Agricultural Development Economics

Working papers

Year of publication

Does better nutrition cause economic growth? The efficiency cost of hunger revisited

ESA Working Papers 02-11
Xiaojun Wang, Kiyoshi Taniguchi [ 2002 ]
This paper considers the impact of the nutritional status on the growth rate of real GDP per capita. In particular, [...]

Conditionality and the impact of program design on household welfare: comparing two diverse cash transfer programs in rural Mexico

ESA Working Papers 02-10
Benjamin Davis, Sudhanshu Handa, Marta Ruiz Arranz, Marco Stampini, Paul Winters [ 2002 ]
In this paper, we examine how the design of cash transfer schemes influences household welfare outcomes with particular reference to [...]

Food insecurity, poverty and agriculture: a concept paper

ESA Working Papers 02-15
Sumiter S. Broca [ 2002 ]
This paper argues for a twin-track approach to hunger and poverty reduction that combines measures to promote rural development through [...]
Poverty and food security in most countries are highly heterogeneous phenomena. Both types and depth of poverty, measured in a [...]
This paper examines the PROGRESA and PROCAMPO cash transfer programs in Mexico and evaluates their impact on household food security [...]
The policy reforms introduced in Latin America in the 1980s and 1990s have induced profound and beneficial changes in the [...]

Analysis of food consumption behavior by Japanese households

ESA Working Papers 02-06
Wen S. Chern, Kimiko Ishibashi, Kiyoshi Taniguchi, Yuki Tokoyama [ 2002 ]
The objective of this research is to analyze the food consumption patterns and to conduct econometric analysis of food demand [...]

Overview of smallholder contract farming in developing countries

ESA Working Papers 02-04
Phil Simmons [ 2002 ]
An agribusiness firm’s choice to expand activities through contract farming rather than plantations, buying directly from open markets or other [...]
While Nicaragua over the past decade has ranked among the poorest countries in Latin America in terms of per capita [...]

Gender, networks and Mexico-US migration

ESA Working Papers 02-03
Benjamin Davis, Paul Winters [ 2002 ]
In this paper, we examine whether the causes and patterns of Mexican rural female migration differ significantly from rural male [...]