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Is there a role for agricultural committees and stakeholder panels in improving information and accountability in extension service provision: Evidence from Malawi

This paper looks at village agriculture committees, model villages, and stakeholder panels at various levels as participatory and decentralized structures for improving demand articulation and accountability in agricultural extension service provision…

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Comprehensive typology for food and nutrition security interventions, with application to the rural territories of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC)

In this paper we develop a policy-relevant typology using different intervention types and nutrition constraints. Our approach is based on an amendable demarcation of areas within a four-indicator diagram, each of which represents a core dimension of…

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The role of the private sector in food system resilience: Lessons from Cambodia

This paper assesses the role of the private sector by using the case study of Cambodia to learn specific lessons for increasing the resilience of food systems in the developing world. In order to develop a sustainable and lasting impact, it is…

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Food systems for healthier diets in Ethiopia: Toward a research agenda

In this paper, we identify research streams to support the operationalizing of such food systems approaches in Ethiopia. To this end, we engaged with stakeholders, reviewed the literature, and applied a food systems framework to research priorities in…

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Revisiting rates of return to agricultural R&D investment

This study proposes the use of partial least squares to determine the key parameters of the perpetual inventory method model of capital stock as a new approach to calculate research and development (R&D) knowledge stocks and R&D elasticities. This…