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Leveraging institutional food procurement for linking small farmers to markets

Findings from WFP’s Purchase for Progress initiative and Brazil’s food procurement programmes
FAO [ 2017 ]
Institutional food procurement programmes (IFPPs) refer to initiatives that are designed to link institutional demand for food to broader development [...]
   
This year’s The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World warns that the long-term declining trend in undernourishment [...]
   

Impacts of modifying Malawi’s farm input subsidy programme targeting

FAO Agricultural development economics working paper 17-05
FAO [ 2017 ]
In this paper, we evaluate the impact of this proposed change to the existing FISP design and implementation mechanisms by [...]
   

Is crop diversification a panacea for climate resilience in Africa?

FAO Agricultural Development Economics Policy Brief 2
FAO [ 2017 ]
Crop diversification is often promoted as a strategy to achieve climate resilience. However, the benefits to crop diversification may vary [...]
   
This document summarizes the online discussion Beyond “temporal” resilience: results that withstand the test of time, which was held on [...]
   

The 2012 crisis in Mali and its implications on resilience and food security

FAO Agricultural development economics working paper 17-04
FAO [ 2017 ]
Food security can be considered an outcome of resilience. From this perspective, a household can be considered resilient if it [...]
   

On the costs of being small: Case evidence from Kenyan family farms

FAO Agricultural development economics working paper 17-03
FAO [ 2017 ]
We analyse allocative efficiency of major input factors for farmers in Kenya. Marginal value products are estimated for land, labor, [...]
   
The brief contains recommendations and a framework for developing an Institutional Food Procurement Programme (IFPP) based on lessons from ten [...]
   

Assessing the policy environment for cash crops in Malawi: what could hinder the achievement of the National Export Strategy objectives?

FAO Agricultural development economics working paper 17-02
Hélène Gourichon, Alethia Cameron, Valentina Pernechele [ 2017 ]
This paper examines the main issues affecting producers of export crops in Malawi that could compromise the attainment of the [...]
   

Diversification under climate variability as part of a CSA strategy in rural Zambia

Aslihan Arslan, Romina Cavatassi, Federica Alfani, Nancy Mccarthy, Leslie Lipper & Misael Kokwe [ 2017 ]
Climate change is posing an increasingly severe challenge to agricultural livelihoods due to increased frequency and intensity of extreme weather [...]
   
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