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Climate variability, adaptation strategies and food security in Malawi

Solomon Asfaw, Nancy McCarthy, Leslie Lipper, Aslihan Arslan, Andrea Cattaneo and Mutie Kachulu [ 2014 ]
This paper assesses farmers’ incentives and conditioning factors that hinder or promote adaptation strategies and evaluates its impact on crop productivity by utilizing household level data collected in 2011 from [...]

The challenges of managing agricultural price and production risks in sub-Saharan Africa

ESA Working Paper 14-09
L. Antonaci, M. Demeke and A. Vezzani [ 2014 ]
Agricultural production is prone to several risks which affect both producers and consumers. In order to enhance investment and achieve a sustained increase in production, coherent and integrated long-term strategies [...]
This paper assesses Bangladesh’s progress towards eradicating hunger, food insecurity and malnutrition, and how the National Food Policy Capacity Strengthening Programme (NFPCSP) implemented by FAO and the Government of Bangladesh [...]

Testing for bubbles in agricultural commodity markets

ESA Working Paper 14-07
Francisco J. Areal, Kelvin G. Balcombe and George Rapsomanikis [ 2014 ]
Food price volatility spells have fuelled the debate about the reliability of world markets as a source of food. At the heart of this debate lies the question of whether [...]

Brazil country fact sheet on food and agriculture policy trends

Food and Agriculture Policy Decision Analysis (FAPDA) [ 2014 ]
In Brazil, the government has successfully adopted an integrated approach for combating malnutrition and hunger. Under the well-known Zero Hunger strategy (“Fome Zero”) and subsequent Brazil Without Misery plan (“Brasil [...]

Burkina Faso country fact sheet on food and agriculture policy trends

Food and Agriculture Policy Decision Analysis (FAPDA) [ 2014 ]
Burkina Faso has succeeded in achieving the Maputo Declaration target by allocating at least 10 percent of the national budget to agriculture almost every year since 2003. Most of [...]

Cambodia country fact sheet on food and agriculture policy trends

Food and Agriculture Policy Decision Analysis (FAPDA) [ 2014 ]
In Cambodia, the government has given increasing priority to commercial rice production by promoting higher yield seeds and expanding irrigation and post production infrastructure. Relevant reforms have been adopted in [...]

What do we really know about the number and distribution of farms and family farms in the world?

Background paper for The State of Food and Agriculture 2014
Sarah K. Lowder, Jakob Skoet and Saumya Singh [ 2014 ]
The agricultural economics literature provides various estimates of the number of farms and small farms in the world. This paper is an effort to provide a more complete and up [...]

Nonlinear cointegration in the food-ethanol-oil system

Evidence from smooth threshold vector error correction models
FAO [ 2014 ]
We examine the nature of relationship between prices of crude oil, ethanol and grains (maize, wheat and rice). Our working hypothesis is that profit maximization, the US biofuel policies and [...]
Based on extensive research, document reviews and country level surveys, the report covers a broad range of food security and agricultural development policy decisions implemented over the period 2007-2012. More [...]