Agricultural Development Economics

Policy briefs

Year of publication
When emergency situations continue for years or even decades achieving food security becomes an overwhelming challenge. This policy brief aims [...]
Farming practices, which capture carbon and store it in agricultural soils, offer some of the most promising options for cost effective, [...]

Millet and sorghum seed in the Sahel, Mali

Smale, Diakité, Grum, [ 2009 ]
Malian farmers have accumulated knowledge about managing millet and sorghum seed over thousands of years in the Sahel. In response [...]
There are no easy solutions to the ongoing food price crisis. Maize and wheat prices doubled between 2003 and 2008, [...]

Minor millet seed in Tamil Nadu, India

Smale, Cohen, Nagarajan [ 2009 ]
Minor millets are a group of annual grasses found mainly in arid and semi-arid regions. They are cultivated on 29.1 [...]

Pigeonpea seed in semi-arid areas, Kenya

Audi, P., L. Nagarajan, R. Jones, M. Smale [ 2008 ]
Smallholder producers in marginal and semiarid areas of eastern Kenya have not benefited greatly from research investments made in improvement [...]
During the first three months of 2008, international nominal prices of all major food commodities reached their highest levels in [...]
Access to seed of locally adapted crops - both landraces and improved varieties - is crucial for farmers to maintain [...]

Indigenous peoples’ food systems for health : Finding interventions that work

Kuhnlein H, Erasmus B, Creed-Kanashiro H, Englberger L, Okeke C, Turner N, Allen L, Bhattacharjee L. [ 2008 ]
This is a short report of a 'safari' held in conjunction with the International Congress of Nutrition in September 2005, [...]

Conflict and food security in Beni-Lubero

Timothy Raeymaekers [ 2006 ]
This study has its origin in discussions about the analysis and practice of food security in protracted conflicts (de Waal, 1997; Flores, [...]
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