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  • Project

    Agricultural cooperatives in Ethiopia: Do they matter?

    This project aims to provide first-hand empirical evidence on the potential of agricultural cooperatives in transforming smallholder and traditional farming in Ethiopia.  Evaluating the effectiveness of these local organisations in terms of the promises they are supposed to deliver and facilitating agricultural transformation and commercialisation provides relevant...

    3 Jan 2018 | Kibrom A. Abay, Guush Berhanu

  • Publication - Growth Brief

    Seeding success: Increasing agricultural technology adoption through information

    Modern agricultural technologies have enormous potential to drive poverty reduction and economic growth, but adoption remains low in many countries. New models of information sharing could help resolve this. With over half of working adults in sub-Saharan Africa employed in agriculture, improving agricultural productivity is an important way to raise living standards. This...

    19 Dec 2017 | Kelsey Jack, Julia Tobias

  • Blog post

    All Peas in One Basket: Lessons from the 2017 Pigeon Pea Crisis

    In recent years, the rapid expansion of pigeon pea production provided a boost to the rural economy of Central and Northern Mozambique. However, the 2017 price collapse created a crisis in the main production areas that calls attention to the need to improve the monitoring of market trends and to launch a joint effort aimed at diversification. During the past decade, the...

    7 Dec 2017 | Alberto Da Cruz, Jorrit Oppewal

  • Blog post

    A socio-economic crisis in rural Mozambique

    The districts of Middle and Upper Zambézia, in Central Mozambique, were most affected by the fall of the pigeon pea price in 2017. Most farmers did not have any financial return to their investment in the previous agricultural season, which created multiplier effects in the local economy. Mozambique has been going through difficult economic times since 2015. This has been...

    7 Dec 2017 | Alberto Da Cruz, Jorrit Oppewal

  • Blog post

    A Crise Socioeconómica no Meio Rural Zambeziano

    Os distritos da Média e Alta Zambézia sofreram o maior impacto da queda do preço de feijão bóer em 2017. O grosso dos produtores não teve retorno financeiro do investimento feito na última campanha agrícola, o que provocou efeitos multiplicadores na economia local. Moçambique tem atravessado tempos de crise económica desde 2015, provocada pela descoberta de...

    7 Dec 2017 | Alberto Da Cruz, Jorrit Oppewal

  • Publication - Project Report

    Why are fewer married women joining the work force in rural India? A decomposition analysis over two decades

    8 Sep 2017 | Farzana Afridi, Taryn Dinkelman, Kanika Mahajan

  • Publication - Project Report

    Market linkages, trade costs, and technology adoption in rural Tanzania: Preliminary evidence from a pilot in Kilimanjaro Region

    15 Aug 2017 | Shilpa Aggarwal, Brian Giera, Jonathan Robinson, Alan Spearot

  • Blog post

    Public-private pacts in poultry and cotton for economic transformation in Mozambique

    Promoting structural transformation and economic growth through public-private collaboration is key for development. While there is no shortage of economic transformation strategies, many have not been effectively implemented. Most strategies are general and multisectoral, and thus fail to address important sector-specific constraints. Additionally, failure to effectively...

    1 Aug 2017 | Jorrit Oppewal

  • Blog post

    The inflationary impact of the grain procurement policy in India

    To smooth volatile grain prices, the Indian Government procures additional grain quantities, creating agricultural commodity buffers, often redistributed to poor households. This policy can produce a demand shock, triggering increased inflation. This blog looks at new IGC research to model the distortionary effects of such policies and potential monetary policy...

    24 Apr 2017 | Chetan Ghate, Sargam Gupta, Debdulal Mallick

  • Blog post

    Farmers’ vulnerability to climate shocks in Benin

    Farmers’ vulnerability to climate shocks is affected by their exposure, sensitivity, and adaptive capacity. One must parse these components before designing policies for climate resilience. Agro-ecological factors are especially important, as their variation means that households with low adaptive capacity do not necessarily have high exposure or sensitivity to climate...

    20 Apr 2017 | Boris Odilon Kounagbè Lokonon