Submitted by Anonymous on Fri, 07/10/2020 - 14:12
Submitted by Anonymous on Sun, 06/14/2020 - 20:22
By: Sara Gustafson
In the wake of the 2008 food price crisis, many policymakers and development practitioners shifted their focus toward enhancing the capacity and resilience of domestic food value chains. In West Africa, this new focus centered on rice. Since rice constitutes a leading staple food source in the region, it was hoped that increased investment in this area would increase domestic rice production and reduce reliance on imports, thus improving food security.
Submitted by Anonymous on Tue, 01/21/2020 - 00:36
Submitted by Anonymous on Wed, 01/08/2020 - 02:00
The production of safe, nutritious food to feed Africa’s growing and urbanizing population in an economically and environmentally sustainable way will require reliable, affordable clean energy sources. How can Africa ensure both availability of and access to such energy, particularly in rural areas?
Submitted by Anonymous on Thu, 10/24/2019 - 07:01
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By Samuel Benin and Ernesto Tiburcio
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Submitted by Anonymous on Thu, 12/21/2017 - 19:33
This piece originally appeared on the IFPRI.org blog.
By Xinshen Diao, Jed Silver, and Hiroyuki Takeshima
Submitted by Sara.Gustafson on Thu, 04/06/2017 - 15:51
Subsidies to promote fertilizer use have become a popular policy in Africa south of the Sahara, aimed at increasing the region’s lagging agricultural production. However, new research from Ghana, published in Food Security, suggest that fertilizer subsidies alone may not be enough to encourage greater fertilizer application and increase farm productivity.
Submitted by Anonymous on Tue, 01/03/2017 - 16:58
Demand for cereals in Africa south of the Sahara could triple by 2050, and increasing current yields on the region’s existing farmland alone may not be enough to meet that demand, according to a new paper in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.