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, 05/26/2020 - 19:44
In recent decades, the amount of calories available to the average Nigerian on a daily basis has increased significantly. Despite this progress, however, the country continues to battle high levels of malnutrition of varying types. According to a recent research brief, a lack of dietary diversity and dietary quality may be to blame.
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