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Afghanistan is well suited for use of information and communication technologies (ICT) in agricultural extension, but no coherent bodies of knowledge regarding the ICT in Afghan extension landscape currently exist. This assessment aims to inform organizations seeking to employ ICT in agricultural development in...read more
Guidance Document
Jun 24, 2015
This is a useful report analyzing the challenge of counterfeit inputs in East Africa and ways to reduce it using a multi-pronged approach.  One key aspect of the approach is an ICT-enabled solution.  It is a major challenge that USAID/Uganda is tackling with a promising public-private partnership.  Its...read more
Publication
Jun 22, 2015
This is a report on the problem of counterfeit agriculture inputs in sub-Saharan Africa.  The analysis helps define useful ICT-enabled approaches to help solve these significant problems. ...read more
Publication
Jun 22, 2015
In spite of investments and policy reforms, Sub-Saharan African countries lag in supplying financial services for agriculture and rural areas. New products, delivery channels, and partnerships, along with greater attention to savings, provide fresh optimism that this situation will be corrected. This paper examines...read more
Publication
Jun 22, 2015
The impact of development interventions is predicated on effecting widespread behavioral change. The intent of this technical note is to reinsert what we know about human behavior in the adoption and spread of innovations into current discussions on the scaling of project impacts involving agricultural extension and...read more
Brief
Jun 19, 2015
Vitamin A deficiency (VAD) is prevalent throughout the developing world, and causes night blindness and increases child morbidity and mortality. We studied the health benefits of biofortification in reducing VAD, using a cluster-randomized impact evaluation in 36 villages in northern Mozambique. Based on a sample of 1,...read more
Publication
Jun 16, 2015
Gender & Ag Brief Series
This training module provides insight into the gender issues in formal agricultural education programs. It also presents good practices or strategies for addressing gender issues and encouraging girls in the agricultural sciences.*This module might be best viewed in internet explorer....read more
Training Material
Jun 15, 2015
This resources provides a helpful description of a set of lean ICT-enabled applications used in Senegal by the Project Croissance Economique (PCE) Feed the Future Activity.  ...read more
Brief
Jun 12, 2015
Market research and examples of how mobile services can support farmers' livelihoods.  Research conducted by Accenture Sustainability Services on six mobile services "to assess their potential economic, social and environmental impact in India in 2020."  Although the report focuses on India, the report is...read more
Publication
Jun 12, 2015
Linking Ag & Health for Nutrition
This brief aims to document opportunities to improve nutritional outcomes of low-income consumers by intervening in food value chains. ...read more
Brief
Jun 12, 2015

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