Resources

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- H. Xie, L. Longuevergne, C. Ringler1, and B. R. Scanlon

Irrigation development is rapidly expanding in mostly rainfed Sub-Saharan Africa. This expansion underscores the need for a more comprehensive understanding of water resources beyond surface water. Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment (GRACE)...

- Thomas Woldu Assefa and Bart Minten

Traditional food marketing systems in developing countries are often not trusted. In consequence, policy makers frequently try to regulate them and modern market arrangements increasingly are emerging to address some of their presumed...

- Nazaire Houssou, Xinshen Diao, and Shashi Kolavalli

Increasing agricultural mechanization has long been of interest to many African countries. Constrained by the limited area that can be cultivated through the use of the hand hoe and its association with perceptions of primitiveness and drudgery,...

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This report is a diagnostic tool to evaluate the environmental priorities for the Central African Republic (CAR). With the cost of environmental degradation equivalent to about 8 percent of GDP, and total wealth in decline mainly...

- Fafo Institute for Applied International Studies (Fafo AIS), Oslo, and l’École nationale d’économie appliquée (ENEA), Dakar

Compared to some neighboring countries, Senegal has a relatively low child mobility rate. Yet, concern has been raised about girls who work as domestic servants and boys who leave to study the Koran within informal structures. This report...

- Guush Berhane, Mehari Hiluf Abay, and Tassew Woldehanna

A growing body of evidence emphasizes that shocks in early childhood can have irreversible effects on long-term child welfare and poverty. A number of studies have investigated the effects of shocks on child nutrition and health. However,...

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This summary provides an overview of the report on Climate Change, Disaster Risk, and the  Urban Poor: Cities Building Resilience for a Changing World. It is part of a broader effort under the Mayors’ Task Force on Climate Change,...

- Francis M. Mwaura and Geofrey Okoboi

In this paper, the relationship between climate variation and crop output in Uganda for the period 1981 to 2008 is examined. The time-varying ARCH model of the crop production function is used to estimate the relationships. Analysis of the...

- Syud Amer Ahmed, Noah S. Diffenbaugh, Thomas W. Hertel, David B. Lobell, Navin Ramankutty, Ana R. Rios, and Pedram Rowhani

Climate volatility could change in the future, with important implications for agricultural productivity. For Tanzania, where food production and prices are sensitive to climate, changes in climate volatility could have severe implications for...

1 Avr, 2009 - Syud A Ahmed, Noah S Diffenbaugh, and Thomas W Hertel

Extreme climate events could influence poverty by affecting agricultural productivity and raising prices of staple foods that are important to poor households in developing countries. With the frequency and intensity of extreme climate events...