Agricultural Development Economics

Food security analysis and policy

Year of publication

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) [...]

Migration and child growth in rural Guatemala

Calogero Carletto, Katia Covarrubias, John A. Maluccio [ 2011 ]
This paper examines the relationship between migration and child growth in the rural highlands of Guatemala, a region with substantial [...]

The State of Food and Agriculture 2010-11

Women in agriculture: Closing the gender gap for development
FAO [ 2011 ]
Women make significant contributions to the rural economy in all developing country regions. Their roles differ across regions, yet they [...]