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This paper examines the change in the nature of food demand in India in the last twenty years. It identifies two distinct stages of diet transition associated with the period of economic growth. During the first stage, income-induced diet diversification, [...]
There has been extremely rapid transformation of the food retail sector in developing regions in the past 5 to10 years, accompanied by a further consolidation and multi-nationalization of the supermarket sector itself. This organizational change, accompanied by intense competition, has [...]
One major step towards achieving food security in developing countries is to improve their ability to achieve seed security. While seed supply channels of commercial agriculture are usually operational even during emergencies, the seed system of subsistence crops, although resilient, [...]

Emerging challenges for food and nutrition policy in developing countries

Kostas G. Stamoulis, Prabhu Pingali, Prakash Shetty [ 2004 ]
As the income and the average caloric intake of developing country populations increase, a relative shift in diets is taking place. The general pattern of change can be described as a shift towards more “westernized” diets and away from traditional [...]

Agricultural policy indicators

Timothy Josling, Alberto Valdés [ 2004 ]
This paper outlines a methodological approach for use by FAO to collect, analyze and monitor agricultural policy indicators (API) for developing countries. The aim is to establish a consistent and comparable set of policy indicators, allowing analysts to examine whether [...]

Resource abundance, poverty and development

Erwin H. Bulte, Richard Damania, Robert T. Deacon [ 2004 ]
The negative correlation between resource endowments and GDP growth remains one of the most robust findings in the empirical growth literature, and has been coined the “resource curse hypothesis”. The policy consequences of this result are potentially far reaching. If [...]
This paper examines food security in the context of conflict in West Africa. The analysis developed in the paper recognises the importance of defining conflict type and the trends in conflict so that conflict and post-conflict policies may be [...]
This study analyses income, expenditure and food consumption data in Ethiopia to help explains the country’s high probability of national food consumption shortfalls. The study argues that to reach the goal of increased national food security, it is necessary to [...]
This study uses hedonic pricing techniques to estimate the value of agricultural amenities in Morocco’s High Atlas Mountains. The analysis is limited to positive externalities related to land use, providing indicators to better inform policy decisions effecting rural and agricultural [...]
The understatement or omission of the environmental costs and benefits associated with forest management options results in project evaluations and policy prescriptions that are less than socially optimal. The aim of this paper is to examine the full range of [...]