Resources

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The links below are for use with the 2015 Evaluation of Public Policies training course. This page is restricted to course participants only.

Main Course Page: http://www.ecn...

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The links below contain background reading materials for the 2016 training course on Tools for Value Chain Analysis. Materials are restricted to course participants only.

Part 1: WEAI

Training Materials

  • IFPRI...
- Mary Tiffen

Econometric analysis of some 40 years of data has provided mixed results, because of the defects of the data, and because there are some relatively sudden structural economic shifts. An important shift is when agricultural labor ceases to grow,...

- Angelino C. G. Viceisza

As conducting various types of experiments becomes a more popular component of economics research, understanding the experimental method becomes more important for policymakers and others concerned with economics issues. In Treating the Field...

- Guthiga, P., Massawe, S., and M. Ogada.

The Regional Strategic Analysis and Knowledge Support System (ReSAKSS) is an Africa-wide network of regional nodes supporting the Common Market of Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA), the Economic...

- Ephraim Nkonya, Jawoo Koo, Edward Kato, and Zhe Guo

The sub-Saharan Africa region recorded the fastest conversion of forest land to agriculture in the past 20 years. The region also has the widest yield gap and together with Latin America and Caribbean has the largest unused arable land. However,...

- Samuel Benin, Alejandro Nin Pratt, Stanley Wood, Zhe Guo

The Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme (CAADP) provides an agriculture-led integrated framework of development priorities aimed at reducing poverty and increasing food security by achieving an average of 6 percent agricultural...

7 Déc, 2011 - Maximo Torero

 

International food prices began to rise sharply in the first quarter of 2011, resulting in a second food price crisis in three years. Rising food inflation in many developing countries and increasing food price volatility have...

1 Fév, 2011 - Carlos Martins-Filho, Feng Yao, and Maximo Torero

We propose an estimation procedure for value-at-risk (VaR) for conditional distributions of a time series of returns on commodity prices. Our approach combines an additive B-spline/back tting estimator of conditional mean and volatility...

- Hiroyuki Takeshima and Hyacinth Edeh

Irrigation is considered an important factor for agriculture and food security. Knowledge gaps, however, still exist with regard to how farmers in Africa south of Sahara, including Nigeria, are using irrigation. Given the diverse agroecological...