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1. Matching grants and economic activities among horticultural entrepreneurs: long-term evidence from Rwanda.

Matching grants can boost economic activities of small-scale producers by relaxing their credit or risk constraints. This study evaluates the impacts of a matching grants scheme targeted to horticultural enterprises in Rwanda. The intervention scores and endorses a business proposal if the proposal ...

Author(s) : Hossain, M.; Mabiso, A.; Garbero, A.

Publisher : Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK

Journal article : World Development (Oxford) 2022 Vol.150 ref.33

2. The Malabo Declaration and agenda 2063: making climate smart agriculture real with conservation agriculture in Africa.

The African Union (AU) has provided the vision and even a hint of the future through Agenda 2063: The Africa We Want, to be achieved, in part, through accelerated agricultural growth and transformation, leading to shared prosperity and improved livelihoods. The promulgation is contained in the...

Author(s) : Mkomwa, S.; Kassam, A.; Bwalya, M.; Shula, R. K.

Book chapter : Conservation agriculture in Africa: climate smart agricultural development 2022 pp.1-16 ref.19

3. An analysis on Strategic Environmental Assessment legislation (EU legislation) considering Turkey.

Although legal Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) practices are mostly observed in developed countries, SEA practices to be internalized through sustainable development principles are of great importance for the countries with ongoing development processes at a national scale, such as Turkey. ...

Author(s) : Başar, G.; Velioğlu, N.

Publisher : AVES Publishing, Istanbul, Turkey

Journal article : FORESTIST 2022 Vol.72 No.1 pp.97-104 ref.22

4. Risks affecting hybrid rice yield in Bangladesh: two-tier approach of appraisal and management.

Purpose: Bangladesh faces a growing food demand from a growing population under the continuous shrinking of arable land. Most Bangladeshi farmers produce inbred rice. Hybrid rice has been shown, in China, to be far more productive per hectare. Bangladesh cannot feed itself long-term without ample...

Author(s) : Kanak Pervez, A. K. M.; Shah, A. A.; Uddin, M. E.; Sarker, M. N. I.; Islam, M. M.

Publisher : Sabaragamuwa University, Belihuloya, Sri Lanka

Journal article : Journal of Agricultural Sciences (Sri Lanka) 2022 Vol.17 No.1 pp.211-227 ref.many

5. Cigarettes smoked among daily and non-daily smokers following CVS health's tobacco-free pharmacy policy.

Introduction In September 2014, CVS Health ceased tobacco sales in all of its 7700 pharmacies nationwide. We investigate the impact of the CVS policy on the number of cigarettes smoked per day among metropolitan daily and non-daily smokers, who may respond to the availability of smoking cues in...

Author(s) : Phillips, A. Z.; Ahern, J. A.; Kerr, W. C.; Rodriguez, H. P.

Publisher : BMJ Publishing Group, London, UK

Journal article : Tobacco Control 2022 Vol.31 No.1 pp.25-31 ref.63

6. When food meets BRI: China's emerging Food Silk Road.

One of the crucial but overlooked aspects of China's Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) is the food and agricultural cooperation. In this paper, we argue that under BRI, China is building a 'Food Silk Road' with which the country attempts to reconstruct global food supply chains through overseas...

Author(s) : Tortajada, C.; Zhang HongZhou

Publisher : Elsevier B.V., Amsterdam, Netherlands

Journal article : Global Food Security 2021 Vol.29

7. The potential of agricultural programs for improving food security: a multi-country perspective.

Although an emerging literature evaluates the impact of agricultural interventions on food security, studies taking a multi-country perspective are scarce. We construct a cross-project dataset - encompassing 14 household surveys from IFAD-funded project-level impact evaluations in 13 different...

Author(s) : Garbero, A.; Jäckering, L.

Publisher : Elsevier B.V., Amsterdam, Netherlands

Journal article : Global Food Security 2021 Vol.29

8. The capitalization effect and its consequence of agricultural support policies - based on the evidence of 800 villages in China.

The theoretical and empirical results of the capitalization effect of agricultural support policies on land rental price remain inconclusive. Based on the survey of Chinese Household Income Projects in 2007 and 2008, this paper adopts the panel data of 800 villages in 11 provinces in China to...

Author(s) : Lin WenSheng; Chen RongYuan

Publisher : MDPI AG, Basel, Switzerland

Journal article : Sustainability 2021 Vol.13 No.14 ref.30

9. Providing hope: influences of volunteer tourism on program youth.

Global South youth are considered members of a host community and are receivers of volunteer tourism development programs. However, their perceptions have rarely been included in volunteer tourism studies. Influences of volunteer tourism on youth lives tends to be from the "gap year" or young adult ...

