Resources

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1 May, 2011 - Carlos Martins-Filho, Feng Yao, Maximo Torero

We consider the estimation of a high order conditional quantile associated with the distribution of the regressand in a nonparametric regression model. Our estimator is inspired by Pickands (1975) which has shown that arbitrary...

- Nazaire Houssou and Klaus Droppelmann

Over the past few years, Malawi made remarkable progress toward increasing its national maize production and achieving food security owing to its Farm Input Subsidy Program (FISP). Likewise, the implementation of the subsidy program is...

1 Jan, 2003 - Hans Lofgren

This easy-to-use manual presents exercises related to computable general equilibrium (CGE) models, which represent one type of economywide model used in policy analysis. This type of model...

- Nassul Kabunga

There is limited empirical evidence on the linkages between agrotechnologies, poverty reduction and the pathways to better nutrition outcomes. The introduction and dissemination of improved dairy cow breeds in Uganda is arguably the most...

- Alejandro Nin-Pratt, Michael Johnson, Bingxin Yu

The improved performance of the agricultural sector in Africa south of the Sahara during the most recent decade (2000–2010) has raised questions about the drivers behind the growth. Skeptics argue that rising commodity prices, as world...

- Nicholas Minot and Bradley Sawyer

The use of modern agricultural inputs is considered the key to raising crop productivity and overall agricultural production in Ethiopia. The government places high priority on making modern agricultural inputs, particularly fertilizer and...

- Daniel J. Clarke and Ruth Vargas Hill

The African Risk Capacity (ARC) pool is a proposed pan-Africa drought risk pool that would insure against drought risk in Africa south of the Sahara. Donors and, to at least a notional extent, member countries would pay annual premiums. In return...

1 Jan, 2003 - James L. Seale, Jr., Anita Regmi, and Jason Bernstein

The analysis presented in this paper suggests that low-, middle-, and high-income countries all respond differently to changes in income and food prices and, furthermore that low-income countries are more responsive than high-income countries to...

1 Jun, 2008 - Mark W. Rosegrant, Claudia Ringler, Siwa Msangi, Timothy B. Sulser, Tingju Zhu, and Sarah A. Cline

The IMPACT model is designed to examine alternative futures for global food supply, demand, trade, prices, and food security. The IMPACT model provides both fundamental, global baseline projections of agricultural commodity...

- Silvio Contessi, Francesca de Nicola, and Li Li

Middle Eastern and North African (MENA) countries stand out in international comparisons of de jure obstacles to female employment and entrepreneurship. These obstacles manifest themselves in low rates of female labor participation,...