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UKAID Department for International Development (R4D) 2015

Integrated assessment of the determinants of the maize yield gap in Sub-Saharan Africa : towards farm innovation and enabling policies

Maize yield gap

UKAID Department for International Development (R4D)

Titre : Integrated assessment of the determinants of the maize yield gap in Sub-Saharan Africa : towards farm innovation and enabling policies

Regions : Western Africa, Eastern Africa, Middle Africa, Southern Africa

Projet de recherche pour le Développement : ES/L012294/1

DFID Programme : DFID-ESRC Growth Research Programme

Organismes de mise en œuvre Wageningen University

Durée : 01-01-2015 / 31-01-2018

Objectifs
The aim of this project is to develop and implement a framework that identifies the key bio-physical and management factors that influence the maize yield gap in SSA and how these are related to existing institutional, infrastructural, socio-economic and policy constraints. The research focuses on the major food crop in SSA, maize, mainly produced by small scale farmers. Maize is an important food crop in almost all Sub-Saharan African countries. Addressing yield performance in maize is therefore valuable from both a food security and poverty perspective. The project will focus on Ghana and Ethiopia as maize-growing case study countries where it builds on existing data and local partnerships. It is assumed that enhanced understanding for these two countries from West and East Africa will have wider meaning.

Total Cost : £412,926

Présentation du projet : UKAID

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