All pages with keywords: Agriculture

Climate change adaptation and cross-sectoral policy coherence in southern Africa

Climate change adaptation and cross-sectoral policy coherence in southern Africa

a research article by Matthew I. England, Andrew J. Dougill, Lindsay C. Stringer, Katharine Vincent, Joanna Pardoe, Felix K. Kalaba, David Mkwambisi, Emilinah Namaganda, Stavros Afionis 9 April, 2018

Using the cases of Malawi, Tanzania and Zambia, this paper investigates the extent of coherence in national policies across the water and agriculture sectors and to climate change adaptation goals outlined in national development plans. read more »


Do natural disasters change savings and employment choices? Evidence from Pakistan

Do natural disasters change savings and employment choices? Evidence from Pakistan

a working paper by Shaikh Eskander, Sam Fankhauser, Shikha Jha, Samavia Batool, Ayesha Qaisrani 12 February, 2018

This research investigates the economic response of rural households in Pakistan to natural disasters, particularly the extent to which they adjust their savings and income strategies in response to floods. read more »


Does choice of drought index influence estimates of drought-induced cereal losses in India?

Does choice of drought index influence estimates of drought-induced cereal losses in India?

a working paper by Francisco Pereira Fontes, Ashley Gorst, Charles Palmer 28 August, 2017

This research suggests that by using a more flexible measure of droughts policy-makers could more effectively shape policy responses relating to climate adaptation and more accurately identify agricultural locations more vulnerable to climate change. read more »


Grantham Workshop | Joanna Pardoe ‘Climate change and the water-energy-food nexus: Policy and practice in Tanzania’

Grantham Workshop | Joanna Pardoe ‘Climate change and the water-energy-food nexus: Policy and practice in Tanzania’

Grantham Workshop Joanna Pardoe 21 Jun 2017

Joanna Pardoe, a Research Officer at the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment at the London School of Economics, will be the speaker for this seminar. A full abstract … read more »


Was von Thünen right? Cattle intensification and deforestation in Brazil

Was von Thünen right? Cattle intensification and deforestation in Brazil

a working paper by Francisco Pereira Fontes, Charles Palmer 27 January, 2017

This paper examines whether patterns of cattle intensification, deforestation and pasture expansion in the Brazilian state of Rondonia are consistent with the land rent framework, in which location and distance to markets are key determinants of rents. read more »


Do natural disasters change savings and employment choices? Evidence from Bangladesh and Pakistan

Do natural disasters change savings and employment choices? Evidence from Bangladesh and Pakistan

a research article by Shaikh Eskander, Sam Fankhauser, Shikha Jha 6 January, 2017

Shaikh M.S.U. Eskander, Samuel Fankhauser, and Shikha Jha ADB Economics Working Paper Series, December 2016


RSS | Dave Donaldson ‘How Large Are the Gains from Economic Integration? Theory and Evidence from U.S. Agriculture, 1880-1997’

Research Seminar Serie 25 Jan 2017

Dave Donaldson, Associate Professor of Economics at Stanford University, will be the speaker at this event. Dave will present is upcoming paper entitled ‘How Large Are the Gains from Economic Integration? … read more »


Economic growth and agricultural land conversion under uncertain productivity improvements in agriculture

Economic growth and agricultural land conversion under uncertain productivity improvements in agriculture

a working paper by Bruno Lanz, Simon Dietz, Tim Swanson 3 June, 2016

We study how stochasticity in the evolution of agricultural productivity interacts with economic and population growth, and the associated demand for food. We use a two-sector Schumpeterian model of growth, … read more »


The expansion of modern agriculture and global biodiversity decline: an integrated assessment

a working paper by Simon Dietz, Bruno Lanz, Tim Swanson 2 June, 2016

This paper considers the macro-economic consequences of the continued expansion of particular forms of intensive, modern agriculture, with a focus on how the loss of biodiversity affects food production. Meeting … read more »


Regional disparities in the beneficial effects of rising CO2 concentrations on crop water productivity

Regional disparities in the beneficial effects of rising CO2 concentrations on crop water productivity

a research article by Declan Conway 18 April, 2016

Rising atmospheric CO2 concentrations ([CO2]) are expected to enhance photosynthesis and reduce crop water use. However, there is high uncertainty about the global implications of these effects for future … read more »


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