smallholder farmers

SMALLHOLDER FARMERS

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PIM Webinar with Dr. Thomas Jayne, University Foundation Professor of Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics at Michigan State University
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Driven by population growth and growing land scarcity, most African farm households are witnessing the gradual sub-division of their land. Over time farms are getting smaller and smaller. Today, over 80% of farms in relatively densely populated countries are smaller than one hectare.
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Land acquisitions by foreign and local investors has generated much speculation about the impacts on smallholder households and rural communities. Jordan Chamberlin (CIMMYT) presents a study that aims to determine the impact of farm structure on rural household incomes in Tanzania.
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While agricultural insurance has been around for a long time, its adoption by smallholders around the world has been limited. High costs, asymmetric information, moral hazard, lack of trust are among the reasons. Join our webinar on September 19 to learn about two innovative approaches to agricultural insurance that aim to overcome these challenges.
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Rapid urbanization in developing countries stimulates interest in understanding the impact of the nature of urbanization on the economies of these countries. The new study investigates relationship between agriculture and different sized cities in Ethiopia, with focus on teff market.
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Researchers have sought to understand what keeps women’s observed rates of agricultural technology adoption low. But what happens after a new technology is adopted by a household? Do women’s lives really become better? Are they more empowered? A new paper explores these questions using the example of adopting small-scale irrigation technologies in Ethiopia, Ghana, and Tanzania.
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Study showed that nearly 75% of consumers in Cusco, Peru were willing to pay at least 10% more for the locally grown fruits. Those ready to pay premium were on average younger, more educated, had higher household incomes, and had more young children.
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Since the early 2000’s, practitioners and researchers have been working on ways to design market-oriented development interventions with smallholders. Many
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This story by Tatiana Gumucio originally written for the CIAT blog tells about how adding a specific gender lens to the already