As part of the series of Open Houses dedicated to students and organized by IFPRI WCAO Regional Office, Senegal’s International Management school’s (ISM) Madiba Institute was invited to this year’s first event, on Monday, 12 February 2018.
In sub-Saharan Africa, farmers can lose up to 30 percent of their crops post-harvest. To meet the growing demand for food from an increasing population, food systems – including post-harvest solutions – need to be transformed.
Niger is a landlocked Sahelian country, two-thirds of which is in the Sahara Desert. Although only one-eighth of the land considered arable, the overwhelming majority of Niger’s households is involved in rain-fed agriculture largely for subsistence. Given erratic rainfall and low soil fertility, most smallholders fail to produce enough food to meet household requirements. IncomeRead more
Contract farming (CF) arrangements are written or oral agreements between farmers and CF scheme operators, where farmers commit to produce a certain commodity and operators commit to buying the commodity. These agreements typically contain further specifications such as the quantity, quality or price of the commodity, and can come with the provision of inputs, creditsRead more
In Tanzania, gender differences complicate the adoption of new technologies Empowering women farmers takes more than simply making new technologies available to them: it requires a deeper appreciation of the constraints and specific challenges that may prevent them from adopting and benefiting from it. In some cases, in fact, new technologies and interventions can unintentionallyRead more
Last year was an important year for Africa in its journey to building a healthy, food secure continent. A handful of key initiatives and events geared towards finding solutions for sustainable agriculture, feeding a growing population
IFPRI established the west and central Africa office (WCAO) in 2010 to better meet local research and capacity needs for reducing poverty and ending malnutrition in the region.
Nigerian agriculture is not living up to its potential. In a system mostly dependent on the rainfed cultivation, many Nigerians face ongoing food insecurity and poverty, due in part to chronic under-investment in agriculture.
On December 14th, 2017, the Tunisian Ministry of Agriculture, Hydraulic Resources and fisheries (MARHP-Tunisia), hosted a major conference at the National School of Administration (ENA) in Tunis, to discuss issues
It is often said in Africa that it takes a village to raise a child. Parenting is a shared responsibility, a communal affair. For Africa to tackle some of the challenges it faces, like the threat of severe malnutrition and hunger