Agricultural Development Economics
 

Food security analysis and policy

Year of publication

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) [...]
   

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 [...]