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ICT in agriculture : connecting smallholders to knowledge, networks, and institutions (English)

The livelihoods of the world's poor rise and fall with the fate of agriculture. Enhancing the ability of smallholders to connect with the knowledge, networks, and institutions necessary to improve their productivity, food security, and employment opportunities is a fundamental development challenge. ... See More +

Other Rural Study 64605 NOV 01, 2011

Pillai, Madhavi; Edge, Philip; Stanley, Victoria; Castren, Tuukka; Castello, Riccardo del; Jayaraman, Nithya; McLaren, Robin; Morras, Estibalitz; Luz Diaz; Birner, Regina; Majumdar, Suvranil; Harrod, Julie; Treinen, Sophie; Hani, May; Pehu, Eija; Rudgard, Stephen; Slavova, Mira; Jantunen, Teemu; Safdar, Zaid; Nichterlein, Karin; McNamara, Kerry; Belden, Cory; George, Tina; Manfre, Cristina; Maru, Ajit; Pekka Jamsen; Srivastava, Lara; Donovan, Kevin; Choudhary, Vikas; Bagazonzya, Henry; Porcari, Rios; Sen, Soham; Dixie, Grahame; Ballantyne, Peter

Missing food : the case of postharvest grain losses in Sub-Saharan Africa (English)

Low-income, food-deficit countries have become especially concerned about the global and national food situation over the past three years. While the proximate cause of this heightened concern was the surge in food prices that began in 2006 and peaked in mid-2008, concerns remain for other reasons, among them the higher market-clearing price levels that now seem to prevail, continuing price volatility, and the risk of intermittent food shortages occurring repeatedly far into the future. ... See More +

Other Agricultural Study 60371 APR 01, 2011

Zorya, Sergiy; Morgan, Nancy; Rios, Luz Diaz

Not yet up to standard : the legacy of two decades of private, governmental, and donor efforts to promote Ugandan horticultural exports (English)

The relative prosperity enjoyed by Uganda during the 1960s, based largely on the traditional exports of coffee, tea, cotton, and tobacco, was eroded by a devastating civil war over the period 1971 to 1985. ... See More +

Working Paper 71630 JUL 20, 2009

Jaffee, Steven; Mugisha, Johnny; Rios, Luz Diaz; Henson, Spencer

Barrier, catalyst, or distraction? Standards, competitiveness, and Africa's groundnut exports to Europe (English)

In recent years industrialized countries have sought to strengthen their food safety management systems to better protect consumers against long-standing and emerging risks. ... See More +

Brief 45108 AUG 04, 2008

Diaz Rios, Luz; Jaffee, Steven;