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July 30, 2018Knowledge Portal
Agricultural policy incentives in sub-Saharan Africa in the last decade (2005–2016)

This synthesis study summarizes policy monitoring indicators for 14 sub-Saharan African countries. These indicators are commonly used to assess the extent of policy support to agriculture. Results indicate increasing support to farmers in the form of price incentives. »

June 12, 2018Knowledge Portal
What happens after technology adoption? Gendered aspects of small-scale irrigation technologies in Ethiopia, Ghana, and Tanzania

This paper complements the literature on gender and technology adoption, which largely focuses on reasons for low rates of female technology adoption, by shifting attention to what happens within a household after it adopts a technology. »

June 6, 2018Knowledge Portal
Post-harvest losses: Global scale, solutions, and relevance to Ghana

This report focuses on post-harvest losses (PHL) in the horticulture sector of Ghana to quantify the extent and drives of loss of specific crops in specific contexts to identify the most cost-effective solution. Horticulture has great growth potential in Ghana, so returns to PHL prevention are expected to be high. »

May 16, 2018Knowledge Portal
Community media for social and behaviour change: Using the power of participatory storytelling to improve nutrition

This review presents in-depth case examples of several innovative technology-enabled storytelling techniques through various community media platforms in multiple contexts  to change nutrition-related behaviors and social norm. »

March 26, 2018Knowledge Portal
Developing climate-smart agriculture to face climate variability in West Africa: Challenges and lessons learnt

This paper reviews the prospects for climate-smart agriculture (CSA) development and promotion in West Africa, as well as lessons learnt and challenges with a focus on climate change and variability. CSA seems to be a suitable approach to address the challenges of building synergies among climate change mitigation, adaptation and food security and minimize their potential negative trade-offs. »

March 13, 2018Knowledge Portal
Competitiveness of the Ghanaian vegetable sector: Findings from a farmer survey

This study looks broadly at the state of vegetable competitiveness in Ghana; focusing on trade, production, profitability, and marketing. Ghana depends on import to meet local consumption requirements of horticulture foods. Seasonality is one reason that vegetable production cannot meet local demand. »