Africa

Area code (UN M.49)
002

Agricultural growth in Ethiopia (2004-2014): Evidence and drivers

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Ethiopia’s agricultural sector has recorded remarkable rapid growth in the last decade. This paper documents aspects of this growth process. Over the last decade, there have been significant increases - more than a doubling - in the use of modern inputs, such as chemical fertilizers and improved seeds, explaining part of that growth. However, there was also significant land expansion, increased labor use, and Total Factor Productivity (TFP) growth, estimated at 2.3 percent per year.

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December 2015

Smallholders and land tenure in Ghana: Aligning context, empirics, and policy

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For decades, policymakers and development practitioners have debated benefits and threats of property rights formalization and private versus customary tenure systems. This paper provides insights into the challenges in understanding and empirically analyzing the relationship between tenure systems and agricultural investment, and formulates policy advice that can support land tenure interventions. We focus on Ghana, based on extensive qualitative fieldwork and a review of empirical research and policy documents.

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December 2015

Taking stock of national agricultural R capacity in Africa south of the Sahara

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This report is timely input into the ongoing development agenda for Africa South of the Sahara (SSA).

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December 2014

2016 Global Food Policy Report: Synopsis [in Arabic]

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كان عام 2015 لحظة فارقة لمجتمع التنمية الدولية. فلقد ابرزت نهاية الاهداف
الانمائية للألفية التقدم الملحوظ والمحقق لتلك الاهداف منذ عام 1990 ، حيث
انخفضت معدلات الجوع والفقر المدقع ووفيات الأطفال إلى النصف، ومع ذلك تظل هناك
تحديات جسيمة. يستعرض تقرير السياسة الغذائية العالمية لعام 2016 الاتجاهات والاحداث
والتغيرات الكبرى التى تؤثر على الأمن الغذائي والتغذية في عام 2015 وما بعدها؛ كما
يناقش كيف يمكن للنظام الغذائي العالمي أن يساهم فى المزيد من خفض معدلات حدة الفقر،
والجوع، وسوء التغذية مع ضمان الاستخدام المستدام لموارد العالم. وسوف يكون عام 2016

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December 2016

2016 Global Food Policy Report: Synopsis [in Chinese]

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2015年对国际社会而言是具有分水岭意义的一年。联合国千年发 展目标于2015年到期;自1990年以来,世界各国在实现千年发 展目标方面取得了重大的进展,极端贫困人口、儿童死亡率以及饥 饿人口比例均降低了约一半。然而,我们仍然面临着巨大的挑战。 《2016全球粮食政策报告》综述了影响2015年及未来的食物安全和 营养的主要趋势、事件和变化,并探讨了全球食物系统如何在为进 一步减少饥饿、营养不良和贫困做出最优贡献的同时,确保全球资 源的可持续利用。2016年是我们将新的国际和国家承诺转化为行动 的重要的一年。

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December 2016

2016 Global Food Policy Report: Synopsis [in Russian]

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Для международного сообщества 2015 год стал поворотным моментом. Окончание срока выполнения Целей развития тысячелетия подчеркнуло поразительные успехи, достигнутые с 1990 года: доля людей, живущих в крайней нищете, уровень детской смертности и масштабы голода сократились почти вдвое. Однако по-прежнему остаются огромные проблемы.

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December 2016

Yield and economic benefits of common bean (Phaseolus vulgaris) and soybean (Glycine max) inoculation in Northern Tanzania

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"On-farm experiments were conducted in farmers’ fields at 12 different sites in the 2 districts of Moshi and Rombo in northern Tanzania during the 2000–01 cropping season to study the effects of (brady)rhizobial inoculation in combination with P supply on growth and grain yields of soybean and common bean, and to assess the economic returns of these different technologies to farmers. A low level of N was included as an indicator of endogenous soil N status.

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December 2006