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FAO Agricultural Development Economics Working Papers

ISSN 2521-1838 

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Economic development and the evolution of internal migration. Moving in steps, returnees, and gender differences

FAO Agricultural Development Economics Working Paper 19-03
ESA Working Papers
Andrea Cattaneo and Sherman Robinson [ 2019 ]
This paper sheds new light on internal migration processes by estimating migration flows for 31 countries, focusing on step migration [...]
   

Climate-change vulnerability in rural Zambia: the impact of an El Niño-induced shock on income and productivity

FAO Agricultural Development Economics Working Paper 19-02
ESA Working Papers
Federica Alfani, Aslihan Arslan, Nancy McCarthy, Romina Cavatassi and Nicholas J. Sitko [ 2019 ]
This paper examines the impacts of the El Niño during the 2015/2016 season on maize productivity and income in rural [...]
   

Paving the way to build the resilience of men and women. How to conduct a gender analysis of resilience

FAO Agricultural Development Economics Working Paper 19-01
ESA Working Papers
Gayatri Koolwal, Marco D’Errico and Ilaria Sisto [ 2019 ]
Despite significant recent improvements in measuring resilience, there are still relevant gaps in the analysis. One of the relatively unexplored [...]
   

How do extreme weather events affect livestock herders’ welfare? Evidence from Kyrgyzstan

FAO Agricultural Development Economics Working Paper 18-07
ESA Working Papers
Valentina Conti, Nicholas J. Sitko and Ada Ignaciuk [ 2018 ]
This paper examines the impact of the harsh 2012 winter on livestock herding households in Kyrgyzstan and identifies policy options [...]
   

Climate resilience pathways of rural households: evidence from Ethiopia

FAO Agricultural Development Economics Working Paper 18-06
ESA Working Papers
Solomon Asfaw, Giuseppe Maggio and Alessandro Palma [ 2018 ]
Climate variability and extreme events continue to impose significant challenges to households, particularly to those that are less resilient. By [...]
   

Cropping system diversification in Eastern and Southern Africa: Identifying policy options to enhance productivity and build resilience

FAO Agricultural Development Economics Working Paper 18-05
ESA Working Papers
Giuseppe Maggio, Nicholas J. Sitko and Ada Ignaciuk [ 2018 ]
Crop diversification is an important policy objective to promote climate change adaptation, yet the drivers and impacts of crop diversification [...]
   

Food security and conflict: Empirical challenges and future opportunities for research and policy making on food security and conflict

FAO Agricultural Development Economics Working Paper 18-04
ESA Working Papers
Charles Martin-Shields and Wolfgang Stojetz [ 2018 ]
During the previous decade there has been an increased focus on the role of food security in conflict processes, both [...]
   

Food security and armed conflict: a cross-country analysis

FAO Agricultural Development Economics Working Paper 18-03
ESA Working Papers
Stijn van Weezel [ 2018 ]
Significant progress has been made in improving global food security, yet some countries still face severe challenges. In some cases, [...]
   

The impact of markets and policy on incentives for rice production in Rwanda

FAO Agricultural Development Economics Working Paper 18-02
ESA Working Papers
Léopold Ghins and Karl Pauw [ 2018 ]
The prioritization of rice as a strategic food and cash crop in Rwanda has paid dividends, with production increasing by [...]
   

Institutions, economic freedom and structural transformation in 11 sub-Saharan African countries

FAO Agricultural Development Economics Working Paper 18-01
ESA Working Papers
Alessandro Carraro and Panagiotis Karfakis [ 2018 ]
Good institutions are a fundamental pre-requisite to successfully achieve structural transformation in growing developing countries (UNECA, 2016). Sub-Saharan Africa is [...]