Agricultural Development Economics
 

Food security analysis and policy

Year of publication

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 [...]
   
This paper introduces value chain analysis and development as tools for addressing gender inequities in markets. We describe how factors [...]
   
This paper presents a simple tool that can be used to monitor developments in market prices. The data requirements are [...]
   
Ester Boserup’s book Women’s role in economic development marked an important step in understanding the position of women in developing [...]
   
This paper investigates the meaning of female empowerment and presents the argument why empowerment is needed. Empowerment is treated as [...]
   
This paper reviews existing microeconomic empirical literature on gender differences in use, access, and adoption of non-land agricultural inputs in [...]
   
The Socio-Economic and Food Security (SEFSec) survey is part of a broader monitoring system in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt) [...]