Agricultural Development Economics

FAO Agricultural Development Economics Working Papers

ISSN 2521-1838 

Year of publication

Food aid's intended and unintended consequences

ESA Working Papers 06-05
Christopher B. Barrett [ 2006 ]
This paper surveys the existing empirical evidence on the unintended consequences of food aid. Micro-level evidence is presented on the [...]

When are payments for environmental services beneficial to the poor?

ESA Working Papers 06-04
David Zilberman, Leslie Lipper, Nancy McCarthy [ 2006 ]
The impact of payment for environmental services (PES) on poverty varies. Generally, PES is good for landowners and may negatively [...]
Wheat is central to the government of Egypt’s food security policy which is based on increasing self-sufficiency in wheat on [...]

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

ESA Working Papers 06-17
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 [...]

Household income structure and determinants in rural Egypt

ESA Working Papers 06-02
André Croppenstedt  [ 2006 ]
Egypt is on track to achieve its long-term goal of reducing the poverty rate to 6 percent by 2022. Continued [...]

Eradicating extreme poverty and hunger: towards a coherent policy agenda

ESA Working Papers 06-01
Prabhu Pingali, Kostas Stamoulis, Randy Stringer  [ 2006 ]
Alleviating hunger and poverty has been and continues to be the pre-dominant policy challenge facing global and national decision makers. [...]

From the green revolution to the gene revolution: how will the poor fare?

ESA Working Papers 05-09
Prabhu Pingali, Terri Raney [ 2005 ]
The past four decades have seen two waves of agricultural technology development and diffusion to developing countries. The first wave was [...]

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 [...]