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Identifying priority value chains in Ghana

This working paper identifies agricultural activities and value chains in Ghana whose expansion is most effective at generating economic growth, reducing national and rural poverty, creating jobs, and improving nutrition by diversifying diets. The…

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Performance and adoption factors for open pollinated and hybrid maize varieties: Evidence from farmers’ fields in northern Ghana

Maize is the most widely grown starch in Ghana, and yet domestic supply does not meet demand, because maize productivity is low. Trials were performed in northern Ghana in 2015 to determine whether hybrid varieties would outperform the varieties…

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The (Arab) Agricultural Investment for Development Analyzer (AIDA): An innovative tool for evidence-based planning

This paper describes an innovative agricultural and rural economic planning tool that will help governments and analysts in the design of agricultural investment plans: the (Arab) Agricultural Investment for Development Analyzer (AIDA). A policy…

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Consumption of animal-source foods in Ethiopia: Patterns, changes, and determinants

Using unique nationally representative household consumption data sets that extend from 1995/96 to 2010/11, this study looks at patterns and changes in ASF (animal-source food) consumption and attempts to identify some of the drivers of these…

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Relief from usury: Impact of a community-based microcredit program in rural India

The impact of micro-credit interventions on existing credit markets is theoretically ambiguous. Previous empirical work suggests the entry of a joint-liability lender may lead to a positive impact on the informal lending rate. This paper presents the…

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Economic growth, convergence, and world food demand and supply

The objective of this paper is to explore the evolution of world food demand and supply to 2050, extending a simple econometric model developed by Fukase and Martin (2016). In Fukase and Martin (2016), this model allowed us to assess the prospects for…

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Prospects for the sectoral transformation of the rural economy in Tanzania: A review of the evidence

To guide economy-wide modeling efforts to identify specific public investments under Tanzania’s second Agricultural Sector Development Programme (ASDP II), this report provides an analysis of the performance of the rural economy of mainland Tanzania…

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Private sector rice stocks in Bangladesh: Estimated levels and determinants

This paper focuses on the role of private stocks in the Bangladesh foodgrain economy, and presents estimates of the quantities of private stocks in Bangladesh based on data on household-level monthly stocks 1of paddy and rice from the Bangladesh…

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