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Southern african agriculture and climate change: A comprehensive analysis

Agriculture is the main source of employment and income for southern Africa’s rural population. This crucial economic activity is endangered by climate change. This study, Southern African Agriculture and Climate Change: A Comprehensive Analysis,…

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West african agriculture and climate change: A comprehensive analysis

Agriculture is vital to livelihoods in West Africa. It is the main source of employment for the 290 million people who live in the region, employing 60 percent of the workforce, and accounts for 35 percent of the region’s gross domestic product (GDP).…

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Biosafety and biodiversity risks

One of 8 briefs in Research at a Glance — Promising crop biotechnologies for smallholder farmers in East Africa. Briefs 19-26

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Assessing micro-finance services in agricultural sector development

A Case Study of Semi-Formal Financial Institutions in Tanzania Background In Tanzania, as in other parts of Africa, lack of credit severely constrains sustainable agricultural development. Deficient or inappropriate collateral, credit rationing,…

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Property rights and collective action in watersheds

According to the authors, watersheds define a terrain united by the flow of water, nutrients, pollutants, and sediment. Watersheds also link foresters, farmers, fishers, and urban dwellers in intricate social relationships. Both factors?the…