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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 20, 2018Knowledge Portal
Partnering for value: Lessons from Public Private Producer Partnerships (4Ps) in practice

This paper outlines factors that are important for successful Public Private Producer Partnerships (4Ps) business cases. A major conclusion is that there is a sound basis for the role of 4Ps in rural development. Long-term 4Ps can contribute to development of agricultural value chains. »

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. »

April 4, 2018Knowledge Portal
Closing the gap between climate information producers and users: Assessment of needs and uptake in Senegal

This paper examines the approach used to involve stakeholders in the climate information services uptake process in Senegal, whereby the experiences and lessons learned are analyzed. »

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. »

February 26, 2018Knowledge Portal
The impact of national seed laws on the functioning of small-scale seed systems

This case study assesses national seed laws in eight countries to inform recommendations to ensure laws better support the functioning of farmers’ seed systems. Seed laws typically pay little attention to farmers’ seed systems, but it can impact on the functioning of those systems in various ways »