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Special Issue of Gender, Technology, and Development: Gender, Climate Change and Agriculture

The Journal of Gender, Technology, and Development has a special issue on gender, climate change, and agriculture, with articles free for download! Articles touch on ICT, cookstoves, climate smart agriculture, micro-insurance, and more.

Launch of Compact2025 News in Brief

We are excited to share the pilot issue of the Compact2025 News in Brief.

Reviewing 4 Years of IMPACT Outreach and Training

By Daniel Mason-D'Croz This month marks 4 years since the revamping of the IMPACT training curriculum to bring it up to date with the new version of the model. With more than 4 years now of experience, it seems appropriate to review and highlight some of the successes of these outreach and training efforts.

Publication: The Volunteer Farmer-Trainer Extension Approach: A User Guide

Extension services are delivered in a variety of forms, with the ultimate aim of changing farmers’ attitudes towards applying knowledge and practices that increase productivity and income. However, how farmers gain access to knowledge and information on improved practices along the intended value chain is extremely important. An effective approach encourages farmers to change their >> Read more

Cash crops and food security: Evidence from Ethiopian smallholder coffee producers

ESSP Working Paper 95, by Tadesse Kuma, Mekdim Dereje, Kalle Hirvonen, and Bart Minten. Abstract: One of the key questions in food policy debates in the last decades has been the role of cash cropping for achieving food security in low income countries.

The rapid expansion of herbicide use in smallholder agriculture in Ethiopia: Patterns, drivers, and implications

ESSP Working Paper 94, by Seneshaw Tamru, Bart Minten, Dawit Alemu, and Fantu Bachewe. Abstract: We use qualitative and quantitative information from a number of datasets to study the adoption patterns and labor productivity impacts of herbicide use in Ethiopia.