Submitted by Anonymous on Tue, 01/21/2020 - 00:36
Submitted by Anonymous on Mon, 12/23/2019 - 04:22
This piece originally appeared in IFPRI.org.
BY ANTOINE BOUËT, DAVID LABORDE, FOUSSEINI TRAORÉ AND SWATI MALHOTRA
Submitted by s.malhotra on Wed, 09/18/2019 - 11:53
A new report from the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) finds that millions of small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) source directly from millions more smallholder farmers across Africa South of the Sahara. These SMEs, often led by women, include food processors, wholesalers, and retailers. SMEs provide a range of services, from transport and logistics to the sale of inputs such as fertilizer and seed to farmers.
Submitted by Anonymous on Tue, 03/12/2019 - 18:09
By: Alan de Brauw and Sylvan Herskowitz. This piece originally appeared on the A4NH blog.
Submitted by Anonymous on Tue, 12/11/2018 - 16:39
BY Nnaemeka C. Ikegwuonu
One in a series of guest blog posts from leading voices in global development on achieving long-term sustainability and growth while ending hunger, poverty, and malnutrition. This originally appeared on IFPRI.org.
Submitted by Anonymous on Thu, 07/12/2018 - 18:30
As crop prices move throughout the year, they influence households’ consumption decisions, farmers’ production decisions, and traders’ marketing decisions. As such, it is important to understand price seasonality in local contexts in order to design appropriate policy interventions.
Submitted by Anonymous on Tue, 01/09/2018 - 23:05
Since June 2016, FEWS Net has followed the market situation in Nigeria; the country faces continuing economic challenges due to a global decline in crude oil prices and a depreciation of the national currency, as well as ongoing conflict in the northeastern regions. In the latest Nigeria Market Monitoring Bulletin, FEWS Net provides several updates of the implications of these challenges for the country and the region.
Submitted by Anonymous on Tue, 11/28/2017 - 20:58
Submitted by Anonymous on Mon, 10/30/2017 - 13:08
Africa south of the Sahara continues to struggle against an invasion of Fall Armyworm. Since its first appearance in Nigeria in early 2016, the pest has spread to 28 countries. Driving the rapid spread of the pest is the region’s climate – fall armyworm tends to thrive in areas where drought is followed by heavy rains, a pattern that has intensified in recent years in many areas of Africa south of the Sahara.
Submitted by Anonymous on Tue, 10/03/2017 - 14:58
Since the food price crisis of 2007-2008, there has been significant attention paid to the issue of price transmission from global to national markets, particularly in developing regions such as Africa south of the Sahara. A new paper published in the Journal of Agricultural Economics looks at seven key food security crops in Nigeria - maize, millet, sorghum, rice, cassava, yams, and cowpeas - to assess local (both urban and rural), regional, and international price transmission.