Agricultural Development Economics
 

Working papers

Year of publication

Food system strategies for preventing micronutrient malnutrition

ESA Working Paper No. 13 - 06
ESA Working Papers 13-06
Dennis D. Millera and Ross M. Welcha [ 2013 ]
Micronutrients are defined as substances in foods that are essential for human health and are required in small amounts. They [...]
   

Geographic determinants of rice self-sufficiency in Southeast Asia

ESA Working Pater 13-03
ESA Working Papers 13-03
David Dawe [ 2013 ]
Rice self-sufficiency is a key objective of most Asian governments, yet attaining that objective has been elusive for several countries [...]
   

Adoption and intensity of adoption of conservation farming practices in Zambia

ESA Working Pater 13-01
ESA Working Papers 13-01
Aslihan Arslan, Nancy McCarthy, Leslie Lipper, Solomon Asfaw and Andrea Cattaneo [ 2013 ]
This paper analyses the determinants of farmer adoption of conservation farming practices using panel data from two rounds of the [...]
   

Intra-industry trade in biofuels: how environmental legislation fuels resource use and GHG emissions

ESA Working Paper 12-08
ESA Working Papers 12-08
Seth Meyer, Josef Schmidhuber, Jesús Barreiro-Hurlé [ 2012 ]
We have seen significant volumes of intra-industry trade in ethanol between the United States of America and Brazil. A trend [...]
   

Who invests in agriculture and how much? An empirical review of the relative size of various investments in agriculture in low- and middle-income countries

ESA Working Paper 12-09
ESA Working Papers 12-09
Sarah K. Lowder, Brian Carisma and Jakob Skoet [ 2012 ]
Investment in agriculture is widely recognized as crucial for economic growth, poverty reduction and improved food and nutrition security. Although [...]
   
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 [...]