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Non-farm Employment, Agricultural Intensification and Productivity Change: Empirical Findings from Uganda

African researchers assess synergies and tradeoffs for agricultural intensification and productivity when farm households diversify into non-farm employment in Uganda. In this study, a team of local researchers finds that non-farm income can prote...

Impact du Capital Humain sur la Productivité et la Pauvreté dans le Secteur Agricole au Cameroun / Impact of Human Capital on Productivity and Poverty in the Agricultural Sector in Cameroon

"The primary objective of this research work is to evaluate the impact of human capital on productivity and poverty. The methodology required is divided into three steps : the first is, on the one hand, to measure inequality of access in public he...

Agricultural Innovations and Adaptations to Climate Change Effects and Food Security in Central Africa: Case of Cameroon, Equatorial Guinea, and Central Africa Republic

"Climate change is increasingly altering ecosystems which are the foundations of agricultural productivity worldwide. This has brought uncertainties in the use of farm inputs as well as food security. Challinor et al. (2009) noted that uncertainti...

Farmers' Perception and Adaptive Capacity to Climate Change and Variability in the Upper Catchment of Blue Nile, Ethiopia

"The study examined the perception of farmers towards climate change; assessed local impacts of climate change on the agriculture sector; identified local innovations for climate change adaptation; and assessed the barriers and determinants of cli...

Agricultural Innovations for Climate Change Adaptation and Food Security in Africa: The Cases of Ghana and the Gambia

The main goal of the study was to identify and document indigenous innovations and good practices by climate change vulnerable communities for improved food security in Ghana and The Gambia; to provide information on agricultural practices and act...

Partnerships for Pro-Poor Policy Change in Africa

"The Southern Africa Trust launched the initiative Creating Linkages Between Research, Advocacy and the Media for Pro-Poor Policy Change in Africa (‘Linkages’) in October 2010 to explore whether more effective civil society collaboration (particul...

Climate Change Awareness and Adaptation in the Niger Delta Region of Nigeria

"Climate change is a major issue around which global development policy is being framed over the past few years. Because of low adaptive capacities and the projected impacts of climate change, a consensus has emerged that developing countries are...

Technological Challenges of Climate Change Adaptation in Nigeria: Insights from Enugu State

"Climate change impacts depend on a range of the climate parameters' changes and on the country's social, cultural, geographical and economic backgrounds. The location and size of, and the characteristics relief in Nigeria especially Enugu state g...

Emerging Technologies for Building Resilience to Climate Change Effect: A Case Study in Dangbe East District of the Republic of Ghana

"The conversion of the kinetic energy in wind into electrical energy offers unique solution to the overall energy supply where resource exists as well as partial solution to the world’s over dependence on exhaustible primary energy sources such a...

Indigenous Agricultural Adaptation to Climate Change: Study of Imo and Enugu States in Southeast Nigeria

Climate change has direct impact on agricultural production, because of the climate-dependent nature of agricultural systems. This impact is particularly significant in developing countries where agriculture constitute employment and income source...

Farmer's Perceptions of Climate Change and Adaptation Strategies in Northern Nigeria: An Empirical Assessment

"This research paper looked at farmer's perception of causes, constraints and strategies towards effective climate change adaptation in northern Nigeria. Data were collected from 500 respondents using both qualitative and quantitative approaches...

Emerging and Indigenous Technology for Climate Change Adaptation in Southwest Nigeria

"This study is premised on the high incidence of severe weather and the rate of climate change, its consequences and challenges among small-scale farmers. Primary data obtained from 362 farmers, 125 extension officers and 14 researchers from the t...

Emerging Technologies for Climate Change Adaptation: A Case Study in Dangbe East District of Ghana

The coastlines of Ghana present significant wind potential which if properly harnessed could provide alternative livelihood opportunities and speed up climate change adaptation processes among those communities hard-hit by climate change effects. ...

Seed Systems and Climate Change: Exploring Perceptions and Options for Building Resilience of Farmer Seed Systems in Uganda

"Given the challenges facing agriculture resulting from climate change, building resilience is a priority. Seed systems are an important area for enhancing such resilience as seed security has direct links to food security, and resilient livelihoo...

The politics of resources, resistance and peripheries in Sudan

"In July 2011, Southern Sudan will become Africa’s 54th independent state. Since independence in 1956, Sudanese people have been subjected to two civil wars spanning 40 years. Factors, such as clashing identities and political marginalisation th...

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...

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