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A Research Collaboration in Kenya Seeks Durable Empowerment for Women

March 07, 2018

Poverty graduation programs, which transfer assets and skills, can set women on a path toward higher income and greater empowerment at home, but in the arid rural parts of northern Kenya drought can force them to liquidate their gains so the family can survive.

New Tool Measures the Real Value of Agricultural Index Insurance

March 05, 2018

When I think about access to finance for smallholder farmers, I always think of my host father from my time in The Gambia as a Peace Corps Volunteer. At the time, I was frustrated that he would not adopt improved seeds that were more expensive but that could increase productivity.