Agricultural Development Economics
 

Working papers

Year of publication
The document was prepared as a technical input for the Hanoi Conference on Agriculture, Food Security and Climate Change, to [...]
   

The impacts of public investment in and for agriculture: synthesis of the existing evidence

ESA Working Paper 12-07
ESA Working Papers 12-07
Tewodaj Mogues, Bingxin Yu, Shenggen Fan and Linden McBride [ 2012 ]
In light of a reinvigorated policy orientation toward agriculture in developing countries following recent dramatic developments affecting food prices and [...]
   
This paper addresses the determinants of public expenditure policies, by reviewing theories and empirical investigations of what features explain the [...]
   

Stabilizing price incentives for staple grain producers in the context of broader agricultural policies: debates and country experiences

ESA Working Paper 12-05
ESA Working Papers 12-05
Mulat Demeke, David Dawe, James Tefft, Tadele Ferede and Winnie Bell [ 2012 ]
Price uncertainty is a major constraint to a sustained increase in staple food production. This paper reviews the trends and [...]
   

Fertilizer subsidies in sub-Saharan Africa

ESA Working Paper 12-04
ESA Working Papers 12-04
Zoé Druilhe and Jesús Barreiro-Hurlé [ 2012 ]
The paper reviews the existing literature on fertilizer subsidies in sub-Saharan Africa and provides a coherent analysis of both the [...]
   

World agriculture towards 2030/2050: the 2012 revision

ESA Working Paper 12-03
ESA Working Papers 12-03
Nikos Alexandratos and Jelle Bruinsma [ 2012 ]
Current UN projections indicate that world population could increase by 2.25 billion people from today’s levels, reaching 9.15 billion by [...]
   

Economics of plant genetic resource management for adaptation to climate change: a review of selected literature

ESA Working Paper 12-02
ESA Working Papers 12-02
Solomon Asfaw and Leslie Lipper [ 2012 ]
Climate change is projected to change production conditions for agricultural producers globally. In the developing world, most of the projected [...]
   

Milk availability: trends in production and demand and medium-term outlook

ESA Working Paper 12-01
ESA Working Papers 12-01
Stefano Gerosa and Jakob Skoet [ 2012 ]
This paper reviews trends in global production and consumption of dairy products as well as the drivers behind increasing production [...]
   

Financial resource flows to agriculture

A review of data on government spending, official development assistance and foreign direct investment
ESA Working Papers 11-19
Sarah K. Lowder and Brian Carisma [ 2011 ]
This paper reviews four international datasets and one regional dataset which allow us to consider the magnitude of and trends [...]
   

Payments for environmental services

What role in sustainable agricultural development?
ESA Working Papers 11-20
Leslie Lipper and Bernardete Neves [ 2011 ]
PES is but one of many different instruments that can complement and stimulate an enabling policy environment for sustainable agricultural [...]