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January 29, 2018Knowledge Portal
Developing investment-ready business cases with 4P

This series of three vision papers is based on learnings from the Partnering for Value Project. This project aims to develop best-practices on brokering successful Public-Private-Producer Partnerships (4Ps). The authors believe that such investments will benefit both the enterprises and the smallholder producers. »

January 22, 2018Knowledge Portal
Horticultural exports and food security in Senegal

This article investigates the effect of horticultural export growth on food security in Senegal. Horticultural exports from developing countries are expanding. While concerns are rising about the consequences of this growth for local food security, there is no empirical evidence that directly measures this impact. »

December 13, 2017Knowledge Portal
Ending rural hunger: highlighting the particular food and nutrition security challenges faced by African nations

This blog series highlights the particular food and nutrition security challenges faced by African nations, policies in place and recommendations to improve the country strategy towards hunger eradication. This is done through six case studies in the Global Ending Rural Hunger project. »

November 21, 2017Knowledge Portal
From farm to phone to table: A case study series explores the impact of digital tools on agriculture

This blog discusses a case study series, which highlights different approaches to digital tool adoption and how these tools impact organizational culture, operations and programming. A key focus of the series is on understanding the collective impact of digital tools while trying to assess the status quo without them. »

November 9, 2017Knowledge Portal
Ten emerging lessons from the African Seed Access Index (TASAI)

This publication shows ten emerging lessons from studies appraising the the structure and economic performance of formal seed sectors in 13 countries. A competitive seed sector is key to ensuring timely availability of high quality seeds of improved, appropriate varieties at affordable prices to smallholder farmers in Africa. »

November 7, 2017Knowledge Portal
Climate-smart agriculture technologies in West Africa: learning from the ground AR4D experiences

This thematic series contains seven papers based on participatory action research in West-Africa. This research aimed to test and validate scalable climate-smart village models for agricultural development that integrate a range of innovative agricultural risk management strategies. »