Consumer risk perception of vitamin A deficiency and acceptance of biofortified rice in the Morogoro region of Tanzania

Vitamin A deficiency is still a challenge in many African countries, including Tanzania. Survey data were gathered in Tanzania to determine consumers’ risk perceptions of vitamin A deficiency (VAD) and severe visual impairment.

Principles, design and processes of integrated agricultural researchfor development: experiences and lessons from LKPLS under theSSACP

With increasing recognition holding the promise of overcoming the outstanding problems faced by African agriculture, IAR4D faces the danger of being ‘blurred’ by past approaches and falling short of its potential to deliver the desired impacts in diverse multi-stakeholder, biophysical, socioAfJARE economic, cultural, technological and market contexts unless its actualisation and working is clearly understood.

Implications of food aid and remittances for West African food import demand

The influence of food aid and remittances on West African food import demand is evaluated using a Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS) model. Our results show that imports of oilseeds and the rest of the agricultural products category are highly price elastic, and that fruit and vegetables and dairy products are least responsive to price changes.

Soil and water conservation technologies and technical efficiency in banana production in upper Rwizi micro-catchment, Uganda

The determinants of the technical efficiency (TE) of adopters and non-adopters of soil and
water conservation (SWC) technologies in the upper Rwizi micro-catchment of south-western Uganda are compared using cross-sectional survey data from 246 smallholder farmers.

Interaction patterns determining improved information and knowledge sharing among smallholder farmers

Limited access to timely and adequate information has been identified as a major hindrance
to smallholder agriculture in most parts of sub-Saharan Africa. This has negatively affected
the socio-economic welfare of smallholder farmers, resulting in high numbers of food insecure households.