Logan Cochrane and Anne Cafer, Author at WhyDev Blog
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Dr. Anne Cafer is an assistant professor of Sociology at the University of Mississippi. She has spent the last 10 years working with communities in Sub-Saharan Africa and rural America on issues of resilience – particularly around food insecurity, health, and nutrition.

Does Diversification enhance Resilience? Agriculture Alternatives in development Environment Sustainable Development 

Does Diversification enhance Resilience?

Diversification can increase biodiversity, mitigate risk, broaden the nutritional portfolio of what is grown, and allow farmers to engage with new market opportunities. Diversification is, therefore, one of the key strategies for building resilience for smallholder farmers. There have been some cautionary voices, however the dominant narrative is that diversification is good and should be widely promoted. For example, at the 2017...