Agrifood Economics

FAO Agricultural Development Economics Policy Briefs

ISSN 2520-6540

The FAO Agricultural Development Economics Policy Briefs series covers policy messages and recommendations from across the Agricultural Development Economics Division focusing on different themes, such as food security and nutrition global trends and governance; food security and resilience; sustainable markets, agribusinesses and rural transformations; and climate-smart agriculture

FAO Agricultural Development Economics Policy Brief 41
Policy brief, 2021
Diverse sourcing of food through international trade is a key strategy for building agrifood systems' resilience because it buffers the food supply against shocks and stresses. Enhancing diversity in terms of commodities is also essential...
Available in:English
FAO Agricultural Development Economics Policy Brief 40
Policy brief, 2021
This policy brief, prepared by the FAO Economic and Policy Analysis of Climate Change (EPIC), aims to analyse the relationships and policy options in regard to migration, cash crops and deforestation in Uganda. In particular,...
Available in:English
FAO Agricultural Development Economics Policy Brief 39
Policy brief, 2021
The main factors limiting the growth of trade in Lebanese agricultural and food products include limited access to international markets, product quality and certification, inadequate trade infrastructure, lack of competitiveness, lack of trade agreements, and...
Available in:English العربية
FAO Agricultural Development Economics Policy Brief 38
Policy brief, 2021
The agricultural sector review (ASR) provides an up to date picture of the current socio-economic situation of the agricultural sector in Lebanon, along with identifying key challenges of the sector and evidence-based strategies for policymaking....
Available in:English العربية
FAO Agricultural Development Economics Policy Brief 36
Policy brief, 2021
This policy brief analyses in which ways and to what extent sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs) taxes trigger reduced consumption. The potential signaling effect of a SSBs tax introduced in Catalonia, Spain, was studied. To do so,...
Available in:English
FAO Agricultural Development Economics Policy Brief 35
Policy brief, 2021
This brief reviews some of the main land use contraints to reducing agriculture-led forest loss in Viet Nam. We find that agricultural land use constraints increase agriculture-driven pressure on forests. Farmers producing high-value crops have...
Available in:English
FAO Agricultural Development Economics Policy Brief 34
Policy brief, 2021
Climate change is leading to a rise in global temperatures, which poses a major threat to agriculture production, and to the welfare of smallholder farmers. Identifying sustainable farming practices to reduce the sensitivity of Ugandan...
Available in:English
FAO Agricultural Development Economics Policy Brief 33
Policy brief, 2020
Rainfed agriculture accounts for more than half of the world’s food production but is facing increasing precipitation variability, driven by climate change. Achieving zero hunger will require improvements in rainwater management to increase productivity. About...
Available in:English
FAO Agricultural Development Economics Policy Brief 32
Policy brief, 2020
Irrigation can facilitate adaptation to climate change, save labour and energy, and allow the growing of higher-value crops. However, to reach Zero Hunger in an increasingly water-scarce world, irrigated agriculture must be made more equitable,...
Available in:English
FAO Agricultural Development Economics Policy Brief 31
Policy brief, 2020
In the face of intensifying water constraints, growing demand for water and worsening inequalities in access to it, water accounting and auditing are crucial enabling factors for improved water governance. Water underpins many of the...
Available in:English
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