Why agriculture should be guided by comparative analysis of economic drivers

Why agriculture should be guided by comparative analysis of economic drivers

Why agriculture should be guided by comparative analysis of economic drivers Detailed comparative analysis of existing economic drivers in a community avoids cases where, for example, development organizations focus on small grains when indigenous chickens and goats may be major economic drivers in particular communities. Existing commodities, economic drivers, knowledge...Read more
High performance comes from leveraging strengths, not weaknesses

High performance comes from leveraging strengths, not weaknesses

Contrary to approaches promoted by most development agencies, African communities cannot be developed by fixing weaknesses but tapping into existing strengths.  No wonder most interventions focusing on vulnerable households have failed to lift people out of poverty despite pouring millions of dollars. Every community has champions whose strengths need to...Read more
Avenues for aligning agriculture with the nutritional needs of citizens

Avenues for aligning agriculture with the nutritional needs of citizens

Avenues for aligning agriculture with the nutritional needs of citizens Pathways for successfully converting rhetoric surrounding nutrition security into reality should include collecting and analysing data from local communities to national levels and markets. Such data can include the volume and value of agricultural commodities flowing from each production versus...Read more
Designer cattle, pigs, goats and poultry are not ideal for rural Africa

Designer cattle, pigs, goats and poultry are not ideal for rural Africa

Designer cattle, pigs, goats and poultry are not ideal for rural Africa Livestock-based development interventions in many African countries have largely focused on replacing local breeds with imported ones. This is in spite of imported cattle, pigs, goats and chickens struggling to survive in dry regions characterized by climate-induced shocks....Read more