Agriculture

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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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Assessment of community-based crop micro insurance for climate-related risks offered to smallholder farmers and marginalised communities in India

Other evaluation 3ie 2020
 
Authors of this process evaluation report assess the factors that affect the demand for agriculture insurance offered to smallholder farmers by community-based mutual-aid schemes and how effective is the crop insurance component of CBMAS in providing financial protection to insured farmers.

Formative evaluation on increasing the uptake of ACRE Hakika in Kenya

Other evaluation 3ie 2020
 
Authors of this formative evaluation report look at factors behind an increase in uptake of a mobile-based agricultural insurance product, ACRE Hakika — that uses a rainfall-based index. This product can secure the livelihood and incomes of local farmers in Kenya by providing coverage from the effects of unpredictable weather.

Understanding the potential of crop insurance in India: a study of the Prime Minister’s Crop Insurance Scheme

Other evaluation 3ie 2020
 
Authors of this process evaluation report explores the feasibility and acceptability of using crop insurance by various stakeholders, analysing their experiences and roles during the implementation process of the Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana, in the state of Karnataka, India.

Uptake and evaluation of innovative insurance embedded credit for promoting resilience and livelihoods for smallholder in Kenya

Other evaluation 3ie 2020
 
Authors of this report evaluate the impacts of implementing an innovative risk management solution, Risk-Contingent Credit for smallholder wheat and maize farmers in Kenya.

Evaluating the efficacy of an app-based livestock insurance scheme in Gujarat, India

Other evaluation 3ie 2020
 
Authors of this formative evaluation report assess whether a mobile-app platform that digitises the in-field enrolment process and claims process for livestock insurance, combined with awareness programmes like cooperative society engagements and door-to-door marketing, can improve livestock insurance penetration and uptake.

Bundling weather index insurance and credit in Senegal: contributors and constraints to take-up

Other evaluation 3ie 2020
 
Authors of this formative evaluation report look at various bundled products that can increase weather index based insurance take-up in Senegal.

An impact assessment of EAMDA's banana initiative to increase technology adoption by smallholder farmers in Kenya

Impact evaluation 3ie Publication type : 3ie-funded ongoing study
Author : Shyamal Chowdhury, Jane Kabubo Mariara, Munshi Sulaiman, Uttam Sharma,
Sector : Agriculture fishing and forestry

Creating informed demand and impacts through innovative and cost effective extension in Kenya

Impact evaluation 3ie Publication type : 3ie-funded ongoing study
Author : Andrew Mude, Nathan Jensen, Duncan D. Khalai, Rupsha Banerjee, Diba D Galgallo,
Sector : Agriculture fishing and forestry

Picture-based crop insurance: evaluating the impact of using smartphone camera data for claims verification in India

Impact evaluation 3ie Publication type : 3ie-funded ongoing study
Author : Berber Kramer, Francisco Ceballos, Samyuktha Kannan, Uttam Kumar, Azad Mishra,
Sector : Agriculture fishing and forestry

Enhancing access to index-based weather agricultural insurance in Burkina Faso: a new marketing approach

Impact evaluation 3ie Publication type : 3ie-funded ongoing study
Author : Harounan Kazianga, Zaki Wahhaj, Alassane Koulibaly, Souleymane Zare, ,
Sector : Agriculture fishing and forestry

Bundling weather index-based insurance with loans in Senegal: evaluating impact on insurance take-up and farmers' well being

Impact evaluation 3ie Publication type : 3ie-funded ongoing study
Author : Mame Mor Anta Syll, Assane Faye, Hamidou Diop, Moustapha Fall, Seydina Ousmane Sene
Sector : Agriculture fishing and forestry

Impact of alternate wetting and drying on farm incomes and water savings in Bangladesh

Impact evaluation 3ie 2020
 
This impact evaluation highlights the impact of alternate wetting and drying, a water-saving technology used to reduce irrigation water consumption in rice fields, as compared to conventional flood irrigation on water savings and farm incomes in Bangladesh.

