Agricultural Development Economics
 

Working papers

Year of publication

Will buying tropical forest carbon benefit the poor? Evidence from Costa Rica

ESA Working Papers 04-20
Suzi Kerr, Alexander Pfaff, Romina Cavatassi, Benjamin Davis, Leslie Lipper, Arturo Sanchez, Joanna Hendy  [ 2004 ]
We review claims about the potential for carbon markets that link both payments for carbon services and poverty levels to [...]
   

Estimating poverty over time and space: Construction of a time-variant poverty index for Costa Rica

ESA Working Papers 04-21
Romina Cavatassi, Benjamin Davis, Leslie Lipper [ 2004 ]
This paper presents the construction of a spatially explicit, nationally disaggregated measure of poverty over time in Costa Rica. The [...]
   

Effects of poverty on deforestation: distinguishing behaviour from location

ESA Working Papers 04-19
Suzi Kerr, Alexander Pfaff, Romina Cavatassi, Benjamin Davis, Leslie Lipper, Arturo Sanchez, Jason Timmins [ 2004 ]
We summarize existing theoretical claims linking poverty to rates of deforestation and then examine this linkage empirically for Costa Rica [...]
   

Understanding vulnerability to food insecurity: Lessons from vulnerable livelihood profiling

ESA Working Papers 04-1
Christian Romer Løvendal, Marco Knowles, Naoko Horii [ 2004 ]
The Food Security and Agricultural Projects Analysis Unit (ESAF) of FAO has undertaken a number of pilot studies to develop [...]
   
Rapid economic and income growth, urbanization, and globalization are leading to a dramatic shift of Asian diets away from staples [...]
   
Using an ethnographic approach, this study explores small-scale farmers’ perceived transaction costs in relation to maize seed acquisition in the [...]
   

Internal mobility and international migration in Albania

ESA Working Papers 04-13
Gero Carletto, Benjamin Davis, Marco Stampini, Stefano Trento, Alberto Zezza  [ 2004 ]
Using evidence from two recent data sources – the 2002 Albania Living Standards Measurement Survey (LSMS) and the 2001 Population [...]
   
As shown empirically for many transition economies, even small changes in assumptions on economies of size and adult equivalence scales [...]
   

National agricultural biotechnology research capacity in developing countries

ESA Working Papers 04-14
Joel Cohen, John Komen, José Falck Zepeda  [ 2004 ]
Adequate public research capacity is key to the appropriate development of biotechnology, including genetically modified (GM) crops. While commercial crops [...]
   

Poverty, livestock and household typologies in Nepal

ESA Working Papers 04-15
Irini Maltsoglou, Kiyoshi Taniguchi [ 2004 ]
Agriculture and livestock are key components of the livelihoods of the poor. Livestock make a substantial contribution to household livelihoods’ [...]