Agrifood Economics

FAO Agricultural Development Economics Working Papers

ISSN 2521-1838 

Year of publication

Can public transfers reduce Mexican migration? A study based on randomized experimental data

ESA Working Paper 03-16
ESA Working Papers
Guy Stecklov, Paul Winters, Marco Stampini, Benjamin Davis [ 2003 ]
Prior research on Mexican migration has shown that social networks and economic incentives play an important role in determining migration [...]

Diversification in South Asian agriculture: Trends and constraints

ESA Working Paper 03-15
ESA Working Papers
Kinlay Dorjee, Sumiter Broca, Prabhu Pingali  [ 2003 ]
This paper provides an assessment of the agricultural diversification trends in South Asia. In the first part food consumption and [...]

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

ESA Working Paper 03-14
ESA Working Papers
Samuel Benin, Berhanu Gebremedhin, Melinda Smale, John Pender, Simeon Ehui  [ 2003 ]
On farm conservation of crop diversity poses obvious policy challenges in terms of the design of appropriate incentive mechanisms and [...]

Land use change, carbon sequestration and poverty alleviation

ESA Working Paper 03-13
ESA Working Papers
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. [...]

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

ESA Working Paper 03-12
ESA Working Papers
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 [...]

Armed conflicts and food security

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

Explaining success in reducing under-nourishment numbers in Ghana

ESA Working Paper 03-10
ESA Working Papers
Emmanuel Aggrey-Fynn, Godsway Banini, Andre Croppenstedt, Yvonne Owusu-Agyapong, George Oduru [ 2003 ]
In particular public sector and private formal sector employees and export farmers benefited from the complete turnaround in the macroeconomic [...]

Agricultural export performance in Africa: Elements of comparison with Asia

ESA Working Paper 03-09
ESA Working Papers
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 Paper 03-08
ESA Working Papers
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 [...]

The economics of agricultural biotechnology research

ESA Working Paper 03-07
ESA Working Papers
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 [...]