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The 2012 crisis in Mali and its implications on resilience and food security

FAO Agricultural Development Economics Working Paper 17-04
Marco d’Errico, Francesca Grazioli and Aurélien Mellin [ 2017 ]
Food security can be considered an outcome of resilience. From this perspective, a household can be considered resilient if it manages to recover from a shock and return to the previous level of food security that it held prior to [...]

On the costs of being small: Case evidence from Kenyan family farms

FAO Agricultural Development Economics Working Paper 17-03
Panagiotis Karfakis, Giulia Ponzini and George Rapsomanikis [ 2017 ]
We analyse allocative efficiency of major input factors for farmers in Kenya. Marginal value products are estimated for land, labor, inorganic fertilizer and seeds, at the farm household level and compared with marginal costs as approximated by their prevailing market [...]

Analyse des dépenses publiques en soutien à l’agriculture et l’alimentation au Bénin sur la période 2008–2015

Lucile Hummel, Sorel Marius Vissoh, Justin Edah et Hodonou Assogba (FAO) [ 2017 ]
L’objectif de cette note technique est d’analyser l’évolution des dépenses publiques en soutien à l’agriculture et l’alimentation (DPAA) au Bénin. La présente analyse s’emploie à identifier l’évolution du soutien aux sous-secteurs de l’agriculture et l’alimentation (recherche, subventions aux intrants, infrastructures,...) [...]
This forward-looking report highlights major disaster risks to food security and agriculture in the indicated reporting period. When a new emergency or deterioration of the current situation is very likely and might have severe impacts, it is indicated as “high [...]

Leveraging Institutional Food Procurement for rural transformation

FAO Agricultural Development Economics Policy Brief 1
FAO [ 2017 ]
The brief contains recommendations and a framework for developing an Institutional Food Procurement Programme (IFPP) based on lessons from ten case study appraisals of WFP's purchase for progress initiative and Brazil's national food procurement programmes.

Assessing the policy environment for cash crops in Malawi: what could hinder the achievement of the National Export Strategy objectives?

FAO Agricultural development economics working paper 17-02
Hélène Gourichon, Alethia Cameron, Valentina Pernechele [ 2017 ]
This paper examines the main issues affecting producers of export crops in Malawi that could compromise the attainment of the National Export Strategy (NES) 2013-2018 targets. The analysis assesses the level of policy support to the major export crops (cotton, [...]
This technical report reviews issues related to fertilizers access in Tanzania and identify policy options that would enable smallholder farmers to continue to access fertilizer at reasonable prices, also in the absence of subsidies. Where possible, the options have been [...]

Resilience analysis in Senegal 2011

FAO resilience analysis report No. 8
FAO RIMA Team [ 2017 ]
This report is part of a series of country level analyses prepared by the FAO Resilience Analysis and Policies (RAP) Team. The series aims at providing programming and policy guidance to policy makers, practitioners, UN agencies, NGO and other stakeholders [...]
This brief addresses the issue of limited farmer access to quality seed of Irish potato varieties in demand in local markets, which is a severe constraint for the potato sector in eastern Africa. It provides evidence in support of urgently [...]
Malgré l’existence d’une taxe à l’importation, d’une période de gel annuel des importations et d’un prix plancher conseillé, les producteurs n’ont pas bénéficié de prix aussi rémunérateurs que les grossistes et les importateurs en raison de la structure monopolistique du [...]