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September 5, 2017Knowledge Portal
Trade-offs between environment and livelihoods: Bridging the global land use and food security discussions

This article connects the discussion on the trade-offs between agricultural production and environmental concerns, including the asserted need for global land use expansion, and the issues of rural livelihoods and food security. »

August 15, 2017Knowledge Portal
Agricultural transformation in Africa? Assessing the evidence in Ethiopia

This article explores the rapid change in the agriculture sector of Ethiopia. Despite significant efforts, Africa has struggled to imitate the rapid agricultural growth that took place in Asia in the 1960s and 1970s. As a rare but important exception, Ethiopia’s agriculture sector recorded remarkable rapid growth during 2004–14. »

August 14, 2017Knowledge Portal
Estimates of the willingness to pay for locally grown tree fruits in Cusco, Peru

This article presents a choice experiment of the preference of local fruits versus non-local equivalents. Urbanization, changes in the retail sector and economic growth in developing countries may offer new opportunities to build connections between urban consumers and nearby farmers. »

August 9, 2017Knowledge Portal
Food consumption, nutrient intake, and dietary patterns in Ghanaian migrants in Europe and their compatriots in Ghana

This article aims to describe the dietary behavior among Ghanaian migrants in Europe and their compatriots living in different Ghanaian settings (urban and rural). Contributions of macro-nutrients to the daily energy intake was different across the three study sites. »

August 8, 2017Knowledge Portal
Researchers refute claim that world needs to double food production

This blog discusses a recent study, which challenges the familiar assertion that “to feed the world, we need to double food production by 2050.” The authors of the study aim to balance this narrative by laying out quantitative and compelling mid-century targets for both production and the environment. »

July 31, 2017Knowledge Portal
Assessment of two soil fertility indexes to evaluate paddy fields for rice cultivation

This article assesses two soil fertility evaluation approaches in paddy fields for rice cultivation, in order to develop a user-friendly and credible soil fertility index. Also the study aimed to identify specific soil limitations, as well as to determine and map the soil suitability of the study area for rice cultivation. »