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The economic impacts of cash transfer programmes in sub-Saharan Africa

Cash transfer programmes in sub-Saharan Africa impact the productive activities of both beneficiary and non-beneficiary households in the communities where they are implemented. These programmes have led to an increase in agricultural activities in beneficiary households, including greater use of agricultural inputs, more land area in crop production and higher...
Ethiopia - Ghana - Kenya - Lesotho - Malawi - United Republic of Tanzania - Zambia - Zimbabwe
2017 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Increasing yield of mango with selective harvest

Due to inaccurate methods of harvesting, farmers tend to destroy the quality of the mangoes and obtain reduced yields of the fruit which results in a loss of income of the farmers. Through selective harvesting techniques, mangoes are harvested in three stages from the trees based on their maturity level....
2017 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

FAO-Dimitra Clubs : Stepping stones for rural development

This video highlights the FAO Dimitra Clubs approach, its implementation, functioning modalities and keys features. “FAO-Dimitra Clubs: Stepping stones for rural development” is part of a series that illustrates the impact of FAO-Dimitra Clubs, a successful gender-transformative approach developed by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)....
Burundi - Democratic Republic of the Congo - Ghana - Niger - Senegal
2017 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Artículo de boletín informativo
Regional Office for Africa Quarterly Newsletter

For a Hunger-Free Africa
FAO RAF Quarterly Newsletter is an information resource platform designated for broader audience in Africa and published every quarter of the year. This newsletter mostly contains news stories, articles, reports and up-to date events from FAO’s representatives, policy makers and other stakeholders in the sub region of Africa. The aim...
Burundi - Democratic Republic of the Congo - Ghana - Mozambique
2017 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Documento/nota de orientación
Understanding changing land access and use by the rural poor in Ghana

In Ghana 70 per cent of the population are smallholder farmers who depend on the land for their basic needs. Growing competition for this resource is having significant impacts on rural livelihoods and governance as land changes hands. This study highlights the key drivers of pressure on rural land and...
2017 - International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED)

Documento/nota de orientación
Ghana: Championing rights and fair compensation for forest communities

FAO-EU FLEGT Programme success story
Ghana’s work to promote the legal timber trade, in partnership with the European Union (EU), strongly emphasizes involving local communities who live in or near forests. Yet many farmers and communities don’t understand their rights, which means that illegal activity by loggers has gone unchecked in Ghana’s off-reserve forests. The...
2017 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Documento/nota de orientación
Reconciling forest conservation with food production in sub-Saharan Africa

Case studies from Ethiopia, Ghana and Tanzania
Forest cover in sub-Saharan Africa declined by nearly 10 per cent between 2000 and 2010. Of this loss, 75 per cent was caused by the conversion of forest to agriculture, largely for food production to serve rapidly growing domestic food demand. Focusing on Ethiopia, Ghana and Tanzania, this study examines...
Ethiopia - Ghana - United Republic of Tanzania
2017 - International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED)

Boletín informativo
Regional Office for Africa Newsletter for a hunger-free Africa

FAO Regional Office for Africa's Newsletter highlights some relevant news stories, articles, and feature stories across the region, subregions and at countries of Africa. The RAF Newsletter is a good platform resource for knowledge and information sharing. This edition which covers the period of January to June 2017 takes into...
Central African Republic - Eritrea - Ghana - Nigeria - South Sudan
2017 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Documento/nota de orientación
Africa’s farmland in changing hands

A review of literature and case studies from sub-Saharan Africa
Access to land is at the heart of rural livelihoods. In sub-Saharan Africa, the pace and scale at which land is changing hands are increasing fast. Understanding these changes in land access is crucial if the systems of land governance, the practices of companies and organisations, and the initiatives seeking...
Ghana - Mozambique - Senegal - Uganda
2017 - International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED)

The impacts of environmental and socio-economic stressors on small scale fisheries and livelihoods of fishers in Ghana

The paper focuses on the various stressors to which SSF are subject to, whether environmental or socio-economic and how it affects their vulnerability. The study was done in three coastal communities in Ghana that were closely assessed in terms of how multiple stressors combine to affect SSF.

