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Research and Development
Stories of Change: Rwanda, Final Report
RwandaElyse, Iruhiriye, Deanna K. Olney, Gayathri V. Ram...

Globally, under nutrition is related to almost half of the deaths in children younger than five years of age. It leads to large human and economic costs to countries through increased morbidity and mortality in childhood, poor child growth and develo...

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Informing Policy with Agricultural R&D Evidence: An ASTI Pilot Project in Ethiopia, Nigeria, and Tanzania
EthiopiaFred Carden, Nienke Beintema, Assefa Admassie, Luc...

Despite Agricultural Science and Technology Indicators’ (ASTI) global and regional visibility-and the use of its data for institutional decision-making by various national agricultural research institutes-the incorporation of ASTI evidence into natio...

Research and Development
Becon 4 Africa: An overview of the Literature on the Economic Assessment of GE Crops in the Continent, 1996-2016
North AfricaPatricia Zambrano, Namita Paul, Judith Chambers, J...

The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) published the first method-focused assessment of the applied economic literature about the ex ante and ex post impacts of genetically engineered crops in developing countries in 2009. The overa...

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Humanitarian Assistance and Resilience-Building: Impact of Fadama III-AF II on Food Security and Livelihood Restoration in Northeastern Nigeria
NigeriaEphraim Nkonya, Dauda Bawa, Edward Kato, David Mau...

The ongoing insurgency in northeastern Nigeria has led to the loss of over 20,000 lives and about 4,500 abductions since 2002 and, in 2015 alone, caused an economic loss of about US$450 million, equivalent to 5.7 percent of northeastern Nigeria’s gro...

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Mother’s Nutrition-Related Knowledge and Child Nutrition Outcomes: Empirical Evidence from Nigeria
NigeriaOlusegun Fadare, Mulubrhan Amare, George Mavrotas,...

Nutrition outcomes among young children in Nigeria are among the worse globally. Mother’s limited knowledge about food choices, feeding, and health care seeking practices contributes significantly to negative nutrition outcomes for children in most d...

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Income Variability, Evolving Diets, and Demand for Processed Foods in Nigeria
NigeriaAlan de Brauw and Sylvan Herskowitz

We present evidence on evolving dietary patterns in Nigeria using three waves and six total rounds of household consumption data from the Nigerian Living Standards and Measurement Surveys between the years of 2011 and 2016. First, following conventio...

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Climate Change and Agriculture in Africa
North AfricaSahel

This newsletter provides insights into food and conflict confronting the continent as a result of climate change. Also, various innovations and initiatives being implemented across the world to curb climate change are profiled in this edition.

Mechanization
Nigeria's Mechanization Landscape
NigeriaSahel

This newsletter documents key mechanization-led productivity and efficiency gains and potential scaling for agricultural transformation in Nigeria.

Research and Development
Effect of Changes in Population Density and Crop Productivity on Farm Households in Malawi
MalawiAdam M. Komarek and Siwa Msangi

This study examines the ex‐ante farm‐household effects of changes in family size, yield potential, and yield gaps using a farm‐household simulation model that reflects the economic and biophysical conditions of central Malawi. Disparities between gro...

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