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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

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

On the structural transformation of rural Africa (English)

From 2000 to 2014, per capita gross domestic product in Sub-Saharan Africa increased by almost 35 percent in real terms, doubling in some countries. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7938 JAN 10, 2017

Barrett,Christopher B.; Christiaensen,Luc; Sheahan,Megan Britney; Shimeles,Abebe Disclosed

Preferential resource spending under an employment guarantee : the political economy of MGNREGS in Andhra Pradesh (English)

Are ostensibly demand-driven public works programs with high levels of safeguards nonetheless susceptible to political influence? This conjecture is investigated using expenditure data at the local level from India's National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7818 SEP 12, 2016

Sheahan,Megan Britney; Liu,Yanyan; Barrett,Christopher B.; Narayanan,Sudha Disclosed

Understanding the agricultural input landscape in Sub-Saharan Africa : recent plot, household, and community-level evidence (English)

Conventional wisdom holds that Sub-Saharan African farmers use few modern inputs despite the fact that most growth-inducing and poverty-reducing agricultural growth in the region is expected to come largely from expanded use of inputs that embody improved technologies, particularly improved seed, fertilizers and other agro-chemicals, machinery, and irrigation. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7014 AUG 01, 2014

Sheahan, Megan; Barrett, Christopher B. Disclosed