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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):

http://faostat.fao.org/

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

http://data.worldbank.org/topic/agriculture-and-rural-development

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

https://thedata.harvard.edu/dvn/dv/CCAFSbaseline

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

http://iridl.ldeo.columbia.edu/maproom/Agriculture/Farming_Systems/Africa/

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

http://aciar.gov.au/files/node/14087/mapping_farming_systems_in_africa_21_june_2012_16871.ppt

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

http://www.grain.org/article/entries/4479-grain-releases-data-set-with-over-400-global-land-grabs

FOR AFFILATIONS:
NATIONAL AFRICAN FARMERS’ UNION (NAFU)
African Farmers Association of South Africa (AFASA) - http://www.afasa.za.org/
East Africa Farmer's Federation - http://eaffu.org/eaffu/

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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

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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? – Patrick Hoefler Jun 21 '15 at 10:07
  • I'm the Chief Data Officer @ USAID. Datasets continuously added to the DDL. – bpushed Jun 26 '15 at 17:28
  • Thanks! If you could update your answer accordingly, that would be perfect :) – Patrick Hoefler Jun 26 '15 at 17:51
  • Will do. Org affiliation already in my profile. – bpushed Jun 26 '15 at 21:31

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