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Refugee-host proximity and market creation in Uganda

FAO Agricultural Development Economics Working Paper 21-03
d’Errico, M., Mariani, R.D., Pietrelli, R., Rosati, F.C. [ 2021 ]

Uganda currently hosts more than 1.4 million refugees and the relationship with the host population is complex. In this paper, we investigate the effect of the interactions between refugee and host-communities by using a unique dataset and by exploring a [...]

   

Biodiversity loss is accelerating at an unprecedented rate across the planet putting a great number of species on the brink of extinction. A decline in the plants, animals, and microorganisms threatens food security, sustainable development, and the supply of vital [...]

   

Adapting to high temperatures: evidence on the impacts of sustainable agricultural practices in Uganda

FAO Agricultural Development Economics Working Paper 21-02
Ignaciuk, A., Maggio, G., Mastrorillo, M., Sitko, N. [ 2021 ]

Rising temperatures due to climate change pose a significant threat to agricultural systems and the livelihoods of farmers across the globe. Identifying farm management strategies that reduce sensitivity to high temperatures is, therefore, critical for moderating the adverse effects of [...]

   

The challenge of making climate adaptation profitable for farmers: evidence from Sri Lanka’s rice sector

FAO Agricultural Development Economics Working Paper 21-01
Bandara, S., Ignaciuk, S., Hewage, A., Kwon, J., Munaweera, T., Scognamillo, A., Sitko, N. [ 2021 ]

Increased incidences of drought and water scarcity due to climate change is an important challenge facing Sri Lanka’s agricultural sector. Identifying farm practices that can reduce its adverse impacts on agricultural production and farmers’ livelihoods is a key policy objective [...]

   

Cost and affordability of healthy diets across and within countries

Background paper for The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World 2020. FAO Agricultural Development Economics Technical Study No. 9
Herforth, A., Bai, Y., Venkat, A., Mahrt, K., Ebel, A. & Masters, W.A. [ 2020 ]

Price and affordability are key barriers to accessing sufficient, safe, nutritious food to meet dietary needs and food preferences for an active and healthy life. In this study, the least-cost items available in local markets are identified to estimate the [...]

   

Ten years of the Ethiopian Agricultural Transformation Agency

An FAO evaluation of the Agency’s impact on agricultural growth and poverty reduction
FAO [ 2020 ]

Through a rigorous, multi-stage analysis, the evidence generated by this corporate evaluation demonstrates the effectiveness of Ethiopian Agricultural Transformation Agency (ATA)’s business plan for achieving measurable changes in Ethiopia’s agricultural sector, both at micro and macro levels. The assessment also [...]

   

This brief summarize the findings of the report "Ten years of the Ethiopian Agricultural Transformation Agency – An FAO evaluation of the Agency’s impact on agricultural growth and poverty reduction".

This evaluation finds that ATA has achieved many of the outcomes [...]

   

Rwanda Food and Agriculture Policy Monitoring Review 2020

Policy report
Tuyishime, C., Pernechele, V., Bizimana, C., Semwaga, O. [ 2020 ]

Rwanda’s agricultural sector accounts for about 29 percent of GDP and employs about 72 percent of the population that is economically active. It is still the dominant source of income for the majority of the poor who live in rural [...]

   

Near-real-time monitoring of food crisis risk factors for improved early warning early action

FSN Forum report of activity No. 168
FAO Global Forum on Food Security and Nutrition (FSN Forum) [ 2020 ]

This document summarizes the online discussion Near-real-time monitoring of food crisis risk factors for improved early warning early action, held at the FAO Global Forum on Food Security and Nutrition (FSN Forum) from 16 September to 18 October 2020. The [...]

   

The Resilience Index Measurement and Analysis (RIMA) is based on household-level data. Collecting large volumes of household-level data is time- and resource-consuming, and it is not always feasible in countries affected by fragility and conflict. For this reason, the size [...]

   
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