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For smallholder subsistence farmers, it is difficult to undertake adequate ex-ante strategies to prepare for shocks. These households are forced to attempt multiple ex-post coping strategies such as…

16 August 2021 | Peer Reviewed | Ethiopia

Abstract This study assesses the adoption of climate-smart agricultural practices in arid Namibia and their impact on agricultural income. The estimation relies on multinomial endogenous switching…

4 February 2021 | EfD Discussion Paper | South Africa

Abstract Agricultural production in sub-Saharan Africa faces a multitude of challenges arising from land degradation, climate change, and limited access to improved technology. In this context…

28 October 2020 | Peer Reviewed | Ethiopia, Tanzania

This study examines the role of Ethiopia’s productive safety net program (PSNP) and its modes of benefit transfer in vulnerability to nutritional outcomes among female- and male-headed households…

13 May 2020 | EfD Discussion Paper | Ethiopia

While livestock is an integral component of the mixed crop-livestock farming system in Ethiopia, there is competition between crops and livestock for the limited feed resources. The residue after…

18 May 2020 | Research Brief | Ethiopia

Open access post-harvest grazing is widespread in mixed crop-livestock systems. This discourages conservation agriculture, which depends on keeping the soil surface covered with crop residues. One way…

17 July 2019 | EfD Discussion Paper | Ethiopia

This study combined farm household panel data, weather data and discount rates, as measured by a hypothetical survey question, to estimate the impact of income on discounting. This paper has found…

1 March 2019 | Peer Reviewed | Ethiopia, Global Hub

The individual farmer in a developing country has little incentive to care about the public good properties of on-farm biodiversity in the form of different crop varieties. There is a common…

12 February 2019 | Peer Reviewed | Ethiopia

Since the beginning of the decade, climate resilient green economy strategies have been proposed in many African countries. One of the pillars of the strategies is the adoption and diffusion of…

15 January 2019 | EfD Discussion Paper | Ethiopia

This paper assesses the potential for rent generation in the North Sea herring fishery. The assessment distinguishes between rents and intra-marginal profits—the sum of which constitutes variable…

27 March 2018 | Peer Reviewed |