Agricultural Development Economics
 

Working papers

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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
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 [...]
   

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 [...]
   

Food system strategies for preventing micronutrient malnutrition

ESA Working Paper No. 13 - 06
ESA Working Papers 13-06
Dennis D. Millera and Ross M. Welcha [ 2013 ]
Micronutrients are defined as substances in foods that are essential for human health and are required in small amounts. They [...]
   

Geographic determinants of rice self-sufficiency in Southeast Asia

ESA Working Pater 13-03
ESA Working Papers 13-03
David Dawe [ 2013 ]
Rice self-sufficiency is a key objective of most Asian governments, yet attaining that objective has been elusive for several countries [...]
   

Adoption and intensity of adoption of conservation farming practices in Zambia

ESA Working Pater 13-01
ESA Working Papers 13-01
Aslihan Arslan, Nancy McCarthy, Leslie Lipper, Solomon Asfaw and Andrea Cattaneo [ 2013 ]
This paper analyses the determinants of farmer adoption of conservation farming practices using panel data from two rounds of the [...]
   

Intra-industry trade in biofuels: how environmental legislation fuels resource use and GHG emissions

ESA Working Paper 12-08
ESA Working Papers 12-08
Seth Meyer, Josef Schmidhuber, Jesús Barreiro-Hurlé [ 2012 ]
We have seen significant volumes of intra-industry trade in ethanol between the United States of America and Brazil. A trend [...]
   

Who invests in agriculture and how much? An empirical review of the relative size of various investments in agriculture in low- and middle-income countries

ESA Working Paper 12-09
ESA Working Papers 12-09
Sarah K. Lowder, Brian Carisma and Jakob Skoet [ 2012 ]
Investment in agriculture is widely recognized as crucial for economic growth, poverty reduction and improved food and nutrition security. Although [...]
   
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