Documento de trabajo
Agricultural mechanization and south-south knowledge exchange: What can Ghanaian and Nigerian policymakers learn from Bangladesh’s experience?

Past agricultural mechanization efforts in Ghana and Nigeria have focused more on the styles of machinery used in western countries or Latin America, where average farm sizes are much larger. While West African countries, particularly Ghana, are still relatively land abundant compared to Bangladesh, seeking the right balance across various...
Bangladesh - Ghana - Nigeria
2016 - International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)

Estudio de caso
Taking stock of agribusiness chambers in Africa

Lessons learnt, success factors and good practices
Inclusive agribusiness umbrella organisations (which ideally are vertically integrated down to the level of smallholder farmers’ organisations) could be key institutions to contribute to policy dialogue and design from the perspective of the private sector. Furthermore, they have the potential to carry forward the implementation of such policies on the...
Cameroon - Ethiopia - Ghana - Senegal - South Africa
2016 - New Partnership for Africa's Development (NEPAD)

Documento de trabajo
The future of food security, environments and livelihoods in Western Africa

Four socio-economic scenarios
This working paper examines the development of regional socioeconomic scenarios for West Africa’s development, agriculture, food security and climate impacts. We present four globally consistent regional scenarios framed and outlined by regional experts who crafted narratives and determined key drivers of change. Stakeholders identified the type of actors driving change...
Burkina Faso - Ghana - Mali - Niger - Senegal
2016 - CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change

Hoja informativa
Africa’s commitment to end hunger by 2025

The Regional Initiative seeks to strengthen the programmes, mechanisms, capacity and delivery of actions needed to operationalize commitments to end hunger by 2025, and to support mapping exercises that identify gaps and determine requisite interventions to enhance policy dialogue on food security and nutrition, both at regional and country levels....
Angola - Chad - Ethiopia - Ghana - Kenya - Malawi - Niger - Rwanda
2016 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

Street food in urban Ghana

A desk-top review and analysis of findings and recommendations from existing literature
In Africa street food vending and consumption have proliferated in the last three and a half decades, especially in urban areas. People who face barriers to the formal wage labor market find in street food vending a viable income option, as it requires little start-up capital and no formal education....
2016 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Boletín informativo
Regional Office for Africa Quarterly Newsletter for a Hunger-Free Africa: May - August 2016

This Edition of RAF Newsletter captures the key projects and success stories of FAO across the subregion of Africa. It also present to readers news highlights and titbits of FAO activities in focus.
Central African Republic - Djibouti - Eritrea - Ghana - Sierra Leone - Somalia
2016 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Documento técnico
Ghana: Making value chains work for rural people

There are three major poverty divides in Ghana: rural-urban, northsouth, and between women and men. To meet these challenges, IFAD, the African Development Bank and the Government of Ghana are investing in rural northern Ghana to create viable economic opportunities – particularly for women – while improving market linkages with...
2016 - International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)

Boletín informativo
Dimitra Newsletter: Gender, resilience and climate change

2015 was a landmark year for the future of the planet and therefore for the future of every woman, man, girl and boy, in all four corners of the world. Two important events - the United Nations Sustainable Development Summit 2015 and COP21 on development and climate change, led to...
Ethiopia - Ghana - Mali - Niger - Senegal - Uganda
2016 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Documento/nota de orientación
The local economy impacts of social cash transfers

A comparative analysis of seven sub-Saharan countries
This article presents findings on the local economy impacts of seven African country SCT programmes evaluated as part of the UN Food and Agriculture Organization’s (FAO) “From Protection to Production” (PtoP) project. The countries are Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Zambia and Zimbabwe. The PtoP project has facilitated expansion of...
Ethiopia - Ghana - Kenya - Lesotho - Malawi - Zimbabwe
2016 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Women’s rights in the cocoa sector

Examples of emerging good practice
Women cocoa farmers are central to the sustainability of the cocoa supply chain and cocoa growing communities. Although too often unrecognized, women’s labor makes significant contributions to the amount of cocoa produced, which is under increasing demand. Empowering women cocoa farmers not only has a positive impact on the lives...
Côte d'Ivoire - Ghana - Nigeria
2016 - Oxfam International
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