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Incentives for conservation agriculture adoption

This post originally appeared on the IFPRI.org blog.

B Andrew Reid Bell, Patrick Ward, Lawrence Mapemba, Tim Benton, Klaus Droppelmann, Jennifer Zavaleta Cheek, Frazer Mataya, and Oliver Pierson

The Case of CAADP in Malawi

This chapter applies the CGPE model to analyzing the performance of policy processes with respect to the production of efficient policy choices. Within the CGPE approach participation of stakeholder organizations is modeled in two ways. First, as classical lobbying influence and second as informational influence within a model of political belief formation.

Development policies and policy processes in Africa: Modeling and evaluation

Climate-smart agriculture options in mixed crop-livestock systems in Africa south of the Sahara

This chapter, while providing an assessment of possible investments in CSA in SSA, proposes a framework to prioritize among CSA interventions. It reaches the conclusion that although multiple wins are possible, “silver bullets” do not appear to exist in climate-smart systems.

System of success: How a life cycle model keeps African farmers focused and united

Climate Change Adaptation

As climate change continues to bring more frequent weather shocks, such as drought and flooding, and make rainfall patterns more erratic, smallholder farmers in developing regions like Africa south of the Sahara are often hardest hit. A new e-book from IRIN reports that mean temperatures in the region are expected to rise faster than the global average, leading to reduced agricultural yields and increased poverty and food insecurity.

Nigeria Market and Food Security Update

Since June 2016, FEWS Net has followed the market situation in Nigeria; the country faces continuing economic challenges due to a global decline in crude oil prices and a depreciation of the national currency, as well as ongoing conflict in the northeastern regions. In the latest Nigeria Market Monitoring Bulletin, FEWS Net provides several updates of the implications of these challenges for the country and the region.

Nutrition-sensitive ag in Burkina Faso

 

Policy Seminar: Nutrition-sensitive agriculture program in Burkina Faso improves children's nutritional outcomes

This post originally appeared on the IFPRI.org blog. Written by Smita Aggarwal.

Driving Ag Mechanization

This piece originally appeared on the IFPRI.org blog.

By Xinshen Diao, Jed Silver, and Hiroyuki Takeshima

Ethiopia to Face High Food Insecurity in 2018

Ethiopia will continue to face significant food insecurity in 2018, according to several recent reports from FEWS Net and FAO GIEWS.

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