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Research Series Issue 36: Who works in agriculture?
This analysis examines the dynamics of youth employment in agriculture and the agri-food system in Tanzania and Malawi.
Impact assessment: Coastal Climate Resilient Infrastructure Project (CCRIP)
Farmers in southwestern Bangladesh, an area prone to natural disasters, are sometimes unable to reach community markets in the monsoon season.
Impact assessment: Plan VIDA-PEEP to Eradicate Extreme Poverty – Phase I
From 2011 to 2016, the Plan VIDA project in Bolivia was implemented to address extreme poverty in rural areas by increasing the incomes and assets of rural people in the departments of Potosí and Cochabamba of the Plurinational State of Bolivia
Research Series Issue 35: Climate change mitigation potential of agricultural practices supported by IFAD investments An ex ante analysis
This study estimates the mitigation potential of agricultural practices supported by IFAD’s current investments in order to provide guidance for the design of future investments.
Research Series Issue 34: Farm size and productivity - Lessons from recent literature
This paper considers the relationship between farm size and productivity patterns across countries and within countries.
IFAD Results Series Issue 3
This issue presents and analyses experiences from the following IFAD-funded projects and programmes...
Impact assessment: Agricultural Sector Development Programme–Livestock (ASDP-L) and Agriculture Service Support Programme (ASSP)
Despite decades of research and development of technologies and innovations which improve farming practices and productivity, small farmers in Tanzania continue to use technologies and practices which do not favour high yields and economic returns.
Research Series Issue 33 - The impact of the adoption of CGIAR's improved varieties on poverty and welfare outcomes: A systematic review
This paper examines the impact of agricultural research on poverty and welfare by conducting a systematic review of experimental and quasi-experimental impact evaluations of improved varieties disseminated by CGIAR between 2007 and 2015.
Impact assessment: High-Value Agriculture Project in Hill and Mountain Areas
The High-Value Agriculture Project in Hill and Mountain Areas (HVAP) integrated farmers living in the remote hill and mountain areas of Mid-Western Nepal into the local economy of goats and high-valued crops such as apples and Sichuan pepper (timur).
Impact assessment: Project for Rural Income through Exports in Rwanda
The Project for Rural Income through Exports in Rwanda, known by its acronym PRICE, aims to increase returns to farmers through the development of export-driven value chains for coffee, tea, sericulture and horticulture.
Impact assessment: Irrigated Rice Production Enhancement Project
The Irrigated Rice Production Enhancement Project (IRPEP) was implemented between 2010 and 2015 to improve the rice productivity and livelihoods of smallholder farmers who cultivate on Communal Irrigation Schemes in three regions (Western Visayas, Central Visayas and Northern Mindanao) of the Philippines.
Impact assessment: Guangxi Integrated Agricultural Development Project
The Guangxi Integrated Agricultural Development Project (GIADP) was implemented in 623 Administrative Villages in the Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region of China to increase income of smallholder farmers by developing community infrastructures
Impact assessment: Rural Development Support Programme in Guéra
The Rural Development Support Programme in Guéra (PADER-G) was implemented to improve the food security and livelihoods of farmers living in remote areas of Guéra, a drought-prone and conflict-ridden region of Chad.
Impact Assessment: Community-based Forestry Development Project in Southern States (DECOFOS)
Deforestation and unsustainable management practices have had a significant impact on the livelihoods of poor rural communities in the forest areas of Campeche, Chiapas and Oaxaca states in Mexico.
Impact Assessment: Livestock and Pasture Development Project
In Khatlon Oblast, the poorest region of Tajikistan, decades of overgrazing has degraded pastoral land leading to low milk and meat production, food insecurity and malnutrition in rural areas.
Impact assessment: Participatory Small-Scale Irrigation Development Programme
Rural people in the Ethiopian highlands depend mainly on rain-fed subsistence farming for their livelihoods.
Impact assessment: Agricultural Value Chains Support Project (PAFA)
The Agricultural Value Chains Support Project (PAFA) aimed to improve the livelihoods of smallholder farmers in Senegal’s Groundnut Basin.
Research Series Issue 32 - Developing country-wide farming system typologies: An analysis of Ethiopian smallholders’ income and food security
This paper aims to better understand the context in which smallholder farms operate.
The Youth Advantage: Engaging young people in green growth
In 2030, young people will make up around 15 per cent of the world’s population, and rural youth about 6 per cent. Some regions are even expected to see a “youth bulge” or a significantly higher proportion of young people.
Research Series Issue 31 - Impact of modern irrigation on household production and welfare outcomes
Investments in irrigation systems have been shown to substantially improve farmers’ productivity, and thus alleviate poverty. This study provides an example of such an investment: the Participatory Small-Scale Irrigation Development Programme.