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Kenya's dairy sector: the potential for policy change?

Informal milk sales account for more than three-quarters of the milk market in Kenya but with increasing pressure for regulation of the informal sector, can Kenya lead the way in reforming its dairy policies whilst maintaining the growth in smallholder production...

Commitment to decentralisation in forestry despite past disappointments

Decentralisation in the forestry sector holds the promise of sustainable development through local participation but the process should promote greater local decision-making power, equity and democracy. The experiences so far in Africa and Asia have been mixed at best...

Climate change and agriculture: a serious concern

Agriculture is not a major user of energy but it is likely to be a major victim of the continuing rapid rise in energy consumption. As climate change, caused by profligate energy consumption, affects seasonal cropping, pest distribution and, most critically perhaps, rainfall...

Tackling Asia's Pigeonpea Plague

Production of pigeonpea in Asia is threatened by Sterility Mosaic Disease (SMD) which was only recently identified to allow resistant varieties to be bred and released...

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