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June 5, 2018Knowledge Portal
Land right as a critical factor in donor agricultural investments: Constraints and opportunities for YieldWise in Kenya’s mango value chain

This article provides an overview of the land tenure situation concerning Kenyan mango farmers. The two main issues raised are the risks born of the tenure insecure situations of women and youth. »

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. »

February 16, 2018Knowledge Portal
Small-scale poultry and food security in resource-poor settings: A review

This review highlights the multitude of avenues through which small-scale poultry production can contribute to improved household food and nutrition security in low- and middle-income countries with limited resources (resource-poor settings).  »

December 19, 2017Knowledge Portal
Food security means seed security

This article discusses how farmers get seed in different countries. Practices range from the Nepalese self-supplier to sophisticated propagation systems in the industrialized nations. In the South, between 60 and 100 per cent of farmers still use their own seed. »

November 29, 2017Knowledge Portal
Are prospects of rural youth employment in Africa a mirage?

This article discusses the dismissal of productive employment of youth in rural areas in Africa as a mirage largely because they exhibit strong resistance to eking out a bare subsistence in dismal working and living conditions. The authors argue on recent evidence of agricultural transformation that this view is overly pessimistic, if not largely mistaken. »

November 1, 2017Knowledge Portal
Oceans’ contribution to food security for the poor: Confronting ominous trends

This article argues that the contributions of fisheries to food security are increasingly undermined by a set of powerful trends. These trends manifest in our societies in various ways, but to really understand them, it is necessary to study the underlying discourses. »