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Farmers’ crop choice decisions: Trends and determinants in Nigeria and Uganda

This study investigates the determinants of farmers’ crop choice decisions, crop area diversification, and income diversification in Sub-Saharan Africa using nationally representative panel data for Nigeria and Uganda. We use both the shares of land…

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Farmers’ grain storage and losses in Ethiopia: Measures and associates

Storage losses at the farm are often assumed to be an important contributor to presumed large postharvest losses in developing countries. However, reliable and representative data on these losses are often lacking. We study farmers’ storage decisions…

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Assessment of the 2016/17 Food Insecurity Response Programme in Malawi

Following poor harvests in the 2015/16 cropping season in Malawi, vulnerability assessments found that nearly 6.7 million people, primarily in the Southern and Central regions, were likely to suffer from food insecurity before the next harvest. The…


Ethiopia Strategy Support Program (ESSP) 2018

ESSP aims to help improve the policymaking process in Ethiopia by increasing the capacity of Ethiopian institutions to undertake sound economic analysis, and by working to improve public information and dialogue. ESSP’s approach to evidence-based…

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Indicators for examining links between agriculture, food security, and nutrition

How can the nutrition impactof agriculture programsbe assessed? Depending on context, data may need to be collected on production practices for food, livestock, and cash crops; post–farm gate value chain and other market-based activities; commodity…

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Conclusions: The key role of agriculture in achieving better diets in Malawi

This report combines international evidence with new primary and secondary analyses of Malawian data to understand the different pathways linking agriculture, food security, and nutrition for households in Malawi and to illuminate different dimensions…