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Results meetingMicrosimulation of agricultural policies in Zambia
Working PaperThe relative neglect of agriculture in Mozambique
This paper explores agricultural performance of Mozambique, its institutional weaknesses, and the underlying factors that underpin an unsatisfactory performance during many decades...Agriculture Environment Institutions
Working PaperClimate shocks, agriculture, and migration in Nepal: Disentangling the interdependencies
Climate change is expected to increase the risk in agricultural production due to increasing temperatures and rainfall variability. Smallholders can adjust by diversifying income sources, including through migration...Climate change Migration Agriculture
BlogInfrastructure spend: insights from the effect of a bridge across the Zambezi on maize prices
Investments in infrastructure – such as roads – typically aim to reduce transport costs, stimulate trade, and make new production activities viable. Across sub-Saharan Africa, the need for such investments is widely acknowledged ...Infrastructure Agriculture Mozambique
Research BriefHow can agro-processing value chains be developed to strengthen regional integration in Southern Africa?
Regional integration in Africa has potential for increasing regional trade and contribute towards industrialization and economic development...Regional integration Agriculture Agro-processing
Working PaperInfluence of institutional factors on the performance of the agricultural sector in Mozambique
This paper is a review of the institutions and the performance of the agricultural sector in Mozambique, using an analysis table adapted to the assessment of the connections between the institutions and economic development...Agriculture Environment Institutions
Journal ArticleUnderstanding farmers' valuation of agricultural insurance: Evidence from Vietnam
Part of Journal Special Issue Understanding agricultural development and changeInsurance Agriculture Risk
Journal ArticleMarket constraints, misallocation, and productivity in Vietnam agriculture
Part of Journal Special Issue Understanding agricultural development and changeViet Nam Agriculture Misallocation
Working PaperMaking agricultural value chains more inclusive through technology and innovation
Some entry barriers in agricultural and agro-processing value chains, particularly for smallholder farmers and small/medium-sized processors, can be overcome with innovation and technology adoption...Innovation Technology Agricultural technology
Working PaperAgro-processing, value chains, and regional integration in Southern Africa
Regional integration in Africa is underway but ongoing progress requires that the gains are widely spread...Regional integration Agriculture Agro-processing
Working PaperHidden from the data: Landholding patterns and women’s low work participation rates in West Bengal, India
Compared with most other Indian states, women’s reported work participation rates have historically been low in West Bengal. This trend is more prominent in rural areas...Women's work Women's work participation rates Agriculture
SeminarRugazia Nyombi on rural economy diversification and its effects on food security
Rugazia Nyombi will present at the WIDER Seminar Series on 6 November. Abstract - Rural economy Diversification and Its Effects on Food Security of Households in Tanzania Agriculture has for long dominated Tanzania’s rural economic setup with...
SeminarJakob Svensson on the low quality trap: evidence from the market for maize in Uganda
Jakob Svensson will present at the WIDER Seminar Series on 16 October 2019. Abstract - The low quality trap: evidence from the market for maize in Uganda Agriculture remains the main source of income for the large majority of the world’s poor...
Working PaperAgricultural development, trade, and income distribution: A 2015 social accounting matrix multiplier decomposition approach for Mozambique
This paper considers the impact of agriculture and international trade development on income distribution and economic activity in Mozambique...Agriculture Income distribution Multiplier effects
Working PaperExploring the potential for growth and trade in fruit and oilseed-to-edible oils value chains following political shifts in Zimbabwe
Zimbabwe’s persistent economic challenges since the early 1990s have been largely attributed to unpopular political decisions at the expense of building productive capacity in different sectors of the economy...Agriculture Edible oils Oilseeds
Journal ArticleAgricultural extension, intra-household allocation and malaria
Can agricultural development programs improve health-related outcomes? We exploit a spatial discontinuity in the coverage of a large-scale agricultural extensionprogram in Uganda to causally identify its effects on malaria...Administrative law Agriculture Economic development