Agriculture

To help address gaps in the understanding of what works and what does not, we fund a variety of studies across this programme area, including interventions focused on insurance, extension, land-use and forestry, and innovation and technology.

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Certification schemes set and monitor voluntary standards to make agricultural production socially sustainable and agricultural trade fairer for producers and workers.

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Insuring farmers against weather shocks: Evidence from India

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Does information on agricultural technology encourage adoption?

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What is the evidence on smallholder agriculture interventions in Africa?

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