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May 28, 2019Knowledge Portal
Role of land access in youth migration and youth employment decisions: Empirical evidence from rural Nigeria

The paper examines the role of land access in youth migration and employment decisions in Nigeria.The size of expected land inheritance is significantly and negatively associated with long distance migration and migration to urban areas. Rural-to-urban migration and the likelihood of youth involvement in the dual economy is more responsive to the size of the expected land inheritance for less educated youth. »

April 10, 2019Knowledge Portal
Sustainable aquaculture developments in Kenya

The first report provides an overview of how the Kenyan aquaculture sector performs in three analytical domains: the robustness of the supply chain, the reliability of institutional governance and the resilience of the innovation system. Another report compared the successful commercial aquaculture sector in Egypt, Nigeria and Ghana resulting in lessons for Kenya. »

April 3, 2019Knowledge Portal
Mother’s nutrition-related knowledge and child nutrition outcomes: Empirical evidence from Nigeria

This paper investigates the association of mother’s nutrition-related knowledge with nutrition outcomes of young children living in rural Nigeria and whether mother’s education has a complementary effect on such knowledge in producing positive child nutrition outcomes in such settings. The study found that mother’s knowledge is independently and positively associated with HAZ (height-for-age) and WHZ (weight-for-height) z-scores in young children. »

February 28, 2019Knowledge Portal
Income variability, evolving diets and demand for processed foods in Nigeria

This report presents evidence on evolving dietary patterns in Nigeria. Research revealed a complex and nuanced picture of consumer demand for processed foods. Consumption of highly processed foods at home has been decreasing over time in Nigeria. Furthermore, though consumption of food eaten away from home has increased, much about that food is unknown. »

January 7, 2019Knowledge Portal
Rural-urban linkages: Syngergies, threats and limitations

This magazine provides advices and examples of best practices as well as failures to bridge the gap between rural and urban regions. The United Nations New Urban Agenda implies changing diets and thus the need to include sustainable food systems for the cities. So the rural areas have to transform in parallel. »

December 12, 2018Knowledge Portal
Youth employment and the private sector in Africa

Globally, governments, development agencies, and inter-governmental institutions have invested heavily in skills-building interventions seeking to enhance the employability of youths. However, policy actors are becoming more aware of the shortcomings of skills-building interventions, and attention is shifting to focus on how to promote productivity, boost the private sector, and generate the kind of growth that could create jobs. Empirical research on youth employment in the private sector is sparse. This IDS Bulletin begins to fill that gap. »