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Nutrition-sensitive agriculture: Compendium of indicators for nutrition-sensitive agriculture

nutrition-sensitive agriculture

The compendium of indicators for nutrition-sensitive agriculture is a guide for those responsible for the monitoring and evaluation (M&E) of investment projects in food and agriculture – including and in addition to value chains, social development, and rural development – that need to demonstrate that they lead to intermediary results toward …

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Changing asset endorsement and smallholder participation in higher-value markets: evidence from certified-coffee producers in Nicaragua

This chapter of the book, titled “Changing asset endorsement and smallholder participation in higher-value markets: evidence from certified-coffee producers in Nicaragua” is an analysis by Jason Donovan and Nigel Poole. This chapter was originally published as an article in Food Policy. After an introduction, there is in-depth analysis of an asset-building framework. The chapter …

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Value-chain development for rural poverty reduction: a reality check and a warning

This second chapter of the book gives a reality check and warning on value chain development for the reduction of rural poverty. It begins with an introduction to the concept, what we know, what we think we know, what we still need to know and do differently- on value chain development

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Guides for value-chain development: A comparative review

This is the first chapter of the book. It is a comparative review of the guides for value-chain development. It gives a detailed introduction and background to the topic, guide selection and comparison – with guidelines for value-chain analysis and development reviewed, and parameters for the review of guides for value …

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Integrating Agricultural Innovation and Inclusive Value-chain Development: Introduction

 This chapter titled ‘Integrating Agricultural Innovation and Inclusive Value-chain Development’, is an introduction to the concepts in the book. The chapter covers an introduction to; complementary of innovation systems and value-chain approaches, the role of multi stakeholder platforms in promoting innovation and inclusive value-chain development, types and functions of platforms, …

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Innovations for Inclusive Value-Chain Development: Highlights

This section of the book “Innovation for inclusive value-chain development: success and challenges” introduces the book with an overview of what is covered in each chapter. The selection is a summary of the information on the chapters in this book based on; chapter titles, references, value chain, country, approach and main …

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Sweetpotato in Sub-Saharan Africa

Botanically sweetpotato is called Ipomoea batatas (L.) Lam and belongs to the morning-glory family (Convolvulaceae) and originated from Latin America. The exact date of arrival of sweetpotato on the continent of Africa is unknown. Evidence indicates that slave traders brought it into the region and since its introduction it has …

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Farmers criteria for selection of sweetpotato varieties, results from Tanzania

This chapter describes two activities undertaken by the Tanzanian sweetpotato breeding programme. Firstly, surveys were undertaken between 1990 and 1995 to obtain information on practices and constraints relating to sweetpotato production and utilization, and to determine the main criteria by which farmers judge varieties. Secondly, the methods by which the …

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