20 Jul 2017 12:07 pm

Agriculture makes up a pillar of Tanzania’s economy, employing around 80 percent of the country’s citizens. The agricultural sector is also dominated by women, with 84.2 percent of the country’s women employed in farming of some type.

12 Jun 2017 08:06 am

While progress has been made in reducing global poverty over the last two decades, about one billion people still live in poverty, according to the latest World Bank estimate.

19 Apr 2017 10:04 am

In Tanzania, about three-quarters of the population is employed in smallholder agriculture. In addition, about 70 percent of the population lives in rural areas, which are often characterized by food insecurity due to a reliance on less productive subsistence farming.

27 Mar 2017 12:03 pm

Over the past decade, both the scale of and the access to Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) have grown considerably in Africa south of the Sahara.

13 Feb 2017 10:02 am

Women in developing countries generally have less access to and control over the productive resources and services that are necessary for increasing agricultural yields and moving from subsistence to market-oriented production.

07 Nov 2016 07:11 am

A recent article in the Journal of Field Actions investigates the impact of innovation platforms (IPs) on improving agricultural production in northern Burkina Faso.  IPs are a series of meetings designed to bring together differ

19 Sep 2016 12:09 pm

The FAO estimates that roughly one-third of all food produced globally for human consumption is lost or wasted.

12 Sep 2016 10:09 am

Poverty, nutrition, and other welfare indicators are often measured at the household level through the use of household surveys; these instruments can also be used to measure populations’ perceptions and beliefs, demographic changes, and the impact of development policies.

19 Aug 2016 06:08 am

The inclusion of smallholder farmers in high value markets has emerged as an important pro-poor development goal in recent years. Value chain development (VCD) is one strategy designed to help smallholder farmers access market opportunities that can generate additional income.