Agricultural Development Economics
 

Food security analysis and policy

Year of publication

Livelihoods strategies and household resilience to food insecurity: An empirical analysis to Kenya

Luca Alinovi, Marco D’Errico, Erdgin Mane, Donato Romano [ 2011 ]
The way a household copes with and withstands economic shocks depends on the options available, in terms of capabilities, assets [...]
   
Adoption rates of improved or modern varieties (MV) of sorghum in eastern Ethiopia are generally low. Although these MV may [...]
   

Welfare impacts of maize–pigeonpea intensification in Tanzania

Mulubrhan Amare, Solomon Asfaw, Bekele Shiferaw [ 2011 ]
This article examines the driving forces behind farmers’ decisions to adopt improved pigeonpea and maize and estimates the causal impact [...]
   

The State of Food Insecurity in the World 2011

How does international price volatility affect domestic economies and food security?
FAO [ 2011 ]
The State of Food Insecurity in the World 2011 highlights the differential impacts that the world food crisis of 2006-08 [...]
   
This sample spread sheet accompanies the simple price monitoring tool to assess monthly changes in food prices.
   

Gender differences in assets

Terri Raney, Gustavo Anríquez, Andre Croppenstedt, Stefano Gerosa, Sarah Lowder, Ira Matuschke, Jakob Skoet [ 2011 ]
Agriculture can be an important engine of growth and poverty reduction. But the sector is underperforming in many countries in part [...]
   

Gender inequality, risk and vulnerability in the rural economy

Refocusing the public works agenda to take account of economic and social risks
Rebecca Holmes, Nicola Jones [ 2011 ]
Smallholder farmers and poor rural households are vulnerable to both economic and social shocks which hamper their participation in agricultural activities. [...]
   

Biggin’ it up – food security and obesity in Jamaica and St Lucia

Panagiotis Karfakis, Christian Romer Løvendal, Kristian Thor Jakobsen [ 2011 ]
This paper explores two different aspects of food security, namely undernourishment and overweight in the two Caribbean Islands of Jamaica [...]
   

The role of women in agriculture

Terri Raney, Gustavo Anríquez, Andre Croppenstedt, Stefano Gerosa, Sarah Lowder, Ira Matuscke, Jakob Skoet [ 2011 ]
Agriculture can be an important engine of growth and poverty reduction. But the sector is underperforming in many countries in [...]
   
This paper explores, conceptually and empirically, the question of how much food is produced by women. Data for labour inputs [...]