Access to credit remains a significant hurdle for sub-Saharan African farmers. This study assessed credit utilization and the intensity of borrowing by irrigated rice farmers in the Upper East region of Ghana.
This study provides some of the first evidence on the effectiveness of a payments for ecosystem services (PES) program to encourage the adoption of soil conservation practices, specifically conservation agriculture (CA).
Small-scale fisheries in developing countries employ the majority of the world's fishers and are a critical source of income and nutrition for billions of people, yet they frequently suffer from overfishing. The team explores the mechanisms by which this undesirable outcome arises and argue that institutional reform should consider that resource users make jointly determined decisions about gear choice, including illegal ones, and harvest rates.
It is possible to utilize a combination of breeder input, meteorological data, farmer preference data and distributed yield data to develop are-specific variety recommendations. Through ground-truth findings, trained field staff can provide fairly effective variety recommendations tailored to the farmers. This presentation is based on the AMA Innovation Lab projects for the Mind the Gap Workshop.