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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 20-01
Working paper, 2020
People living in context prone to or affected by conflict suffer from many forms of deprivation. The international community plays a crucial role in strengthening the wellbeing of affected populations, including their food security. Unfortunately,...
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FAO Agricultural Development Economics Working Paper 19-08
Working paper, 2019
A better and more complete understanding of family farms is urgently needed to guide policy makers’ efforts towards achieving a number of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). This paper takes stock of the number of farms...
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FAO Agricultural Development Economics Working Paper 19-07
Working paper, 2019
Does receiving information on potential adverse weather conditions induce adaptive responses by smallholders? Do market institutions ease constraints to adaptation of these practices? This report examines these questions using a unique panel dataset of Zambian...
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FAO Agricultural Development Economics Working Paper 19-04
Working paper, 2019
This working paper analyses the effect climate change is expected to have on agricultural productivity, caloric consumption, and vulnerability to food insecurity of household agricultural producers in Paraguay. Our results suggest that increasing temperatures and...
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FAO Agricultural Development Economics Working Paper 19-03
Working paper, 2019
This paper sheds new light on internal migration processes by estimating migration flows for 31 countries, focusing on step migration and on return migration back to rural areas from urban areas. The approach is to...
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FAO Agricultural Development Economics Working Paper 19-02
Working paper, 2019
This paper examines the impacts of the El Niño during the 2015/2016 season on maize productivity and income in rural Zambia. The analysis aims at identifying whether and how sustainable land management (SLM) practices and...
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FAO Agricultural Development Economics Working Paper 19-01
Working paper, 2019
Despite significant recent improvements in measuring resilience, there are still relevant gaps in the analysis. One of the relatively unexplored aspects of resilience is whether a gender specific analysis of resilience capacity can become relevant...
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FAO Agricultural Development Economics Working Paper 18-07
Working paper, 2018
This paper examines the impact of the harsh 2012 winter on livestock herding households in Kyrgyzstan and identifies policy options to increase household resilience to such shocks. While existing studies mostly focus on rainfall shocks...
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FAO Agricultural Development Economics Working Paper 18-06
Working paper, 2018
Climate variability and extreme events continue to impose significant challenges to households, particularly to those that are less resilient. By exploring the resilience capacity of rural Ethiopian households after the drought shock occurred in 2011,...
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FAO Agricultural Development Economics Working Paper 18-05
Working paper, 2018
Crop diversification is an important policy objective to promote climate change adaptation, yet the drivers and impacts of crop diversification vary considerably depending on the specific combinations of crops a farmer grows. This paper examines...
Available in:English