Flagship 4 – Social Protection for Agriculture and Resilience: January – March 2017 updates

  • Shalini Roy (leader of Cluster 4.1: Social Protection Delivery and Outcomes) made a presentation at the UN Commission on the Status of Women side-event on Enhancing social protection for poverty reduction and women’s empowerment, co-hosted by the Governments of Bangladesh, Canada, and Denmark, and supported by Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and World Food Program (WFP), on 3/22/2017. Dr. Roy was invited to share evidence on how designing social protection with attention to gender can improve women’s empowerment. She presented research findings from the Transfer Modality Research Initiative, an IFPRI-WFP study based on a pilot safety net program in Bangladesh.
  • Berber Kramer (leader of Cluster 4.2: Agricultural Insurance and Risk Management for the Poor) and coauthors presented two papers (see here and here) at the CSAE (Centre for the Study of African Economies) Conference in Oxford on March 19-21. Both studies investigate factors that influence dairy farmers’ preferences over the timing of income. The second paper by Berber Kramer and David Kunst is discussed in this CSAE blog.
  • The picture-based insurance project, supported by PIM under Cluster 4.2, was mentioned in the IFPRI Food Security Portal blog about the new Indian Prime Minister’s agricultural insurance scheme.

Selected publications

Barr, Abigail; Dekker, Marleen; Janssens, Wendy; Kebede, Bereket; and Kramer, Berber. 2017. Cooperation in polygynous households. IFPRI Discussion Paper 1625. Washington, D.C.: International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI). http://ebrary.ifpri.org/cdm/singleitem/collection/p15738coll2/id/131115 (a cross-flagship output of flagships 4 and 6 analyzing willingness to cooperate among polygynous spouses and co-wives with consequent implications for the design of poverty alleviation programs that transfer resources either in cash or in-kind for polygynous households)

Berhane, Guush; Hoddinott, John F.; and Kumar, Neha. 2017. The impact of Ethiopia’s Productive Safety Net Programme on the nutritional status of children: 2008–2012. ESSP Working Paper 99. Washington, D.C. and Addis Ababa, Ethiopia: International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) and Ethiopian Development Research Institute (EDRI). http://ebrary.ifpri.org/cdm/ref/collection/p15738coll2/id/131051

Ceballos, Francisco. 2016. Estimating spatial basis risk in rainfall index insurance: Methodology and application to excess rainfall insurance in Uruguay. IFPRI Discussion Paper 1595. Washington, D.C.: International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI). http://ebrary.ifpri.org/cdm/ref/collection/p15738coll2/id/131033

Geng, Xin; Janssens, Wendy;and Kramer, Berber. 2017. Liquid milk: Cash constraints and day-to-day intertemporal choice in financial diaries. IFPRI Discussion Paper 1602. Washington, D.C.: International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI). http://ebrary.ifpri.org/cdm/ref/collection/p15738coll2/id/131058

Janssens, Wendy; Kramer, Berber N.; and Swart, Lisette. Be patient when measuring hyperbolic discounting: Stationarity, time consistency and time invariance in a field experiment. Journal of Development Economics 126 (May 2017): 77-90. Published online 03 January 2017. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jdeveco.2016.12.011