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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,…

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Why we urgently need water policy reforms

Growing water scarcity and degradation pose rapidly growing challenges to global food security and human well-being.

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Irrigation, risk aversion, and water right priority under water supply uncertainty

This paper explores the impacts of a water right's allocative priority—as an indicator of farmers' risk-bearing ability—on land irrigation under water supply uncertainty. We develop and use an economic model to simulate farmers' land irrigation…