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September 26, 2018Knowledge Portal
Markets in crises: The implications for humanitarian action

This report collates findings across three case studies on what actually happens to institutions around markets during and after crises, and explores how humanitarian policies and interventions can be used to maximize the potential of markets to support the household resilience of people living in situations of crises. »

April 24, 2018Knowledge Portal
Value chains for nutrition in South Asia: Who delivers, how, and to whom?

This issue of the IDS Bulletin aims to analyse existing (or potential) agri-food value chain pathways for delivering nutritious foods from agriculture to vulnerable populations in South Asia. »

February 12, 2018Knowledge Portal
Can agricultural aspirations influence preferences for new technologies

This paper describes a choice experiment framed around the hypothetical subsidized purchase of a drip irrigation system in Pakistan. This study identified a clear increase in the valuation of the drip system by farmers after a few years of drip experience. »

October 30, 2017Knowledge Portal
Strengthening developing-country seed systems and markets: Policy trade-offs, unintended consequences, and operational realities

This webinar explores novel approaches to strengthening seed systems and markets. David Spielman, senior research fellow at the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) presents the webinar. The aim is to chalk out some basic principles to help understand the effects of changes in public policies on seed systems and markets in developing countries. »

October 20, 2017Knowledge Portal
Financing women farmers: The need to increase and redirect agriculture and climate adaptation resources

This briefing paper finds that governments and donors are failing to provide women farmers with relevant and adequate support for farming and adapting to climate change. Oxfam conducted research on government and donor investments. »

September 4, 2017Knowledge Portal
Women’s economic empowerment and agribusiness: Opportunities for the gender transformative agenda

This report explains the extent to which donor-supported agribusiness initiatives engage with the gender transformative agenda. A methodology for analyzing agribusiness projects from a gender perspective was developed to review gender-related initiatives at the field level and in project management. »