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Accessing International Markets: Ports and Portsheds

Publication Date: January, 2014

More than 300 million Africans, about 30 percent of the total population, live more than one day away from the nearest port.

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Accessing Local Markets: Marketsheds

Publication Date: January, 2014

Across Africa buying and selling connects people. For a small-scale farmer, this trade takes place primarily within a limited geographic area based on access to market centers of a given size.

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Market Access

Publication Date: January, 2014

Most Africans do not have easy access to markets.

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Trends and Patterns of Land Use Change and International Aid in Sub-Saharan Africa

Publication Date: October, 2013

The sub-Saharan Africa region recorded the fastest conversion of forest land to agriculture in the past 20 years. The region also has the widest yield gap and together with Latin America and Caribbean has the largest unused arable land. However, there are wide variations across countries and this offers valuable lessons on the drivers of agricultural intensification and land use dynamics.

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[Tanzania] National Sample Census of Agriculture 2007/2008, Volume VII: Crop Sector- Zanzibar Report

Publication Date: January, 2012

The census collected detailed data on crop production, crop marketing, crop storage, livestock production, fish farming, and poverty indicators.

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Indonesia: From Food Security to Market-Led Agricultural Growth

Publication Date: January, 2010

In this chapter, I examine the sources of agricultural growth in Indonesia over the 45 years from 1961 to 2006. I use a growth accounting method to examine how resource expansion, technological improvements, commodity diversification, and human capital contributed to growth in real agricultural output.

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The Economics of Innovation and Technical Change in Agriculture

Publication Date: January, 2010

Innovation in agriculture differs from innovation elsewhere in the economy in several important ways. In this chapter we highlight differences arising from (a) the atomistic nature of agricultural production, (b) the spatial specificity of agricultural technologies and the implications for spatial spillovers and the demand for adaptive research, and (c) the role of coevolving pests and diseases and changing weather and climate giving rise to demands for maintenance research, and other innovations that reduce the susceptibility of agricultural production to these uncontrolled factors.

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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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[Niger] Recensement General de L'Agriculture et du Cheptel 2005-2007, Ananlyse des Resultats des Enquetes Sur Les, Marches a Betail et le Cheptel Aviaire

Publication Date: March, 2008

This census report for Niger includes information on livestock markets, production and consumption.

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Seed Systems and Millet Crops in Marginal Environments of India: Industry and Policy Perspectives

Publication Date: January, 2007

In this study, we have analyzed the evolving interactions between formal seed systems related to the delivery of modern varieties and informal systems for maintaining traditional seeds in two of the semi-arid regions of India.

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