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Economic Projections of Pakistan’s Maize Sector
Response to climate risks among smallholder farmers in Malawi: a multivariate probit assessment of the role of information, household demographics, and farm characteristics
Why do many smallholder farmers fail to adopt what appear to be relatively simple agronomic or management practices which can help them cope with climate-induced stressors? Using household and plot level data collected in ...
Interdisciplinary entanglements in index insurance
(International Research Institute for Climate and Society, 2016)
Impacts of drought-tolerant maize varieties on productivity, risk, and resource use: evidence from Uganda
Weather variability is an important source of production risk for rainfed agriculture in developing countries. This paper evaluates the impacts of the adoption of drought-tolerant maize varieties on average maize yield, ...
Weather index insurance for managing drought risk in smallholder agriculture: lessons and policy implications for sub-Saharan Africa
(SpringerOpen; Springer Verlag; Società Italiana di Economia Agraria, 2015)
This paper reviews recent advances in, and challenges for, weather index insurance for managing drought risk in smallholder agriculture, with a focus on sub-Saharan Africa. Despite its promise to integrate local agricultural ...