Capacity building of smallholder dairy farmers in Kenya through extension services and market linkages

Impact evaluation Brief 3ie 2019
 
This brief is based on the findings of an impact evaluation that examined the effects of the Smallholder Dairy Commercialization Programme in Kenya on farmers’ production, income and food security and on the empowerment of female dairy farmers.

Impact of voice reminders to reinforce harvest aggregation services training for farmers in Mali

Impact evaluation 3ie 2018
 

Authors evaluated the impact of mobile phone voice reminders for a pre- and post-harvest grain management training, on farmer behaviour and household income.

Impact evaluation of the Smallholder Dairy Commercialization Programme in Kenya

Impact evaluation 3ie 2018
 
This evaluation examines the impacts of the Smallholder Dairy Commercialization Programme, which as designed to enhance dairy farming productivity, reduce production costs and strengthen market linkages.

Impact evaluation of the Menabe and Melaky development programme in Madagascar

Impact evaluation 3ie 2018
 

This report examines the impact of a development programme in the Melaky and Menabe regions of Madagascar.

The impact of adopting risk-reducing, drought-tolerant rice in India

Impact evaluation 3ie 2018
 
This evaluation examines the impact of cultivating Sahbhagi Dhan rice to reduce yield losses during droughts for farmers in eastern India.

An impact assessment of EAMDA's banana initiative to increase technology adoption by smallholder farmers in Kenya

Impact evaluation 3ie Publication type : 3ie-funded ongoing study
Author : Shyamal Chowdhury, Jane Kabubo Mariara, Munshi Sulaiman, Uttam Sharma,
Sector : Agriculture fishing and forestry

Creating informed demand and impacts through innovative and cost effective extension in Kenya

Impact evaluation 3ie Publication type : 3ie-funded ongoing study
Author : Andrew Mude, Nathan Jensen, Duncan D. Khalai, Rupsha Banerjee, Diba D Galgallo,
Sector : Agriculture fishing and forestry

Picture-based crop insurance: evaluating the impact of using smartphone camera data for claims verification in India

Impact evaluation 3ie Publication type : 3ie-funded ongoing study
Author : Berber Kramer, Francisco Ceballos, Samyuktha Kannan, Uttam Kumar, Azad Mishra,
Sector : Agriculture fishing and forestry

Enhancing access to index-based weather agricultural insurance in Burkina Faso: a new marketing approach

Impact evaluation 3ie Publication type : 3ie-funded ongoing study
Author : Harounan Kazianga, Zaki Wahhaj, Alassane Koulibaly, Souleymane Zare, ,
Sector : Agriculture fishing and forestry

Bundling weather index-based insurance with loans in Senegal: evaluating impact on insurance take-up and farmers' well being

Impact evaluation 3ie Publication type : 3ie-funded ongoing study
Author : Mame Mor Anta Syll, Assane Faye, Hamidou Diop, Moustapha Fall, Seydina Ousmane Sene
Sector : Agriculture fishing and forestry

Why targeting matters: a systematic review of farmer field schools targeting

Systematic review 3ie 2015
 

Targeting in any development intervention is critical, as it impacts programmes outcomes. This review studies targeting in farmer field school (FFS) programmes.

What is the evidence on smallholder agriculture interventions in Africa?

Systematic review Brief 3ie 2016
 
This brief is based on The Effects of Training, Innovation and New Technology on African Smallholder Farmers’ Economic Outcomes and Food Security: A Systematic Review, by Stewart et al. synthesises evidence from 19 impact evaluations that study the effect of training, innovations and new technology interventions on income, assets and food security.

Zero child hunger: breaking the cycle of malnutrition

Systematic review Brief 3ie 2012
 
Is there enough evidence to show that increased household income and a better diet can improve children’s nutritional status?

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