Agricultural Development Economics

The State of Food and Agriculture 2018

Migration, agriculture and rural development

The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World 2018

Building climate resilience for food security and nutrition


Latest publications

Agricultural Transformation Centres in Africa

Practical guidance to promote inclusive agro-industrial development
Marlo Rankin, Costanza Rizzo, Pascal Sanginga, Olagoke Oladapo, Monde Nyambe and Duncan Mwesige (eds.)
Over the next ten years, the African rural space will be the theatre of profound changes as the activities envisaged [...]

Economic development and the evolution of internal migration. Moving in steps, returnees, and gender differences

FAO Agricultural Development Economics Working Paper 19-03
Andrea Cattaneo and Sherman Robinson
This paper sheds new light on internal migration processes by estimating migration flows for 31 countries, focusing on step migration [...]

Climate-change vulnerability in rural Zambia: the impact of an El Niño-induced shock on income and productivity

FAO Agricultural Development Economics Working Paper 19-02
Federica Alfani, Aslihan Arslan, Nancy McCarthy, Romina Cavatassi and Nicholas Sitko
This paper examines the impacts of the El Niño during the 2015/2016 season on maize productivity and income in rural [...]

Paving the way to build the resilience of men and women. How to conduct a gender analysis of resilience

FAO Agricultural Development Economics Working Paper 19-01
Gayatri Koolwal, Marco D’Errico and Ilaria Sisto
Despite significant recent improvements in measuring resilience, there are still relevant gaps in the analysis. One of the relatively unexplored [...]

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 [...]

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