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Research can change the world. A recognition of this potential is reflected in the increasing value of public, private, and philanthropic investment into research for development, R4D. But with these investments come questions that the global research community struggles to answer. We want the...

This brief provides background to scaling up the "Farm Shop" project. Farm Shop's team of business and agricultural specialists, along with researchers from Kenya and Canada, will test ways to increase the scale of Farm Shop's operation. A growing number of informal agro-dealers across Kenya are...

Results of this study clearly show the possibility for identification of drought tolerant wheat varieties using a physiological approach of breeding. The poster illustrates correlation among the traits considered in the analysis; for instance there was a significant negative correlation between...

A marriage of scientific knowledge and traditional practice has led to development of three highly nutritious, robust, and productive yellow potato varieties. As described in the project brief, the next step is to work with farmers to make these new potato varieties available to millions of...

Time, poverty and family care responsibilities, legal rights, security concerns, and capacity constraints affect women more than men in both agriculture and entrepreneurship sectors. Financial inclusion that is transformative in terms of women's productivity, livelihoods, and economic...

Driven by a passion for social change through the application of ICT in developing countries, with a focus on digitally-enabled openness, SIRCA scholars have demonstrated outstanding influence, shifting ICT4D discourses, and providing leadership roles within their institutions. This Annual...

Eleven selected companies and organizations have been awarded grants to implement a series of pilot studies and initiatives in three target regions. This brief provides information about how these project partners will contribute to the financial inclusion of smallholder farmers, building...

Recent progress in narrowing gender gaps in education, health, and political representation is not matched by similar improvements in labor market outcomes for women, or more broadly, women's economic empowerment. This paper draws on findings generated through the Growth and Economic...

This presentation by the Grameen Foundation explains how AgroTech can provide an information and communications technology (ICT) platform that functions as an intermediary site between government and the private sector to support agricultural extension services. The platform is capable of...

La Calidad de Investigación Plus (RQ+) es un método para mejorar la calidad en la investigación. RQ+ integra tres componentes: aceptar una visión multidimensional de la calidad en la investigación, tener en cuenta el contexto en el que se produce la investigación, y Del mismo modo que realizamos...

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