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Cover for Economics and policy research at ILRI, 1975-2018.

This chapter looks at the livestock policy and economics research at the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) and its predecessor, the International Livestock Centre for Africa (ILCA), which have focused on the following problems: (i) the historical problem of supply response; (ii)...

Author(s)
Jabbar, M.; Staal, S.; McIntire, J.; Ehui, S.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789241853)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for The impact of ILRI research on gender.

This chapter discusses the evolution of gender research at the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) and its predecessors, and in the context of CGIAR. It then reviews the impact of ILRI's gender research in a number of areas including development, science, capacity and policy.

Author(s)
Hill, C.; Haan, N. de; Galiè, A.; Njiru, N.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789241853)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Organic research contributes to sector development and good organic policy: the Danish, Swiss, American and African case studies.

Research in ten countries (in Africa, America and Europe) has shown that organic research promotes evidence-based policy development. A seven countries study by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) (2008) on how governments can assist organic sectors, provided guidelines...

Author(s)
Auerbach, R.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786399601)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Conservation agriculture for Africa: building resilient farming systems in a changing climate.

This book provides an updated assessment of trends in the adaptation and adoption of conservation agriculture (CA) in different countries of Africa. It provides information on the contribution of CA systems to building resilience in a changing climate while increasing productivity, profitability...

Author(s)
Kassam, A. H.; Mkomwa, S.; Friedrich, T.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780645681)
Type
Book
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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
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Cover for Conclusions: what direction for the future of African agriculture?

This chapter draws overall conclusions from the current study as well as the preceding one and to point out directions for future research as well as policy. It is argued that the African Green Revolution might differ from the Asian one: it would involve other crops, be less focused on rice and...

Author(s)
Aryeetey, E.; Djurfeldt, G.; Isinika, A. C.
ISBN
2011 CABI (H ISBN 9781845937164)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for African smallholders. Food crops, markets and policy.

This book investigates how the changed agricultural policy climate affected government policies in the nine countries studied already as part of the preceding project: Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Nigeria, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia. By repeating the cross-sectional survey made in...

Author(s)
Djurfeldt, G.; Aryeetey, E.; Isinika, A. C.
ISBN
2011 CABI (H ISBN 9781845937164)
Type
Book
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Cover for African seed enterprises: sowing the seeds of food security.

The case studies from nine African countries presented in this book provide an overview of the current status of the African seed sector, and associated challenges and opportunities. They form a solid basis for a broad-based discussion on how to strengthen the sector to the benefit of food security ...

Author(s)
Mele, P. van; Bentley, J. W.; Guéi, R. G.
ISBN
2011 CABI (H ISBN 9781845938437)
Type
Book
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Africa's turnaround: from crisis to opportunity in African agriculture.

The world food and financial crises of 2007-2008 caused significant declines in real income for many people globally. The impacts of higher food prices and lower rates of economic growth were particularly severe for the world's poorest. This crisis, however, created an opportunity for public...

Author(s)
Masters, W. A.
ISBN
2011 CABI (H ISBN 9781845938284)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Info
Cover for Mycotoxins: detection methods, management, public health and agricultural trade.

This book is an outcome of the MycoGlobe conference in Accra. Most of the chapters are based on invited oral presentations made at the conference. The chapters in this book touch on issues including health, trade, ecology, epidemiology, occurrence, detection, management, awareness and policy. This...

Author(s)
Leslie, J. F.; Bandyopadhyay, R.; Visconti, A.
ISBN
2008 CABI (H ISBN 9781845930820)
Type
Book

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