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Farm size and effects of chemical fertilizer price on farm households: Insights from Nepal Terai

This research explores how inputs such as chemical fertilizer that are often complementary to labor can benefit smallholders in countries like Nepal. These and other inputs complement labor when a country experiences periods of increased labor…

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What drives input subsidy policy reform? The case of Zambia, 2002–2016

When and why do suboptimal agricultural policies persist despite technical evidence highlighting alternatives? And what explains episodes of reform after prolonged periods of policy inertia? This paper addresses these questions by applying the…

discussion paper

Framework to assess performance and impact of pluralistic agricultural extension systems: The best-fit framework revisited

Extension and advisory services (EAS) are well recognized as a key factor in contributing to agricultural productivity and growth. However, rigorous evaluation of EAS approaches and assessment of complex national or subnational pluralistic EAS systems…

project paper

Video-based agricultural extension: Analysis of a pilot project in Ethiopia

Since 2014, Digital Green and the Government of Ethiopia have been piloting a project to introduce a community-centric video approach to agricultural extension provision. Digital Green’s approach has the potential to transform extension in Ethiopia…

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