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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. »

July 3, 2018Knowledge Portal
Assessment of urban farmers access to agricultural credit and extension services in Kogi East senatorial district Nigeria

This study examined urban farmers access to agricultural credit and extension services, the study also assess the socioeconomic characteristics of urban farmers and the problem affecting urban and peri-urban agriculture. The targeted population for this study were urban and peri-urban farmers in Kogi East Senatorial District. Cluster sampling was used to sample farmers in each farmers cooperative society. »

March 12, 2018Knowledge Portal
Inclusion of gender in Africa’s climate change policies and strategies

This article aims at reviewing climate change related policies and strategies in East and West Africa through a gendered lens. The article examined commonality in policies, while recognizing the complexity in the social, economic and ecological systems of each country. »

January 11, 2018Knowledge Portal
Linking WASH and nutrition

During the World Water Week two reports were launched on how the water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) and the nutrition sectors can benefit from each other; “2+6=17: Linking WASH and nutrition – a blueprint for living SDG17” and “The recipe for success: how policy-makers can integrate water, sanitation and hygiene into actions to end malnutrition”. »

January 8, 2018Knowledge Portal
Attracting the youth to agribusiness

This insight paper provides examples of how 2SCALE tackled youth inclusion in its partnerships in Benin, Ethiopia, Kenya, Mali and Nigeria. 2SCALE has been experimenting with various options to support young producers and entrepreneurs. »

December 20, 2017Knowledge Portal
Can agriculture create job opportunities for youth?

This blog reviews whether agriculture can provide job opportunities for youth. First, undoubtedly, the share of farming jobs is shrinking. Yet the process can only be sustained if labor productivity in farming increases, through innovation in production as well as better access to markets to sell the surplus. ICT is helping with both. »