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This paper assesses the effects of rainfall shocks on poverty in Burkina Faso and Senegal using a computable general equilibrium model. An index quantifying effects of rainfall fluctuations shows that, due to a predicted increase in annual...

- Francis M. Mwaura and Geofrey Okoboi

In this paper, the relationship between climate variation and crop output in Uganda for the period 1981 to 2008 is examined. The time-varying ARCH model of the crop production function is used to estimate the relationships. Analysis of the...

- Hazel Jean L. Malapit and Agnes R. Quisumbing

Policy interventions that improve women’s status and reduce gender inequalities are expected to contribute to the well-being of not only the women themselves but also their children. Because women have the responsibility of caring for...

- Eduardo Maruyama, Laurian J. Unnevehr, and Jiarui Wang

We use data from 52 countries on child stunting, poverty, determinants of food security, environmental health, and quality of maternal and child care to carry out a cluster analysis of country typologies. The purpose is to identify where...

- Samuel Benin

This paper uses case studies of Bangladesh, Ghana, Rwanda, and Senegal to assess the degree to which the L’Aquila Food Security Initiative (AFSI) has been implemented within the framework of managing for development results (MfDR...

- Mara van den Bold, Agnes R. Quisumbing, Stuart Gillespie

Many development programs that aim to alleviate poverty and improve investments in human capital consider women’s empowerment a key pathway by which to achieve impact and often target women as their main beneficiaries. Despite this, women...

- International Food Policy Research Institute

Women play a critical and potentially transformative role in agricultural growth in developing countries, but they face persistent obstacles and economic constraints limiting further inclusion in agriculture. The Women’s Empowerment in...

- Christophe Gouel

Variants of rational expectations storage models are central to neoclassical studies of the behavior of markets for storable commodities (Williams and Wright, 1991, Wright, 2001). Simple versions are tested econometrically, for example in Deaton...

- Alejandro Nin-Pratt, Michael Johnson, Bingxin Yu

The improved performance of the agricultural sector in Africa south of the Sahara during the most recent decade (2000–2010) has raised questions about the drivers behind the growth. Skeptics argue that rising commodity prices, as world...

- Donald F. Larson, Keijiro Otsuka, Tomoya Matsumoto, Talip Kilic

In Africa, most development strategies include efforts to improve the productivity of staple crops grown on smallholder farms. An underlying premise is that small farms are productive in the African context and that smallholders do not forgo...

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