Agricultural Development Economics
 

FAO Agricultural Development Economics Working Papers

ISSN 2521-1838 

Year of publication

The impact of markets and policy on incentives for rice production in Rwanda

FAO Agricultural Development Economics Working Paper 18-02
ESA Working Papers
Léopold Ghins and Karl Pauw [ 2018 ]
The prioritization of rice as a strategic food and cash crop in Rwanda has paid dividends, with production increasing by [...]
   

Institutions, economic freedom and structural transformation in 11 sub-Saharan African countries

FAO Agricultural Development Economics Working Paper 18-01
ESA Working Papers
Alessandro Carraro and Panagiotis Karfakis [ 2018 ]
Good institutions are a fundamental pre-requisite to successfully achieve structural transformation in growing developing countries (UNECA, 2016). Sub-Saharan Africa is [...]
   

The relationships between food security and violent conflicts: The case of El Salvador

FAO Agricultural Development Economics Working Paper 17-07
ESA Working Papers
Alexander Segovia [ 2017 ]
El Salvador is a peculiar case in that over three decades it has faced two different types of violence consecutively [...]
   

The relationships between food security and violent conflicts: The case of Colombia

FAO Agricultural Development Economics Working Paper 17-06
ESA Working Papers
Alexander Segovia [ 2017 ]
The relationships between food security and violent conflicts are conditioned, mediated and influenced by the specific context in which they take [...]
   

Impacts of modifying Malawi’s farm input subsidy programme targeting

FAO Agricultural Development Economics Working Paper 17-05
ESA Working Papers
Solomon Asfaw, Andrea Cattaneo, Giacomo Pallante and Alessandro Palma [ 2017 ]
In this paper, we evaluate the impact of this proposed change to the existing FISP design and implementation mechanisms by [...]
   

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 [...]
   

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, [...]
   

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 [...]
   

Linking farm diversification to household diet diversification: Evidence from a sample of Kenyan ultra-poor farmers

FAO Agricultural Development Economics Working Paper 17-01
ESA Working Papers 01-17
Mulat Demeke, Janice Meerman, Antonio Scognamillo, Alessandro Romeo and Solomon Asfaw [ 2017 ]
This paper provides new empirical evidence on the nexus between farm production diversification and household diet diversity in East Africa. [...]
   
This paper aims at presenting empirical evidence from Zambia to better understand the linkages between climatic shocks, livelihood diversification and [...]
   
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