Agricultural Development Economics
 

Working papers

Year of publication
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 [...]
   

Effects of global warming on vulnerability to food insecurity in rural Nicaragua

ESA Working Papers 11-18
Panagiotis Karfakis, Marco Knowles, Mark Smulders, Jeronim Capaldo [ 2011 ]
There is growing evidence that global warming will have a substantial negative impact on agricultural yields, in particular in developing [...]
   

A model of vulnerability to food insecurity

ESA Working Papers 10-03
Jeronim Capaldo, Panagiotis Karfakis, Marco Knowles, Mark Smulders [ 2011 ]
Empirical findings show that access to adequate and sufficient food in developing countries is unstable, suggesting that whether a household [...]