This study from Uganda finds that program phaseout does not diminish demand for improved seeds, as farmers shift purchases from NGO-sponsored village supply networks to market sources, indicating persistent learning effects.
This study found that eligibility for an agricultural extension program in Uganda reduced the proportion of household members with malaria by 8.9 percentage points, with children and pregnant women experiencing substantial improvements.
This study evaluated a large-scale agricultural extension program's impacts on women's technology adoption and food security in Uganda. The program led to better basic cultivation methods and improved food security. Farmers also modified how they coped with shocks.
This study provides experimental tests of the effects of program phase-out in the context of a large-scale agricultural input subsidy and extension program operated by the NGO BRAC to increase the use of improved seed varieties and basic farming practices among women smallholders in Uganda.
This paper examines the extent to which economic development decreases a country’s risk of experiencing climate-related disasters as well as the societal impacts of those events. The study finds that low-income countries are significantly more at risk of climate-related disasters, even after controlling for exposure to climate hazards and other factors that may confound disaster reporting.
This presentation took place at George Washington University, United States on November 6, 2014 describing how poor market integration in African markets result in barriers to building market linkages.
This presentation took place in Paris, France on June 25, 2014 and was presented by Kate Bird, Kate Higgins, and Andy McKay from the Chronic Poverty Center describing educational policies in Northern Uganda.