Agricultural Development Economics

Smallholders and rural poverty

Year of publication

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 [...]

The filters to exit rural poverty: An analysis of the complementarities of assets in developing countries

William Foster, Alberto Valdés, Benjamin Davis, Gustavo Anríquez [ 2011 ]
This paper explores a 15-country household data base to evaluate the impact of three key assets (land, education and infrastructure) [...]

A profile of the rural poor

Alberto Valdés, William Foster, Gustavo Anríquez, Carlo Azzarri, Katia Covarrubias, Benjamin Davis, Stefania DiGiuseppe, Tim Essam, Tom Hertz, Ana Paula de la O, Esteban Quiñones, Kostas Stamoulis, Paul Winters, Alberto Zezza [ 2009 ]
This paper has two main objectives. Firstly, it provides an overview of trends in the magnitude, location and nature of [...]

Wage inequality in international perspective: Effects of location, sector, and gender

Thomas Hertz, Paul Winters, Ana Paula de la O, Esteban J. Quiñones, Benjamin Davis, Alberto Zezza [ 2008 ]
This paper uses the well-known Oaxaca-Blinder decomposition technique to understand the determinants of wage-gaps between men and women, between urban [...]
Rural agriculture uses more than one-third of the earth’s land and employs more than 40% of the population, a figure [...]
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