Agricultural Development Economics

Latest publications

The State of Food and Agriculture 2015

Social protection and agriculture: breaking the cycle of rural poverty
Despite significant progress in meeting the Millennium Development Goals on poverty and hunger, almost a billion people still live in [...]

Achieving Zero Hunger

The critical role of investments in social protection and agriculture
This paper provides estimates of investment costs, both public and private, required to eliminate chronic dietary energy deficits, or to [...]
This brief summarizes the results of analyses of Shan tea and Arabica coffee value chains in the Northern Mountainous Region [...]
In recent years, government's investments in agriculture have focused on increasing land under irrigation, subsidizing inputs, strengthening the agricultural extension [...]

News and events

Annual ECAMA Research Symposium in Malawi

The second annual research symposium of the Economics Association of Malawi, held in Lilongwe on 4-5 June, focused on agricultural [...]

Launch of the IPC Global Strategic Programme & Vision (2014-2016)

FAO Headquarters, Rome

The IPC Global Partners will launch the IPC Global Strategic Programme and Vision (2014-2016), through an online virtual event scheduled for [...]

Multi-stakeholder conference on agriculture investments, gender, and land in Africa

Cape Town, South Africa ( 5-7 March 2014 )

The conference aims to promote an open exchange of experiences and evidence-based knowledge on the implications of public and private [...]

International Consultation on Policy Monitoring in Developing Countries

FAO Headquarters, Rome ( 11 December 2013 )

FAO is to hold an International Consultation on Policy Monitoring in Developing Countries at its Rome Headquarters on December 11, [...]

Agricultural Development Economics

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