Agrifood Economics

FAO Agricultural Development Economics Working Papers

ISSN 2521-1838 

Year of publication

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

ESA Working Paper 05-02
ESA Working Papers
Alberto Zezza, Calogero 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 Paper 05-01
ESA Working Papers
Carlo Azzarri, Calogero 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 [...]

Investing in agriculture for growth and food security in the ACP countries

ESA Working Paper 04-22
ESA Working Papers
Jakob Skoet, Kostas Stamoulis, Annelies Deuss [ 2004 ]
Countries in the ACP region will face significant challenges in the years to come as they try to step up [...]

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

ESA Working Paper 04-21
ESA Working Papers
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 [...]

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

ESA Working Paper 04-20
ESA Working Papers
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 [...]

Effects of poverty on deforestation: distinguishing behaviour from location

ESA Working Paper 04-19
ESA Working Papers
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 Paper 04-18
ESA Working Papers
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 [...]

Poverty, livestock and household typologies in Nepal

ESA Working Paper 04-15
ESA Working Papers
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’ [...]