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The role of agricultural production and food policy in achieving broad development goals. Covering food security, land issues, food prices, gender, extension, the right to food and the role of technology and innovation.

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Policies and practices for climate smart agriculture in Sub-Saharan Africa: A comparative assessment of challenges and opportunities across 15 countries
M. G. Bastos Lima / Food, Agriculture and Natural Resource Policy Analysis Network 2014
This report is a product of the collaboration between the Food, Agriculture and Natural Resources Policy Analysis Network (FANRPAN) and the Earth System Governance Project, on policies for climate-smart agriculture. It synthesizes the...
The future of mechanized schemes and agricultural investment in the South Kordofan State / Nuba Mountains
Abdelmageed M. Yahya; Banaga Ahmed Mohammed / Chr. Michelsen Institute, Norway 2016
This paper tackles the issue of the future of mechanized schemes and investment in the agricultural sector in the South Kordofan State/Nuba Mountains. The main objective of this study is to assess the viability of investment in mechan...
Pulse crops and sustainability: a framework to evaluate multiple benefits
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations 2016
The potential of pulses - beans, peas, chickpeas, lentils, and other pulses - to help address future global food security, nutrition and environmental sustainability needs has been acknowledged through the UN declaration of the 2016 I...
Developing beans that can beat the heat
Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research 2015
In Africa and Latin America, the production of beans ( Phaseolus vulgaris ) is highly vulnerable to climate change impacts, which include higher temperatures and more frequent drought. Within the last 15 years, CGIAR researchers have ...
Opportunities for strategic intervention in the South African agricultural sector: trade and employment
B. Chipanda / Trade and Industrial Policy Strategies, South Africa 2016
There is scope for a number of strategic interventions by the South African government to support agro-industrial production. These could make a significant difference to the country’s foreign trade and its domestic employment re...
GODAN Success Stories - Issue 1 | GODAN
Global Open Data for Agriculture and Nutrition 2016
Global Open Data for Agriculture and Nutrition (GODAN) advocates and supports the proactive sharing of open data to make information about agriculture and nutrition available, accessible and usable. The initiative focuses on buil...
Challenging the stereotypes: Small-scale black farmers and private sector support programmes in South Africa: A national scan
M. Ngubane; A. Okunlola; B. Cousins; A. du Toit / Institute for Poverty, Land and Agrarian Studies 2016
This report represents one of the outputs of a research and social dialogue project undertaken over 18 months. It explores a number of private sector partnerships and projects launched in support of black farmers – some of them h...
ICT for development working paper series 2013
Bangladesh Institute of ICT in Development 2013
This issue of the Working Paper Series on ICT for DevelopmentF seven articles that deal with ICT for Development in the fields of agriculture and commerce. Titles include: Use of Information and Communication Technologi...
Science, technology, innovation in India and sccess, inclusion and equity: discourses, measurement and emerging challenges
S. Chaturvedi; K.R. Srinivas; R. Rastogi / Research and Information System for Developing Countries 2015
The role of Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) in economic growth is well accepted. Tracing the debate on the role of science in Indian society in the pre-1947 India, the discourses and narratives on science, technology and soci...
2016 Global Food Policy Report: How We Feed the World is Unsustainable
S. Fan (ed); R. Pandya-Lorch; K. Park / International Food Policy Research Institute 2016
The annual IFPRI Global Food Policy Report provides an in-depth look at major food policy developments and events in the past year, and examines key challenges and opportunities for the coming year. The 2016 report This year...
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