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COVID-19 and its impact in the Agricultural sector

COVID-19 is a disease caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus. First reported in mainland China in the city of Wuhan during the last quarter of the year 2019. It affects the respiratory system and thus spreads through the droplet infection. As soon as initial research studies of both the disease and the virus were published, scientists noted the virus’ unique behaviour, genome... More
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Tomato production in times of scarcity

Producing tomatoes was not always an easy activity, taking into account his greater research in times of very cold weather, or with air conditioning or an increase in the price of tomatoes per kg in the consumer market. To be able to maximize production per plant at this time, he thought about making tutoring with cuttings, this practice is already known... More
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Youth in Agriculture for Business, not for Food

Nowadays, with the rising of youth unemployment in Africa, young Ghanaians can find opportunities in the agricultural sector as entrepreneurs. However, they lack the means and the space to do so. The perception of agriculture as a mere farming for food needs to be changed in order to see agriculture as a viable business within the value chain.  This was the... More
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Youth, goats and food production in Nepal

Goats are the only medium-sized livestock species that provides: i) a means to accumulate assets through increases in numbers, ii) a regular source of income through sale of animals and manure, and iii) a regular source of household nutrition through consumption of milk. Livestock provides about 20% of the total household income in the hills from the sale of products such... More
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Youth -The fifth dimension in Agriculture Sustainability

Why do I say ‘Youth’ as the fifth dimension of Agriculture Sustainability. What about the rest of the four? It would be fair to begin with the conventional understanding of sustainability that rests on three cores dimensions viz., social, economic and ecological. The golden triangle of sustainability theory stands on addressing social dimension i.e. how humans use or interact with natural... More
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Why does agriculture need to be Climate-Smart?

It is now clear, after the Fourth Assessment Report of Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC, 2007) that climate change poses a serious threat to growth and sustainable development in Africa and to the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals (UNDP, 2007). The effects of climate change – reduced agricultural production, worsening food security, increased incidence of floods and droughts –... More
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Si l'agriculture est le moteur de la croissance et la sécurité alimentaire en Afrique, les Jeunes sont le carburant qui le fait fonctionner...

Tels sont les propos, en résumé, des jeunes camerounais qui se sont réunis samedi 29 Juin 2013 pour lancer les activités de YPARD Cameroun à travers les consultations régionales. Plus de 95 jeunes dont 25 femmes environs ont échangé autours de questions liées à la place du jeunes dans les politiques publiques de recherche et développement agricole. Est-ce que les jeunes... More
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