Published in Food Policy 45 : 125-131, 2014
Mulvaney, D.; Krupnik, T.J.
California’s Rice Certification Act (RCA) requires specific planting and handling protocols for rice, including genetically engineered (GE) rice that could pose commercial risks to rice growers. Based on interviews with growers,...
Published in Food Policy 49 (1) : 117-127, 2014
Ndiritua, S.W.; Kassie, M.; Shiferaw, B.
This paper uses sex-disaggregated survey data at the plot level to test whether there are systematic gender differences in the adoption of multiple sustainable intensification practices (SIPs) in Kenya. We analyze...
Published in Food Policy 45 : 101-111, 2014
Fisher, M.; Kandiwa, V.
Nationally representative data for Malawi were used to measure the gender gap in adoption of modern maize and to investigate how, if at all, Malawi’s Farm Input Subsidy Program (FISP) has impacted the gap. Regression results show...
Published in Food Policy 43 : 44-55, 2013
Gitonga, Z.M.; De Groote, H.; Berresaw Menale Kassie; Tadele Tefera
Maize is the most important food staple in Eastern and Southern Africa, with a highly seasonal production but relatively constant consumption over the year. Farmers have to store maize to...
Published in Food Policy, 2013
Shiferaw, B.;Berresaw Menale Kassie; Jaleta, M.; Yirga, C.
This article evaluates the impact of the adoption of improved wheat varieties on food security using a recent nationally-representative dataset of over 2000 farm households in Ethiopia. We adopted endogenous...
Published in Food Policy 37 (5): 504-510, 2012
Rodney Lunduka, Monica Fisher and Sieglinde Snapp
This study uses new data from a household survey (n = 179) in Mulanje District, Malawi to examine whether the observed adoptionplateaus for modernmaizevarieties in Malawi partly reflect farmerinterest...
Published in Food Policy 35(1):41-50, 2010
Mapping natural resource-based poverty, with an application to rural Syria.
Judit Szonyi, Eddy De Pauw, Roberto La Rovere and Aden Aw-Hassan
This study presents advances in resource-based poverty mapping. It illustrates how agricultural income distribution...
Published in Food Policy 34(4): 377-387, 2009
Assessing the effectiveness of a technical assistance program: The case of maize seed relief to vulnerable households in Zimbabwe
Augustine S. Langyintuo and Peter Setimela
The recent economic downturn in Zimbabwe impoverished the majority of households....