Agricultural Development Economics


Financial resource flows to agriculture
A review of data on government spending, official development assistance and foreign direct investment
Sarah K. Lowder and Brian Carisma
Publication date
This paper reviews four international datasets and one regional dataset which allow us to consider the magnitude of and trends in government spending on, official development assistance (ODA) to and foreign direct investment (FDI) in agriculture, forestry and fishing and, in some cases, other relevant sectors. These datasets represent the most current and comprehensive data available on resource flows to agriculture. Two of the datasets have not yet been made freely available to the public. Although the existing data do not permit consideration of several important issues, they do allow us to better understand trends in resource flows to agriculture and we are able to draw some conclusions including the following.
Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean, Oceania
JEL Codes
F35, F21, O19, Q14 and Q18