Agricultural Development Economics

Latest publications

Smallholder adaptive responses to seasonal weather forecasts. A case study of the 2015/16 El Niño Southern Oscillation in Zambia

FAO Agricultural Development Economics Working Paper 19-07
Maggio, G. Sitko, N.J., & Ignaciuk, A.
Does receiving information on potential adverse weather conditions induce adaptive responses by smallholders? Do market institutions ease constraints to adaptation [...]
The Early Warning Early Action (EWEA) Report on Food Security and Agriculture is developed by the Food and Agriculture Organization [...]

The State of Food and Agriculture 2019

Moving forward on food loss and waste reduction
The need to reduce food loss and waste is firmly embedded in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Food loss [...]

How to reduce food loss and waste for food security and environmental sustainability

FAO Agricultural Development Economics Policy Brief 19
Food loss and waste reduction is considered important for improving food security and nutrition, promoting environmental sustainability and lowering production [...]

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

The focal point for FAO's economic research and policy analysis for food security and sustainable development.