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Ghana Agricultural Snapshot 2005/6

Publication Date: March, 2014

The purpose of this series of country briefs is to provide a comprehensive and standardized view of agricultural characteristics integrat- ed with socio-economic variables across countries.

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Putting Gender on the Map: Methods for Mapping Gendered Farm Management Systems in Sub-Saharan Africa

Publication Date: January, 2012

Although the different roles of men and women in agriculture in different parts of Sub-Saharan Africa have been widely acknowledged, there have not been consistent efforts to collect data on these patterns. This paper presents a way of classifying gendered farm management systems and then describes pilots of four different approaches to collecting and georeferencing information on the dominant pattern in each area.

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Potential Impact of Investments in Drought Tolerant Maize in Africa

Publication Date: January, 2010

Study evaluates the potential impacts of 'Drought Tolerant Maize for Africa' project run by CIMMYT and IITA in 13 sub-Saharan African countries.

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Torrents and Trickles: Irrigation Spending Needs in Africa; Summary

Publication Date: September, 2009

Water for irrigation can be collected in two ways: through large, dam-based schemes, or through small projects based on collection of run-off from rainfall. Both possibilities are considered here.

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Priorities for Realizing the Potential to Increase Agricultural Productivity and Growth in Western and Central Africa

Publication Date: August, 2009

We identify a set of development priorities for agriculture that cut across West Africa, at both the country and the regional level, to achieve economy-wide growth goals in the region.

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Potential of Herbicide-Resistant Rice Technologies for Sub-Saharan Africa

Publication Date: January, 2009

Weed-inflicted yield losses in rice equate to half the current rice imports in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) and African rice farmers have a limited range of effective and affordable weed management technologies.

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Estimating Soil Carbon in Agricultural Systems Using Ensemble Kalman Filter and DSSAT-CENTURY

Publication Date: September, 2007

Among various ways to sequester CO2 from the atmosphere, increasing soil carbon is an option that could also lead to increased agricultural productivity, especially in developing countries. In order to accept this option as a mechanism for reducing atmospheric CO2 levels, a reliable soil carbon accounting system needs to be developed.

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[Ghana] Report on Sample Census of Agriculture of Ghana, 1984, Volume 1

Publication Date: December, 1986

This part of the report concerns the planning and execution of the first phase of the Census Programme extending over the entire 1984 calendar year for Ghana.