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Explaining gender differentials in agricultural production in Nigeria (English)

This paper uses data from the General Household Survey Panel 2010/11 to analyze differences in agricultural productivity across male and female plot managers in Nigeria. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6809 MAR 01, 2014

Oseni, Gbemisola; Corral, Paul; Goldstein, Markus; Winters, Paul

Decentralized beneficiary targeting in large-scale development programs : insights from the Malawi farm input subsidy program (English)

This paper contributes to the long-standing debate on the merits of decentralized beneficiary targeting in the administration of development programs, focusing on the large-scale Malawi Farm Input Subsidy Program. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6713 NOV 01, 2013

Kilic, Talip; Whitney, Edward; Winters, Paul

Explaining gender differentials in agricultural production in Nigeria (English)

Nigeria presents a unique case study on differences in agricultural productivity between men and women. This study, which captures a comprehensive picture of agriculture across the nation, shows that female farmers produce 16 percent less per hectare than their male counterparts, when plot size, farmer characteristics, and inputs are taken into account. ... See More +

Brief 86184 OCT 01, 2013

Oseni, Gbemisola; Corral, Paul; Goldstein, Markus; Winters, Paul

From guesstimates to GPStimates : land area measurement and implications for agricultural analysis (English)

Land area measurement is a fundamental component of agricultural statistics and analysis. Yet, commonly employed self-reported land area measures used in most analysis are not only potentially measured with error, but these errors may be correlated with agricultural outcomes. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6550 JUL 01, 2013

Carletto, Calogero; Gourlay, Sydney; Winters, Paul

Non-traditional crops, traditional constraints : the adoption and diffusion of export crops among guatemalan smallholders (English)

This paper uses a duration analysis based on adoption data spanning more than 25 years from six communities in the Central Highlands of Guatemala. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS4347 SEP 01, 2007

Carletto, Calogero; Kirk, Angeli; Winters, Paul; Davis, Benjamin

Rural household access to assets and agrarian institutions : a cross country comparison (English)

This background paper points out that access to assets and agrarian institutions is of critical importance to the economic viability of rural households. ... See More +

Working Paper 41381 JUN 04, 2007

Zezza, Alberto; Winters, Paul; Davis, Benjamin; Carletto, Gero; Covarrubias, Katia; Quinones, Esteban; Stamoulis, Kostas; Karfakis, Takis; Tasciotti, Luca; DiGiuseppe, Stefania; Bonomi, Genny

Rural income generating activities : a cross country comparison : Rural income generating activities : a cross country comparison (English)

The general objective of this background paper is to analyze rural income generating activities in order to contribute to the design of more effective and better targeted rural development policies. ... See More +

Working Paper 41357 MAY 02, 2007

Davis, Benjamin; Winters, Paul; Carletto, Gero; Covarrubias, Katia; Quinones, Esteban; Zezza, Alberto; Stamoulis, Kostas; Bonomi, Genny; DiGiuseppe, Stefania