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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 [...]
   

Nonlinear cointegration in the food-ethanol-oil system

Evidence from smooth threshold vector error correction models
FAO [ 2014 ]
We examine the nature of relationship between prices of crude oil, ethanol and grains (maize, wheat and rice). Our working [...]
   
Based on extensive research, document reviews and country level surveys, the report covers a broad range of food security and [...]
   
The synthesis report by FAO’s Monitoring African Food and Agricultural Policies (MAFAP) team, is the first ever attempt to systematically [...]
   
Agriculture in Sub-Saharan Africa must undergo significant productivity improvements to meet the combined challenges of population growth and climate change. [...]
   
Between 2005 and 2010, cattle producers in Mali faced price disincentives. This was mainly due to inefficiencies in the country’s [...]
   

The state of food insecurity in the world 2013

The multiple dimensions of food security
IFAD, WFP, FAO [ 2013 ]
The State of Food Insecurity in the World 2013 presents updated estimates of undernourishment and progress towards the Millennium Development [...]
   
Between 2005 and 2010, rice producers in Burkina Faso received higher prices than equivalent world prices, indicating that they faced [...]
   
Regulated cotton prices in Burkina Faso have led to higher domestic prices and incentives to production. Although fixed prices, which [...]
   
The Global Strategic Framework for Food Security and Nutrition (GSF) is the first global framework adopted by consensus, by governments, [...]
   
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