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 03-13
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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Technical study, 2003
In May and June 2003, the MAAH, MRRD, FAO and WFP conducted a National Crop Output Assessment (NCOA) covering more than 100 districts across the country. The NCOA is the most comprehensive crop assessment undertaken...
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ESA Working Paper 03-12
Working paper, 2003
The aim of this article is to study the relations between social capital (SC) and the result of the efforts made by poor groups to reduce their poverty and social exclusion. To this end, SC...
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ESA Working Paper 03-11
Working paper, 2003
Despite the end of the Cold War conflicts are still very frequent and most of them occur in developing countries. However, the nature of conflicts has changed and the proportion of civilian fatalities has increased...
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ESA Working Paper 03-10
Working paper, 2003
In particular public sector and private formal sector employees and export farmers benefited from the complete turnaround in the macroeconomic environment and performance. Fundamentally this turnaround could not have happened without the political will to...
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ESA Working Paper 03-09
Working paper, 2003
This study addresses the strategies and the factors of agricultural export performance in Africa compared with other regions, especially Asia. Regarding the figures of agricultural export performance across these regions, the study finds that agricultural...
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ESA Working Paper 03-08
Working paper, 2003
The majority of biotech research and almost all of the commercialization of genetically engineered crops has been done by private firms based in industrialized countries. The dominance of the private sector in biotechnology research and...
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ESA Working Paper 03-07
Working paper, 2003
This paper examines the economic determinants and impacts of agricultural research, particularly biotechnology research, with a view to understanding the potential of agricultural biotechnology to address the needs of the poor in developing countries. It...
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ESA Working Paper 03-06
Working paper, 2003
This paper provides an assessment of the potential for smallholder agroforestry projects to be competitive in markets for carbon emission reduction credits, and explores the ways in which smallholder participation in such markets may be...
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ESA Working Paper 03-05
Working paper, 2003
This study investigates the relationship between nutrition intake and economic growth as an attempt to provide useful insights for FAO’s Anti-Hunger Programme. It addresses the question of how much economic growth is lost by a...
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