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January 16, 2019Knowledge Portal
Scaling up climate services for smallholder farmers: Learning from practice

These six papers in a special issue of Climate Risk Management presents innovations, insights and evidence from efforts to make climate services work for smallholder farmers in Africa, Asia, and Latin America. Identifying the intended users and understanding how their identities, roles and responsibilities within larger agrarian communities to which they belong impact their climate service needs and ability to act on the information provided. »

October 11, 2018Knowledge Portal
Gendered aspirations and occupations among rural youth, in agriculture and beyond: A cross-regional perspective

This paper explores rural young women’s and men’s occupational aspirations and trajectories in India, Mali, Malawi, Morocco, Mexico, Nigeria and the Philippines. Rural youth predominantly aspires formal blue and white-collar jobs. Some young men aspired to engage in agriculture, young women did not due to gender norms. »

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. »

July 30, 2018Knowledge Portal
Agricultural policy incentives in sub-Saharan Africa in the last decade (2005–2016)

This synthesis study summarizes policy monitoring indicators for 14 sub-Saharan African countries. These indicators are commonly used to assess the extent of policy support to agriculture. Results indicate increasing support to farmers in the form of price incentives. »

July 11, 2018Knowledge Portal
Identifying options for the development of sustainable seed systems: Insights from Kenya and Mali

This working paper aims to propose an agenda for supporting sustainable development of seed systems in two sub-Saharan countries, Kenya and Mali, based on the experiences and insight of seed system actors who contribute to various functions and operate at different scales. »

June 5, 2018Knowledge Portal
School feeding or general food distribution? Quasi-experimental evidence on the educational impacts of emergency food assistance during conflict in Mali

This report investigates the effects of emergency school feeding and general food distribution (GFD) on children’s schooling during conflict in Mali. School feeding led to increases in enrolment by 11 percentage points and to about an additional half-year of completed schooling. »