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September 14, 2017Knowledge Portal
Voluntary standards and institutional innovations – the right path to sustainable and inclusive food systems?

This article reflects upon efforts to link sustainable production with responsible consumption both within global value chains and within domestic markets in developing countries. In order to transform current food systems into sustainable food systems, a number of changes must occur. »

September 5, 2017Knowledge Portal
Application of secondary nutrients and micronutrients increases crop yields in sub-Saharan Africa

This article aims to determine the productivity increase of crops and nutrient use efficiency associated with secondary nutrients and micronutrients in sub-Sahara Africa. In this region, the main focus has been on macronutrients but there is emerging though scattered evidence of crop productivity limitations by the secondary and micronutrients. »

September 5, 2017Knowledge Portal
Policy support for sustainable crop intensification in Eastern Africa

This article looks at the level of policy support for Sustainable Crop Intensification (SCI) in Eastern Africa. Designing and implementing policies that address the bottlenecks to SCI interventions is pertinent to address low crop productivity. However, little attention is geared towards analyzing the existing policies and examining their provision in addressing the key challenges. »

August 16, 2017Knowledge Portal
Supermarket shopping and nutritional outcomes: A panel data analysis for urban Kenya

This article examines the effects of supermarkets on consumer diets and nutrition in Kenya. Rising obesity rates in developing countries are the result of changes in people’s diets and lifestyles. Modernizing food retail environments may also play a certain role. »

August 16, 2017Knowledge Portal
Addressing gender in agricultural research for development in the face of a changing climate: where are we and where should we be going?

This article reflects on key findings from integrated quantitative and qualitative analyses at the nexus of gender, agricultural development, and climate change. The results highlights significant and nuanced gender differences in adaptive capacity of individuals and communities to respond to climate change. »

August 16, 2017Knowledge Portal
Can flexible agricultural microfinance loans limit the repayment risk of low diversified farmers?

This article investigates the credit risk of microfinance loans with flexible repayment schedules for crop farmers. Flexible repayment schedules allow a redistribution of principal payments during periods with low agricultural returns to periods when agricultural returns are high through predefined grace periods. »