Africa

Africa is the world's second-largest and second most-populous continent, after Asia. At about 30.2 million km² (11.7 million sq mi) including adjacent islands, it covers 6% of the Earth's total surface area and 20.4% of the total land area.[2] With 1.0 billion people (as of 2009, see table) in 61 territories, it accounts for about 14.72% of the world's human population.

Poverty and Gender Effects of Smallholder Organic Contract Farming in Uganda

Poverty and Gender Effects of Smallholder Organic Contract Farming in Uganda

Rising demand both for organic tropical products and for year-round supply of some organic temperate products has encouraged organic activists and some donors to promote certified organic export pr

Water, women, and local social organization in the Western Kenya highlands

Water, women, and local social organization in the Western Kenya highlands

"Safe water is widely recognized as both a fundamental human need and a key input into economic activity.

Food security without food transfers?

Food security without food transfers?

Both availability and access issues underpin Ethiopia’s food security challenges.

2020 Vision Focus 12 - Building on successes in African agriculture

2020 Vision Focus 12 - Building on successes in African agriculture

Agricultural growth will prove essential for improving the welfare of the vast majority of Africa’s poor.

The sophistication and diversification of the African agricultural sector: A product space approach

The sophistication and diversification of the African agricultural sector: A product space approach

We use the concept of the product space to analyze the key features of the transformation process in Africa with a focus on the agricultural sector.

Food aid and child nutrition in rural Ethiopia

Food aid and child nutrition in rural Ethiopia

"Food aid programs have become increasingly important for disaster relief in many developing countries.

Rural demography, public services, and land rights in Africa: A village-level analysis in Burkina Faso

Rural demography, public services, and land rights in Africa: A village-level analysis in Burkina Faso

This paper uses historical census data from Burkina Faso to characterize local demographic pressures associated with internal migration into river valleys after onchocerciasis eradication, combined

Comprehension and risk elicitation in the field

Comprehension and risk elicitation in the field

In the past decade, it has become increasingly common to use simple laboratory games and decision tasks as a device for measuring both the preferences and understanding of rural populations in the

All eggs in one basket: A reflection on Malawi’s dependence on agricultural growth strategy

All eggs in one basket: A reflection on Malawi’s dependence on agricultural growth strategy

Recently, there has been a resurgence of interest in the study of structural transformation.

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