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Determinants of Expected Poverty Among Rural Households in Nigeria

"Vulnerability measures are becoming tools for evolving proactive steps to alleviate poverty. Against this backdrop, this study examined the determinants of expected poverty (a measure of vulnerability) among rural households in Nigeria. The main …

Cost Benefit Analysis of Climate Change Adaptation Strategies on Crop Production Systems in the Lowveld of Swaziland

"Challenges faced by smallholder rural subsistence farmers should be one of the key issues in policy and development discussions as they form 70% of the African populations and Swaziland is no exception. They manage large areas of agricultural produ…

Despite Perceptions of Gender Equality, Africa's Rural Women Bear Brunt of Economic Exclusion

Gender equality is both Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) No. 5 and a theme underpinning various other goals of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The agenda highlights the need for gender-equal access to education, ownership of resources…

Gendered Effects of Participation in Agricultural Subsidies on Rural Household Dietary Diversity in Zambia

Gender inequalities attributed to rural women's unequal access to and control of productive resources and services impact negatively on household food and nutrition security. Yet, if women had the same access to productive resources as men, they cou…

Cities and Rural Transformation a Spatial Analysis of Rural Youth Livelihoods in Ghana

"Urbanization has had a major impact on livelihoods in Ghana and throughout Africa as a whole. However, much research on urbanization has focused on effects occurring within cities, while there is insufficient understanding of its effects on rural …

Diversify More or Less? Household Resilience and Food Security in Rural Nigeria

We provide new findings of rural livelihood diversification in Nigeria, using panel data from the Living Standards Measurement Study - Integrated Surveys on Agriculture (LSMS-ISA). To a large extent, the patterns and the implications of livelihood…

Factors Influencing Sustained Use of Efficient Cook Stoves and Solar Lighting Solutions: A Case Study from Kenya

Efficient cook stoves have been an important policy focus of international development efforts to address negative health and environmental problems associated with traditional cooking practices. However, major emphasis has been on ensuring initia…

Integrating Gender Roles, Social Equity and Post Harvest Management Policies to Improve Rural Household's Food Security

This policy brief describes the current status of policies and programs in Benin and Mozambique, with the aim of identifying potential gender and social sensitive post-harvest initiatives, thereby supporting their transition to a more sustainable an…

Agricultural Productivity and Rural Household Welfare Distribution in Sub-Saharan Africa

The results of this study indicate that improving agricultural productivity by encouraging productivity enhancing investments amongst smallholders can improve rural welfare and livelihoods. However, while agricultural productivity can improve the ov…

Effets de la COVID-19 sur les Ménages Agricoles et Ruraux du Sénégal / Effects of COVID-19 on Agricultural and Rural Households in Senegal

The COVID-19 pandemic is a major health crisis with socio-economic shocks requiring effective response strategies to limit its spread and consequences. It has already led to the development of several initiatives at different levels (national, regio…

Analysis of Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Indicators and Poverty Profile of Danyi and Tsévié Townships, Togo

This study is part of the Community-Based Monitoring System (CBMS) Project in Togo which generally aims to establish a local monitoring system to generate poverty profiles, particularly in the rural areas. It provides an analysis of the socioeconomi…

Sector of Economic Activity and Poverty in Benin

This study, based on the theory of labour market segmentation, assesses the participation in the labour market in connection with poverty status. Using crosssectional data from the household standard living condition survey of 2006 and k-means algor…

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