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journal article

Do as they did: Peer effects explain adoption of conservation agriculture in Malawi

Adoption of the trinity of practices known commonly today as conservation agriculture (CA)—maintaining soil cover, reducing tillage, and enhancing soil nitrogen through legumes—is a critical process to the management of erosion in rural landscapes,…

working paper

Private sector rice stocks in Bangladesh: Estimated levels and determinants

This paper focuses on the role of private stocks in the Bangladesh foodgrain economy, and presents estimates of the quantities of private stocks in Bangladesh based on data on household-level monthly stocks 1of paddy and rice from the Bangladesh…

discussion paper

Improving the equity and effectiveness of Nepal’s fertilizer subsidy program

This paper examines the fertilizer subsidy program in Nepal from two different angles, both important for policy makers in the country. First, it analyzes who is benefiting from the program, and second, it examines how farmers rank the importance of…

book chapter

Structural change and the possibilities for future growth in Nigeria

Since the turn of the century, overall economic growth in Nigeria has been consistently strong—averaging around 5.4 percent per year, up substantially from about 2.0 percent during 1990–2000. Moreover, overall GDP growth in the past decade is even…