Agricultural Development Economics

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The past four decades have seen two waves of agricultural technology development and diffusion to developing countries. The first wave was [...]

Commercializing small farms: reducing transaction cost

Prabhu Pingali, Yasmeen Khwaja, Madelon Meijer [ 2005 ]
Broad changes are taking place in agrifood systems worldwide. These changes are driven by economic development, increase in per caput [...]

Tomorrow's hunger: a framework for analysing vulnerability to food insecurity

Christian Romer Løvendal and Marco Knowles [ 2005 ]
While traditional food security analysis offers an ex post view on who the food insecure are and why they are [...]

Measuring food security using respondents' perception of food consumption adequacy

Mauro Migotto, Benjamin Davis, Gero Carletto, Kathleen Beegle [ 2005 ]
Food security is a complex and multi-dimensional phenomenon. As such, its measurement may entail and benefit from the combination of [...]
Liberalization of Egyptian agricultural policy and new wheat technology has led to significant increases in area allocated to wheat as [...]

Food aid: a primer

Sarah Lowder, Terri Raney [ 2005 ]
As an introduction to food aid this paper reviews various definitions of food aid and terminology used by practitioners and [...]
The paper analyses the impacts of transaction costs on the degree of household market integration using survey data collected from [...]

Agricultural biodiversity and biotechnology in economic development

Joseph Cooper, Leslie Marie Lipper, David Zilberman [ 2005 ]
The topics addressed in this book are of vital importance to the survival of humankind. Agricultural biodiversity, [...]

The State of Food and Agriculture 2005

Agricultural trade and poverty: Can trade work for the poor?
FAO [ 2005 ]
Can trade work for the poor? The State of Food and Agriculture 2005 examines the many ways trade and trade [...]
Prior research on Mexican migration has shown that social networks and economic incentives play an important role in determining migration [...]