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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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    Situational analysis of pulse production and consumption in India

    Leveraging Agriculture for Nutrition in South Asia, 2017
    Encouraging the production and consumption of pulses is in line with the second Sustainable Development Goal’s three-fold objective to end hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition, and promote sustainable agriculture. This paper discusses the importance of encouraging the production and consumption of pulses, given their nutritional benefits.
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    Agriculture can improve nutrition in Afghanistan

    Leveraging Agriculture for Nutrition in South Asia, 2017
    While there are multiple causes of malnutrition in Afghanistan, undernutrition and lack of dietary diversity point to micronutrient deficiencies rather than generalised food insecurity. This implies a major role for agriculture. In Afghanistan, there is potential to re-orient the whole agriculture sector towards the nutrition agenda.
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    Malawi: A political economy analysis

    Norwegian Institute for International Affairs, 2017
    This report provides a comprehensive political economy analysis of contemporary Malawi. The country epitomises the primacy of patrimonial politics – including endemic corruption – with a powerful presidency at the helm and a weak legislature, although with a largely independent judiciary.

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