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Cover for New evidence on nutrition-sensitive agricultural programs.

This chapter summarizes key findings from recent reviews of evidence of the nutritional impacts of agricultural development programmes. It focuses on findings from impact evaluations of different types of nutrition-sensitive agricultural programmes, including biofortification, homestead food...

Author(s)
Ruel, M. T.
ISBN
2019 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786399311)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Women in agriculture and the implications for nutrition.

This chapter discusses the role of women in agriculture, and the ways in which their status affects the health and nutrition of their households. It highlights recent literature on the impacts of gendered and nutrition-sensitive agricultural programmes. It also goes beyond a singular focus on women ...

Author(s)
Malapit, H.
ISBN
2019 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786399311)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Conservation agriculture in Africa: an overview.

This chapter (i) defines conservation agriculture (CA); (ii) describes the global and regional level environment for CA; (iii) shows where CA is practiced in Africa; (iv) identifies the key stakeholders in the evolution of CA in Africa; and (v) presents an overview of the New Partnership for...

Author(s)
Mkomwa, S.; Kassam, A. H.; Friedrich, T.; Shula, R. K.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780645681)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Lessons learnt and a way forward.

This chapter synthesizes lessons learnt from the Bhoochetana programme implemented during 2009-2012 in Karnataka. The unique mechanism in terms of institutions, policies, capacity building, monitoring, planning and implementation are responsible for the success of this project on a larger scale in...

Author(s)
Wani, S. P.; Raju, K. V.
ISBN
2016 CABI (H ISBN 9781780648156)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Institutional arrangements and innovations.

The Government of Karnataka introduced a unique model through institutional reforms for the Bhoochetana programme, which was operationalized through a structure composed of state- and grassroot-level institutions. The highest level of institutions that was created through the Bhoochetana programme...

Author(s)
Krishnappa, K.; Anantha, K. H.; Wani, S. P.; Raju, K. V.
ISBN
2016 CABI (H ISBN 9781780648156)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Info
Cover for Harnessing dividends from drylands: innovative scaling up with soil nutrients.

This book brings together the results of a novel scaling-up initiative of the Bhoochetana Mission Program implemented during 2009-2012 in Karnataka. The second phase of Bhoochetana covers all 30 districts for both irrigated and dryland crops with strong leadership by the Government of Karnataka...

Author(s)
Raju, K. V.; Wani, S. P.
ISBN
2016 CABI (H ISBN 9781780648156)
Type
Book
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for FAO support to the Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme (CAADP) process.

Over the last decade, FAO has served as a strategic partner to NEPAD (the New Partnership for Africa's Development) Planning and Coordination Agency (NPCA) and member countries in providing expertise for the design and implementation of the Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme...

Author(s)
Thompson, B.; Amoroso, L.
ISBN
2014 CABI (H ISBN 9781780642994)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Impact of the work of the Rural Infrastructure and Agro-Industries Division (AGS) of FAO on improving food and nutrition security.

Halving the number of people who suffer from hunger by 2015 is a key challenge of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). In efforts to achieve this goal, emphasis has been placed by many development programmes on promoting agro-enterprise development, product value addition and food processing....

Author(s)
Thompson, B.; Amoroso, L.
ISBN
2014 CABI (H ISBN 9781780642994)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for African agriculture: from crisis to development?

This chapter points out that sub-Saharan Africa's inability to improve its food security by domestic means is a matter of recurring concern. Being initially seen as caused by negligent domestic policies, it was dramatically worsened by imposed structural adjustment policies in the 1980's and...

Author(s)
Holmén, H.; Hydén, G.
ISBN
2011 CABI (H ISBN 9781845937164)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Poverty targeting with heterogeneous endowments: a micro-simulation analysis of a less-favoured Ethiopian village.

Spatially targeted programmes for poverty reduction in less-favoured areas (LFAs) are typically constrained by a large heterogeneity amongst households in terms of the quantity and quality of available resources. The objective of this chapter is to explore, in a stylized manner, the role of...

Author(s)
Kuiper, M.; Ruben, R.
ISBN
2007 CABI (H ISBN 9781845932770)
Type
Book chapter

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