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A systems and partnership approach to agricultural research for development: lessons from Ethiopia
In spite of the availability of several improved agricultural technologies generated by the research system in Ethiopia over the last four decades, adoption of these innovations by smallholder farmers has been very low. ...
Adoption of improved wheat varieties and impacts on household food security in Ethiopia
This article evaluates the impact of the adoption of improved wheat varieties on food security using a recent nationally-representative dataset of over 2000 farm households in Ethiopia. We adopted endogenous switching ...
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 ...
Agricultural technology, crop income, and poverty alleviation in Uganda
This paper evaluates the ex post impact of adopting improved groundnut varieties on crop income and poverty in rural Uganda. The study utilizes cross-sectional data of 927 households, collected in 2006, from seven districts ...
Welfare impacts of maize-pigeonpea intensification in Tanzania
This article examines the driving forces behind farmers' decisions to adopt improved pigeonpea and maize and estimates the causal impact of technology adoption on household welfare using data obtained from a random ...
Impact of modern agricultural technologies on smallholder welfare: Evidence from Tanzania and Ethiopia
This paper evaluates the potential impact of adoption of improved legume technologies on rural household welfare measured by consumption expenditure in rural Ethiopia and Tanzania. The study utilizes cross-sectional farm ...
Quantifying the impact of weather extremes on global food security: A spatial bio-economic approach
This study uses a spatial bio-economic modelling framework to estimate the impact of the 2012 weather extreme in the USA on food security in the developing world. The study also quantifies the potential effects of a similar ...
Land ownership and technology adoption revisited : improved maize varieties in Ethiopia
The lack of land ownership can discourage agricultural technology adoption, yet there is scarce evidence of the impact of land rental contracts on the adoption of improved crop varieties in developing countries. The current ...
Political and economic features of the maize seed industry in southern Africa
The seed industry in southern Africa (Angola, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia and Zimbabwe) has three important features: first, dominance of the government as buyer and distributor of seed; second, a high market share and power ...
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 ...