Agricultural Development Economics

FAO Agricultural Development Economics Working Papers

ISSN 2521-1838 

Year of publication

Non-traditional exports, traditional constraints: the adoption and diffusion of cash crops among smallholders in Guatemala

ESA Working Paper 07-03
ESA Working Papers
Calogero Carletto, Angeli Kirk, Paul Winters, Benjamin Davis [ 2007 ]
This paper uses a duration analysis based on adoption data spanning over 25 years from six communities in the Central [...]

Rural development and poverty reduction: is agriculture still the key?

ESA Working Paper 07-02
ESA Working Papers
Gustavo Anríquez, Kostas Stamoulis [ 2007 ]
This paper examines the relationship between rurality and poverty, and the role the agricultural sector can play in rural development, [...]

Governance and rural public expenditures in Latin America: The impact on rural development

ESA Working Paper 07-01
ESA Working Papers
Gustavo Anríquez [ 2007 ]
In this paper we examine the effects of the composition (between private and public goods) of government expenditures in the [...]

The role of crop genetic diversity in coping with agricultural production shocks: insights from eastern Ethiopia

ESA Working Paper 06-17
ESA Working Papers
Romina Cavatassi, Jeffrey Hopkins, Leslie Lipper [ 2006 ]
Improving agricultural productivity and farm level resilience to agricultural production shocks is a critical component of reducing poverty and improving [...]

Sowing the seeds of social relations: The role of social capital in crop diversity

ESA Working Paper 06-16
ESA Working Papers
Paul Winters, Romina Cavatassi, Leslie Lipper [ 2006 ]
This paper explores the relationship between social capital and crop diversity. The study is conducted in an area of Ethiopia [...]

Putting payments for environmental services in the context of economic development

ESA Working Paper 06-15
ESA Working Papers
David Zilberman, Leslie Lipper, Nancy McCarthy [ 2006 ]
Paying for the provision of environmental services is a recent policy innovation that is attracting much attention in both developed [...]

Assessing the impact of massive out-migration on agriculture

ESA Working Paper 06-14
ESA Working Papers
Nancy McCarthy, Calogero Carletto, Benjamin Davis, Irini Maltsoglou [ 2006 ]
Over the past several years, rural areas in transition countries have experienced a structural transformation of their agricultural sectors combined [...]

Abatement and transaction costs of carbon-sink projects involving smallholders

ESA Working Paper 06-13
ESA Working Papers
Oscar Cacho, Leslie Lipper [ 2006 ]
Agroforestry projects have the potential to help mitigate global warming by acting as sinks for greenhouse gasses. However, participation in [...]

Measuring vulnerability to food insecurity

ESA Working Paper 06-12
ESA Working Papers
Pasquale Scaramozzino  [ 2006 ]
This paper develops a novel approach to the analysis of vulnerability in the context of food security. The proposed methodology [...]

Assessing the impact of food aid on recipient countries: a survey

ESA Working Paper 06-11
ESA Working Papers
Titus O. Awokuse [ 2006 ]
This paper surveys the economic literature on the impacts of food aid on recipient countries. The paper reviews the conceptual [...]