Agrifood Economics

FAO Agricultural Development Economics Working Papers

ISSN 2521-1838 

Year of publication

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 [...]

Smallholder agroforestry projects: Potential for carbon sequestration and poverty alleviation

ESA Working Paper 03-06
ESA Working Papers
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 [...]

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

ESA Working Paper 03-05
ESA Working Papers
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 [...]

Globalization and food and nutrition security in the Russian Federation, Ukraine and Belarus

ESA Working Paper 03-04
ESA Working Papers
David Sedik, Doris Wiesmann  [ 2003 ]
Despite falling per capita incomes in these countries, globalization has probably not led to a deterioration of food security in [...]

Discerning transient from chronic poverty in Nicaragua: measurement with a two period panel data set

ESA Working Paper 03-03
ESA Working Papers
Marco Stampini, Benjamin Davis [ 2003 ]
This paper deals with consumption dynamics and its effects on poverty. An econometric model is proposed in which changes in [...]

Large farm debt in Ukraine

ESA Working Paper 03-02
ESA Working Papers
David Sedik [ 2003 ]
The present study analyzes the nature of Ukrainian farm debt by investigating whether the debt servicing problem of Ukrainian farms [...]

Rural finance without markets in Ukraine, 1991-2000

ESA Working Paper 03-01
ESA Working Papers
David Sedik [ 2003 ]
Three institutional pillars form the foundations of sustainable financial markets: The existence of a pool of profitable and diverse rural [...]

Food insecurity, poverty and agriculture: a concept paper

ESA Working Paper 02-15
ESA Working Papers
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 [...]

Wages of war, wages of peace: food prices and unskilled labour pay in Afghanistan

ESA Working Paper 02-14
ESA Working Papers
Hector Maletta [ 2002 ]
This paper contains the main results of a FAO study on staple food prices and real wages in Afghanistan during [...]

Domestic and international migration from rural Mexico: Disaggregrating the effects of network structure and composition

ESA Working Paper 02-13
ESA Working Papers
Benjamin Davis, Guy Stecklov, Paul Winters [ 2002 ]
This article explores the role of migrant networks in Mexican rural out-migration focusing on how network composition influences rural-to-rural, rural-to-urban, [...]