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Cropping systems diversification to enhance productivity and adaptation to climate change. Mozambique

Published: 2019
Farmers in Mozambique are diversified, but subsistence-oriented. Thirty-seven percent of farmers in Mozambique grow a three crop system based on maize, a legume, and an alternative staple, such as cassava [...]

Case Study

Agrifood marketing and export promotion policies. Case studies of Austria, Brazil, Chile, Estonia, Poland and Serbia

Published: 2019
Increasing exports is one of the most important priorities for governments and plays a prominent role in the development agenda in developing countries, high-income states and all countries between. [...]

Issue Paper

Household vulnerability to food insecurity in the face of climate change in Paraguay. FAO Agricultural Development Economics Working Paper 19-04

Published: 2019
This working paper analyses the effect climate change is expected to have on agricultural productivity, caloric consumption, and vulnerability to food insecurity of household agricultural producers in Paraguay. Our results [...]

Case Study

Cerrar las brechas: Nota de política pública para la inclusión de la perspectiva de género e intercultural en la agricultura y el desarrollo rural

Published: 2019
El propósito de esta nota es apoyar el diálogo para considerar el enfoque de igualdad de género y el enfoque cultural en las políticas para la seguridad alimentaria, la productividad, [...]

Project Highlights

Supporting Mongolia’s national programme for food security under South-South cooperation

Published: 2019
The food and agriculture sector of Mongolia lacked the technical capacity required to implement national agricultural and livestock policies and programmes. There was a need for expertise to strengthen [...]

Project Highlights

Supporting agricultural growth and socio-economic development in Southern Africa

Published: 2019
The Southern African Development Community (SADC) Secretariat has embarked on the formulation of an Investment Plan for the effective and coherent implementation of a Regional Agriculture Policy. This will ensure [...]

Issue Paper

Economic development and the evolution of internal migration. FAO Agricultural Development Economics Working Paper 19-03

Published: 2019
This paper sheds new light on internal migration processes by estimating migration flows for 31 countries, focusing on step migration and on return migration back to rural areas from urban [...]

Issue Paper

Climate-change vulnerability in rural Zambia: the impact of an El Niño-induced shock on income and productivity. FAO Agricultural Development Economics Working Paper 19-02

Published: 2019
This paper examines the impacts of the El Niño during the 2015/2016 season on maize productivity and income in rural Zambia. The analysis aims at identifying whether and how sustainable [...]

Issue Paper

Paving the way to build the resilience of men and women. FAO Agricultural Development Economics Working Paper 19-01

Published: 2019
Despite significant recent improvements in measuring resilience, there are still relevant gaps in the analysis. One of the relatively unexplored aspects of resilience is whether a genderspecific analysis of resilience [...]

Report

FAO Food Price Index 2019

Published: 2019
The FAO Food Price Index is a measure of the monthly change in international prices of a basket of food commodities