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May 10, 2018Knowledge Portal
Aligning ARD and trade policies to improve sustainable development impact

This exploratory study seeks to analyse the ongoing debate and cooperation between Agricultural and Rural Development (ARD) and trade, and aid for trade departments. Development partners are making efforts to strengthen coherence between their Trade and ARD policies and interventions. »

March 21, 2018Knowledge Portal
Scaling up innovations through adaptive research: An institutional analysis and lessons from farm science centers in India

This discussion paper presents a case study and lessons learned from an attempt to scale up a set of aquaculture innovations through adaptive research trials involving small-scale fish farmers in Odisha, India. »

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. »

February 5, 2018Knowledge Portal
What roles could private actors play in agricultural adaptation in sub-Saharan Africa?

This discussion brief examines the role of private actors in publicly funded agricultural adaptation projects in sub-Saharan Africa, identifying different types of involvement. The goal is to provide a foundation for exploring ways to expand the role of private actors, and to identify ways in which public climate finance could be used to catalyze and scale up private investment in the sector. »

December 7, 2017Knowledge Portal
Nutrition-sensitive agriculture: What have we learned and where do we go from here?

This discussion paper reviews recent evidence that document linkages between agriculture, women’s empowerment, and nutrition. A growing number of governments, donor agencies, and development organizations are committed to supporting nutrition-sensitive agriculture to achieve their development goals. »

November 23, 2017Knowledge Portal
Changing gender roles in agriculture?: Evidence from 20 years of data in Ghana

This discussion paper provides a unique overview of changes in gender patterns in agriculture during more than 20 years in Ghana. At a time when donors and governments are increasing efforts to mainstream gender in agriculture, it is critical to revisit long-standing wisdom about rural women and men farmers to be able to more efficiently design and evaluate policy interventions. »