Agricultural Development Economics

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Achieving Zero Hunger

The critical role of investments in social protection and agriculture
FAO, IFAD and WFP [ 2015 ]
This paper provides estimates of investment costs, both public and private, required to eliminate chronic dietary energy deficits, or to achieve zero hunger by 2030. This target is consistent with [...]
This brief summarizes the results of analyses of Shan tea and Arabica coffee value chains in the Northern Mountainous Region of Viet Nam in order to better understand how they [...]
In recent years, government's investments in agriculture have focused on increasing land under irrigation, subsidizing inputs, strengthening the agricultural extension service and reforming agricultural sector institutions through the privatization of [...]
In Senegal, the government has given great importance and priority to the development and promotion of national rice production to achieve self-sufficiency by 2017. Besides, emphasis has been placed on [...]

State food provisioning as social protection

Debating India’s national food security law
Harsh Mander [ 2015 ]
This book provides an overview of the most important debates which ensued in the four and a half years of the official writing and consideration of the India’s National Food [...]
The government of Burundi has timidly decreased State involvement in strategic value chains, with a view to open the market, enhance effectiveness, and reduce the fiscal deficit. With regards to [...]

Livelihood diversification and vulnerability to poverty in rural Malawi

Solomon Asfaw, Nancy McCarthy, Adriana Paolantonio, Romina Cavatassi, Mulubrhan Amare and Leslie Lipper [ 2015 ]
Climate variability, associated with farm-income variability, is recognized as one of the main drivers of livelihood diversification strategies in developing countries. Analysing determinants of livelihood diversification choices, to better understand [...]
This brief explains the FIRST programme, an outcome of the partnership between FAO and the EU. The main purpose of the FIRST programme is to strengthen the enabling environment for [...]
The Programme aims at providing technical and analytical as well as capacity development support to relevant regional institutions and national government institutions involved in food and nutrition security, and resilience [...]
Uganda is putting significant efforts toward addressing the constraints responsible for its low agricultural productivity, which affects farmers’ incomes and therefore, their food security. The biggest developments are being seen [...]