Agricultural Development Economics
 

Working papers

Year of publication
The food security commitment and capacity profile (FSCCP) is a tool that was developed by FAO to assess and track [...]
   

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
ESA Working Papers 14-02
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 [...]
   

Climate variability, adaptation strategies and food security in Malawi

ESA Working Papers 14-08
Solomon Asfaw, Nancy McCarthy, Leslie Lipper, Aslihan Arslan, Andrea Cattaneo and Mutie Kachulu [ 2014 ]
This paper assesses farmers’ incentives and conditioning factors that hinder or promote adaptation strategies and evaluates its impact on crop [...]
   

The challenges of managing agricultural price and production risks in sub-Saharan Africa

ESA Working Paper 14-09
ESA Working Papers 14-09
L. Antonaci, M. Demeke and A. Vezzani [ 2014 ]
Agricultural production is prone to several risks which affect both producers and consumers. In order to enhance investment and achieve [...]
   

Contributing to the eradication of hunger, food insecurity and malnutrition: lessons from Bangladesh

ESA Working Paper 14-06
ESA Working Papers 14-06
Marie Jo A. Cortijo  [ 2014 ]
This paper assesses Bangladesh’s progress towards eradicating hunger, food insecurity and malnutrition, and how the National Food Policy Capacity Strengthening [...]
   

Testing for bubbles in agricultural commodity markets

ESA Working Paper 14-07
ESA Working Papers 14-07
Francisco J. Areal, Kelvin G. Balcombe and George Rapsomanikis [ 2014 ]
Food price volatility spells have fuelled the debate about the reliability of world markets as a source of food. At [...]
   

Nonlinear cointegration in the food-ethanol-oil system

Evidence from smooth threshold vector error correction models
ESA Working Papers 14-01
FAO [ 2014 ]
We examine the nature of relationship between prices of crude oil, ethanol and grains (maize, wheat and rice). Our working [...]
   

Climate-Smart Agriculture? A review of current practice of agroforestry and conservation agriculture in Malawi and Zambia

ESA Working Papers 13-07
David Kaczan , Aslihan Arslan and Leslie Lipper [ 2013 ]
Agriculture in Sub-Saharan Africa must undergo significant productivity improvements to meet the combined challenges of population growth and climate change. [...]
   

Post-Green Revolution food systems and the triple burden of malnutrition

ESA Working Paper No. 13-02
ESA Working Papers 13-02
Miguel I. Gómez, Christopher B. Barrett, Terri Raney, Per Pinstrup-Andersen, Janice Meerman, André Croppenstedt, Sarah Lowder, Brian Carisma, and Brian Thompson [ 2013 ]
Developing country food systems have changed dramatically since the Green Revolution period. At the same time, malnutrition still represents a [...]
   

The economics and nutritional impacts of food assistance policies and programs

ESA Working Paper No. 13-04
ESA Working Papers 13-04
Erin C. Lentz and Christopher B. Barrett [ 2013 ]
Recent evidence on malnutrition and poverty raise important questions on the role of food assistance policies and programs. In this [...]
   
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