Agrifood Economics

FAO Agricultural Development Economics Working Papers

ISSN 2521-1838 

Year of publication

World agriculture towards 2030/2050: the 2012 revision

ESA Working Paper 12-03
ESA Working Papers
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
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
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 [...]

Payments for environmental services. What role in sustainable agricultural development?

ESA Working Paper 11-20
ESA Working Papers
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 [...]
This paper reviews four international datasets and one regional dataset which allow us to consider the magnitude of and trends [...]

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

ESA Working Papers 11-18
ESA Working Papers
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 [...]

Livestock assets, livestock income and rural households: Cross-country evidence from household surveys

ESA Working Paper 11-17
ESA Working Papers
Ugo Pica-Ciamarra, Luca Tasciotti, Joachim Otte, Alberto Zezza [ 2011 ]
This paper investigates the livestock asset positions of rural households and the contribution of livestock to their income in 12 [...]

An extended cross-country database for agricultural investment and capital

ESA Working Paper 11-16
ESA Working Papers
Silvio Daidone, Gustavo Anríquez [ 2011 ]
This paper presents a database of investment and capital in agriculture, an essential input for cross-country macro analysis of the [...]

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

ESA Working Paper 11-15
ESA Working Papers
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 [...]

Impact of increasing prices of agricultural commodities on poverty

ESA Working Paper 11-14
ESA Working Papers
Panagiotis Karfakis, Jackeline Velazco, Esteban Moreno, Katia Covarrubias [ 2011 ]
The present paper attempts to identify the groups of households that most likely will face positive or negative welfare consequences as [...]