A substantial portion of the world's people have not made adequate progress toward overcoming hunger or achieving sustainable livelihoods. The [...]
This paper presents a database of investment and capital in agriculture, an essential input for cross-country macro analysis of the [...]
Monotonous diets based mainly on energy dense, but micronutrient poor starchy staples are common in food insecure areas and contribute [...]
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 [...]
This article examines the driving forces behind farmers’ decisions to adopt improved pigeonpea and maize and estimates the causal impact [...]
How does international price volatility affect domestic economies and food security?
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.
Agriculture can be an important engine of growth and poverty reduction. But the sector is
underperforming in many countries in part [...]
Refocusing the public works agenda to take account of economic and social risks
Smallholder farmers and poor rural households are vulnerable to both economic and social
shocks which hamper their participation in agricultural activities. [...]