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Restrictive Trade Policies as Hurdle to Pass for Africa: Evidence from the European Union's Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures

An investigation of the impact of EU standard requirements (hurdles to pass before market access) on Africa's exports.

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The Role of Urban Agriculture in Addressing Household Poverty and Food Security: The Case of South Africa

The aim of the paper is to determine the role played by UA in the income patterns of households involved in UA activities, to provide empirical evidence on its effectiveness as a poverty reduction measure, in South Africa.

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The Role of Urban Agriculture in Addressing Household Poverty and Food Security: The Case of Zambia

Efforts taken to diversify the Zambian economy by focusing on agriculture, tourism and manufacturing in the past have not been very successful. The aim of this paper is to examine the role of urban agriculture, which can be an important tool in reducing urban poverty in Zambia.

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Assessing the Role of Urban Agriculture in Addressing Poverty in South Africa

This study focuses on the potential of urban agriculture (UA) in addressing poverty in South Africa, against a backdrop of increasing food prices. Increases in the prices of food products were high in 2002, tapered off between 2003 and 2005, and again began to gain momentum from 2006 onwards. In 2007, the prices of food products increased by more than 10%.

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Institutional Responses to Decentralization, Urban Poverty, Food Shortages and Urban Agriculture

This paper is based on research conducted into the incidence of and support for the practice of urban agriculture (UA) in Zambia and South Africa undertaken in 2008 – 2009 and seeks to establish the degree to which UA can be regarded as a poverty-alleviation strategy and also the degree to which appropriate institutional support is already in place.

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Improving the Effectiveness, Efficiency and Sustainability of Fertilizer Use in South Asia

The study finds that high imbalance in fertilizer application is an important element of nutrition mismanagement. Irrigation water and better seeds are important complementary inputs needed for efficient fertilizer use.

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Irrigation and Water Use Efficiency in South Asia

This paper reviews South Asian countries’ water policy experiences, and documents important di­fferences, and many commonalities

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Agricultural Pricing and Public Procurement in South Asia

This paper reviews existing literature and stakeholder interviews, in an attempt to bring out the various contours of the issue.  

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