Agricultural Development Economics

Smallholders and rural poverty

Year of publication

Adaptation to climate risk and food security. Evidence from smallholder farmers in Ethiopia

Solomon Asfaw , Manuela Coromaldi and Leslie Lipper [ 2015 ]
This paper explores the impact of climate risk on the adoption of risk decreasing practices and other input choices and [...]
The definition of family farm varies across countries and contexts. We reviewed 36 definitions and uses of the term “family [...]

The State of Food and Agriculture 2014

Innovation in family farming
FAO [ 2014 ]
More than 500 million family farms manage the majority of the world's agricultural land and produce most of the world's [...]

What do we really know about the number and distribution of farms and family farms in the world?

Background paper for The State of Food and Agriculture 2014
Sarah K. Lowder, Jakob Skoet and Saumya Singh [ 2014 ]
The agricultural economics literature provides various estimates of the number of farms and small farms in the world. This paper [...]

Recognizing the linkages between social protection and agriculture

From Protection to Production team [ 2013 ]
Since social protection and smallholder agricultural interventions often cover the same geographic space and target the same households, there are [...]

Livestock assets, livestock income and rural households: Cross-country evidence from household surveys

Ugo Pica-Ciamarra, Luca Tasciotti, Joachim Otte, Alberto Zezza [ 2011 ]
This paper investigates the livestock asset positions of rural households and the contribution of livestock to their income in 12 [...]

Gender differentiated asset dynamics in Northern Nigeria

Andrew Dillon, Esteban J. Quiñones [ 2011 ]
This paper examines gender differentiated asset dynamics over a 20 year period (1988-2008) in Northern Nigeria. The paper first examines [...]
This paper reviews rural women’s access to financial services, a key factor of successful rural development strategies. Designing appropriate financial [...]

Mainstreaming gender sensitivity in cash crop market supply chains

Ruth Vargas Hill, Marcella Vigneri [ 2011 ]
This paper considers the impact of gender specific constraints on the production and marketing of cash crops. Cash crop production [...]

Impact of increasing prices of agricultural commodities on poverty

Panagiotis Karfakis, Jackeline Velazco, Esteban Moreno, Katia Covarrubias [ 2011 ]
The present paper attempts to identify the groups of households that most likely will face positive or negative welfare consequences as [...]
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