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Interdisciplinary entanglements in index insurance
(International Research Institute for Climate and Society, 2016)
Livelihoods-based impact assessment in the rice-wheat farming system of South Asia
This article reports on an ex-ante impact study in the Indo-Gangetic Plains of South Asia. The study, guided by a livelihoods approach, developed a spatial-mapping methodology based on secondary data for 18 variables which ...
Re-orienting participatory plant breeding for wider impact
This paper concerns the need to re-conceptualise participatory crop improvement in order to explore new ways of making the outcomes of scientific plant breeding and knowledge production more effective, accessible and ...
Planting hybrids, keeping landraces: Agricultural modernization and tradition among small-scale maize farmers in Chiapas, Mexico
This paper examines how agricultural modernization and tradition interact among small-scale commercially-oriented maize farmers by studying shifts in area and number of farmers planting hybrids and landraces. Results show ...
Improving market access and agricultural productivity growth in Africa: what role for producer organizations and collective action institutions?
The history of producer organizations in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) is a mixed one. In the past, producer organizations often failed to provide desired services due to dependence on government support, which led to heavy ...
Poverty mapping based on livelihood assets: A meso-level application in the Indo-Gangetic Plains, India
Poverty maps are an increasingly popular mode of visualizing the spatial dimension of poverty. They help guide priority-setting and target poverty-alleviation interventions. The utility of poverty maps can be enhanced by ...
Maize diversity and gender: research from Mexico
In the future, more food will be needed to feed a growing world population. Highyielding crop varieties will play a key role in meeting this challenge. This article draws on research undertaken by the International Maize ...
Livelihoods, poverty and targeting in the Indo-Gangetic Plains: a spatial mapping approach
This study develops a spatial mapping methodology as a tool to guide priority-setting and targeting of poverty-alleviation activities. It applies this tool to the Indo-Gangetic Plains of South Asia, the target domain of ...
Diverse varieties and diverse markets: Scale-related maize "profitability crossover" in the central Mexican highlands
Discussions of maize agriculture in Mexico often treat 'maize' as a uniform commodity, sold in a relatively homogeneous market, and for which there is a single, 'economically rational' production strategy. Based on qualitative ...