Author(s) : Olsen, L. M.; Andereck, K.; Vogt, C.

Publisher : Routledge, Abingdon, UK

Journal article : Journal of Sustainable Tourism 2021 Vol.29 No.8 pp.1403-1421 ref.89

10. How are climate actions evaluated? A review of United Nations food security evaluations.

Established in Article 14 of the Paris Agreement, countries must evaluate progress toward climate adaptation, mitigation, and financial goals via the 2023 global stocktake. Yet, the extent of climate integration into evaluation in response to the rapidly approaching stocktake mandate remains...

Author(s) : Lam, S.; Dodd, W.; Berrang-Ford, L.; Ford, J.; Skinner, K.; Papadopoulos, A.; Harper, S. L.

Publisher : Elsevier B.V., Amsterdam, Netherlands

Journal article : Global Food Security 2021 Vol.28

11. Food security and welfare changes under COVID-19 in sub-Saharan Africa: impacts and responses in Kenya.

The COVID-19 pandemic has affected all Sub-Saharan economies through a multitude of impact channels. The study determines the medium-term macroeconomic outcomes of the pandemic on the Kenyan economy and links the results with a detailed food security and nutrition microsimulation module. It thus...

Author(s) : Nechifor, V.; Ramos, M. P.; Ferrari, E.; Laichena, J.; Kihiu, E.; Omanyo, D.; Musamali, R.; Kiriga, B.

Publisher : Elsevier B.V., Amsterdam, Netherlands

Journal article : Global Food Security 2021 Vol.28 ref.30

12. Building and sustaining organizational capacity in voluntary sports clubs: findings from a longitudinal study.

Despite a rich literature on organizational capacity (OC) in voluntary sports clubs (VSCs), few studies have examined OC building and its long-term sustainability. Against this background, the authors identified changes in OC among VSCs that participated in a club development program and examined...

Author(s) : Elmose-Østerlund, K.; Cuskelly, G.; Høyer-Kruse, J.; Voldby, C. R.

Publisher : Human Kinetics, Inc., Champaign, USA

Journal article : Journal of Sport Management 2021 Vol.35 No.5 pp.440-451

13. Anthropologists, development and tourism networks: encounters and shadows of a colonial past.

This chapter situates and describes some of the problems that emerge when sociologists/social anthropologists from developed societies become involved in 'development' work in developing countries. The chapter is in three distinct sections: a brief overview of the debates about anthropologists'...

Author(s) : Harrison, D.

Book chapter : Tourism, tradition and culture: a reflection on their role in development 2021 pp.283-294 ref.42

14. Distress migration among ultra-poor households in Western Odisha.

Consequent upon loss of employment and income due to frequent incidence of droughts, the marginal farmers, land less agricultural labourers and the poverty-stricken weaker sections of population migrate to developed regions in search of employment as a survival strategy. Trickle Up, as a part of...

Author(s) : Tripathy, S. N.

Publisher : Sage Publications India Pvt Ltd, New Delhi, India

Journal article : Journal of Land and Rural Studies 2021 Vol.9 No.2 pp.241-256 ref.12

15. Impact of improved agricultural technology use on household income in eastern Ethiopia: empirical evidence from a propensity score matching estimation.

This article investigates the impact of improved agricultural technology use on farm household income in eastern Ethiopia. Primary data for the study were obtained from a random sample of 248 rural households, 119 of which are improved technology users and the rest are non-users. The research...

Author(s) : Wordofa, M. G.; Hassen, J. Y.; Endris, G. S.; Aweke, C. S.; Moges, D. K.; Rorisa, D. T.

Publisher : Sage Publications India Pvt Ltd, New Delhi, India

Journal article : Journal of Land and Rural Studies 2021 Vol.9 No.2 pp.276-290 ref.9

16. Implementing aquaculture technology and innovation platforms in Asia.

This paper reports on the results of a guided reflection on the establishment of three multi-stakeholder national aquaculture technology and innovation platforms in Bangladesh, Vietnam and Thailand. Those involved in setting up these national platforms were led through a stepwise reflection on how...

Author(s) : Bush, S. R.; Pauwelussen, A.; Badia, P.; Kruk, S.; Little, D.; Le The Luong; Newton, R.; Dinh The Nhan; Rahman, M. M.; Sorgeloos, P.; Sung YeongYik

Publisher : Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK

Journal article : Aquaculture 2021 Vol.530 ref.many

17. Welfare impacts of rural credit and saving program in Kurfa Chele district, eastern Ethiopia: a propensity score matching estimation.

Purpose: This study is conducted to evaluate the impact of rural credit on farm household income and food security. Design/methodology/approach: A multistage random sampling procedure is implemented to select 180 (82 credit user and 98 non-credit user) households from Kurfa Chele district, eastern...

