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La section Ressources contient des publications et des ressources multimédias archivées sur l’agriculture familiale en général.

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Agricultural mechanization and the smallholder farmers in Nigeria

The majority of Nigeria’s smallholder farmers are often too poor to employ modern tools, such as tractors and ploughs, even with substantial government support. In this respect, an agricultural mechanization policy would need effective targeting with regard to particular farming activities and types of farmers for which different forms of...
Nigeria
2010 - International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)

Article de revue spécialisée
Sustainable inclusion of smallholders in the emerging high quality cassava flour value chains in Africa

Challenges for agricultural extension services
Based on the premise that smallholders often get excluded as markets become more commercial, this paper draws lessons from the Cassava: Adding Value for Africa (C:AVA) Project by exploring the main issues and challenges facing extension service partners in five African countries (Nigeria, Ghana, Tanzania, Uganda and Malawi). These lessons...
Ghana - Malawi - Nigeria - Uganda - United Republic of Tanzania
2010

Ouvrage
Indigenous Peoples' Food Systems

the many dimensions of culture, diversity and environment for nutrition and health
Food systems of Indigenous Peoples who retain connection to long-evolved cultures and patterns of living in local ecosystems present a treasure of knowledge that contributes to well-being and health, and can benefit all humankind. This book seeks to define and describe the diversity in food system use, nutrition and health...
Canada - India - Japan - Nigeria - Peru
2009

Revue spécialisée
Nature & Faune: The relevance of mangrove forests to African fisheries, wildlife and water resources

The present edition offers a collection of 14 diverse articles highlighting different aspects of mangroves - from the lush natural stands, wildlings, nursery practices, enrichment planting, to the various uses of the mangrove ecosystems as paddy rice fields, along with fisheries and wildlife sanctuaries and salt exploitation areas. The Special...
Cameroon - Côte d'Ivoire - Ghana - Kenya - Madagascar - Nigeria - Senegal
2009 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Article de revue spécialisée
Boosting smallholder production for food security

Some approaches and evidence from studies in sub-Saharan
This paper uses the sustainable livelihoods framework to explore the contribution of smallholder production to food security in some sub-Saharan African countries and relates it to the South African case. Noting that many of the world’s hungry are smallholder farmers, it is clear that food insecurity is closely linked to...
Angola - Benin - Botswana - Burkina Faso - Cabo Verde - Chad - Congo - Eritrea - Ethiopia - Gabon - Gambia - Ghana - Guinea - Guinea-Bissau - Kenya - Lesotho - Liberia - Madagascar - Mali - Mauritius - Mozambique - Namibia - Niger - Nigeria - Rwanda - Senegal - Sierra Leone - South Africa - Eswatini - Uganda - Zambia - Zimbabwe
2009

Article de revue spécialisée
Perception of farmers about profitability of vegetable gardening enterprise in Ahiazu Mbaise Local Government Area of Imo State, Nigeria

This study assessed perception of farmers about profitability of vegetable gardening enterprise in Ahiazu Mbaise local government area of Imo state, Nigeria. A structured questionnaire was administered to 60 randomly selected farmers in the study area. Data collected were analysed using frequencies, percentages and mean scores. Results showed that majority...
Nigeria
2008 - Federal University of Technology, Owerri, Nigeria

Ouvrage
Promises and challenges of the informal food sector in developing countries

This publication provides an overview of recent literature on the potential of the informal food sector (IFS) to facilitate an affordable supply of food to urban areas and generate income for low-income households. The goal is to identify global patterns, topics for further research, and policy suggestions. It also draws...
Bangladesh - Chile - Côte d'Ivoire - Cuba - Ecuador - Fiji - Guatemala - India - Malawi - Mozambique - Nicaragua - Nigeria - Philippines - Sierra Leone - Thailand - Trinidad and Tobago
2007

Document technique
Women farmers’ productivity in sub-Saharan Africa

The need to focus on women farmers' productivity, which can be an effective engine for social change, has become increasingly clear in sub-Saharan Africa. Women have a significant role in farming and post-harvest activities in most countries in the region. Nevertheless, a complex set of rights and obligations reflecting social...
Burkina Faso - Ghana - Kenya - Malawi - Nigeria - Sierra Leone - Sudan - Zambia - Zimbabwe
2007 - United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)

Article de revue spécialisée
Adoption of improved rice varieties among small-holder farmers in south-western Nigeria

The research examines the status of adoption of improved rice varieties among small holder farmers in South-west Nigeria with a view to asses the impact of technology transfer on rice production in the region. A total of 157 rice farmers selected through multi-stage sampling technique were interviewed using structured questionnaires....
Nigeria
2005

Document technique
Contribution of farm power to smallholder livelihoods in sub-Saharan Africa

Rural livelihoods in many parts of sub-Saharan Africa are under considerable stress. Economies and the political environment are experiencing a period of significant transformation, and poverty is endemic. Agriculture remains at the core of rural livelihoods and farm power (from human, draught animal and tractor sources) is a crucial input...
Ethiopia - Ghana - Malawi - Nigeria - Uganda - United Republic of Tanzania - Zambia
2005 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Article de revue spécialisée
Determinants of agricultural credit supply to farmers in the Niger Delta Area Of Nigeria

For effective administration of agricultural credit, financial institutions while granting credit to farmers for agricultural purposes consider a number of factors. This paper focused on the evaluation of the critical factors that are considered by financial institutions in disbursement of credit to farmers in the Niger Delta area of Nigeria....
Nigeria
2005

Manuel
Small-scale poultry production

Over the last decade, the consumption of poultry products in developing countries has grown by 5.8 percent per annum, faster than that of human population growth, and has created a great increase in demand. Family poultry has the potential to satisfy at least part of this demand through increased productivity...
Nigeria
2004 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Document technique
Strengthening farm-agribusiness linkages in Africa

Summary results of five country studies in Ghana, Nigeria, Kenya, Uganda and South Africa
Over the past decade, Africa and other developing regions have been in the midst of tremendous changes. Market liberalisation and governmental decentralisation policies have interfaced with globalisation and urbanisation trends to dramatically transform social, political, economic and cultural lives. Agriculture can no longer remain behind-serving only to meet subsistence food...
Ghana - Kenya - Nigeria - South Africa - Uganda
2004 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Article de revue spécialisée
Response of farmers to agricultural insurance in Kogi State, Nigeria

This study conducted in Kogi and Adavi Local Government Areas of Kogi State, assessed farmers response to the Agricultural Insurance Scheme of the Nigerian Insurance Company (NAIC). The willingness of farmers to take up the scheme was also determined. The data obtained were subjected to descriptive statistics and multiple Regression...
Nigeria
1996
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