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Impact assessment of farmer institutional development and agricultural change: Soroti district, Uganda

This article is based on participatory development research conducted in Soroti district of Uganda with the aim of assessing the impact of agricultural development among poor farmers. The central argument is that a combination of farmer empowerment and in ...

Abstract - admin - 2009-10-28 18:35

Engaging with cultural practices in ways that benefit women in northern Nigeria

This study explores the intra-household impact of improved dual-purpose cowpea (IDPC) from a gender perspective, in terms of productivity and food, fodder, and income availability, the impact of which is linked to the income thus placed in the women's han ...

Abstract - admin - 2009-10-28 18:35

Participatory risk assessment: a new approach for safer food in vulnerable African communities

Women play the major role in food supply in developing countries, but too often their ability to feed their families properly is compromised; the result is high levels of food-borne disease and consequent limited access to higher-value markets. We argue t ...

Abstract - admin - 2009-10-28 18:35

Challenging conventional views on mobile telecommunications investment: evidence from conflict zones

Huge amounts are being invested in information and communication technologies (ICTs) such as mobile phones and their telecommunications infrastructure. Development agencies provide a conventional view on the ‘climate’ needed to encourage suc ...

Abstract - admin - 2009-10-28 18:34

New communication technologies in tropical African development

Author:  Komia Domatob, Jerry, William A. Ausmus, and John M. Butler Issue:& ...

Book review - admin - 2009-12-10 09:00

Looking After Our Land: Soil and Water Conservation in Dryland Africa

Author:  Critchley, Will Issue:  Volume 3, Numb ...

Book review - admin - 2009-12-05 19:01

Addressing the research–development disconnect: lessons from East and Central African Highlands

A growing concern about the limited impact of agricultural research and development on natural-resources management (NRM) and livelihoods in the highlands of East and Central Africa led to the establishment in 1995 of the African Highlands Initiative, w ...

Abstract - dwardle - 2010-11-09 12:46

Attitude counts: engaging with rice farmers in West Africa

An international project called PADS promoted participatory learning and action research with inland valley rainfed rice farmers in West Africa. All countries received the same training, similar funding, and the same leadership. Although the staff in Gh ...

Abstract - dwardle - 2011-08-16 11:31

Cost effectiveness of seed fairs relative to direct relief distribution in Zimbabwe

Seed fairs were being promoted in Zimbabwe as an alternative seed distribution approach to sustain local input markets. Using data from ICRISAT monitoring surveys of 2005–06 and records maintained by non-governmental organisations, this article re ...

Abstract - dwardle - 2012-08-16 10:16