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Pathways to global impact: Tracing the impacts of development research funded by the Research Council of NorwayResearch Council of Norway / Norges forskningsråd, 2017Norwegian development research is widely used and applied in various settings, both in national contexts and not least internationally. However, many users seem unable to absorb and exploit the variety of research performed in the area.Better mechanisms for interaction between users and researchers are needed, both outside and within the funding arenas.DocumentNorwegian University of Life Sciences, 2017Climate risk represents an increasing threat to poor and vulnerable farmers in drought-prone areas of Africa. This study assesses the fertilizer adoption responses of food insecure farmers in Malawi, where Drought Tolerant (DT) maize was recently introduced. A field experiment, eliciting risk attitudes of farmers, is combined with a detailed farm household survey.Document
Adoption of CA technologies among followers of lead farmers: How strong is the Influence from lead farmers?Norwegian University of Life Sciences, 2017This study investigates how the Farmer-to-Farmer-Extension (F2FE) system with lead farmers and follower farmers influences adoption of Conservation Agriculture (CA) technologies in Malawi. Using data from 180 lead farmers and their 455 followers in central and southern Malawi, we assess the level of influence lead farmers have on their followers’ familiarity with and adoption of CA.DocumentNorwegian University of Life Sciences, 2017Although development intervention programs can have far-reaching impacts beyond their stated objective, there have been few careful studies of unintended outcomes of such programs. This study assesses the impact of Ethiopia’s Productive Safety Net Program (PSNP) on household size and dependency ratio using the difference in differences method based on a panel data of four rounds over 12 years.DocumentNorwegian University of Life Sciences, 2017This paper examines adoption of drought tolerant (DT) maize varieties under rainfall stress in Malawi using a Mundlak-Chamberlain panel Probit model with a Control Function approach. DT maize varieties is a promising technology that has the capacity to help smallholder farmers adapt to drought risks.Document
Land distribution in Northern Ethiopia from 1998 to 2016: Gender-disaggregated, spatial and intertemporal variationNorwegian University of Life Sciences, 2017This study utilizes land registry data from the First and Second Stage Land Registration Reforms that took place in 1998 and 2016 in sampled districts and communities in Tigray region of Ethiopia. Tigray was the first region to implement low-cost land registration and certification in Ethiopia and providing household level land certificates in the names of household heads.DocumentNorwegian University of Life Sciences, 2017Youth unemployment and migration are growing challenges that need more political attention in many countries, particularly countries with rapid population growth and economic transformation.Document
Livelihoods and land uses in environmental policy approaches: The case of PES and REDD+ in the Lam Dong Province of VietnamMultidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute, 2017This paper explores assumptions about the drivers of forest cover change in a Payments for Environmental Services (PES) and Reduced Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation (REDD+) context in the Lam Dong Province in Vietnam.Document
Participatory science and innovation for improved sanitation and hygiene: process and outcome evaluation of project SHINE, a school-based intervention in rural TanzaniaBioMed Central, 2017Background:Document
Harmonization of extension messages on climate smart agriculture in Malawi : Do we speak with one voice, and to whom?Academic Journals, 2017Poor access to extension services has been one of the major challenges that smallholder farmers in Malawi face. Dissemination of agricultural technologies is mainly done through field level extension workers and lead farmers; however, such workers are few in number. In addition to this, there is lack of harmonization of messages, approaches and methods in extension delivery at field level.