Production

Cassava market development: a path to women's empowerment or business as usual?

Throughout sub-Saharan Africa there are a number of initiatives aiming to improve the effectiveness of staple crop value chains as part of a broader discourse around markets and poverty reduction. Staple crops, such as cassava, are often considered as an entry point for targeting market interventions to the rural poor, particularly women. However, initial findings from fieldwork in Nigeria and Malawi show a much more complex picture of the role of cassava and cassava markets in men and women's livelihoods, which varies by location, ethnicity, and life-stage of individuals.

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Forsythe, L., Martin, A., & Posthumus, H. (2015). Cassava market development: a path to women's empowerment or business as usual?. Food Chain, 5(1-2), 11-27.

Determinants of consumers' willingness to purchase East African Highland cooking banana hybrids in Uganda

The study analyzed the influence of personal and socio-economic characteristics of small scale farmers on sweet potato production in south east agro-ecological zone of Nigeria. Specifically the study identified the personal and socio-economic characteristics of sweet potato farmers in south east agroecological zone of Nigeria and also determined the influence of these personal and socio-economic characteristics of farmers on sweet potato production in the zone and its implications for extension and food security.

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Ezeano, C. I. (2015). Analysis of the influence of personal and socio-economic characteristics of small scale farmers on sweet potato ( Ipomoea batatas L) production in south east agro-ecological zone, Nigeria. International Journal of Agriculture and Biosciences. 49-53.