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.