Smartphone apps as a new method to collect data on smallholder farming systems in the digital age: A case study from Zambia
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Zambia is a landlocked country in Southern Africa with a population of about 16 million people. The agricultural sector contributes around 20% to GDP and employs 67% of the workforce. Although the government considers the agricultural sector to be the most important engine for economic development, the increase in agricultural production was not able to keep up with growth in the domestic demand. Maize is by far the most important agricultural crop, both in terms of cultivated land area and exports. Other important supply chains include soybean, cotton, peanuts, beans, milk, and poultry. Undernutrition is a pressing problem in Zambia, as half the popultion is unable to meet minimum dietary energy requirements and is chronically undernourished. This translates into high stunting rates, affecting 40% of children.
Read the full country dossier here, see the Zambia farmer innovation contest page here, and read the country innovation study on the status of agricultural innovations, innovation platforms and innovation investments in Zambia here.
Agricultural Typology of Zambia:
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ZEF Working Paper 171 can be found here.
Of Bulls & Bulbs – Aspirations and Perceptions of Rural Youth in Zambia
Pathways for Improved Nutrition in Zambia: Lessons from Pro-Vitamin A rich Maize Innovation Platform
Published as FARA Research Report Volume 2 No: 14 (2018)
The full report can be found here.
Published as: ZEF – Discussion Papers on Development Policy No. 262
Published in Ecological Economics, Volume 151, September 2018, Pages 95–105.
Published as ZEF Working Paper No. 166.
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Further information about the farmer innovation contests organised by PARI in Africa can be found here.Read more Recognizing and rewarding farmers’ creativity through contests: experiences and insights from four African countries
Dossiers available for download by country (October 2017).Read more Innovation for Sustainable Agricultural Growth – 12 Country Dossiers
Published as E.E. Rezaei and T. Giaser, ZEF Discussion Papers on Development Policy No. 239
Download the poster (3.6 Mb).Read more PARI Poster: Recognizing Farmer Innovators in Africa
The ReSAKSS Country eAtlases is a GIS-based mapping tool designed to help policy analysts and policymakers access and use high quality and highly disaggregated data on agricultural, socio-economic, and bio-physical indicators to guide agricultural policy and investment decisions.
TimeTracker is a simple, picture-base smartphone app which allows respondents in household surveys to record daily activities themselves. Developed by the Institute of Agricultural Sciences in the Tropics (Hans-Ruthenberg-Institute) at the University of Hohenheim and the Stuttgart Media University. One June 4th, PARI was awarded with the landmark 2018 price of the Initiative “Germany – Land of Ideas” and the Deutsche Bank in Berlin. Read more Smartphone App: TimeTracker
The Innovation Studies for the 12 African PARI countries provide an overview of the status of agricultural innovations, innovation platforms and innovation investment in the respective country. Read more Country Innovation Studies
A study for the special initiative “One World, No Hunger” of the Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ).
Summary of a report on potentials and possibilities for German collaboration in agriculture in the 12 PARI countries.
Dossiers available for download by country and as a complete collection (September 2015) .Read more Potentials and Possibilities for German Collaboration in Agriculture – 12 Country Dossiers
Published as: ZEF Discussion Papers on Development Policy No. 200.