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    This is a theoretical study which compares the cost-effectiveness of storage and trade-related policies to stabilize food prices in a two-country setting. The raw data is generated based on stochastical simulations with Matlab Scripts. This data is then analyzed to assess how policies impact the distribution of prices in the two countries. Policies are storage and trade related. The Download is a ZIP-File containing many Matlab files (.m). For each scenario in the paper/dissertation, there are two Matlab files. The "_specs" file defines the specifications for the simulation (country size, ...), and the "_analysis" file is for the mathematical implementation (setting up the model, solving it, running the simulations). The different scenarios include (for details see the linked doctoral thesis by Jan Brockhaus which provides more background information) - "asymshocks": Asymmetric shocks between the two countries - "defaultvalues": The different distinct and discrete scenarios described in the paper - "privstorsubsidies": The continuous private storage subsidy - "reservevariation": The simulations for the reserves with different parameters (reserve capacity and trigger price are varied) All other files are required in the same folder for the calculations to run as these files are references in the ones mentioned above. Furthermore, the RECS toolbox (http://www.recs-solver.org/) and the CompEcon Toolbox (http://www4.ncsu.edu/~pfackler/compecon/download.html) must be installed first before running any of the codes.

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    In our research we assess the sustainability performance of 400 smallholder farms practicing organic (i.e. certified or non-certified) and non-organic agriculture (i.e. conventional or other) using the Sustainability Monitoring and Assessment RouTine (SMART)-Farm Tool and examine differences between these farm categories using multivariate analyses. We also identify general gaps in sustainability performance for all farms. Murang'a County, Kajiado County.

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    This set of interviews is part of the 'Farmer Empowerment' project that focused on the impact of farmer organizations (FO) on the socio-economic development of their FO-member. The interviews were conducted within a first field research in order to gather information on institutional settings of FOs and to identify empowering approaches and empowering areas of Farmer Organizations.

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    In our research we assess the sustainability performance of 400 smallholder farms practicing organic (i.e. certified or non-certified) and non-organic agriculture (i.e. conventional or other) using the Sustainability Monitoring and Assessment RouTine (SMART)-Farm Tool and examine differences between these farm categories using multivariate analyses. We also identify general gaps in sustainability performance for all farms.

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    Global agricultural supply and demand estimates from the FAO, USDA, and IGC are compared to analyze data quality, documentation, and differences in the sources as well as the underlying reasons for these differences. All data is collected via AMIS (www.amis-outlook.org). The data originates from the AMIS Market Monitors No. 2 to 29.

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    This set of interviews is part of the 'Farmer Empowerment' project that focused on the impact of farmer organizations (FO) on the socio-economic development of their FO-member. The interviews were conducted within a first field research in order to gather information on institutional settings of FOs and to identify empowering approaches and empowering areas of Farmer Organizations.

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    The Worldwide Governance Indicators (WGI) are a research dataset summarizing the views on the quality of governance provided by a large number of enterprise, citizen and expert survey respondents in industrial and developing countries. These data are gathered from a number of survey institutes, think tanks, non-governmental organizations, international organizations, and private sector firms. The WGI do not reflect the official views of the Natural Resource Governance Institute, the Brookings Institutions, the World Bank, its Executive Directors, or the countries they represent. The WGI are not used by the World Bank Group to allocate resources.

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    Political Stability and Absence of Violence/Terrorism measures perceptions of the likelihood of political instability and/or politically motivated violence, including terrorism. This table lists the individual variables from each data source used to construct this measure in the Worldwide Governance Indicators

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    Government effectiveness captures perceptions of the quality of public services, the quality of the civil service and the degree of its independence from political pressures, the quality of policy formulation and implementation, and the credibility of the government's commitment to such policies. This table lists the individual variables from each data source used to construct this measure in the Worldwide Governance Indicators

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    Voice and accountability captures perceptions of the extent to which a country's citizens are able to participate in selecting their government, as well as freedom of expression, freedom of association, and a free media. This table lists the individual variables from each data source used to construct this measure in the Worldwide Governance Indicators