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Socioeconomic considerations in biosafety decisionmaking

Among farmers worldwide, and in particular in developing countries and transition economies, genetically modified (GM) crops have progressively grown in popularity and are now planted in approximately 160 million hectares in 29 countries. In the…

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Genetically modified crops in Africa

A variable climate, political instability, and other constraints have limited agricultural development in African countries south of the Sahara. Genetically modified (GM) crops are one tool for enhancing agricultural productivity and food security…

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A Food Composition Table for Central and Eastern Uganda

In the context of evaluating an intervention to introduce provitamin A-rich orange sweet potato in rural Ugandan communities, HarvestPlus and its collaborators conducted surveys of dietary intakes using an interactive, 24-hour recall method (Gibson…

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Strategies and Priorities for African Agriculture

In the first decade of the twenty-first century, countries within Sub-Saharan Africa reached milestones that seemed impossible only ten years ago: macroeconomic stability, sustained economic growth, and improved governance. Continuing this pattern of…

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Scaling up in agriculture, rural development, and nutrition

Taking successful development interventions to scale is critical if the world is to achieve the Millennium Development Goals and make essential gains in the fight for improved agricultural productivity, rural incomes, and nutrition. How to support…

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Impact of Uganda’s National Agricultural Advisory Services program

In Uganda, agricultural extension has been hotly debated since the implementation of the National Agricultural Advisory Services (NAADS) program in 2001. Conceived as a demand-driven approach and largely publicly funded with services provided by the…

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Directivas da Conferencia Africa 2020

A África pode finalmente estar na posição de fazer progressos reais no alcance da segurança alimentar e nutricional. Apesar de o número de Africanos desnutridos terestado a crescer durante décadas e agora situar-se em cerca de 200 milhões, emergiu um…

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