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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 18-04
Working paper, 2018
During the previous decade there has been an increased focus on the role of food security in conflict processes, both in the academic and policy communities. While the policy community has pushed forward with new...
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FAO Agricultural Development Economics Working Paper 18-03
Working paper, 2018
Significant progress has been made in improving global food security, yet some countries still face severe challenges. In some cases, violent armed conflict has potentially contributed to local food insecurity due to disruption of food...
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FAO Agricultural Development Economics Working Paper 18-02
Working paper, 2018
The prioritization of rice as a strategic food and cash crop in Rwanda has paid dividends, with production increasing by one-third during 2010–2015. However, production expansion has failed to keep pace with growing consumption demand....
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FAO Agricultural Development Economics Working Paper 18-01
Working paper, 2018
Good institutions are a fundamental pre-requisite to successfully achieve structural transformation in growing developing countries (UNECA, 2016). Sub-Saharan Africa is experiencing a rapid growth but a weak and slow structural transformation process, which is mainly...
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FAO Agricultural Development Economics Working Paper 17-07
Working paper, 2017
El Salvador is a peculiar case in that over three decades it has faced two different types of violence consecutively (the civil war and widespread post-war violence), which have had different impacts on food security....
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FAO Agricultural Development Economics Working Paper 17-06
Working paper, 2017
The relationships between food security and violent conflicts are conditioned, mediated and influenced by the specific context in which they take place. In the case of Colombia, the main mechanism whereby the armed conflict has had a...
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FAO Agricultural Development Economics Working Paper 17-05
Working paper, 2017
In this paper, we evaluate the impact of this proposed change to the existing FISP design and implementation mechanisms by utilizing two waves of the Living Standards Measurement Study - Integrated Surveys on Agriculture (LSMS-ISA)survey...
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FAO Agricultural Development Economics Working Paper 17-04
Working paper, 2017
Food security can be considered an outcome of resilience. From this perspective, a household can be considered resilient if it manages to recover from a shock and return to the previous level of food security...
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FAO Agricultural Development Economics Working Paper 17-03
Working paper, 2017
We analyse allocative efficiency of major input factors for farmers in Kenya. Marginal value products are estimated for land, labor, inorganic fertilizer and seeds, at the farm household level and compared with marginal costs as...
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FAO Agricultural development economics working paper 17-02
Working paper, 2017
This paper examines the main issues affecting producers of export crops in Malawi that could compromise the attainment of the National Export Strategy (NES) 2013-2018 targets. The analysis assesses the level of policy support to...
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