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Policy Brief: Asset Accumulation In Bangladesh

The recognition that illness shocks can be detrimental to poor people's well-being appears to receive less attention in Bangladesh than covariate shocks such as floods, precisely because illness is an idiosyncratic event, while widespread flooding easily attracts national and international attention.
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Policy Brief: Supplying Supermarkets in Nicaragua

Our research indicates that a primary benefit to small farmers of participation in supermarket supply chains may be the decrease in output downside price risk relative to traditional horticulture spot markets.
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Policy Brief: Subsidies and the Consequences of Drought in Mozambique

Providing farmers with fertilizer or improved seed varieties can increased yields, leading to higher incomes and a stable or growing asset portfolio for the household. At the request of the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) and Mozambique’s Ministry of Agriculture, IFDC is implementing such a subsidy program in Mozambique.