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The impact of strengthening agricultural extension services : evidence from Ethiopia (English)

This paper evaluates the effect of the Rural Capacity Building Project, which aimed at promoting growth by strengthening the agricultural service systems in Ethiopia and by making them more responsive to smallholders' needs. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8169 AUG 18, 2017

Buehren,Niklas; Goldstein,Markus P.; Molina,Ezequiel; Vaillant,Julia Disclosed

Beyond 'more crop per drop': evolving thinking on agricultural water productivity - IWMI research report 169 (English)

This report aims to provide key highlights from two decades of IWMI research and the broader irrigation literature on agricultural water productivity, with an emphasis on the evolution and application of the concept, highlighting its contributions and limitations while identifying opportunities for further refinements in the way it is understood and applied. ... See More +

Working Paper 114060 APR 03, 2017

Giordano, Meredith; Turral,Hugh; Scheierling,Susanne M.; Tréguer, David O.; McCornick, Peter G. Disclosed

Pakistan - Strengthening Markets for Agriculture and Rural Transformation Project (English)

Program Information Document 118305 MAR 27, 2017

Jansen,Johannes Georges Pius Disclosed

Nepal - Livestock Sector Innovation Project : environmental assessment : Forests (English)

The development objective of the Livestock Sector Innovation Project (NLSIP) for Nepal is to increase productivity, enhance value addition, and improve resilience of smallholder farms and agro-processing enterprises in selected livestock value chains in Nepal in three ecological and altitudinal zones. ... See More +

Environmental Assessment SFG3632 MAR 01, 2017

Chhetri,Purna Bahadur Disclosed

Heterogeneous returns to income diversification : evidence from Nigeria (English)

This paper investigates the impact of income diversification on farming households' welfare in Nigeria on two rounds of the Nigeria General Household Survey-Panel, namely the 2010/2011 and 2012/2013. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7894 NOV 21, 2016

Bertoni,Eleonora; Corral Rodas,Paul Andres; Molini,Vasco; Siwatu,Gbemisola Oseni Disclosed

On the ground or in the air ? a methodological experiment on crop residue cover measurement in Ethiopia (English)

Maintaining permanent coverage of the soil using crop residues is an important and commonly recommended practice in conservation agriculture. Measuring this practice is an essential step in improving knowledge about the adoption and impact of conservation agriculture. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7813 SEP 06, 2016

Kosmowski,Frederic; Stevenson,James; Campbell,Jeff; Ambel,Alemayehu A.; Tsegay,Asmelash Haile Disclosed

Varietal identification in household surveys : results from an experiment using DNA fingerprinting of sweet potato leaves in southern Ethiopia (English)

Sweet potato (Ipomoea batatas) varieties have important nutritional differences and there is strong interest to identify nutritionally superior varieties for dissemination. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7812 SEP 06, 2016

Kosmowski,Frederic; Aragaw,Abiyot; Kilian,Andrzej; Ambel,Alemayehu A.; Ilukor,John; Yigezu,Biratu; Stevenson,James Disclosed

Feedback matters : evidence from agricultural services (English)

Feedback tools have become ubiquitous in the service industry and social development programs alike. This study designed a field experiment to test whether eliciting feedback can empower users and increase demand for a service. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7768 JUL 26, 2016

Jones,Maria Ruth; Kondylis,Florence Disclosed

Uganda - Repositioning local governments for economic growth (English)

While Uganda has a long history of decentralized service delivery, and has instituted Local Economic Development (LED) as an additional mandate for local governments (LGs), there has been less progress in operationalizing the concept and practically implementing it across LGs in Uganda. ... See More +

Working Paper ACS18797 JUN 27, 2016

Hobson,Emma Sameh Wadie Disclosed

Panama - Rural Productivity Project (English)

Implementation Completion Report Review ICRR14943 JUN 22, 2016

Disclosed

Angola - Smallholder Agriculture Development and Commercialization Project (English)

The objective of the Smallholder Agriculture Development and Commercialization Project for Angola is to increase smallholder agriculture productivity, production and marketing for selected crops in the project areas. ... See More +

Project Appraisal Document PAD1432 JUN 13, 2016

Disclosed

Modernization and commercialization of Armenian agriculture : synthesis - priorities for sector reform and investment (English)

The study focuses on themes and areas that have been identified as highly relevant for the modernization and commercialization of the agriculture sector. ... See More +

Working Paper 106933 JUN 09, 2016

Shamsiev,Bekzod; Alaverdyan,Arusyak; Christensen,Garry N.; Strubenhof, Heinz; Labaste,Patrick; Boroffice,Feyi; Nazaryan,Arsen; Bucik,Marko Disclosed

Indonesia - Sustainable Management of Agricultural Research and Technology Dissemination (SMARTD) Project : restructuring (English)

The development objective of Sustainable Management of Agricultural Research and Technology Dissemination (SMARTD) Project for Indonesia is to improve the institutional capacity and performance of the Indonesian Agency for Agricultural Research and Development (IAARD) to develop and disseminate relevant and demand-driven innovative technologies, meeting the needs of producers and of the agri-food system. ... See More +

