Resources

Title Description
1 Mar, 2003 - James Thurlow and Peter Wobst

The development of effective and sustainable economic policies for Tanzania requires access to appropriate databases. One such database is a social accounting matrix (SAM) that details the structure of the entire economy, taking into...

22 Jun, 2011 - Edited by Jean-Pierre Chauffour and Jean-Christophe Maur

An introduction to modern Preferential Trade Agreements (PTAs). In addition to considering the traditional market access motives for PTAs, this guide offers a framework for understanding a number of behind-the-border policies typically covered in...

12 Mar, 2010 - Maros Ivanic and Will Martin

Constraints on resources, growth in demand, and an apparent slowdown in agricultural productivity raise concerns that food prices may rise substantially over the period to 2050. One key question is how serious would be the impacts of such higher...

- Tewodaj Mogues, Samuel Benin, and Sileshi Woldeyohannes

This paper undertakes a two-pronged investigation of agricultural public investments in Mozambique. Firstly, it estimates the public resources required in the agricultural sector—both in magnitude and in type or composition—in order...

6 Jun, 2011 - Ismaël Fofana

This study applied at the farm level in Tunisia aims at understanding the effects of climate change on agricultural productivity and income in Africa. Possible future climates are presented through different climate scenarios. The latter combines...

- Sepo Hachigonta (ed.), Gerald C. Nelson (ed.), Timothy S. Thomas (ed.), and Lindiwe Majele Sibanda (ed.)

Southern African Agriculture and Climate Change: A Comprehensive Analysis examines the food security threats facing eight of the countries that make up southern Africa — Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, South Africa,...

- Bart Minten, Seneshaw Tamru, Tadesse Kuma, and Yaw Nyarko

We study the structure and performance of the coffee export sector in Ethiopia, Africa’s most important coffee producer, over the period 2003 to 2013. We find an evolving policy environment leading to structural changes in the export sector...

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In 2011, G20 leaders committed to the sustainable increase of agricultural production (paragraph 43 of the Cannes Declaration). They "agree(d) to further invest in agriculture, in particular in the poorest countries, and bearing in mind the...

- Clemens Breisinger, Perrihan Al-Riffai, Olivier Ecker, Riham Abuismail, Jane Waite, Noura Abdelwahab, Alaa Zohery, Heba El-Laithy, and Dina Armanious

Owing to a succession of crises and worsening poverty, food security in Egypt started to deteriorate as early as 2005. These crises included the avian influenza epidemic in 2006; the food, fuel, and financial crises of 2007–2009; a further...

- Hosaena Ghebru, Hyacinth Edeh, Daniel Ali, Klaus Deininger, Austen Okumo, and Sileshi Woldeyohannes

In line with the conventional view that customary land rights impede agricultural development, the traditional tenure system in Nigeria has been perceived to obstruct the achievement of efficient development and agricultural transformation. This...