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The economic lives of smallholder farmers

The economic lives of smallholder farmers An analysis based on household data from nine countries
FAO [ 2015 ]
Based on an innovative smallholder-specific dataset, this report illustrates the lives of smallholder farmers in nine developing and emerging countries, using economics to analyze data from rural household surveys. It [...]
This policy brief addresses the question of the economic drivers of both deforestation and forest degradation (DD) in Zambia. It develops a business-as-usual (BAU) scenario to support reference levels for [...]
This study forms part of seven country case studies carried out as part of the FAO’s From Protection to Production (PtoP) programme. Zambia was selected as one of the countries [...]
This technical note aims to measure, analyse and interpret price incentives for cashew nuts in the United Republic of Tanzania over the period 2005-2013. The results and recommendations presented in [...]
This technical note aims to measure, analyse and interpret price incentives for sugar in Malawi over the period 2005-2013. The results and recommendations presented in this analysis of price incentives [...]
The agricultural sector of Asian middle-income countries is changing rapidly in line with an overall structural transformation of the economy brought on by economic growth. This paper discusses the changes [...]
This report is part of a series of country level analysis prepared by the FAO Resilience Analysis and Policies (RAP) Team. The series aims at providing programming and policy guidance [...]
This report is part of a series of country level analysis prepared by the FAO Resilience Analysis and Policy (RAP) Team. The series aims at providing programming and policy guidance [...]
This report is part of a series of country level analysis prepared by the FAO Resilience Analysis and Policy (RAP) Team. The series aims at providing programming and policy guidance [...]

The State of Food and Agriculture 2015

Social protection and agriculture: breaking the cycle of rural poverty
FAO [ 2015 ]
Despite significant progress in meeting the Millennium Development Goals on poverty and hunger, almost a billion people still live in extreme poverty (less than $1.25 per person per day) and [...]