|Tag: Africa

Gender inequality in smallholder onion (Allium cepa l.) production in the far north region of Cameroon

Onion is perceived to be a “man’s crop” in the study region with only 22 percent of onion producers being women. Women mentioned difficulties in acquiring land and storage facilities as the main constraints to successful onion production.

2017-05-02T03:26:45+00:00December 5th, 2016|Categories: Recent Research, West and Central Africa - Coastal and Humid Regions|Tags: , , |

Boosting the vegetable sector in Africa

Africa’s growing cities increasingly seek safe and reliable sources of quality vegetables. A vibrant agri-food sector in rural and peri-urban areas can tap into this demand to provide wholesome and affordable food for city dwellers—and in the process, fight malnutrition, create employment, and reduce poverty on-farm. This message was at the heart of a keynote presentation delivered by Marco Wopereis, World Vegetable Center Director General, on 8 August 2016 during the 3rd All-Africa Horticultural Congress at the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) in Ibadan, Nigeria. Participants from across the continent gathered at the IITA campus to present ideas, explore options, and address bottlenecks for exploiting horticulture’s potential to expand and enhance local economies and livelihoods.

2016-10-22T04:50:21+00:00August 10th, 2016|Categories: In Brief, Latest News|Tags: , , |