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Institutions and the African farmer
Getting African agriculture moving is the most complex and demanding task facing policy makers, agricultural scientists, and donors over the coming 25 years. This publication, based on the text of a presentation given at ...
Twenty-five years of research on women farmers in Africa: lessons and implications for agricultural research institutions -- With an annotated bibliography
Based on an extensive review of the literature on women farmers in Africa, this paper explores the potential reasons why women farmers have not adopted improved maize technologies and discusses the implications for ...
Towards self sufficiency
Getting the focus right: production constraints for six major food crops in Asian and African farming systems
To determine the most important production constraints and associated yield losses for six major food crops in 13 farming systems with high poverty in Sub-Saharan Africa, South Asia and East Asia, surveys were conducted ...
Improving market access and agricultural productivity growth in Africa: what role for producer organizations and collective action institutions?
The history of producer organizations in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) is a mixed one. In the past, producer organizations often failed to provide desired services due to dependence on government support, which led to heavy ...
Fertilizer use and maize production in Sub-Saharan Africa
In sub-Saharan Africa, greater use of mineral fertilizers is crucial to increasing food production and slowing the rate of environmental degradation. Regional growth rates in fertilizer consumption have never been particularly ...
Herbicide applied to Imidazolinone resistant-maize seed as a Striga control option for small-scale African farmers
Striga is a major constraint to food production in Africa. Most technologies developed for the eradication of Striga asiatica from the United States are not adaptable to Africa. Imazapyr and pyrithiobac coated imidazolin ...
Low use of fertilizers and low productivity in Sub-Saharan Africa
Factors related to the low use of fertilizers and the resulting low agricultural productivity in sub-Saharan Africa are reviewed. The importance of inorganic fertilizers and agricultural research to improving soil fertility ...