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.

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January 1997

Farm-level diversification, the adoption of alternative income-generating activities by farm households, is rarely deemed an explicit objective by economists.

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January 2013

Africa south of the Sahara has the world’s fastest growing population and the youngest.

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January 1997

During the last 25 years, African policymakers have been bombarded with often conflicting advice on agricultural development strategy from an increasing array of international development agencies.

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January 2012

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

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January 2006

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

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January 2011

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

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January 2004

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

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January 2012

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.

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January 2003

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

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January 2012

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

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