Agricultural Development Economics
 

Working papers

Year of publication

Gender inequality, risk and vulnerability in the rural economy

Refocusing the public works agenda to take account of economic and social risks
ESA Working Papers 11-13
Rebecca Holmes, Nicola Jones [ 2011 ]
Smallholder farmers and poor rural households are vulnerable to both economic and social shocks which hamper their participation in agricultural activities. [...]
   

Biggin’ it up – food security and obesity in Jamaica and St Lucia

ESA Working Papers 11-15
Panagiotis Karfakis, Christian Romer Løvendal, Kristian Thor Jakobsen [ 2011 ]
This paper explores two different aspects of food security, namely undernourishment and overweight in the two Caribbean Islands of Jamaica [...]
   

The role of women in agriculture

ESA Working Papers 11-02
Terri Raney, Gustavo Anríquez, Andre Croppenstedt, Stefano Gerosa, Sarah Lowder, Ira Matuscke, Jakob Skoet [ 2011 ]
Agriculture can be an important engine of growth and poverty reduction. But the sector is underperforming in many countries in [...]
   
This paper explores, conceptually and empirically, the question of how much food is produced by women. Data for labour inputs [...]
   
This paper introduces value chain analysis and development as tools for addressing gender inequities in markets. We describe how factors [...]
   

Gender differentiated asset dynamics in Northern Nigeria

ESA Working Papers 11-06
Andrew Dillon, Esteban J. Quiñones [ 2011 ]
This paper examines gender differentiated asset dynamics over a 20 year period (1988-2008) in Northern Nigeria. The paper first examines [...]
   

Rural women’s access to financial services: Credit, savings and insurance

ESA Working Papers 11-07
Diana Fletschner, Lisa Kenney [ 2011 ]
This paper reviews rural women’s access to financial services, a key factor of successful rural development strategies. Designing appropriate financial [...]
   

Mainstreaming gender sensitivity in cash crop market supply chains

ESA Working Papers 11-08
Ruth Vargas Hill, Marcella Vigneri [ 2011 ]
This paper considers the impact of gender specific constraints on the production and marketing of cash crops. Cash crop production [...]
   
Ester Boserup’s book Women’s role in economic development marked an important step in understanding the position of women in developing [...]
   
This paper investigates the meaning of female empowerment and presents the argument why empowerment is needed. Empowerment is treated as [...]