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Household, community, and policy determinants of food insecurity in rural Malawi
This study examines how socio-economic characteristics of households, local conditions, and public programmes are associated with the probability that a farm household in rural Malawi is food insecure. The statistical ...
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 ...
Consumer acceptability of yellow maize products in Zimbabwe
This study analyzes consumers’ awareness of and attitudes towards yellow maize products in Zimbabwe and suggests intervention strategies that will ensure increased production and consumption of the crop, which is ...
Could farmer interest in a diversity of seed attributes explain adoption plateaus for modern maize varieties in Malawi?
This study uses new data from a household survey (n = 179) in Mulanje District, Malawi to examine whether the observed adoption plateaus for modern maize varieties in Malawi partly reflect farmer interest in a diversity ...
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 ...