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  1. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    January, 2013
    Malawi

    This study examines the role of research in agricultural policy making in Malawi at a time when the Africa Union and the New Partnership for Africa’s Development have been seeking to promote greater evidenced-based decision making in agriculture. Drawing on both theory and actual past experiences documented in the literature, results are intended to improve our understanding of the extent to which research has played any role in influencing policy change in Malawi. This is done in the context of the evolution of the country’s fertilizer subsidy policies.

  2. Library Resource
    January, 2014
    Ethiopia, Eastern Africa

    Taking advantage of a unique quasi-experi-mental survey design, this study analyzes the productivity impacts of the Ethiopian land certification program by identify-ing how the investment effects (technological gains) would measure up against the benefits from any improvements in input use intensity (technical efficiency).

  3. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    January, 2013
    Eswatini

    Book chapter

  4. Library Resource
    January, 2013
    Ethiopia

    This paper uses a rich dataset from a survey undertaken by the Ethiopian Economic Association (EEA) and the Interna-tional Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) in 2009 in eight woredas in seven regions of Ethiopia with a sample of 1,117 households and 73 agricultural cooperatives. Using descriptive statistics and econometric analysis under a critical gender lens, the paper identifies which cooperative, household, and individual level characteristics influence women’s participation in agricultural cooperatives.

  5. Library Resource
    January, 2014
    Mozambique

    One potential path for increasing yields is to invest in land cultivated by women. Although agricultural intensification has been the standard approach to increase yields, there is a recent push to emphasize sustainable land management (SLM). The traditional mode of technology diffusion is through the provision of agricultural extension services, which typically cater to male farmers. To better understand the role of gender in the dissemination of SLM techniques, we exploit a policy experiment conducted in 200 communities in the Zambezi valley of Mozambique.

  6. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    January, 2013
    Ghana

    The past decade has seen several African countries increasing their agricultural growth, a trend largely underpinned by increases in land area cultivated instead of productivity increases. Meanwhile, scholars debate whether Africa should pursue a strategy of large-scale or smallholder farms, paying little attention to a special group of smallholder farmers who have transitioned to become medium- and large-scale farmers. This study, therefore, begins to analyze this group of farmers, using qualitative data from in-depth interviews and focus group discussions in Ghana.

  7. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    January, 2013
    Ethiopia, Eastern Africa

    Highland Ethiopia is one of the most densely populated regions of Africa and has long been associated with both Malthusian disasters and Boserupian agricultural intensification. This paper explores the race between these two countervailing forces, with the goal of informing two important policy questions. First, how do rural Ethiopians adapt to land constraints? And second, do land constraints significantly influence welfare outcomes in rural Ethiopia?

  8. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    January, 2013
    Tanzania

    We study the impact of export bans in Tanzania using a computable general equilibrium model. We find that although maize is an important food crop in Tanzania, its contribution to food price inflation is rather limited, and that banning cross-border maize exports lowers the national food price index by only 0.6-2.4 percent compared with the free-export scenario. The benefits of lower prices are captured primarily by urban households, but maize producer prices decrease by 7-26 percent, depending on the region.

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