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November 8, 2018Knowledge Portal
Super platforms: Connecting farmers to markets in Africa

This blog is on super platforms that are pushing the boundaries of financial inclusion around the world, creating million of new jobs and stimulating trade, especially in rural markets. As Africa’s population doubles by 2050 and the demand for food and rural jobs escalates, the transformative power of super platforms becomes a strategic imperative. »

November 7, 2018Knowledge Portal
The participatory market chain approach: Stimulating innovations along the indigenous African leafy vegetables market chain

This study aimed at improving market access for smallholder farmers (particularly women) in the African Leafy Vegetables (ALV) market chain. Results showed that collaboration in the ALV chain resulted into synergies which led to quick wins, stronger relations and improved functionality at the node and chain level. »

October 26, 2018Knowledge Portal
What is the role of men in connecting women to cash crop markets? Evidence from Uganda

This paper aims to to shed light on whether an intervention targeted at men can achieve increases in women’s market participation in agriculture.These results suggest that simple encouragement can be an effective tool to nudge men to include their wives in household commercial activities.  »

September 21, 2018Knowledge Portal
Regionalisation in poultry development in Eastern Africa

 This study and learning trajectory by WUR and NABC analyses the way in which national poultry value chains in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania and Rwanda are influenced by the dependency on inputs from and market outlets in other countries in the region. »

Poultry development in Eastern Africa, What next?
July 24, 2018Study
Poultry development in Eastern Africa, What next?
Theme: Regional Trade for Food Security

The poultry sector in Eastern Africa has been growing rapidly for the past five years driven by various factors. As a result, poultry production has gradually grown from a mainly backyard keeping system to a more professional and commercial value chain. A study and learning trajectory of NABC and WUR analyse the way in which national poultry value chains in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania and Rwanda are influenced by the dependency on inputs from and market outlets in other countries in the region.   »

May 10, 2018Knowledge Portal
Agricultural diversification as an important strategy for achieving food security in Africa

This article explores the relationship between farming diversity and food security and the diversification potential of African agriculture on household and continental scale. The study has demonstrated that diversification does have an essential role to play in ensuring food security and stabilizing food production. »