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- News10 Nov 2017: This week the Matasa Fellows Network is launching a call for young African researchers to apply to become a fellow. Given the major role that the African private sector can play in tackling youth unemployment and underemployment, the chosen theme of this year’s fellowship is Youth Employment and Private Sector Growth in Africa. The Matasa Fellows Network is a joint initiative of the The Mastercard Foundation and Institute of Development Studies.
- DocumentCenter for International Climate Research, 2017The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) defines adaptation as the “process of adjustment to actual or expected climate and its effects. In human systems, adaptation seeks to moderate or avoid harm or exploit beneficial opportunities. In some natural systems, human intervention may facilitate adjustment to expected climate and its effects.”OrganisationCICERO is Norway’s foremost institute for interdisciplinary climate research.DocumentNorwegian University of Life Sciences, 2017Understanding the problem of land degradation in a given spatial and temporal context, requires looking at the community baseline conditions such as the natural resource base, human resources, existing institutions and infrastructure base, and how these conditions interact with policies and institutions to influence human responses and thereby affect productivity, livelihood security and the naDocumentNorwegian University of Life Sciences, 2017The Southeast Arm of Lake Malawi catchment has a wide range of natural resources that require prudent management for sustainability and maximisation of benefits.DocumentNorwegian University of Life Sciences, 2017Soil fertility management (SFM) technologies may potentially protect against climate risks, reduce nutrient depletion and enhance food security. In this paper, we study impact of drought exposure on adoption and adoption intensity of SFM technologies, specifically, focusing on maize-legume intercropping and organic manure.Document
Can the land rental market facilitate smallholder commercialization? Evidence from northern EthiopiaNorwegian University of Life Sciences, 2017The paper utilizes household panel data to investigate whether the land rental market can facilitate improved access to land for land-poor tenant households over time and thereby facilitate expansion of their farming activity.DocumentNorwegian University of Life Sciences, 2017This paper provides an overview of what we know about farm size distributions, the emerging land markets, the role of tenure systems, tenure reforms and land policies in shaping the distribution of increasingly scarce land resources. The primary focus is on Africa while making some comparisons with Asia.DocumentNorwegian University of Life Sciences, 2017Agricultural investments carry opportunities and risks for smallholders, rural communities, and the environment.Document
The adoption potential of Conservation Agriculture technologies in Malawi: A lead farmer promoter-adopter approach and assessmentNorwegian University of Life Sciences, 2017This paper assesses the adoption potential of conservation agriculture (CA) technologies in Malawi, where CA appears highly appropriate. Estimation of CA adoption rates and their determinants is complicated by the relatively recent introduction of these technologies and limited awareness of CA among the general population of smallholder farmers.