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Mapping the linkages between agriculture, food security and nutrition in Malawi

Smallholder agriculture is the mainstay of Malawi’s economy. Its importance for livelihoods cannot be overstated. 94 percent of rural residents and 38 percent of urban residents engage in agriculture to some extent (Jones, Shrinivas, and Bezner-Kerr…


Leaders needed: Experimental evidence from rural producer organizations in Senegal

Most decisions are taken in group contexts where one person’s behavior is affected by others. We explore drivers of coordination in Rural Producer Organizations (RPOs) of groundnut farmers in Senegal. We conduct a randomized controlled trial motivated…


Securing water, sustaining growth

"Most of the world’s developing countries remain relatively water insecure. Most developed countries invested heavily in water security, often starting early on their path to growth. These developed nations are now relatively water secure, but must…