Agricultural Development Economics

Changing environments

Year of publication

Model agreement for responsible contract farming: with commentary

Carin Smaller, William Speller and Sarah Brewin [ 2018 ]
The Model Agreement for Responsible Contract Farming is a simple and practical legal tool to support the implementation of global [...]

Cropping system diversification in Eastern and Southern Africa: Identifying policy options to enhance productivity and build resilience

FAO Agricultural Development Economics Working Paper 18-05
Giuseppe Maggio, Nicholas J. Sitko and Ada Ignaciuk [ 2018 ]
Crop diversification is an important policy objective to promote climate change adaptation, yet the drivers and impacts of crop diversification [...]

The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World 2018

Building climate resilience for food security and nutrition
FAO, IFAD, UNICEF, WFP and WHO [ 2018 ]
New evidence in SOFI 2018 confirms a rise in world hunger: the number of people who suffer from hunger has [...]

Crop diversification increases productivity and stabilizes income of smallholders

FAO Agricultural Development Economics Policy Brief 8
FAO [ 2018 ]
In sub-Saharan Africa, crop diversification features prominently in many countries’ climate change adaptation strategies. This study focuses on the determinants [...]
This manual explains how to use the EX-Ante Carbon-balance Tool known as “EX-ACT” to estimate the impacts of management activities [...]

Greenhouse gas appraisal on the adaptation to salinity intrusion project

EX-ACT country case study – Viet Nam
FAO [ 2017 ]
This working document presents the results of an EX-ACT Greenhouse Gas appraisal of the "Mekong Delta Integrated Climate Resilience and [...]

Greenhouse gas appraisal on sustainable management of critical wetland ecosystems

EX-ACT blue carbon case study – Gabon
FAO [ 2017 ]
This report presents the results of an Ex-Ante Carbon-balance Tool (EX-ACT) Greenhouse Gas appraisal of the project “Sustainable management of [...]

Ex-Ante Carbon-balance Tool (EX-ACT)

Quick guidance
FAO [ 2017 ]
In order to facilitate the different activities of targeting climate change mitigation in agriculture, decision makers can today choose from [...]
This manual explains how to use the EX-Ante Carbon-balance Tool for Value Chain (EX-ACT VC) and how to address a [...]

Impacts of modifying Malawi’s farm input subsidy programme targeting

FAO Agricultural Development Economics Working Paper 17-05
Solomon Asfaw, Andrea Cattaneo, Giacomo Pallante and Alessandro Palma [ 2017 ]
In this paper, we evaluate the impact of this proposed change to the existing FISP design and implementation mechanisms by [...]
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