Resources

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- Esther Mwangi, Helen Markelova, and Ruth Meinzen-Dick

Collective action and property rights are two institutions that can significantly contribute to poverty reduction. Collective action aids in the efficient use and protection of natural resources and helps the poor secure land rights by advocating...

- Oluyemisi Kuku-Shittu, Astrid Mathiassen, Amit Wadhwa, Lucy Myles, and Akeem Ajibola

The Nigerian Comprehensive Food Security and Vulnerability Analysis (CFSVA) provides an in-depth assessment of the food security situation within Nigeria. This is very important as it equips policymakers with timely and relevant...

- Marion Jansen, Mustapha Sadni Jallab, Maarten Smeets (eds)

In recent decades, trade flows have become increasingly global, with developing countries and emerging economies playing an ever-expanding role.

However, these countries face a number of constraints in connecting to global markets. To...

- Gumataw K. Abebe, Jos Bijman, Ron Kemp, Onno Omta, Admasu Tsegaye

While Contract Farming (CF) can enhance smallholders’ income in developing countries, empirical research on the motivation of smallholders to participate in CF is scarce. This paper explores farmer preferences for particular contract design...

- John Hoddinott, Derek Headey, and Mekdim Dereje

In rural economies encumbered by significant market imperfections, farming decisions may partly be motivated by nutritional considerations, in addition to income and risk factors. These imperfections create the potential for farm assets to have...

- Daniel Ayalew Ali, Klaus Deininger, Marguerite Duponchel

Although the potentially negative impacts of credit constraints on economic development have long been discussed conceptually, empirical evidence for Africa remains limited. This study uses a direct elicitation approach for a national sample of...

- Dorosh, Paul; Wang, Hyoung-Gun; You, Liang; Schmidt, Emily;

This study examines the relationship between transport infrastructure and agriculture in Sub-Saharan Africa using new data obtained from geographic information systems (GIS). First, the authors analyze the impact of road connectivity on crop...

- Emily Schmidt, Paul Chinowsky, Sherman Robinson, and Ken Strzepek

Ongoing debate over water resource management in the Nile basin and continuing land degradation in agricultural areas of Ethiopia suggest a need for efficient mechanisms to improve agricultural output in the Blue Nile basin in Ethiopia. Numerous...

- D. Nabikolo, B. Bashaasha, M.N. Mangheni and J.G.M. Majaliwa

Adaptation is considered an appropriate response to climate change and variability, especially for the smallholder farmers. However, the response decisions and actions of male and female farmers may be influenced by various factor and factor...

10 Jan, 2009 - Deressa, T. T., R. M. Hassan, C. Ringler, T. Alemu, and M. Yesuf

This study identifies the major methods used by farmers to adapt to climate change in the Nile Basin of Ethiopia, the factors that affect their choice of method, and the barriers to adaptation. The methods identified include use of different crop...