Project Paper RES18411 JUN 03, 2016

Ekanayake,Indira Janaki Disclosed

Azerbaijan - Agricultural Competitiveness Improvement Project : procurement plan (English)

Procurement Plan 106926 JUN 02, 2016

Disclosed

Tajikistan - Agriculture Commercialization Project : procurement plan (English)

Procurement Plan 105966 MAY 25, 2016

Disclosed

Agricultural land investments and water management in the Office du Niger, Mali : options for improved water pricing (English)

The paper analyses different existing and possible future agricultural land investment scenarios in the ON and shows how a volumetric water pricing system lead to a relatively more efficient valuation of agricultural water. ... See More +

Journal Article 108332 MAR 31, 2016

Sidibé, Yoro; Williams, Timothy O. Disclosed

Kenya - National Agricultural and Rural Inclusive Growth Project : resettlement plan : Resettlement policy framework (English)

The objective of the National Agricultural and Rural Inclusive Growth Project (NARIGP) is to increase agricultural productivity and profitability leading to improved livelihoods and reduced vulnerabilities of targeted rural communities in selected counties. ... See More +

Resettlement Plan SFG1842 FEB 12, 2016

Chengula,Ladisy Komba Disclosed

Africa - Second Phase of the Agriculural Productivity Program Project : environmental assessment : ESMF - Rapport final du CGES - WAAPP 2A - Mise à jour 1er fev 2016 (CS) (French,English)

Environmental Assessment SFG1765 FEB 03, 2016

Ndiaye,Boury Disclosed

Investing in Africa’s agriculture - solidifying foundation for sustainable and inclusive development (English)

Agriculture has been essentially the backbone of economic growth for centuries. The sector has provided employment for the majority of the world population for generations, and has served as a powerful force in transforming of economies towards an industry- and service- based. ... See More +

Working Paper 108109 JAN 01, 2016

Li,Guo; Wang, Wei Disclosed

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The impact of strengthening agricultural extension services : evidence from Ethiopia (English)
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AUG 18, 2017 WPS8169 Policy Research Working Paper
Beyond 'more crop per drop': evolving thinking on agricultural water productivity - IWMI research report 169 (English)
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APR 03, 2017 114060 Working Paper
Pakistan - Strengthening Markets for Agriculture and Rural Transformation Project (English)
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MAR 27, 2017 118305 Program Information Document
Nepal - Livestock Sector Innovation Project : environmental assessment : Forests (English)
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MAR 01, 2017 SFG3632 Environmental Assessment
Heterogeneous returns to income diversification : evidence from Nigeria (English)
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NOV 21, 2016 WPS7894 Policy Research Working Paper
Vietnam - Irrigated Agriculture Improvement Project : procurement plan : Việt Nam - Dự án Cải thiện nông nghiệp có tưới : kế hoạch đấu thầu (Vietnamese,English)
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SEP 20, 2016 108962 Procurement Plan
On the ground or in the air ? a methodological experiment on crop residue cover measurement in Ethiopia (English)
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SEP 06, 2016 WPS7813 Policy Research Working Paper
Varietal identification in household surveys : results from an experiment using DNA fingerprinting of sweet potato leaves in southern Ethiopia (English)
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SEP 06, 2016 WPS7812 Policy Research Working Paper
Feedback matters : evidence from agricultural services (English)
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JUL 26, 2016 WPS7768 Policy Research Working Paper
Uganda - Repositioning local governments for economic growth (English)
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JUN 27, 2016 ACS18797 Working Paper
Panama - Rural Productivity Project (English)
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JUN 22, 2016 ICRR14943 Implementation Completion Report Review
Angola - Smallholder Agriculture Development and Commercialization Project (English)
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JUN 13, 2016 PAD1432 Project Appraisal Document
Modernization and commercialization of Armenian agriculture : synthesis - priorities for sector reform and investment (English)
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JUN 09, 2016 106933 Working Paper
Indonesia - Sustainable Management of Agricultural Research and Technology Dissemination (SMARTD) Project : restructuring (English)
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JUN 03, 2016 RES18411 Project Paper
Azerbaijan - Agricultural Competitiveness Improvement Project : procurement plan (English)
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JUN 02, 2016 106926 Procurement Plan
Tajikistan - Agriculture Commercialization Project : procurement plan (English)
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MAY 25, 2016 105966 Procurement Plan
Agricultural land investments and water management in the Office du Niger, Mali : options for improved water pricing (English)
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MAR 31, 2016 108332 Journal Article
Kenya - National Agricultural and Rural Inclusive Growth Project : resettlement plan : Resettlement policy framework (English)
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FEB 12, 2016 SFG1842 Resettlement Plan
Africa - Second Phase of the Agriculural Productivity Program Project : environmental assessment : ESMF - Rapport final du CGES - WAAPP 2A - Mise à jour 1er fev 2016 (CS) (French,English)
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FEB 03, 2016 SFG1765 Environmental Assessment
Investing in Africa’s agriculture - solidifying foundation for sustainable and inclusive development (English)
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JAN 01, 2016 108109 Working Paper