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June 19, 2020Knowledge Portal
Home food availability, food insecurity and nutrition knowledge are key factors influencing dietary diversity among adolescent girls in Southern Ethiopia

This study examined the dietary diversity and its determinants among in-school adolescent girls in two regions in Southern Ethiopia. Unsurprisingly, food availability at home and food insecurity followed by nutrition knowledge were significantly associated with dietary diversity score. »

June 11, 2020Knowledge Portal
Exploring the effectiveness of agricultural technologies training among smallholder farmers in Sub-Saharan African communities

This study was carried out to ascertain the effectiveness of agricultural technologies training among smallholder farmers in Sub-Saharan African communities. The study recommends a policy agenda of governments that will favor improvement of agricultural extension and training for rural development to promote agricultural productivity, improving standard of living of  smallholder farmers and national food security. »

June 9, 2020Knowledge Portal
Putting indigenous foods and food systems at the heart of sustainable food and nutrition security in Uganda

This paper documents the importance of indigenous foods and food systems in Uganda in order to inform policies, programmes at the local and national level. There is limited awareness of the potential of indigenous foods to address food and nutrition security, climate change and environmental challenges due to lack of investment to improve yields and markets,  and the perceptions of  it being a poor man’s food. »

May 15, 2020Knowledge Portal
Impact of Covid-19 on women workers in the horticulture sector in Kenya

This report aimed to establish the impact of Covid-19 on women workers in the horticulture sector. This was assessed with special focus on employment status, living conditions, shifts in household expenses and outlook for the future. A rapid assessment indicates that food security is a major concern mainly due to job losses and increasing food prices. »

May 14, 2020Knowledge Portal
Drought, resilience, and support for violence: Household survey evidence from DR Congo

This study examined the variation in the support for violence related to reported exposure to drought and resilience metrics, using household survey data from two conflict-affected regions in DR Congo. »

May 6, 2020Knowledge Portal
Access to markets, weather risk, and livestock production decisions: Evidence from Ethiopa

This study examined whether and how livestock production responds to (access to) markets and varying weather risk and explores whether such responses vary across livelihood zones and livestock production systems. The heterogeneity in responses and impacts of weather risk among farming systems and livelihoods highlights the need for more tailored livestock sector policies and interventions. »