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BIP Youth Outgrowers’ team displaying harvested vegetables in the open field.

IITA BIP and partners host virtual Vegetable Field Day for farmers

Vegetables are one of the most consumed foods worldwide because of their high nutritional value. Although the vegetable business is profitable, vegetable farmers usually face challenges accessing quality seed, knowledge of good agronomic practices, and markets. In resolving these challenges, the IITA Business Incubation Platform (BIP), in conjunction with Rijk Zwaan and Seedforth Agro, hosted…

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The gender equity gap: An inside look at vegetable producers and traders in northern and central Tanzania

The gender equity gap: An inside look at vegetable producers and traders in northern and central Tanzania

Researchers have found that female vegetable farmers and traders in northern Tanzania earn less than their male counterparts while providing the same amount of labor, highlighting the need for more effort to tackle gender inequalities in agriculture. A study published in The European Journal of Development Research (February 2020) analyzed how gender inequality has affected…

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Wageningen University to partner with IITA on nutrition study

Wageningen University is set to partner with IITA on a nutrition study focused on vegetable consumption patterns among urban citizens of Nigeria. The project is expected to outline the clear determinants that influence consumer behavior with regard to vegetable consumption in Nigeria. The project will analyze purchase behavior patterns and the various motives that may…

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