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   Milking the data : measuring income from milk production in extensive livestock systems -- experimental evidence from Niger
World Bank - Agriculture
16-Nov-2014


Milk is an important source of cash and nutrients for many households in developing countries. Yet, the understanding of the role of dairy production in livelihoods and nutritional outcomes is hindered by the lack of decent quality household survey data. Data on milk off-take for human consumption a....
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   Does livestock ownership affect animal source foods consumption and child nutritional status ? evidence from rural Uganda
World Bank - Agriculture
13-Nov-2014


In many developing countries, consumption of animal source foods among the poor is still at a level where increasing its share in total caloric intake may have many positive nutritional benefits. This paper explores whether ownership of various livestock species increases consumption of animal sourc....
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   Can agricultural households farm their way out of poverty ?
World Bank - Agriculture
5-Nov-2014


This paper examines the determinants of agricultural productivity and its link to poverty using nationally representative data from the Nigeria General Household Survey Panel, 2010/11. The findings indicate an elasticity of poverty reduction with respect to agricultural productivity of between 0.25 ....
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   Does land fragmentation increase the cost of cultivation ? evidence from India
World Bank - Agriculture
3-Nov-2014


Although a large literature discusses the productivity effects of land fragmentation, measurement and potential endogeneity issues are often overlooked. This paper uses several measures of fragmentation and controls for endogeneity and crop choice by looking at inherited paddy and wheat plots to sho....
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   Soil endowments, female labor force participation and the demographic deficit of women in India
World Bank - Agriculture
16-Oct-2014


Differences in relative female employment by soil texture are used to explain the heterogeneous deficit of female children across districts within India. Soil texture varies exogenously and determines the depth of land tillage. Deep tillage, possible in loamy but not in clayey soil textures, reduces....
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   Agricultural policies and trade paths in Turkey
World Bank - Agriculture
8-Oct-2014


In 1959, shortly after the European Economic Community was founded under the 1957 Treaty of Rome, Turkey applied for Associate Membership in the then six-member common market. By 1963, a path for integrating the economies of Turkey and the eventual European Union had been mapped. As with many trade ....
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   Measuring agricultural knowledge and adoption
World Bank - Agriculture
7-Oct-2014


Understanding the trade-offs in improving the precision of agricultural measures through survey design is crucial. Yet, standard indicators used to determine program effectiveness may be flawed and at a differential rate for men and women. The authors use a household survey from Mozambique to estima....
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   GLS estimation and empirical bayes prediction for linear mixed models with Heteroskedasticity and sampling weights : a background study for the POVMAP project
World Bank - Agriculture
10-Sep-2014


This note adapts results by Huang and Hidiroglou (2003) on Generalized Least Squares estimation and Empirical Bayes prediction for linear mixed models with sampling weights. The objective is to incorporate these results into the poverty mapping approach put forward by Elbers et al. (2003). The estim....
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   Understanding the agricultural input landscape in Sub-Saharan Africa : recent plot, household, and community-level evidence
World Bank - Agriculture
25-Aug-2014


Conventional wisdom holds that Sub-Saharan African farmers use few modern inputs despite the fact that most growth-inducing and poverty-reducing agricultural growth in the region is expected to come largely from expanded use of inputs that embody improved technologies, particularly improved seed, fe....
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   Seeing is believing ? evidence from an extension network experiment
World Bank - Agriculture
11-Aug-2014


Extension services are a keystone of information diffusion in agriculture. This paper exploits a large randomized controlled trial to track diffusion of a new technique in the classic Training and Visit (T&V) extension model, relative to a more direct training model. In both control and treatment co....
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   Managing quantity, quality, and timing in Indian cane sugar production : ex post marketing permits or ex ante production contracts ?
World Bank - Agriculture
21-Jul-2014


Private sugar processors in Andhra Pradesh, India use an unusual form of vertical coordination. They issue 'permits' to selected cane growers a few weeks before harvest. These permits specify the amount of cane to be delivered during a narrow time period. This article investigates why processors cre....
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   Who will feed China in the 21st century ? income growth and food demand and supply in China
World Bank - Agriculture
16-Jun-2014


This paper uses resource-based cereal equivalent measures to explore the evolution of China's demand and supply for food. Although demand for food calories is probably close to its peak level in China, the ongoing dietary shift to animal-based foods, induced by income growth, is likely to impose con....
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   Gender and public goods provision in Tamil Nadu's village governments
World Bank - Agriculture
4-May-2014


Using data from 144 village-level governments in India's Tamil Nadu state, this paper investigates political reservations for women and whether the gender of village government leaders influences the provision of village public goods. A knowledge test of village government presidents and a survey ab....
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   Co-movement of major commodity price returns : time-series assessment
World Bank - Agriculture
27-Apr-2014


This paper provides a comprehensive analysis of the degree of co-movement among the nominal price returns of 11 major energy, agricultural and food commodities based on monthly data between 1970 and 2013. A uniform-spacings testing approach, a multivariate dynamic conditional correlation model and a....
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   Post-harvest loss in Sub-Saharan Africa -- what do farmers say ?
World Bank - Agriculture
2-Apr-2014


The 2007-2008 global food crisis has renewed interest in post-harvest loss, but estimates remain scarce, especially in Sub-Saharan Africa. This paper uses self-reported measures from nationally representative household surveys in Malawi, Uganda, and Tanzania. Overall, on-farm post-harvest loss adds ....
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   Wage growth, landholding, and mechanization in agriculture : evidence from Indonesia
World Bank - Agriculture
26-Feb-2014


This paper uses farm panel data from Indonesia to examine dynamic patterns of land use, capital investments, and wages in agriculture. The empirical analysis shows that an increase in real wages has induced the substitution of labor by machines among relatively large farmers. Large farmers tend to i....
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   Is there a farm-size productivity relationship in African agriculture ? evidence from Rwanda
World Bank - Agriculture
5-Feb-2014


Whether the negative relationship between farm size and productivity that is confirmed in a large global literature holds in Africa is of considerable policy relevance. This paper revisits this issue and examines potential causes of the inverse productivity relationship in Rwanda, where policy maker....
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   The challenge of measuring hunger
World Bank - Agriculture
1-Jan-2014


There is widespread interest in the number of hungry people in the world and trends in hunger. Current global counts rely on combining each country's total food balance with information on distribution patterns from household consumption expenditure surveys. Recent research has advocated for calcula....
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   The method of randomization and the role of reasoned intuition
World Bank - Agriculture
11-Dec-2013


The method of randomization has been a major driver in the recent rise to prominence of empirical development economics. It has helped uncover patterns and facts that had earlier escaped attention. But it has also given rise to debate and controversy. This paper evaluates the method of randomization....
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   A conceptual model of incomplete markets and the consequences for technology adoption policies in Ethiopia
World Bank - Agriculture
29-Oct-2013


In Africa, farmers have been reluctant to take up new varieties of staple crops developed to boost smallholder yields and rural incomes. Low fertilizer use is often mentioned as a proximate cause, but some believe the problem originates with incomplete input markets. As a remedy, African governments....
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   Plugged in to progress with geothermal energy in Kenya
World Bank - Africa Region
10-Jan-2013


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   Lom Pangar Hydropower Project
World Bank - Africa Region
11-Feb-2013


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   Full Steam Ahead: World Bank Seeks “Global Push” for Geothermal Energy Revolution
World Bank - Africa Region
5-Mar-2013


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