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Researchers reveal factors responsible for Tilapia consumption preferences of low-income consumers in Egypt

Researchers reveal factors responsible for Tilapia consumption preferences of low-income consumers in Egypt

Egypt is among the top aquaculture producers globally, and tilapia alone accounts for 47.7% of the country’s per capita fish supply, 55.1% of fish production, and 68.6% of total aquaculture production. The growth of tilapia production increased rapidly in the last four years, following the release of the genetically improved Nile tilapia strain to Egyptian…

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Adoption of gender-responsive approaches towards research on pest and disease management

Adoption of gender-responsive approaches towards research on pest and disease management

Studies have shown that adopting a gender perspective while conducting agronomic research and extension work provides more efficient approaches to managing pests and diseases at the field level. This is because women and men farmers often play different roles in agricultural production. Women possess different knowledge levels about pests and diseases and are differently involved…

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Researchers call for a gender-transformative approach to foster more inclusive and sustainable land use

Researchers call for a gender-transformative approach to foster more inclusive and sustainable land use

In Africa and Asia, smallholder farm systems use about 83% of agricultural lands. However, the livelihoods of these smallholder farmers depend majorly on effective land management and allocation. In rural areas, many household members often cultivate land, yet its allocation decisions depend heavily on a few dominant household members’ interest and approval. Researchers have carried…

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