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Rainfall Data Comparison

Publication Date: January, 2014

Regional rainfall data estimates for Africa can look significantly different depending on which data sources are used and how the data are analyzed.

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Root Crops

Publication Date: January, 2014

The area devoted to harvest root crops in Africa has grown significantly over the last 50 years.

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Ruminant Livestock

Publication Date: January, 2014
Ruminant livestock are raised across large parts of Africa where environmental conditions allow.  Cattle, sheep, and goats are the most widespread, while camels are restricted to drier areas
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Severity of Hunger

Publication Date: January, 2014

The severity of hunger in Africa ranges from low to extremely alarming. These categories are associated with Global Hunger Index (GHI) scores.

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Soil Fertility

Publication Date: January, 2014

Years of weathering have leached nutrients away from many soils in the cropped areas of Africa south of the Sahara (SSA).

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Statistical Groupings

Publication Date: January, 2014
The agriculture research and development community makes extensive use of two primary sources of nationalstatistics: those compiled by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), and those compiled by the World Bank.

 

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The State of Food and Agriculture 2014

The State of Food and Agriculture 2014: Innovation in Family Farming

Publication Date: January, 2014

This report analyses family farms and the role of innovation in ensuring global food security, poverty reduction and environmental sustainability.

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Wheat Stem Rust Vulnerability

Publication Date: January, 2014

Much of the wheat-growing area of Africa is susceptible to stem rust, a fungal disease of wheat. The map shows where crops might be vulnerable to stem rust infection.

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Poverty–Lack of Access to Adequate Safe Water Nexus: Evidence from Rural Malawi

Publication Date: December, 2013

This paper investigates the relationship between poverty and lack of access to adequate safe water in rural Malawi.

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Spatial Connectedness of Plant Species: Potential Links for Apparent Competition via Plant Diseases

Publication Date: December, 2013

This study evaluated the reactions of seven common C4 grasses of the tallgrass prairie of the USA Great Plains to the economically important wheat pathogens Pyrenophora tritici-repentis and Gaeumannomyces graminis var. tritici (Ggt) isolated from wheat.

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