Agrifood Economics

FAO Agricultural Development Economics Working Papers

About the series (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.

ESA Working Paper 03-22
Working paper, 2003
Increasing problems of rural unemployment in Indonesia are at the core of this report. Numbers of unemployed increased dramatically after the 1997 economic crisis and millions of people searched to be reabsorbed in rural labour...
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ESA Working Paper 03-21
Working paper, 2003
Eggs have been important elements of cooking and nutrition in Indonesia for centuries, mostly supplied from ducks and backyard chickens. Consumption of layer eggs has increased 12-fold over the past 30 years, and prices are...
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ESA Working Paper 03-20
Working paper, 2003
The present study shows how to use a simulation approach to quantify the effects of making a futures market available on adopting farmers’ behavior and welfare, and its impact on market variables such as spot...
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ESA Working Paper 03-19
Working paper, 2003
This paper aims to provide an overview of issues associated with the economics of food safety in developing countries. It is intended to highlight the major questions and concerns associated with an economic analysis of...
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ESA Working Paper 03-18
Working paper, 2003
This paper reviews agricultural and food security performances of developing countries after the Uruguay Round. In particular, issues and trends relevant to the interests of the low income food deficit and the net food importing...
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ESA Working Paper 03-17
Working paper, 2003
The purpose of the present Conceptual Framework document, developed in the context of FAO’s “Initiative to Review and Update National Agricultural, Rural Development and Food Security Strategies and Policies”, is to propose a flexible general...
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ESA Working Paper 03-16
Working paper, 2003
Prior research on Mexican migration has shown that social networks and economic incentives play an important role in determining migration outcomes. This study utilizes experimental data on PROGRESA, Mexico's primary poverty reduction program, to evaluate...
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ESA Working Paper 03-15
Working paper, 2003
This paper provides an assessment of the agricultural diversification trends in South Asia. In the first part food consumption and crop production patterns in the region during the last twenty years are reviewed. Next, the...
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ESA Working Paper 03-14
Working paper, 2003
On farm conservation of crop diversity poses obvious policy challenges in terms of the design of appropriate incentive mechanisms and possible trade-offs between conservation and productivity. This paper compares factors explaining the inter-specific diversity (diversity...
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ESA Working Paper 03-13
Working paper, 2003
Land use change is a key requirement for improving rural incomes and making a significant reduction in poverty levels globally. Over 70% of the world’s poor are located in rural areas, with land use as...
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