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discussion paper

Pluralistic extension system in Malawi

This descriptive study was undertaken in order to assess the status of extension services in Malawi 10 years after implementation of the pluralistic and demand-driven extension policy. The findings would help practitioners and policy makers in their…

discussion paper

Adoption of weather index insurance

In this paper we examine which farmers would be early entrants into weather index insurance markets in Ethiopia, were such markets to develop on a large scale. We do this by examining the determinants of willingness to pay for weather insurance among…

discussion paper

Is food insecurity more severe in South Asia or Sub-Saharan Africa?

""This paper uses data from national household expenditure surveys to explore whether food insecurity is more severe in South Asia or Sub-Saharan Africa. It employs two indicators of the diet quantity dimension of food insecurity, or the inability to…

journal article

Is there persistence in the impact of emergency food aid?

The primary goal of emergency food aid after an economic shock is often to bolster short-term food and nutrition security. However, these transfers also act as insurance against other shock effects, such as destruction of assets and changes in…

project paper

Assessing the longer-term impact of emergency food aid in Bangladesh, Ethiopia, and Malawi

...IFPRI examined the effectiveness of community-based targeting following three recent emergencies: the 1998 floods in Bangladesh; the 2002 drought in Ethiopia; and the 2001-02 failed maize harvest in Malawi. All three cases show limited long-term…

project paper

Assessing the effectiveness of community-based targeting of emergency food aid in Bangladesh, Ethiopia, and Malawi

...IFPRI examined the effectiveness of community-based targeting following three recent emergencies: the 1998 floods in Bangladesh; the 2002 drought in Ethiopia; and the 2001-02 failed maize harvest in Malawi."-- From text

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