Agricultural Development Economics

Working papers

Year of publication

Commercializing small farms: reducing transaction cost

ESA Working Papers 05-08
Prabhu Pingali, Yasmeen Khwaja, Madelon Meijer [ 2005 ]
Broad changes are taking place in agrifood systems worldwide. These changes are driven by economic development, increase in per caput [...]

Tomorrow's hunger: a framework for analysing vulnerability to food insecurity

ESA Working Papers 05-07
Christian Romer Løvendal and Marco Knowles [ 2005 ]
While traditional food security analysis offers an ex post view on who the food insecure are and why they are [...]

Measuring food security using respondents' perception of food consumption adequacy

ESA Working Papers 05-10
Mauro Migotto, Benjamin Davis, Gero Carletto, Kathleen Beegle [ 2005 ]
Food security is a complex and multi-dimensional phenomenon. As such, its measurement may entail and benefit from the combination of [...]

Measuring technical efficiency of wheat farmers in Egypt

ESA Working Papers 05-06
André Croppenstedt  [ 2005 ]
Liberalization of Egyptian agricultural policy and new wheat technology has led to significant increases in area allocated to wheat as [...]

Food aid: a primer

ESA Working Papers 05-05
Sarah Lowder, Terri Raney [ 2005 ]
As an introduction to food aid this paper reviews various definitions of food aid and terminology used by practitioners and [...]

Transaction costs, institutions and smallholder market integration: potato producers in Peru

ESA Working Papers 05-04
Irini Maltsoglou, Aysen Tanyeri-Abur [ 2005 ]
The paper analyses the impacts of transaction costs on the degree of household market integration using survey data collected from [...]

Familiar faces, familiar places: the role of family networks and previous experience for Albanian migrants

ESA Working Papers 05-03
Gero Carletto, Benjamin Davis, Marco Stampini [ 2005 ]
Using data from the 2003 Albania Panel Survey, the paper sets out to achieve two main objectives. First, we fully characterize [...]

Agricultural policy and food security in Liberia

ESA Working Papers 05-11
James Tefft [ 2005 ]
Improving access to food through broad-based participation in income-generating activities in key agricultural supply chains, together with the development of [...]

Moving away from poverty: A spatial analysis of poverty and migration in Albania

ESA Working Papers 05-02
Alberto Zezza, Gero Carletto, and Benjamin Davis [ 2005 ]
This paper analyses recent patterns of migration and poverty in Albania, a country that following the collapse of the communist [...]

Monitoring poverty without consumption data: An application using the Albania panel survey

ESA Working Papers 05-01
Carlo Azzarri, Gero Carletto, Benjamin Davis and Alberto Zezza [ 2005 ]
In developing countries poverty is generally measured with expenditure data. Such data are difficult and costly to obtain and it [...]