Author(s) : Okoyo, E. N.; Wordofa, M. G.; Hassen, J. Y.; Moges Bezabih

Publisher : Emerald Publishing, Bingley, UK

Journal article : Agricultural Finance Review 2021 Vol.81 No.4 pp.596-613

18. Enhancing planting material production in coconut through decentralised community nurseries.

The successful experiences under the project on decentralised coconut nurseries implemented by CPCRI with the support of State Department of Agriculture, Government of Kerala, clearly indicate that there is great potential for empowering the FPOs for enhancing planting material production in...

Author(s) : Thamban, C.; Samsudeen, K.; Jacob Thomas

Publisher : Coconut Development Board, Kochi, India

Journal article : Indian Coconut Journal 2021 Vol.63 No.6 pp.5-11

19. Capitalization of health promotion initiatives within French sports clubs.

The settings-based approach to health promotion within sports clubs is a growing field of research. Evidence of health promotion intervention effectiveness in scientific literature is scarce, and little is known about their implementation mechanisms. The present study explores how promising health...

Author(s) : Hoye, A. van; Johnson, S.; Lemonnier, F.; Rostan, F.; Crochet, L.; Tezier, B.; Vuillemin, A.

Publisher : MDPI AG, Basel, Switzerland

Journal article : International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 2021 Vol.18 No.3 ref.44

20. Civil-military relations: a review of major guidelines and their relevance during public health emergencies.

The operational and policy complexity of civil-military relations (CMR) during public health emergencies, especially those involving militaries from outside the state concerned, is addressed in several guiding international documents. Generally, these documents reflect humanitarian perspectives and ...

Author(s) : Boland, S. T.; McInnes, C.; Gordon, S.; Lillywhite, L.

Publisher : BMJ Publishing Group, London, UK

Journal article : BMJ Military Health 2021 Vol.167 No.2 pp.99-106

21. COVID-19, government transfer payments, and investment decisions in farming business: evidence from northern India.

Although the COVID-19 pandemic resulted in about a 24% decline in India's GDP during the April-June 2020 quarter, the nation's agricultural sector, somewhat surprisingly, seems to have done remarkably well. This paper examines whether the public transfer program Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Yojana...

Author(s) : Deepak Varshney; Anjani Kumar; Mishra, A. K.; Shahidur Rashid; Joshi, P. K.

Publisher : Wiley, Oxford, UK

Journal article : Applied Economic Perspectives and Policy 2021 Vol.43 No.1 pp.248-269 ref.32

22. Evaluation of the pilot implementation of the Camps on TRACKS program in a municipal day camp in the National Capital.

Peer mediation is an interesting avenue for the inclusion of youth with disabilities in day camps. This approach, which focuses on interaction between youth rather than through an adult, is the basic premise of the Camps on TRACKS program. This program was implemented as part of a pilot test with a ...

Foreign Title :Évaluation de l'implantation pilote du programme Camps on TRACKS dans un camp de jour municipal de la Capitale nationale.

Author(s) : Duquette, M. M.; Chauveau, C.; Porcedda, A.; Carbonneau, H.

Publisher : Routledge, Abingdon, UK

Journal article : Loisir et Société 2021 Vol.44 No.2 pp.256-265 ref.20

23. Heterogeneous effects of agricultural technical assistance in Colombia.

Small family farms account for 72% of the farms in the world. Most of these farms, in developing countries, face labor productivity gaps. One of the strategies to increase agricultural productivity focuses on implementing technical assistance programs. Using agriculture microdata, we estimate the...

Author(s) : Franco, N. A. T.; Dávalos, E.; Morales, L. F.

Publisher : Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK

Journal article : Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics 2021 Vol.53 No.4 pp.459-481 ref.58

24. Assessing Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi Yojna.

In this study, the researchers look at certain aspects of the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi, a cash transfer scheme for farmers. Since its inception in 2019, the number of beneficiaries, who get Rs 6,000 per year in three installments, has increased to about 11.5 crore farmers. The researchers...

Author(s) : Siraj Hussain; Fizza Suhel

Publisher : Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperation, Directorate of Economics and Statistics, New Delhi, India

Journal article : Agricultural Situation in India 2021 Vol.77 No.12 pp.24-32 ref.9

25. Environmental effects of development programs: experimental evidence from West African dryland forests.

Environmental effects of development programs are the subject of an ongoing debate. We contribute to this debate by studying effects of a randomly allocated, nationwide development program in The Gambia on deforestation, focusing on parts of the country with meaningful baseline forest cover. Our...

Author(s) : Heß, S.; Jaimovich, D.; Schündeln, M.

Publisher : Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK

Journal article : Journal of Development Economics 2021 Vol.153 ref.48