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Food Security

Successes in African Agriculture - Lessons for the future

Agricultural growth offers a potentially powerful poverty reduction in Africa. In a continent where 70 percent of the poor work in agriculture, an upsurge in farm productivity contributes directly to broad increases in rural income.

Trading Millet and Sorghum Genetic Resources Women Vendors in the Village Fairs of San and Douentza, Mali

In Mali, liberalization of seed markets for sorghum and millet, the staple food crops, has not advanced at the same rate or with the same measurable success as liberalization of grain markets.

Combating stem and leaf rust of wheat: Historical Record, Impacts, and Lessons Learned

This case study explores the half century of successful efforts of the international wheat stem and leaf rust resistance programs within the context of the international agricultural research system.

Measuring Ethiopian Farmers? Vulnerability to Climate Change Across Regional States

This study analyzes the vulnerability of Ethiopian farmers to climate change based on the integrated vulnerability assessment approach using vulnerability indicators. The vulnerability indicators consist of the different socioeconomic and biophysical attr

Vulnerability and the Impact of Climate Change in South Africa?s Limpopo River Basin

With likely long-term changes in rainfall patterns and shifting temperature zones, climate change is expected to increase the frequency of climate-related shocks, such as floods and droughts in Sub-Saharan Africa.

The Impact of Climate Variability and Climate Change on Water and Food Outcomes: A Framework for Analysis

Over the coming decades, global change will have an impact on food and water security in significant and highly uncertain ways, and there are strong indications that developing countries will bear the brunt of the adverse consequences, particularly from c

Micro-Level Analysis of Farmers? Adaptation to Climate Change in Southern Africa

Agricultural production remains the main source of livelihood for rural communities in Sub-Saharan Africa, providing employment to more than 60 percent of the population and contributing about 30 percent of gross domestic product. With likely long-term ch

Linkages between Land Management, Land Degradation, and Poverty in Sub-Saharan Africa: the Case for Uganda

A recent study by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations and World Soil Information revealed that about 24 percent of the world’s land surface is degraded