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    Health system resilience: Lebanon and the Syrian refugee crisis

    Journal of Global Health, 2016
    Between 2011 and 2013, the Lebanese population increased by 30% due to the influx of Syrian refugees. While a sudden increase of such magnitude represents a shock to the health system, threatening the continuity of service delivery and destabilising governance, it also offers a unique opportunity to study resilience of a health system amidst ongoing crisis.
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    Rehabilitating the health system after conflict in East Timor: A shift from NGO to government leadership

    Oxford University Press, 2006
    Efforts to rehabilitate health systems after periods of prolonged conflict have often been characterized by poor coordination of external actors - multilateral agencies, donors and non-governmental organizations (NGOs).
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    Gender-differentiated impacts of tenure insecurity on agricultural performance in Malawi’s customary tenure systems

    World Bank Publications, 2017
    Many  African  countries  rely  on  sporadic  land  transfers  from customary to statutory domains to attract investment and improve agricultural performance. Data from 15,000 smallholders and 800 estates in Malawi allow exploring the long-term effects of such a strategy.
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    Can conservation agriculture save tropical forests? The case of minimum tillage in Zambia

    Norwegian University of Life Sciences, 2017
    Minimum tillage (MT) is a key component in the promotion of conservation agriculture (CA). This paper asks whether MT reduces cropland expansion and thus deforestation. We develop a simple theoretical household model of land expansion, and test hypotheses by estimating a double hurdle model using household survey data from 368 smallholders in rural Zambia.
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    Amazonian farmers’ response to fire policies and climate change

    Norwegian University of Life Sciences, 2017
    Despite a fall in deforestation, frequency and severity of fires in the Brazilian Amazon are rising, causing huge carbon emissions, biodiversity losses and local economic costs. The ignition sources are anthropogenic and mostly related to the accidental spread of agricultural fires.
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    Land tenure reforms, tenure security and food security in poor agrarian economies: causal linkages and research gaps

    Global Food Security - journal, 2016
    This paper reviews the literature to identify the relationship between tenure security and food security. The literatures on tenure issues and food security issues are not well connected and the scientific evidence on the causal links between tenure security and food security is very limited.
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    Farming systems for improved nutrition: A formative study

    Leveraging Agriculture for Nutrition in South Asia, 2017
    International literature accords immense importance to agriculture interventions in order to achieve better health and nutrition. It stresses the importance of women’s engagement, diversified production and consumption, and incorporation of other health and nutrition services into the agriculture extension services.
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    Food for Work and diet diversity in Ethiopia

    Norwegian University of Life Sciences, 2017
    We use four waves of panel data from Northern Ethiopia to investigate the link between Food for Work (FFW) participation and the diversity of food consumption and production. Food-based transfer programs have become a standard tool for addressing the problem of chronic food insecurity in developing countries.
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    Strengthening Peasant Movements: evaluation of the Mozambique Development Programme, 2012-2015, of Norwegian People's Aid

    Norwegian Institute for Urban and Regional Research, 2016
    Norwegian People’s Aid (NPA) is the Norwegian labour movement’s humanitarian organisation for solidarity. NPA started working in Mozambique in the 1980s. Since the early 2000s, the main NPA partners in Mozambique have been UNAC (União Nacional de Camponeses), ORAM (Associação Rural de Ajuda Mutua) and some of their province-based delegations and chapters.

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