18

18

results

Filter your results

Apply filters

Agricultural Policy and Institutional Framework for Transformation of Agriculture, Economic Development and Poverty Reduction in Rwanda

"This document provides a brief guide to the institutional, and policy framework for transformation of agriculture, economic development and poverty reduction in Rwanda. Internationally, Rwanda’s agricultural policies are embedded in a framework of…

The Web of Poverty: Women and sugarcane farming in Bokoli Location, Bungoma district, Kenya

"This study set out to analyse the cumulative effect of sugarcane farming on the role of women in food production in Bokoli location. In designing this study, the economic model was found to be useful in ordering and analyzing the data. This model …

Political Settlement Analysis of Employment Creation in Agriculture and Agro-industries in Nigeria

Agriculture in Nigeria has not generated significant results from the policy interventions instituted by various government regimes to improve its productivity and impact on the economy. The country continues to expend its limited foreign exchange…

An Effective Technology Transfer System: Research and Extension Messages reach the Majority of Farmers

Why do farmers need access to newer technologies on a recurrent basis? Most subsistence farmers already know how to farm and undertake post-harvest processing from their parents. The main reason to turn to technology is that traditional techniques …

The Pivotal Importance of Good Access to Markets for Farmers

Good access to lucrative markets is vital for farmers to be profitable and productive. This is evident in all agricultures that have successfully transformed. Unless they sell profitably, farmers risk acting against their financial interest by being…

Synopsis: Agricultural Mechanization in Ethiopia: Evidence from the 2015 Feed the Future Survey

"In this research note, we provide a preview of results from a study of agricultural mechanization in Ethiopia. Our research shows that 9 percent of farmers in the Feed the Future regions of Ethiopia used mechanization at some point during the agric…

Cities and Agricultural Transformation in Africa: Evidence from Ethiopia

"Due to the rapid growth of cities in Africa, many more farmers are now living in rural hinterlands in relatively close proximity to cities where many provide food to urban residents. However, empirical evidence on how urbanization affects these far…

Development Drivers in Africa: Role of Innovation

"Africa has recovered from the 2008-2009 financial crisis and posted high growth levels as seen before the crisis. The region has also been able to generate a sizable middle class of over 300 million people, who are educated, connected, and aware. …

Uganda’s Agricultural Sector at Crossroads: Is it a Myth or a Reality?

Uganda’s agricultural growth has stagnated at about 2 percent for almost two decades yet the sector employs about 70% of the working population and contributes 40 percent of export earnings. On the other hand, Uganda’s population growth rate remains…

Women in Agriculture: As Assessment of the Current State of Affairs in Africa

Agriculture continues to loom large in the development possibilities in Africa. It is therefore not surprising that global, continental, regional, and national governments have all embarked upon policy and institutional initiatives to address prob…

What Factors Determine Membership to Farmer Groups in Uganda? Evidence from the Uganda Census of Agriculture 2008/9.

"While government of Uganda and its development partners are targeting farmer groups as the vehicle for agricultural development, there is limited empirical evidence on what drives membership to these groups. Using the Uganda Census of Agriculture 2…

Agricultural and Rural Transformation in Ethiopia: Obstacles, Triggers and Reform Considerations

This discussion paper assesses the state of agricultural and rural conditions of Ethiopia; describes the extent, speed and depth of agricultural and rural transformation; and provides policy options for the relevant parties. It is premised on the pr…

Successful Agricultural Transformation: Selected Challenges in the Emerging Global Environment

Low-productivity, subsistence-smallholder agriculture everywhere faces tremendous new challenges, in addition to decades-old constraints. Smallholders are threatened by being bypassed by the rise and dominance of domestic and global value chains (DV…

Paving the Way for the Spread of a New Rice Thresher - A Contribution to Improved Rice Quality in Nigeria

ATATC is one technology that is both greatly needed and appreciated by farmers on the basis of its clean output, time saving, increased scale of processing, diversity of uses, durability and affordability. ATATC is still at the introductory stage of…

Role of Farmers' Organizations in Agricultural Transformation in Africa: Overview of Continental, Regional, and Selected National Level Organizations

This study analyzes the critical role played by farmers’ organizations (FOs) in transforming agriculture in Africa. Specifically, it provides an overview of the state of continental and regional FOs in Africa. It also uses three-country (Senegal, Ug…

Of Trackers and Tractors. Using a Smartphone App and Compositional Data Analysis to Explore the Link between Mechanization and Intra-household Allocation of Time in Zambia

Digital tools may help to study socioeconomic aspects of agricultural development that are difficult to measure such as the effects of new technologies, policies and practices on the intra-household allocation of time. As new technologies, policies …

The Forgotten Agriculture-nutrition Link: Estimating the Energy Requirements of Different Farming Technologies in Rural Zambia

In the quest to reduce global under- and malnutrition, which is particularly high among smallholder farmers, agriculture-nutrition linkages have received a lot of attention in recent years. Researchers have analysed the link between the quantity of …

Regional Market Integration, Agricultural Transformation, and Poverty Reduction: A Review of Experiences in Selected Cases of Regional Market Integration

The transformative potential of regional market integration for a large trading bloc is well exemplified by the European Union which started integration on a modest scale. The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) also started on a modest s…

Showing page 1 of 1