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What is the scope for increased fertilizer use in Kenya?
M. Sheahan; R. Black; T.S. Jayne / Food Security III Cooperative Agreement, Michigan State University, 2012
Despite upward trends in fertiliser application rates on maize fields over the last twenty years, there remains a perception in Kenya that application rates are not high enough to reverse the country’s growing national food defi...
Food securities and social conflict
J. Helland; G. M. Sørbø / Chr. Michelsen Institute, Norway, 2014
Following rising food prices violent ‘food riots’ took place in about 40 countries around the globe in 2007-2008. And at the end of 2010 and the start of 2011, as protests erupted first in Tunisia and then in Algeria, Bahr...
Strengthening resilience against disasters and climate change: Sustainable energy in Quy Nhon City
M. Akkerman; H. Thanh Binh; D. Thu Phuon / International Institute for Environment and Development, 2014
This paper investigates the relationship between disasters and energy supply in the coastal city of Quy Nhon, Vietnam. The research focus is two coastal communes: Nhon Ly and Nhon Hai. The principal livelihoods in these communes are f...
Natural systems and climate change resilience in the Lower Mekong Basin: future directions for biodiversity, agriculture and livelihoods in a rapidly changing environment
J. Carew-Reid; L. Taylor / International Centre for Environmental Management, 2014
This report finds that despite the diversity of livelihoods and ecosystems In the Lower Mekong Basin, most sectors’ resilience to climate change is dependent on health natural ecosystems. This report draws on climate chan...
The impact of maize hybrids on income, poverty, and inequality among smallholder farmers in Kenya
M.K. Mathenge; M. Smale; J. Olwande / Food Security III Cooperative Agreement, Michigan State University, 2012
The development and diffusion of hybrid maize seed in Kenya is a widely documented success story. This paper examines particularly the impacts of hybrid maize seed adoption on farmer welfare in Kenya. The paper states that comp...
Improving basic services for the bottom forty percent - lessons from Ethiopia
World Bank, 2014
Ethiopia, like most developing countries, has opted to deliver services such as basic education, primary health care, agricultural extension advice, water, and rural roads through a highly decentralised system. That choice is based on...
Growth and economic opportunities for women: literature review to inform the DFID-IDRC-Hewlett Foundation research program on women's economic empowerment, gender equality and growth in low income countries
International Development Research Centre, 2013
This is a background paper for a new research programme on women’s economic empowerment. It is a comprehensive literature review on the state of the field. Section 1 briefly discusses the global evidence on existing gender dispar...
Trends in per capita food availability in West Africa, 1980-2009
N.M. Me-Nsope; J.M. Staatz / Food Security III Cooperative Agreement, Michigan State University, 2013
The goal of this paper is to provide evidence of shifts in food consumption patterns in the ECOWAS countries of West Africa from 1980 through 2009. The paper reveals a trend towards greater per capita calorie supplies for most ...
A strategic agricultural sector and food security diagnostic for Burma
S. Haggblade (ed); D. Boughton; G. Denning / Food Security III Cooperative Agreement, Michigan State University, 2013
Despite its enormous potential, Myanmar’s agriculture has underperformed over the past fifty years. Furthermore, given that two-thirds of the population works primarily in agriculture, low farm productivity translates into high ...
Leveraging the private sector to promote agriculture and natural resource-based livelihoods
S. Wiggins; S. Keats / Evidence on Demand, 2014
For the benefit of Livelihoods Advisers in DFID, this Topic Guide sets out the issues arising when stimulating private investment and initiative to the benefit of small-scale and informal farmers, fishers and herders. Four sets of que...
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What is the scope for increased fertilizer use in Kenya?
M. Sheahan; R. Black; T.S. Jayne / Food Security III Cooperative Agreement, Michigan State University, 2012
Despite upward trends in fertiliser application rates on maize fields over the last twenty years, there remains a perception in Kenya that application rates are not high enough to reverse the country’s growing national food defi...
Food securities and social conflict
J. Helland; G. M. Sørbø / Chr. Michelsen Institute, Norway, 2014
Following rising food prices violent ‘food riots’ took place in about 40 countries around the globe in 2007-2008. And at the end of 2010 and the start of 2011, as protests erupted first in Tunisia and then in Algeria, Bahr...
Strengthening resilience against disasters and climate change: Sustainable energy in Quy Nhon City
M. Akkerman; H. Thanh Binh; D. Thu Phuon / International Institute for Environment and Development, 2014
This paper investigates the relationship between disasters and energy supply in the coastal city of Quy Nhon, Vietnam. The research focus is two coastal communes: Nhon Ly and Nhon Hai. The principal livelihoods in these communes are f...
Natural systems and climate change resilience in the Lower Mekong Basin: future directions for biodiversity, agriculture and livelihoods in a rapidly changing environment
J. Carew-Reid; L. Taylor / International Centre for Environmental Management, 2014
This report finds that despite the diversity of livelihoods and ecosystems In the Lower Mekong Basin, most sectors’ resilience to climate change is dependent on health natural ecosystems. This report draws on climate chan...
