Agricultural Development Economics

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The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World 2019

Safeguarding against economic slowdowns and downturns
The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World 2019 is an important measure of global progress towards the [...]

Access to markets for small actors in the roots and tubers sector. Tailored financial services and climate risk management tools to link small farmers to markets

FAO Agricultural Development Economics Technical Study 5
Massimo Pera, Margherita Bavagnoli and Niclas Benni (FAO)
The roots and tubers industry in sub-Saharan Africa has been growing steadily in recent years. Nevertheless, a series of challenges, [...]
This document summarizes the online consultation Addressing the challenges and realizing the potential benefits of migration to better nutrition in [...]

Agripreneurship across Africa

Stories of inspiration
FAO (C. Walker, C. Fowler, A. del Rio Poza, N. Mhlanga and D. Neven, eds.)
This publication aims to inspire budding entrepreneurs in Africa to consider business opportunities in agriculture and agro-industry, broadly defined. It [...]

News and events

Technical workshop: The drivers and impacts of migration and labor mobility

FAO Headquarters, Rome ( 1 December 2017 )

The workshop will bring together researchers and policy makers from around the world in an effort to provide evidence, promote [...]

Call for good practices and lessons learned on food security and nutrition policy implementation in Europe and Central Asia region

FAO’s Project Developing Capacity for Strengthening Food Security and Nutrition in Selected Countries of the Caucasus and Central Asia is pleased to [...]

Online discussion: Rural women: striving for gender transformative impacts

This online discussion invites you to reflect on the current understanding of gender dynamics of rural livelihoods and share information, [...]

What role can agricultural extension and advisory services play in realizing gender equality and improved nutrition?

This discussion invites you to reflect on the role that agricultural extension and advisory services (AEAS) can play in contributing [...]

Agricultural Development Economics

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