Cows and milk markets in rural Ethiopia

This new publication Cows, missing milk markets and nutrition in rural Ethiopia by John Hoddinott et al looks at the dairy sector in rural Ethiopia and considers the nutritional impacts of cow ownership on households. Kenaw Gebreselassie reports on a seminar at IFPRI in which John presented the paper in Ethiopia.

Source: GSSP Notes

Climate Change, Agriculture, and Foodcrop Production

GSSP recently released a policy note entitled Climate Change, Agriculture, and Foodcrop Production in Ghana that discusses mitigation options to reduce the effects of climate change on agricultural potential in Ghana.  Agriculture still plays a major role in Ghana’s GDP despite the transition to industry and service sectors-led economy. The country is experiencing reduced rainfall >> Read more

Source: GSSP Notes

Cropping Practices and Labor Requirements in Field Operations for Major Crops in Ghana

The Ghana Strategy Support Program has released a new working paper that examines the labor requirements associated with different cropping systems in Ghana in order to guide the prioritization of investments in mechanization in the country. In response to apparent unavailability and cost of labor, farmers are increasingly demanding mechanical traction for land preparation in >> Read more