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April 25, 2018Knowledge Portal
Critical capital for African agrifood small and medium enterprises

This study focuses on  agrifood small and medium enterprises (SMEs) that form the ‘missing middle’: too large for micro-finance and too small for mainstream banks and private equity firms. The study evaluates the access of risk capital by agrifood SMEs. »

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. »

September 28, 2017Knowledge Portal
Development of market opportunities through post-harvest processing of the African indigenous vegetables in Tanzania

This research paper examined the challenges associated with production of processed African indigenous vegetables (AIVs) and possible market opportunities. AIVs have gained prominence in the recent past due to nutritional and health benefits. Post-harvest processing of AIVs provides market opportunities for the farmers. »

August 8, 2017Knowledge Portal
Reality of food losses: A new measurement methodology

This paper aims to improve the methodology used to measure food loss across food value chains and to identify the causes of food loss. The traditionally used measurement methodology is tested with three new methodologies that aim to reduce the measurement error in assessing the magnitude of food loss. »

May 22, 2017Knowledge Portal
Understanding changing land access and use by the rural poor in Ghana, Mozambique, Senegal and Uganda

The IIED recently published four similar research reports on land issues, access to land and land use by the rural poor in Ghana, Mozambique, Senegal, and Uganda. In all countries the acquisition of land by new actors, both government and business, puts pressure or rural lands and their communities. Current land governance systems are often not sufficient to deal with this rapid change. »

March 21, 2017Knowledge Portal
Pastoral community platforms as channels for behavioural change for nutrition

This publication explores the potential of pastoral-community platforms to channel maternal, infant and young-child nutrition messages to community members. A seven-month Behavioral Change for Improved Nutrition intervention assessed the ability of pastoral-community platforms to increase awareness on optimal practices to promote positive behavioural changes in the study communities. »