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  1. Library Resource
    January, 2014
    Ethiopia, Eastern Africa

    Ongoing debate over water resource management and land degradation suggests a need for efficient sustainable land management mechanisms to improve agricultural output in the Blue Nile basin in Ethiopia. Numerous econometric and hydrological models have been developed to assess the effects of sustainable land and watershed management (SLWM) investments. However, these models fail to address the trade-offs faced by rural farmers in maintaining such structures.

  2. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    January, 2013
    Ghana

    Using cross-sectional data on 630 maize farmers and 645 maize plots in Ghana, this paper provides empirical evidence on the responsiveness of maize yield to fertilizer use and use intensity and the economics of fertilizer use with or without subsidy. Similar to previous studies in Ghana and Africa south of the Sahara, the results show that there is a statistically significant maize yield response (that is, 1 kilogram of nitrogen leads to a yield increase of 22 kilograms per hectare).

  3. Library Resource
    January, 2014
    Eswatini

    A 2007 Social Accounting Matrix (SAM) for Swaziland is constructed using data that available during the second half of 2011. The SAM is update of the 2004 SAM using UN National Accounts data, UNComTrade data and selected publications from the IMF, WorldBank and OECD/ADB. The SAM provides a detailed representation of the Swaziland economy. It separates 22 activities and 24 commodities; labor is disaggregated by 3 skill groups; and households into 6 groups based on the rural/urban and income status of the household head.

  4. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    January, 2014
    Eswatini

    This first annual trends and outlook (ATOR) report for Swaziland assesses the performance of the agriculture sector in terms of investment, growth, and poverty and hunger outcomes over the period 2000–2011. The need for monitoring arises from the fact, that Swaziland and other African countries need to regularly assess whether or not they are making good on their commitments in terms of national development targets and regionally agreed development targets; and provide such information to various state and non–state actors and stakeholders at national and regional levels.

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

    While there are ample empirical studies that claim the potential disincentive effects of sharecropping arrangements, the existing literature is shallow in explaining why share tenancy contracts are prevalent and diffusing in many developing countries. Using a unique tenant-landlord matched dataset from the Tigray region of Ethiopia, we are able to show how the tenants’ strategic response to the varying economic and tenure-security status of the landlords can explain sharecroppers’ productivity differentials.

  6. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    January, 2013
    Burkina Faso

    This paper uses a mixed-methods approach to analyze the impact of Helen Keller International’s Enhanced-Homestead Food Production pilot program in Burkina Faso on women’s and men’s assets and on norms regarding ownership, use, and control of those assets. Even though men continue to own and control most land and specific assets in the study area, women’s control over and ownership of assets has started to change, both in terms of quantifiable changes as well as changes in people’s perceptions and opinions about who can own and control certain assets.

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