Agricultural Development Economics

Changing environments

Year of publication

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 [...]

Is crop diversification a panacea for climate resilience in Africa?

FAO Agricultural Development Economics Policy Brief 2
FAO [ 2017 ]
Crop diversification is often promoted as a strategy to achieve climate resilience. However, the benefits to crop diversification may vary [...]

Diversification under climate variability as part of a CSA strategy in rural Zambia

Aslihan Arslan, Romina Cavatassi, Federica Alfani, Nancy Mccarthy, Leslie Lipper & Misael Kokwe [ 2017 ]
Climate change is posing an increasingly severe challenge to agricultural livelihoods due to increased frequency and intensity of extreme weather [...]
This paper aims at presenting empirical evidence from Zambia to better understand the linkages between climatic shocks, livelihood diversification and [...]
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