Agricultural Development Economics
 

Latest publications

Climate variability, adaptation strategies and food security in Malawi

Solomon Asfaw, Nancy McCarthy, Leslie Lipper, Aslihan Arslan, Andrea Cattaneo and Mutie Kachulu
This paper assesses farmers’ incentives and conditioning factors that hinder or promote adaptation strategies and evaluates its impact on crop [...]

The challenges of managing agricultural price and production risks in sub-Saharan Africa

ESA Working Paper 14-09
L. Antonaci, M. Demeke and A. Vezzani
Agricultural production is prone to several risks which affect both producers and consumers. In order to enhance investment and achieve [...]
This paper assesses Bangladesh’s progress towards eradicating hunger, food insecurity and malnutrition, and how the National Food Policy Capacity Strengthening [...]

Testing for bubbles in agricultural commodity markets

ESA Working Paper 14-07
Francisco J. Areal, Kelvin G. Balcombe and George Rapsomanikis
Food price volatility spells have fuelled the debate about the reliability of world markets as a source of food. At [...]

News and events

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, [...]

Making Policy Count: debate on policy monitoring

FAO HQ - Iran Room ( 10 October 2013 - 8:30-9:30 )

CFS 40 side event on policy monitoring: Monitoring Food and Agricultural Policies in Developing Countries: Understanding country practices and the [...]

Agricultural Development Economics

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