26 Jun 2017 08:06 am

This article draws on four contrasting cases of value chain development (VCD) in Nicaragua to assess approaches and tools used in design and implementation.

02 Jun 2016 03:06 pm

Dairy in Ethiopia was traditionally a woman's industry and male involvement was considered taboo. Increases in the use of contracting to enter formal markets required the participation of the usually male head of household.

28 Apr 2016 03:04 pm

This study hence quantifies the benefits of contract farming on remotely located farmers’ income and compliance with food safety measures.

09 Feb 2015 12:02 pm

This paper provides evidence of the use of farmer associations and public-private partnerships to help smallholders meet strict export standards. In the case of Kenya, the government funded training in Euregap compliance to export green beans.

20 Mar 2014 02:03 pm

Uncertainty and risk are characteristics inherent in agricultural activities, and one of the main sources of risk is weather. Because agriculture depends heavily on rainfall, it is sensitive to weather changes.

14 Aug 2013 07:08 am

We show theoretically that the presence of basis risk in index insurance makes it a complement to informal risk sharing, implying that index insurance crowds-in risk sharing and leading to a prediction that demand will be higher among groups of individuals that can share risk.

14 Aug 2013 07:08 am

In October 2011,the CGIAR program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) and the Index Insurance Innovation Initiative (I4) organized a jointworkshop hosted by the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI).

14 Aug 2013 07:08 am

Risk characterizes everyday life for many of the world’s poorest households. When this risk is uninsured, it poses a considerable cost to current and future welfare, as harmful events lead to reduced consumption and asset loss.

13 Aug 2013 03:08 pm

Risk and poverty are inextricably linked. Susceptibility to risk is a defining feature of what it means to be poor.

13 Aug 2013 03:08 pm

Weather variations crucially act the wellbeing of farmers in developing countries yet weather insurance is rather rare.