Agricultural Development Economics
 

Changing environments

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FAO’s Climate Impact Team has been developing an integrated toolbox to assess the impact of climate change on agriculture. The [...]
   
This paper examines some of the key technical, institutional, policy and financial responses required to achieve climate-smart agriculture which sustainably [...]
   

New tools for old problems: can payments for watershed services support sustainable agricultural development in Africa?

Giacomo Branca, Leslie Lipper, Bernardete Neves, Dosteus Lopa, Iddi Mwanyoka [ 2009 ]
Agriculture affects both the quantity and quality of water available for other uses, and under current production systems the impact [...]
   

Sowing the seeds of social relations: The role of social capital in crop diversity

Paul Winters, Romina Cavatassi, Leslie Lipper [ 2006 ]
This paper explores the relationship between social capital and crop diversity. The study is conducted in an area of Ethiopia [...]
   
Agroforestry projects have the potential to help mitigate global warming by acting as sinks for greenhouse gasses. However, participation in [...]
   

Less-favoured areas: looking beyond agriculture towards ecosystem services

Leslie Lipper, Prabhu Pingali, Monika Zurek [ 2006 ]
Many dryland regions are considered less favoured areas as they face a variety of either biophysical or socio-economic constraints to [...]
   

When are payments for environmental services beneficial to the poor?

David Zilberman, Leslie Lipper, Nancy McCarthy [ 2006 ]
The impact of payment for environmental services (PES) on poverty varies. Generally, PES is good for landowners and may negatively [...]
   
Improving agricultural productivity and farm level resilience to agricultural production shocks is a critical component of reducing poverty and improving [...]
   

Will buying tropical forest carbon benefit the poor? Evidence from Costa Rica

Suzi Kerr, Alexander Pfaff, Romina Cavatassi, Benjamin Davis, Leslie Lipper, Arturo Sanchez, Joanna Hendy  [ 2004 ]
We review claims about the potential for carbon markets that link both payments for carbon services and poverty levels to [...]
   

Effects of poverty on deforestation: distinguishing behaviour from location

Suzi Kerr, Alexander Pfaff, Romina Cavatassi, Benjamin Davis, Leslie Lipper, Arturo Sanchez, Jason Timmins [ 2004 ]
We summarize existing theoretical claims linking poverty to rates of deforestation and then examine this linkage empirically for Costa Rica [...]
   
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