Does linking farmers to markets work? Evidence from the World Food Programme’s Purchase for Progress satellite collectionpoints initiative in Uganda

Using a non-experimental cross-sectional dataset of 471 households, we evaluate the impacts of satellite collection points (SCPs) under the Purchase for Progress (P4P) initiative implemented by the World Food Programme (WFP) on storage decisions and crop income from maize sales among smallholder farmers in Uganda.

Engagement dynamics in large-scale investments in farmland and implications for smallholder farmers – evidence from Zambia

The recent increase in farmland investments in developing countries by private equity funds, large multinationals and sometimes foreign governments has attracted widespread attention and strong emotions from various interest groups.

Les facteurs de l’adoption des nouvelles technologies en agricultureen Afrique Subsaharienne: une revue de la littérature

L’Afrique Subsaharienne n’a pas assez bénéficié des grandes révolutions connues du monde agricole qui ont permis d’accroitre les productivités. Malgré l’existence des nouvelles technologies, les niveaux des productivités agricoles demeurent faibles et inférieurs à ceux d’autres régions en développement.

Climate change effects on crop productivity and welfare sensitivity analysis for smallholder farmers in Malawi

The effects of climate change on smallholder agriculture under different crop technologies, namely conservation agriculture, Falbedia albida, optimal fertilisation and intensive farming, were analysed against the conventional subsistence farming in Malawi.

Does commercialisation drive technical efficiency improvements in Ethiopian subsistence agriculture?

The conditions in which increased market participation leads to improved technical efficiency are still not adequately understood. This study therefore investigated farmers’ market participation rates and their predicted technical efficiency scores by performing a two-stage least squares (2SLS) regression analysis using household-level data obtained from the 2009 Ethiopian rural household survey.

Health effects of women’s empowerment in agriculture in Northern Ghana: different patterns by body mass index categories

The impact of women’s empowerment in agriculture on women\s health, indicated by their body mass index (BMI), is examined using an instrumental variable estimation approach on a sample of 4 267 women.