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Agriculture in Africa : telling myths from facts (English)

This report presents the insights obtained, organized around the confirmation (fact) or rebuttal (myth) of 16 frequently held perceptions. It is found that women do not contribute 60 to 80 percent of the work in Africa’s crop production, but rather less than half (40 percent in the six countries studied). ... See More +

Publication 127073 JUN 01, 2018

Naude,Wim; McCullough,Ellen B.; Liverpool-Tasie,Lenis Saweda O.; Cotty,Tristan Le; Corral,Paul; Binswanger-Mkhize,Hans P; Dillon,Brian; Demery,Lionel; Deininger,Klaus W.; Omonona,Bolarin Titus; Kilic,Talip; Nikoloski,Zlatko Slobodan; Hill,Ruth; Zezza,Alberto; Carletto,Calogero; Christiaensen,Luc; Reardon,Thomas; Barrett,Christopher B.; Savastano,Sara; Ogunleye,Wale Olatunji; Ndiaye,Moctar; Adjognon,Guigonan Serge; Davis,Benjamin K.; Munoz Mora,Juan Carlos; Sheahan,Megan Britney; Nagler,Paula; Miller,Daniel Charles; Guelfi,Anita; Di Giuseppe,Stefania; Sanou,Awa; Xia,Fang; Kaminski,Jonathan; Palacios-Lopez,Amparo; d’Hotel,Elodie Maitre Disclosed

Food price seasonality in Africa : measurement and extent (English)

Everyone knows about seasonality. But what exactly do we know? This study systematically measures seasonal price gaps at 193 markets for 13 food commodities in seven African countries. ... See More +

Journal Article 123197 JAN 01, 2017

Gilbert,Christopher L.; Christiaensen,Luc; Kaminski,Jonathan Disclosed

Price seasonality in Africa : measurement and extent (English)

Everyone knows about seasonality. But what exactly do we know? This study systematically measures seasonal price gaps at 193 markets for 13 food commodities in seven African countries. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7539 JAN 22, 2016

Gilbert,Christopher L.; Christiaensen,Luc; Kaminski,Jonathan Disclosed

Seasonality in local food markets and consumption : evidence from Tanzania (English)

This paper revisits the extent of seasonality in African livelihoods. It uses 19 years of monthly food prices from 20 markets and three years of nationally representative household panel surveys from Tanzania. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7520 DEC 18, 2015

Kaminski,Jonathan; Christiaensen,Luc; Gilbert,Christopher L. Disclosed

The end of seasonality ? new insights from Sub-Saharan Africa (English)

This paper revisits the extent of seasonality in African livelihoods, which has disappeared from Africa's development debate. Through econometric analysis of monthly food price series across 100 locations in three countries during 2000-12, it is shown that seasonal movements in maize wholesale prices explain 20 (Tanzania, Uganda) to 40 (Malawi) percent of their monthly volatility. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6907 JUN 01, 2014

Kaminski, Jonathan; Christiaensen, Luc; Gilbert, Christopher L. Disclosed

Post-harvest loss in Sub-Saharan Africa -- what do farmers say ? (English)

The 2007-2008 global food crisis has renewed interest in post-harvest loss, but estimates remain scarce, especially in Sub-Saharan Africa. This paper uses self-reported measures from nationally representative household surveys in Malawi, Uganda, and Tanzania. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6831 APR 01, 2014

Kaminski, Jonathan; Christiaensen, Luc Disclosed

Customs, brokers, and informal sectors : a Cameroon case study (English)

Based on extensive interviews with informal importers and brokers in Cameroon, this paper explains why customs reform aimed at reducing fraud and corruption may be difficult to achieve. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6788 FEB 01, 2014

Cantens, Thomas; Kaminski, Jonathan; Raballand, Gael; Tchapa, Tchouawou Disclosed