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Climate-smart agriculture options in mixed crop-livestock systems in Africa south of the Sahara

Chapter 4, while providing an assessment of possible investments in CSA in SSA, proposes a framework to prioritize among CSA interventions. Both chapters reach the conclusion that although multiple wins are possible, “silver bullets” do not appear to…

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Insurance opportunities against weather risks for smallholder farmers in Africa

Chapter 6 provides important insights into the promises and limits of production risk management through financial mechanisms. In particular the authors investigate the role that weather index insurance can play in generating better adaptation…

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Dealing with critical challenges in African innovation platforms: Lessons for facilitation

Dynamic innovation processes and differences in interests, capacities, and power present challenges for platform facilitators. Based on group reflection on their own personal experiences facilitating innovation platforms, Chapter 10 (Swaans et al.)…

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Transformation of smallholder beef-cattle production in Vietnam

Chapter 6 (Stür, Troung Tan Khanh, and Duncan) analyzes how smallholders in Vietnam were able to transform an extensive traditional livestock production system into a more intensive one, taking advantage of the growing urban demand for high-quality…

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Collective action for market-chain innovation in the Andes

Chapter 7 (Devaux et al.) analyzes the work of the International Potato Center’s (CIP) Papa Andina regional network in Bolivia, Ecuador, and Peru. This work sought to capitalize on the genetic diversity of native potatoes grown in remote mountainous…

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