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Encyclopedia of Agriculture and Food Systems

Investments in and the Economic Returns to Agricultural and Food R&D Worldwide

Publication Date: January, 2014

Ample evidence of very high returns to investments in agricultural and food R&D gives strong indications of a persistent underinvestment worldwide.

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Irrigated Areas

Publication Date: January, 2014
Total area equipped for irrigation in Africa is 13.5 millionhectares (ha) of which 11.5 million ha are actually under irrigation.
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Land Productivity for Staple Food Crops

Publication Date: January, 2014

Almost three-quarters of Africa’s harvested agricultural land is devoted to the production of staple food crops, but only about one-third of that land generates annual output worth more than $500 from

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Livestock and Mixed Crop-Livestock Systems

Publication Date: January, 2014
Livestock-producing agricultural systems cover 73 percent of Africa and stretch across several climates.
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Maize Yield Potential

Publication Date: January, 2014

The maize yield analysis and mapping shown here helps target and prioritize specific geographic areas where researchers and farmers can work to overcome common sets of production constraints to enh

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Market Access

Publication Date: January, 2014

Most Africans do not have easy access to markets.

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Modelling Invasive Species-Landscape Interactions Using High Resolution, Spatially Explicit Models

Publication Date: January, 2014

The primary aim of the research in this thesis was to identify and quantify uncertainty associated with model predictions of species distributions.

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Poverty

Publication Date: January, 2014

Almost half of the population of Africa south of the Sahara (SSA) lives in extreme poverty, on less than $1.25 per capita per day.

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Public Agriculture R&D Investments

Publication Date: January, 2014
A closer look at growth in public agricultural R&D investment levels over time reveals important cross-country differences and challenges.
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Rainfall and Rainfall Variability

Publication Date: January, 2014

An average of less than 1,000 millimeters of rain falls per year across most of Africa.

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