

"The analysis of the results showed that the four study areas are not homogenous on the environmental, agricultural and socio-economic plans. For this reason, some regions were split for the purposes of the analysis: the Delta was divided into two z…

Les Propositions Paysannes Pour une Réforme Foncière Senegalaise Garante d'un Developpement Agricole et Rurale Durable au Senegal / Proposals for Farmers Land Reform in Senegal - Guaranteeing Sustainable Agricultural and Rural Development

"The modernisation of our agriculture cannot be based on the agricultural entrepreneurship which is capital-based development. The exploitable land for agriculture in the broadest sense are, mostly occupied and operated by farmer families nationally…

Workshop on Poverty and Environment in Uganda. Report of Uganda National Workshop

"The first paper, The Conceptual Framework for Poverty Analysis and Reduction in Zambia, argues that poverty analysis and reduction in Zambia is generally misconceived because of lack of adequate understanding of its real causes and vision. In the s…

Deforestation in Tanzania: A Development Crisis?

"The main objective of this study is to provide an understanding of the principal processes underlying deforestation in Kahama District. In particular, the study investigated the extent and causes of deforestation, focusing more on tobacco cultivati…

African Agriculture in the WTO Framework

"The paper begins, in Section 2, with a broad analysis of the structure and growth of African agriculture. This pays particular attention to the significance and contribution of the agricultural sector to the overall African economy, the structure a…

Managing Commodity Booms in Sub-Saharan Africa

"The subject of managing commodity booms is timely because the current booms highlight the need to reconsider Africa’s management of commodity booms, which in the past has been inadequate. The danger is that SSA governments often repeat past mistake…

Environmental, Social and Economic Development Issues in Zambia's Third Republic

"This report comprises 9 papers. The first paper by Dr Laurence Mukuka, argues that poverty analysis and reduction in Zambia is generally misconceived because of lack of adequate understanding of its real causes and vision. In the second paper Dr He…

Building on Successes with Regreening in the West African Sahel

"Regreening entails increasing the number of both on-farm trees and, in some countries, off-farm trees through natural forest management and for the protection and management of natural regeneration on degraded land. There is an urgent need to sca…

Investing in Agriculture to Reduce Poverty and Hunger

"There is clear evidence that where agriculture contributes a significant portion of gross domestic product, rapid agricultural growth is an effective tool for generating overall economic growth and reducing poverty. There is also good evidence abou…

Managing Climate Extremes and Disasters in the Agriculture Sector: Lessons from the IPCC SREX Report

"This thematic brief summarises the key findings of the report relevant to the agricultural sector. The agricultural sector is amongst those sectors most vulnerable to the impacts of climate change and weather extremes, not least because of its depe…

Agricultural Research for Development Current Status and Future Perspectives

"This presentation is focused on agricultural research for development in this country. The presentation is divided into sections dealing with various aspects of agricultural research in Ethiopia. The first part briefly summarizes the objective of a…

Farmers' Response and Adaptation Strategies to Climate Change in Mafeteng District, Lesotho

"Over the years, Lesotho has witnessed changes in climatic conditions which are influencing the level of agricultural production (crop yield and quality) and general livelihoods. This study was carried out at Kolo and Ts’akholo areas in Mafeteng dis…

Using the Land Potential Knowledge System (LandPKS) Mobile Technology for Agricultural Productivity and Resilience

"Africa’s continued agricultural growth over the last couple of years has come from land expansion rather than increased productivity. However, available agricultural lands are rapidly diminishing due to urbanization, while soil fertility continu…

Who will Feed the Poor? The Future of Food Security for Southern Africa

"This paper examines “the state of food security in southern Africa”, in terms of the availability of, access to and affordability of food, particularly among the most vulnerable in society. We examine regional food consumption and production in r…

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