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Brazil’s Fomento adapted to Africa

Brazil has achieved impressive results in reducing poverty with “Fomento,” a set of large-scale, government-run social programs targeting smallholder farmers. Rural poverty in Brazil dropped dramatically from 51.4 percent in 2002 to 29.1 percent in…


Irrigation and smallholder resilience in Nepal

What is the challenge? Empirical evidence on the impact of irrigation on ecosystem services and smallholder resilience is lacking, with a few existing studies showing mixed results. For example, while some studies argue that irrigation contributes to…


Smallholder Access to Weather Securities

Demand and Impact on Consumption and Production Decisions The objective of the project is to evaluate the impact of weather securities (simple weather-indexed insurance products) on smallholder farmers’ welfare and production/consumption decisions.…