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Library ResourcePeer-reviewed publicationJournal Articles & BooksDecember, 2018Southern Africa, Sub-Saharan Africa, Africa, Malawi
Library ResourcePeer-reviewed publicationJournal Articles & BooksDecember, 2018Sub-Saharan Africa, Asia, South-Eastern Asia, Southern Asia, Cambodia, Bangladesh
Stunting affects 160 million pre-school children globally with adverse life-long consequences. While work within nutritional science suggests that stunting in early childhood is associated with low intakes of animal-sourced foods (ASFs), this topic has received little attention from economists. We attempt to redress this omission through an analysis of 130,432 children aged 6–23 months from 49 countries. We document distinctive patterns of ASF consumption among children in different regions.
Library ResourcePeer-reviewed publicationJournal Articles & BooksDecember, 2018Southern Asia, South-Eastern Asia, Sub-Saharan Africa
Library ResourcePeer-reviewed publicationJournal Articles & BooksDecember, 2018Southern Asia, Asia, India
This article reviews the literature on contract farming (CF) in India and assesses the impact of smallholders’ perceived production risks on the adoption of CF; the impact of CF on smallholders’ food security; and its impact on employment generation in their farming enterprises. We also show the impact of the outcome variables by risk preference of smallholders. Using farm-level data and endogenous switching regression methods, this study presents three key findings.
Library ResourcePeer-reviewed publicationJournal Articles & BooksDecember, 2018Western Africa, Sub-Saharan Africa, Africa, Niger
Land degradation poses daunting challenges to Niger and the country has designed several policies and strategies for combatting it. Building on work past studies, this study uses new satellite data which have higher resolution and run for longer time – thus capturing the longterm land management dynamics. This study also uses an improved cost of land degradation model which nets out benefits from land improvement as well analysing the impacts of land degradation on food and nutrition security.
Library ResourcePeer-reviewed publicationJournal Articles & BooksDecember, 2018Southern Asia, Asia, Nepal
Library ResourcePolicy Papers & BriefsDecember, 2018Southern Africa, Western Africa, Sub-Saharan Africa, Southern Asia, Asia, Africa, Bangladesh, Ghana, Zambia
As climate change makes precipitation shocks more common, policymakers are becoming increasingly interested in protecting food systems and nutrition outcomes from the damaging effects of droughts and floods (Wheeler and von Braun, 2013). Increasing the resilience of nutrition and food security outcomes is especially critical throughout agrarian parts of the developing world, where human subsistence and well-being are directly affected by local rainfall.
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