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Strengthening resilience of rural households through improved social protection

Millions of very poor people who depend on agriculture are frequently exposed to shocks due to extreme weather and volatile prices. Even with strong agricultural growth, an estimated 400 million people will remain at risk of hunger in 2030. Conflict…

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Identifying priority value-chains in Ethiopia

This paper uses an economy-wide model to identify agricultural activities and value-chains in Ethiopia whose expansion would be most effective at generating economic growth, reducing national and rural poverty, creating jobs, and diversifying diets.…

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The case for structured markets in Malawi

After reviewing Malawi’s recent export experience, this policy note examines the types and potential contributions of structured markets to export marketing with a specific focus on commodity exchanges and export mandates. An export mandate means that…

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Picture-based insurance: is it sustainable? Effects on willingness to pay, adverse selection, and moral hazard

This project note hence describes to what extent picture-based crop insurance is viable from an economic point of view, addressing the following questions: (1) Do farmers strategically reduce crop management efforts (that is, does PBI induce moral…

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Priorities for irrigation investment in Malawi

This policy note explores priorities for investment in irriga-tion in Malawi, and examines the trade-offs between invest-ment in new irrigation infrastructure, versus rehabilitation and maintenance of existing irrigation infrastructure. By reviewing…