Agrifood Economics

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Rural poverty analysis

From measuring poverty to profiling and targeting the poor in rural areas

Reducing rural poverty is a key objective of FAO. To achieve this goal, the Organization must reach the poor and [...]

Evidence and policy options on migration, cash crop production and deforestation in Uganda

FAO Agricultural Development Economics Policy Brief 40

This policy brief, prepared by the FAO Economic and Policy Analysis of Climate Change (EPIC), aims to analyse the relationships [...]

Harvesting trees to harvest cash crops: The role of internal migrants in forest land conversion in Uganda

FAO Agricultural Development Economics Working Paper 21-08
Ignaciuk, A., Kwon, J., Maggio, G., Mastrorillo, M., Sitko, N.J.

This working paper merges socio-economic data with data on deforestation to explore the interrelationship between rural migration, the development of [...]

Public support mechanisms for agriculture in many cases hinder the transformation towards healthier, more sustainable, equitable, and efficient food systems, [...]

News and events

Technical workshop: The drivers and impacts of migration and labor mobility

FAO Headquarters, Rome ( 1 December 2017 )

The workshop will bring together researchers and policy makers from around the world in an effort to provide evidence, promote [...]

Call for good practices and lessons learned on food security and nutrition policy implementation in Europe and Central Asia region

FAO’s Project Developing Capacity for Strengthening Food Security and Nutrition in Selected Countries of the Caucasus and Central Asia is pleased to [...]

Online discussion: Rural women: striving for gender transformative impacts

This online discussion invites you to reflect on the current understanding of gender dynamics of rural livelihoods and share information, [...]

What role can agricultural extension and advisory services play in realizing gender equality and improved nutrition?

This discussion invites you to reflect on the role that agricultural extension and advisory services (AEAS) can play in contributing [...]

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