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Whither Participation? Evaluating Participatory Policy Processes Using the CGPE Approach: The Case of CAADP in Malawi

In this chapter, we apply 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…

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Tracking CAADP indicators and processes

Chapter 11 tracks progress on CAADP indicators outlined in the CAADP Results Framework for 2015–2025 in the areas of economic growth, food and nutrition security, employment, poverty, agricultural production and productivity, intra-African trade and…

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The effects of climate change on agriculture and food security in Africa

Chapter 2 describes the context in which policy and investment decisions will have to take place, finding that in the years leading up to 2050, African countries will continue to grow, and many will reach middle-income status. As the agricultural…

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

Chapter 4, while providing an assessment of possible investments in CSA in SSA, proposes a framework to prioritize among CSA interventions. Both chapters reach the conclusion that although multiple wins are possible, “silver bullets” do not appear to…

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Insurance opportunities against weather risks for smallholder farmers in Africa

Chapter 6 provides important insights into the promises and limits of production risk management through financial mechanisms. In particular the authors investigate the role that weather index insurance can play in generating better adaptation…

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