Agricultural Development Economics

Working papers

Year of publication

Land use change, carbon sequestration and poverty alleviation

ESA Working Papers 03-13
Leslie Lipper, Romina Cavatassi  [ 2003 ]
Land use change is a key requirement for improving rural incomes and making a significant reduction in poverty levels globally. [...]

Determinants of cereal diversity in communities and on household farms of the northern Ethiopian highlands

ESA Working Papers 03-14
Samuel Benin, Berhanu Gebremedhin, Melinda Smale, John Pender, Simeon Ehui  [ 2003 ]

The economics of agricultural biotechnology research

ESA Working Papers 03-07
Carl E. Pray, Anwar Naseem [ 2003 ]
This paper examines the economic determinants and impacts of agricultural research, particularly biotechnology research, with a view to understanding the [...]

Armed conflicts and food security

ESA Working Papers 03-11
Slobodanka B. Teodosijevic  [ 2003 ]
Despite the end of the Cold War conflicts are still very frequent and most of them occur in developing countries. [...]

Learning by eating: A case study on the cost of hunger in Sri Lanka

ESA Working Papers 03-05
K. Renuka Ganegodage, Kiyoshi Taniguchi, Xiaojun Wang [ 2003 ]
This study investigates the relationship between nutrition intake and economic growth as an attempt to provide useful insights for FAO’s [...]

Smallholder agroforestry projects: Potential for carbon sequestration and poverty alleviation

ESA Working Papers 03-06
Oscar J. Cacho, Graham R. Marshall, Mary Milne [ 2003 ]
This paper provides an assessment of the potential for smallholder agroforestry projects to be competitive in markets for carbon emission [...]

Agricultural export performance in Africa: Elements of comparison with Asia

ESA Working Papers 03-09
Floribert Ngaruko [ 2003 ]
This study addresses the strategies and the factors of agricultural export performance in Africa compared with other regions, especially Asia. [...]

Biotechnology R&D: Policy options to ensure access and benefits for the poor

ESA Working Papers 03-08
Carl E. Pray, Anwar Naseem [ 2003 ]
The majority of biotech research and almost all of the commercialization of genetically engineered crops has been done by private [...]

Social capital and poverty: Lessons from case studies in Mexico and Central America

ESA Working Papers 03-12
Margarita Flores and Fernando Rello [ 2003 ]
The aim of this article is to study the relations between social capital (SC) and the result of the efforts [...]
This paper deals with consumption dynamics and its effects on poverty. An econometric model is proposed in which changes in [...]