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The International Food Policy Research Institute study examines socioeconomic and environmental factors affecting coping strategies, and demonstrates that education, farm income, livestock ownership, access to extension services and being male were positively associated with coping ability.

November 2010: The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) has released a study on “Factors affecting the choices of coping strategies for climate extremes: The case of farmers in the Nile Basin of Ethiopia.”

The study examines socioeconomic and environmental factors affecting coping strategies, and demonstrates that education, farm income, livestock ownership, access to extension services and being male were positively associated with coping ability. The report emphasizes that policies to encourage income generation and asset holding should be promoted, as should enhanced access to extension services and education. IFPRI is a member of the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR). [The Report]

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