Gaps in the implementation of the e-voucher system in Zambia: Implications for strategies to make the model efficient and effective

The Government of the Republic of Zambia (GRZ) has reformed the implementation of the Farmer
Input Support Programme (FISP). The objective of FISP is to increase competitiveness in the
agricultural sector among all key players (input suppliers, agro-dealers, banks, etc.), while improving
farmers’ welfare.

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.

The impacts of community-based cash management tools on smallholder rural farmers’ access to livelihood assets

Smallholder rural farmers are exposed to diverse idiosyncratic and covariate shocks that lead to high income and consumption volatility. Formal cash management tools, which are important for managing risk and volatility, often break down due to high information asymmetries and the transaction costs of operating in rural areas.

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.