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Cover for Development of climate smart agriculture in Africa.

Climate change, food system complexity and changing international demands are creating new realities, challenges and opportunities. In this respect, unlocking Africa's agricultural potential is both a vital and a daunting aspiration to achieve commitments to the climate and development of the...

Author(s)
Mrabet, R.; Moussadek, R.
ISBN
2022 CABI (H ISBN 9781789245745)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Formal education and training for conservation agriculture in Africa.

This chapter examines the role of formal education, training and skills development in Conservation Agriculture (CA) in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) in the context of the region's agricultural transformation systems. It explores nascent literature on potential reforms that include development of CA...

Author(s)
Mkomwa, S.; Mloza-Banda, H.; Mutai, W.
ISBN
2022 CABI (H ISBN 9781789245745)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Centres of excellence in conservation agriculture: developing African institutions for sustainable agricultural development.

Conservation Agriculture (CA) is an important component in addressing food insecurity, biodiversity degradation and water scarcity challenges. Its adoption in Africa has lagged behind other continents. One major area of need to enable the acceleration of the adoption of CA in Africa relates to...

Author(s)
Mkomwa, S.; Lugandu, S.; Macharia, N.; Bot, A.; Mutai, W.
ISBN
2022 CABI (H ISBN 9781789245745)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Interview with Caroline Couret about the Creative Tourism Network ®.

Introduces what Creative Tourism Network is, the paper also presents how creative tourism is important. Creative tourism is important in two main ways: it meets a growing and irreversible demand that reflects social changes more than a marketing gimmick, and it is, above all, perceived by the...

Author(s)
Couret, C.; Carvalho, C. P. de
ISBN
2021 CABI (H ISBN 9781789243536)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Our approach to value chain thinking and analysis.

This paper introduces a new approach: Value Chain Thinking or VCT. VCT involves chain members collaborating to understand, create, deliver and share value as defined by shoppers and consumers. The aim of collaboration is that the value chain improves its effectivenes(maximising the opportunities...

Author(s)
Dent, B.; Collins, R.
ISBN
2021 CABI (H ISBN 9781789249361)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Conducting a value chain analysis.

The paper provides a step-by-step guide on how to perform value chain analysis. It also includes guidance on how to choose promising chains and products. Then, it offers practical advice on conducting consumer research and interviews; analysing data; converting analysis into recommendations; and...

Author(s)
Dent, B.; Collins, R.
ISBN
2021 CABI (H ISBN 9781789249361)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Further reading and biographies.

This section provides reading materials and biographies of people of started using the Value Chain Thinking approach. The researchers encourage the readers to make use of the available materials listed in this section.

Author(s)
Dent, B.; Collins, R.
ISBN
2021 CABI (H ISBN 9781789249361)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for A manual for agribusiness value chain analysis in developing countries.

This manual shows how value chain analysis (VCA) principles can be applied in developing countries, where time and funding is often restricted. It explains how to undertake affordable VCA that generate valid data and produce recommendations that will have impact.

Author(s)
Collins, R.; Dent, B.
ISBN
2021 CABI (H ISBN 9781789249361)
Type
Book
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Cover for Conservation agriculture in the southern highlands of Tanzania: learnings from two decades of research for development.

Since its introduction into the Southern Highlands of Tanzania by researchers 25 years ago, Conservation Agriculture (CA) has been well received, researched and the concept proven to be increasing productivity and incomes, enhancing resilience of livelihoods and contributing to reducing greenhouse...

Author(s)
Shetto, R.; Mkomwa, S.; Mlengera, N.; Mwakimbwala, R.
ISBN
2022 CABI (H ISBN 9781789245745)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Conservation agriculture innovation systems build climate resilience for smallholder farmers in South Africa.

Introduction of Conservation Agriculture (CA) and associated climate-resilient agriculture practices within an innovation system approach, and using farmer-level experimentation and learning groups as the primary learning and social empowerment processes, has created a sustainable and expanding...

Author(s)
Kruger, E.; Smith, H.; Ngcobo, P.; Dlamini, M.; Mathebula, T.
ISBN
2022 CABI (H ISBN 9781789245745)
Type
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