The impact of maize hybrids on income, poverty, and inequality among smallholder farmers in Kenya
M.K. Mathenge; M. Smale; J. Olwande / Food Security III Cooperative Agreement, Michigan State University, 2012
The development and diffusion of hybrid maize seed in Kenya is a widely documented success story. This paper examines particularly the impacts of hybrid maize seed adoption on farmer welfare in Kenya. The paper states that comp...
Improving basic services for the bottom forty percent - lessons from Ethiopia
World Bank, 2014
Ethiopia, like most developing countries, has opted to deliver services such as basic education, primary health care, agricultural extension advice, water, and rural roads through a highly decentralised system. That choice is based on...
Growth and economic opportunities for women: literature review to inform the DFID-IDRC-Hewlett Foundation research program on women's economic empowerment, gender equality and growth in low income countries
International Development Research Centre, 2013
This is a background paper for a new research programme on women’s economic empowerment. It is a comprehensive literature review on the state of the field. Section 1 briefly discusses the global evidence on existing gender dispar...
Trends in per capita food availability in West Africa, 1980-2009
N.M. Me-Nsope; J.M. Staatz / Food Security III Cooperative Agreement, Michigan State University, 2013
The goal of this paper is to provide evidence of shifts in food consumption patterns in the ECOWAS countries of West Africa from 1980 through 2009. The paper reveals a trend towards greater per capita calorie supplies for most ...
A strategic agricultural sector and food security diagnostic for Burma
S. Haggblade (ed); D. Boughton; G. Denning / Food Security III Cooperative Agreement, Michigan State University, 2013
Despite its enormous potential, Myanmar’s agriculture has underperformed over the past fifty years. Furthermore, given that two-thirds of the population works primarily in agriculture, low farm productivity translates into high ...
Leveraging the private sector to promote agriculture and natural resource-based livelihoods
S. Wiggins; S. Keats / Evidence on Demand, 2014
For the benefit of Livelihoods Advisers in DFID, this Topic Guide sets out the issues arising when stimulating private investment and initiative to the benefit of small-scale and informal farmers, fishers and herders. Four sets of que...
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Centre for Micro Finance, India (CMF)
The Centre for Micro Finance aims to improve the accessibility and quality of financial services for the poor through rigorous research, knowledge dissemination and evidence-based policy outreach. Most CMF research projects entail the collection of primary data via survey instruments. Once CMF data sets are cleaned and analyzed they are made publicly available online and can be accessible via...
Development Support Center (DSC)
Development Support Center (DSC) is an Indian resource organisation that provides knowledge based support to Non-Government Organisations (NGOs), government agencies and other stakeholders in the field of natural resource management.
Sustainable Development 2015 (SD2015)
The Sustainable Development 2015 website provides the latest news, information and expert analysis around the global decision-making process to define a new set of global goals to eradicate poverty through sustainable development, known as the post-2015 development agenda. The website forms part of a wider multi-stakeholder engagement programme run by Stakeholder Forum and CIVICUS, in c...
Reseau de Lutte contre la Faim (RELUFA)
The REseau de LUtte contre la FAim (RELUFA) is a non-partisan national network of Cameroonian ecumenical and secular non-profit organizations and mainstream churches. The member organizations come from all regions in Cameroon and have joined forces to develop common strategies against systemic problems of hunger, poverty, and socio-, economic- and environmental injustice
Centre pour l'Environnement et le Développement / Centre for Environment and Development (CED)
Research and advocacy organisation promoting sustainable livelihoods and the protection of natural resources in Cameroon.
International Journal of Environmental Science and Development (IJESD)
International Journal of Environmental Science and Development (IJESD) is an international academic open access journal. It aims to promote the integration of environmental science and development.
Grail Research
Market research organisation. Grail Research has offices in Massachusetts, New York, Beijing, Johannesburg, and Noida, a satellite town adjoining the Indian capital, New Delhi.
Professional Development for Livelihoods Advisers Website (PLOW)
PLOW was funded by the Department for International Development (DFID) and supported the professional development of DFID livelihoods advisers. Site was operational between 2006-2008, and is now archived.
TI-UP Resource Centre
TI-UP is a key resource centre providing a one-stop shop for knowledge in the combined fields of Technology, Infrastructure and Urban Planning, serving The UK's Department for International Development (DFID) infrastructure advisors, programme managers, DFID's partners in developing countries, and the wider international development community.
Pastoralism
Pastoralism: Research, Policy and Practice is an interdisciplinary and peer-reviewed journal on extensive livestock production systems throughout the world. Pastoralists rely on rangelands and livestock for their livelihoods, but exhibit different levels of mobility and market involvement, and operate under a variety of different land tenure regimes. Pastoralism publishes research that influences...
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