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  1. This special issue of Spore introduces 'value chains' to our wide readership in ACP countries. 'Value chain' is often used in different ways, even by experts on the subject. The Special issue tries to clear some of the confusion but, more importantly, aims to provide a broad picture of...  
  2. Making value chains more inclusive enables smallholder farmers to access markets that have previously been denied to them. To achieve this requires, among others, the right environment for growth, both domestically and for international trade, improved information flows, including through the use...  
  3. This book describes 13 cases from 10 countries around the world (Bolivia, Ethiopia, India, Kenya, Nicaragua, Peru, Rwanda and Tanzania) where such initiatives have unclogged value chains, improved the lives of the rural poor, produced more and high-quality agricultural products, and made the...  
  4. 2017-01-20 Agriculture is one of the East African Community’s most important economic sectors. The major staple foods in the region are maize, rice, potatoes, bananas, cassava, wheat, sorghum, millet and pulses. However, agricultural production in the region is prone to the vagaries of climate change,...  
  5. 2017-01-20 Mobile phones are already surprisingly common in many parts of the developing world, and they, and the network of cables and transmitter masts that are needed to carry all that data, are spreading fast. The service in many places is still patchy and intermittent: people have to climb the nearest...  
  6. 2018-01-20 ‘The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity’ (TEEB) is an initiative hosted by United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment), and coordinated by the TEEB Ofce in Geneva, Switzerland. ‘TEEB for Agriculture & Food’ (TEEBAgriFood) encompasses various research and capacity-building...  
  7. 1999-01-01 This report is based on information gained during a literature search and discussions with specialists in food processing technologies. The report pays attention first to developments in the food marketing chain. If then shows what practices and opportunities exist in terms of storage and...  
  8. This book will examine and analyze the complex nature of Passing on the Gift. (Sharing with another person or organization something of equal or greater value than that which you have received)  
  9. 2013-01-20 Drawing on 15 cases from nine countries this books offers some solutions to the huge challenges pastoralists encounter in trying to sell what they produce. With liberal use of tables, diagrams and illustrations, it documents impacts, good practices and lessons in the marketing of pastoralist...  
  10. 2017-01-20 Small-scale agriculture is the main livelihood of the majority of the world’s rural poor. Smallholder farmers in the global South play a crucial role in maintaining biodiversity, as well as contributing to food security in their countries. However, they need to be connected to markets to see...