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Creating Synergies between Water, Energy, and Food Security for Smallholders

Jennifer A. Burney

in The Evolving Sphere of Food Security

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2014
ISBN:
9780199354054
eISBN:
9780199398959
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199354054.003.0006
Subject:
Economics and Finance, International

Nearly 75 percent of the world’s poorest people live in rural areas and depend heavily on agriculture for their livelihoods. Globally, these households produce a large fraction of the world’s food, ... More


Financing smallholder farmers in developing countries

Atiqur Rahman and Jennifer Smolak

in New Directions for Smallholder Agriculture

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199689347
eISBN:
9780191768248
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199689347.003.0008
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Traditionally smallholders in agriculture have been starved of capital. The traditional source of capital for smallholder farmers, the informal sector, has survived through decades, accommodating ... More


Food for All in Africa: Sustainable Intensification for African Farmers

Gordon Conway, Ousmane Badiane, and Katrin Glatzel

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781501743887
eISBN:
9781501744419
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501743887.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

Africa requires a new agricultural transformation that is appropriate for Africa, that recognizes the continent's diverse environments and climates, and that takes into account its histories and ... More


Crop Technologies for the Coming Decade

Susan McCouch and Samuel Crowell

in Food Security and Sociopolitical Stability

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199679362
eISBN:
9780191758430
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199679362.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Global population and income growth are drastically increasing the demand for food, feed, fiber, and fuel crops. Productivity gains, particularly in Asia and Africa, are essential for mitigating ... More


Impacts of Subsidized Hybrid Seed on Indicators of Economic Well-Being among Smallholder Maize-Growers in Zambia

Nicole M. Mason and Melinda Smale

in Poverty Reduction in the Course of African Development

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780198797692
eISBN:
9780191839054
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198797692.003.0009
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

We test the hypotheses that subsidies for hybrid maize seed change maize production, total household income, the severity of poverty, and relative deprivation among smallholder maize-growers in ... More


Working Out the Solution to Rural Poverty

Christopher Cramer, John Sender, and Arkebe Oqubay

in African Economic Development: Evidence, Theory, Policy

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
July 2020
ISBN:
9780198832331
eISBN:
9780191870972
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198832331.003.0008
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Ideas about poverty and poverty reduction policy are clouded by misleading measures and unreliable evidence. National statistical organizations (NSOs) are under-resourced and the collection and ... More


Land Institutions and Food Security in Sub-Saharan Africa

Whitney L. Smith and Rosamond L. Naylor

in The Evolving Sphere of Food Security

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2014
ISBN:
9780199354054
eISBN:
9780199398959
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199354054.003.0008
Subject:
Economics and Finance, International

Historic patterns of land governance and property rights have played an important role in creating conditions for low agricultural productivity and food insecurity throughout sub-Saharan Africa. ... More


Beyond Fair Trade: Why are Mainstream Chocolate Companies Pursuing Social and Economic Sustainability in Cocoa Sourcing?

Stephanie Barrientos

in The Economics of Chocolate

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780198726449
eISBN:
9780191793264
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198726449.003.0012
Subject:
Economics and Finance, International

Fair trade has grown rapidly in cocoa under the auspices of different certification bodies, and is likely to continue as demand for certified cocoa grows. Large confectionery chocolate manufacturers ... More


Securing land rights for smallholder farmers

Klaus Deininger

in New Directions for Smallholder Agriculture

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199689347
eISBN:
9780191768248
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199689347.003.0014
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

The realization of benefits of recent ‘rush’ for land by investors are often prevented by a failure to account for distributional aspects, to recognise the plurality of existing rights, and by the ... More


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