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Moral Hazard Problem in Pest Management

What is the challenge? Crop pests negatively affect food security and farmer incomes, while chemical pesticide use affects the environment and farmer and consumer health, especially in developing countries. Relying on a unique set of field data…


Nutrition Program in Nepal

Evaluation of the impact of a multisectoral nutrition program in Nepal (Suaahara) Suaahara is a five-year USAID-funded integrated nutrition program (August 2011-August 2016) in Nepal. It uses a comprehensive, household-based approach to improve…


Picture-Based Crop Insurance (PBI)

The Picture-Based Insurance project provides a new, innovative way of delivering affordable and easy-to-understand crop insurance. By using visible crop characteristics derived from farmers’ own smartphone pictures, the project aims to minimize the…

Screenshot of the POSHAN Website


POSHAN (Partnerships and Opportunities to Strengthen and Harmonize Actions for Nutrition in India) aims to reduce the nutrition evidence gap in India by synthesizing, generating, and mobilizing nutrition evidence. The goal of POSHAN is to enable…


Preventing World Food Crises

Food Security Portal Recent drastic volatility in food prices has raised serious concerns about food and nutrition security across the world. While a coordinated response is urgently needed at the international and regional levels, the effectiveness…


Pro-poor HPAI Risk Reduction Strategies

The emergence of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) and the subsequent threat of a global human pandemic have been issues of great concern to the international community in recent years. HPAI outbreaks can have substantial costs, not only in…


Promoting insect-based ecosystem services to smallholders

What is the challenge? The maintenance of undisturbed or natural vegetation in agricultural landscapes provides habitat for beneficial insects, promoting pollination and pest control services that are collectively referred to as mobile agent-based…



Research for Ethiopia’s Agriculture Policy