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2016 Global Hunger Index: Africa edition

The 2016 Global Hunger Index Africa Edition is produced by the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), Concern Worldwide, and Welthungerhilfe in conjunction with NEPAD. The GHI Africa Edition is based on data taken from the 2016 Global…

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2016 Global hunger index: Getting to zero hunger

The 2016 Global Hunger Index (GHI) presents a multidimensional measure of national, regional, and global hunger, focusing on how the world can get to Zero Hunger by 2030. The developing world has made substantial progress in reducing hunger since…

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Knowledge driven development

Knowledge Driven Development: Private Extension and Global Lessons  (Academic Press), uses actual cases written specifically to study the role and capacity of private companies in knowledge sharing and intensification through agricultural extension.…

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Gender in agriculture

About the Book Summarizes women’s contributions to agriculture and food security and the obstacles to their broader participation Draws on data at the micro, census and national levels Challenges conventional story lines on women in agriculture The…

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The political economy of agricultural policy reform in India

Agricultural policy reform is one of the major challenges facing India today. Such reform is required in order to reduce poverty through faster agricultural growth and to promote more sustainable use of natural resources while ensuring food security.…

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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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Engendering agricultural research, development, and extension

Research has shown that women, when given the capital and opportunity, make unique, positive contributions to development outcomes ranging from agricultural productivity to poverty reduction. It comes as little surprise, then, that agricultural…

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From the ground up

The community-driven development (CDD) approach has become increasingly popular because of its potential to develop projects that are sustainable, are responsive to local priorities, empower communities, and more effectively target poor and vulnerable…

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Agriculture and climate change: An agenda for negotiation in Copenhagen

Agriculture and climate change are inextricably linked. Agriculture is part of the climate change problem, contributing about 13.5 percent of annual greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions (with forestry contributing an additional 19 percent), compared with…

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