I'm looking for any other datasets and open access pubs on affiliation/bipartite networks using survey data from farmers/community members in rural Africa.

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The UN Food & Agriculture Organization (FAO) collects and publishes a lot of data on Africa related to farming.

Here's the entry point into the FAO's Statistics Database (FAOSTAT):


Here's the link to the World Bank's datasets on Farming in Rural Areas of the World:


The CGIAR/CCAFS program at Harvard University collects and publishes data surveys related to Agriculture in Africa:


Here's an example of where Columbia University has used the FAO data:


Here's an example of where Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research has used FAO data on farming in Africa


Here's a dataset from 2012 covering 35 million hectacres of farm land in 66 countries that has been bought up by foreign firms:


African Farmers Association of South Africa (AFASA) - http://www.afasa.za.org/
East Africa Farmer's Federation - http://eaffu.org/eaffu/


You might also want to keep an eye on the independent think tanks & research organisations that post their data on openAFRICA.net.

The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), for example, maintains ~115 Africa-specific datasets on the portal. Here's the link: http://africaopendata.org/organization/ilri


Also recommend checking USAID's Development Data Library (DDL), where datasets on developing countries are added on a regular basis.

  • Thanks for your contribution! Could you please disclose your affiliation with USAID and explain in a few words how the Development Data Library can be used with regard to the original poster's question? Jun 21, 2015 at 10:07
  • I'm the Chief Data Officer @ USAID. Datasets continuously added to the DDL.
    – bpushed
    Jun 26, 2015 at 17:28
  • Thanks! If you could update your answer accordingly, that would be perfect :) Jun 26, 2015 at 17:51
  • Will do. Org affiliation already in my profile.
    – bpushed
    Jun 26, 2015 at 21:31

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