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Quality assured research synthesis documents from a selected set of publishers who focus is on supporting evidence-informed decision-making on issues relevant to international development

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Feeding climate change: what the Paris Agreement means for food and beverage companies
T. Gore; R. Pearl-Martinez / Oxfam 2016
The Paris Agreement marked a major breakthrough in support for climate action from many parts of the business community, including from key actors in the food and beverage sector. But despite significant progress, much work remains to...
Evidence and gaps in evidence on the principle political economy constraints and opportunities to successful investment in inclusive agribusiness in Asia
J.G. Kydd / Evidence on Demand 2016
This report pays particular reference to Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Kyrgyz Republic, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan and Tajikistan. The purpose is to inform a more detailed call down piece of work for DFID to scope the potential establishment...
Embedding gender and diversity in the Plantwise Programme: overview of findings
Evidence on Demand 2015
It is widely assumed that women are not heavily engaged in agriculture, however data from around the world highlights the critical role that women play in agricultural production, especially in less-developed countries. In spite of th...
Impact assessment of credit programme for the tenant farmers in Bangladesh
International Initiative for Impact Evaluation 2015
This study report gives us the latest evidences from a randomized field experiment on an innovative micro-credit programme for the tenant farmers in Bangladesh. Tenant farmers, who dominate the agrarian structure in Bangladesh, have b...
Making networks work for policy: Evidence from agricultural technology adoption in Malawi
International Initiative for Impact Evaluation 2015
Low productivity in agriculture and environmentally unsustainable farming challenges are pressing development challenges for many developing countries. Technologies that would minimize adverse environmental effects and increase long-t...
Is Tanzania’s joint forest management program me a triple win? Understanding causal pathways for livelihoods, governance and forest condition impacts
L. Persha; C. Meshack / International Initiative for Impact Evaluation 2015
Estimated government and donor funding to support Joint Forest Management (JFM) in Tanzania since the early 1990s exceeds USD $30 million. While there are many small scale and site-specific studies on JFM in Tanzania, to date there ar...
Public overseas investments: ensuring respect for and protecting legitimate land tenure rights: rapid evidence assessment
C. Tanner; E. Scalise; M. Mutema / Evidence on Demand 2015
This rapid evidence assessment (REA) investigates how public overseas investments supported by developed country governments respect legitimate land tenure rights, especially in countries without a strong system for protecting existin...
Food safety in developing countries: an overview
Evidence on Demand 2015
Foodborne disease matters for development. It is a major public health problem. It presents a barrier to countries that wish to export and to smallholder farmers who wish to sell produce in high value domestic markets. It is also a ma...
Middle East Respiratory Syndrome-Coronavirus in camels: an Overview for Sub-Saharan and North Africa
J. Jores / Evidence on Demand 2015
More than 60 percent of the world population of one-humped dromedary camels (Camelus dromedarius) lives in the Greater Horn of Africa. Their role as one of the most important livestock species for nutrition in arid and semi-arid areas...
Case study: Nepal’s agriculture, climate change and food security
N. Grist / Evidence on Demand 2015
This brief is a country case study of Nepal produced alongside the DFID Topic Guide on Climate Change, Food Security and Agriculture. It highlights how climate change affects the situation of food security and agriculture in Nepal. Th...

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