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FAO Agricultural Development Economics Working Papers

ISSN 2521-1838

The FAO Agricultural Development Economics Working Paper series, also known as ESA Working Paper series, was created in 2001 and it collects research and policy analysis on agricultural and economic development. The aim of the series is strengthening the capacity of member countries to improve decision-making on food security and nutrition, resilience, climate-smart agriculture, sustainable markets, agribusinesses and rural transformations.

FAO Agricultural Development Economics Working Paper 21-07
Working paper, 2021
This working paper analyses the financial cost and benefit of adopting two different bundles of climate-smart agriculture (CSA) practices, which are tailored for the diverse conditions that prevail in southern Malawi. The results show the...
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FAO Agricultural Development Economics Working Paper 21-06
Working paper, 2021
This paper presents a methodology for public expenditure review and analysis for climate change adaptation and mitigation in the agricultural sector. It outlines the basic methodological concepts, including the classification of public expenditures in the...
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FAO Agricultural Development Economics Working Paper 21-05
Working paper, 2021
This paper analyses the potential signalling effect from a tax on sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs) that Catalonia introduced in May 2017, with a view to understand the ways in which, and the extent to which taxes...
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FAO Agricultural Development Economics Working Paper 21-04
Working paper, 2021
In many developing countries the adoption of climate sustainable practices is hindered by resource and risk barriers. This paper assesses the interactions between participation in Malawi’s largest public works programme, the Malawi Social Action Fund...
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FAO Agricultural Development Economics Working Paper 21-03
Working paper, 2021
Uganda currently hosts more than 1.4 million refugees and the relationship with the host population is complex. In this paper, we investigate the effect of the interactions between refugee and host-communities by using a unique...
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FAO Agricultural Development Economics Working Paper 21-02
Working paper, 2021
Rising temperatures due to climate change pose a significant threat to agricultural systems and the livelihoods of farmers across the globe. Identifying farm management strategies that reduce sensitivity to high temperatures is, therefore, critical for...
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FAO Agricultural Development Economics Working Paper 21-01
Working paper, 2021
Increased incidences of drought and water scarcity due to climate change is an important challenge facing Sri Lanka’s agricultural sector. Identifying farm practices that can reduce its adverse impacts on agricultural production and farmers’ livelihoods...
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Background paper for The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World 2019 – FAO Agricultural Development Economics Working Paper 19-06
Working paper, 2020
Despite relatively high economic growth rates in many developing countries in the last two decades, income inequality has remained high and even increased. This has important policy implications as high-income inequality undercuts the benefits of...
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Background paper for The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World 2020 – FAO Agricultural Development Economics Working Paper 20-03
Working paper, 2020
The health and environmental consequences of our dietary choices impose costs on society that are currently not reflected in the price of those foods or diets that contribute to these detrimental impacts. This paper provides...
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FAO Agricultural Development Economics Working Paper 20-02
Working paper, 2020
The idea that resilience plays a role in mitigating the effects of disaster and climate change is becoming widespread across the development community. As a result, efforts have been made to translate the concept of...
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