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September 6, 2018Knowledge Portal
Exploring blockchain applications to agricultural finance

This brief set out to understand how the emerging technology of distributed ledger technologies (DLT), also known as blockchain, could enable broader and more inclusive markets for agricultural finance. Any DLT solution to agricultural finance should be as simple and straightforward as possible. »

August 28, 2018Knowledge Portal
Beyond the blockchain

This magazine examines the opportunities of blockchain in agriculture for smallholder farmers. Blockchains are increasingly helpful to involve small-scale farmers in agricultural value chains. However, scaling up solutions are hindered by costs and the access to connectivity and digital literacy skills is limited »

August 14, 2018Knowledge Portal
No more missed opportunities: Advancing public-private partnership to achieve the global nutrition goals

This report is the outcome of a dialogue between 40 representatives from governments, food industry, UN agencies and NGO’s to lay a stronger foundation for public-private engagement (PPE) in nutrition. The revolution of data technology has the potential to close vast gaps in our knowledge about nutrition. »

August 7, 2018Knowledge Portal
Biotechnology for sustainable agriculture: Emerging approaches and strategies

This book integrates basic and advanced concepts of agricultural biotechnology with future development prospects. Using biotechnology with sustainable agriculture effectively contributes to gains in agricultural productivity, enhanced food security, and reduced poverty. »

July 25, 2018Knowledge Portal
Application of CRISPR/Cas9 genome editing technology for the improvement of crops cultivated in the tropical climates: Recent progress, prospects and challenges

This review examines the use of CRISPR/Cas9 in improvement of tropical crops, how it can be applied to improve crops and product quality, and address challenges pertaining to tropical crops. Many success stories on application of CRISPR/Cas9 in genome¬†editing of tropical crops have not been reported yet. »

June 25, 2018Knowledge Portal
Factors influencing the adoption of new technologies in agriculture in Sub-Saharan Africa: A review of the literature

This review article is on factors that influence the adoption of new technologies in agriculture in Sub-Saharan Africa.¬†Sub-Saharan Africa has not benefited sufficiently from the great revolutions in the agricultural world that have made it possible to increase productivity. »