Economía Agroalimentaria

Food aid supports climate adaptive investments by farmers in sub-Saharan Africa

FAO Agricultural Development Economics Policy Brief 27
Año: 2020
Autor(es): FAO

This brief explores the evidence on the relationships between food aid transfers and investments in climate adaptive agriculture using data from Ethiopia, Malawi and United Republic of Tanzania. Four climate adaptive agricultural investments are considered, namely: adoption of cereal-legume intercropping, use of organic fertilizers such as manure and compost, construction of soil and water conservation structures in fields, and investments in livestock diversification. These practices differ in their levels of capital and labour intensity,and their appropriateness for farmers will vary depending on the context farmers operate in.

Tema: Clima
Tipo de documento: Nota de política
Región: Africa