Agrifood Economics

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Food insecurity – when people live with hunger and fear starvation
Major report, 2001
The State of Food Insecurity in the World reports on global and national efforts to reach the goal set by the 1996 World Food Summit: to reduce by half the number of undernourished people in...
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Economic impacts of transboundary plant pests and animal diseases
Major report, 2001
Five years after the World Food Summit, and at the beginning of the twenty-first century, The State of Food and Agriculture reflects on some of the main challenges faced in eliminating world hunger and poverty....
Journal articles, 2000
Since 1988 the ejido sector in Mexico has been buffeted by a series of policy changes and exogenous shocks that have brought into question the agricultural viability of the sector as a whole. These changes...
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Journal articles, 2000
Objective: Assessing how the Italian average food pattern would be affected in terms of consumption structure and expenditure by the adoption of nutritional prescriptions. Design: A linear programming model with nutritional and food habits constraints...
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Journal articles, 2000
In a long-term continuous cropping experiment at Los Baños, Philippines, three rice (Oryza sativa L.) crops were grown each year with the goals of maximum annual grain production and high N use efficiency. Our objective...
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Journal articles, 2000
In this article we focus on the link between nutrition and health and labor productivity. The link between productivity and consumption and its impact on wages was first explored among others by H. Leibenstein, J. E....
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Journal articles, 2000
This paper analyzes yield trends in 30 long-term experiments (LTEs) conducted at 24 sites with intensive rice monoculture or rice-upland crop systems in tropical and subtropical regions of Asia. The objectives of the analysis were...
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Journal articles, 2000
This paper makes several points based on a review of household survey evidence from Africa, Asia and Latin America. (i) In contrast to conventional wisdom, the evidence is very mixed as to the effect of...
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Journal articles, 2000
Using data from a representative 1989 household survey for Italy we estimate random-coefficient earnings frontiers by gender, marital status and location. These estimates are used to calculate discrimination indices. Our results show that fixed coefficients...
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Journal articles, 2000
In this paper, we examine whether the causes and patterns of Mexican rural female migration differ significantly from rural male migration. A number of hypotheses are discussed to explain why female migration may differ from...
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