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Ex-ante evaluation of promising soybean innovations for sub-Saharan Africa

Posted by on 2021-12-23

This study undertakes an ex-ante evaluation of the effects of alternative technology and policy options on soybean supply and demand in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) to 2050. Current soybean consumption in SSA is dominated by cooking oil followed by soybean cake used as animal feed. Due to weak processing sectors and…

Ex-ante welfare impacts of adopting maize-soybean rotation in eastern Zambia

Posted by on 2021-12-23

This paper estimates the welfare impacts of adoption of maize-soybean rotation in eastern Zambia using data from on-farm trials and household survey data collected from over 800 households. The on-farm trials were conducted from 2012 to 2015 while the household survey was conducted in 2012. The study evaluated maize-soybean rotation…


The Future of Sustainable Development and Agrobiodiversity: Essential for people and the planet

Posted by Margarita Ramirez on 2021-12-20

A sustainable future can’t happen without conserving biodiversity. Agrobiodiversity, likewise, is essential for resilient food systems and healthy people. Diversity in the field and in the landscape helps control pests, disease, and weather-related stress. Agrobiodiversity has emerged as a solution for food security and healthy diets for a growing population,…