Agricultural Development Economics
 

Smallholders and rural poverty

Year of publication
This paper assesses past trends in agricultural land and labour productivity, as a test whether it is feasible to meet [...]
   

The economic lives of smallholder farmers

The economic lives of smallholder farmers An analysis based on household data from nine countries
FAO [ 2015 ]
Based on an innovative smallholder-specific dataset, this report illustrates the lives of smallholder farmers in nine developing and emerging countries, [...]
   

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 [...]
   

Identifying the family farm

An informal discussion of the concepts and definitions
Elisabeth Garner and Ana Paula de la O Campos [ 2014 ]
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 [...]
   
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