Resources

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7 Déc, 2011 - Maximo Torero

 

International food prices began to rise sharply in the first quarter of 2011, resulting in a second food price crisis in three years. Rising food inflation in many developing countries and increasing food price volatility have...

1 Fév, 2011 - Carlos Martins-Filho, Feng Yao, and Maximo Torero

We propose an estimation procedure for value-at-risk (VaR) for conditional distributions of a time series of returns on commodity prices. Our approach combines an additive B-spline/back tting estimator of conditional mean and volatility...

- Hiroyuki Takeshima and Hyacinth Edeh

Irrigation is considered an important factor for agriculture and food security. Knowledge gaps, however, still exist with regard to how farmers in Africa south of Sahara, including Nigeria, are using irrigation. Given the diverse agroecological...

- Eduardo Maruyama, Laurian J. Unnevehr, and Jiarui Wang

We use data from 52 countries on child stunting, poverty, determinants of food security, environmental health, and quality of maternal and child care to carry out a cluster analysis of country typologies. The purpose is to identify where...

- Miguel Robles and Maximo Torero

Virtually all Latin American countries share similar problems: uneven economic growth, unacceptably high poverty andmalnutrition rates, and lagging agricultural growth. More than 60 percent of the region’s poor live in rural areas...

- Michael Johnson and Regina Birner

This study examines the role of research in agricultural policy making in Malawi at a time when the Africa Union and the New Partnership for Africa’s Development have been seeking to promote greater evidenced-based decision making in...

8 Juin, 2011 - Betina Dimaranan

This presentation discusses the structure and use of the proposed AGRODEP website.

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This presentation describes how to replicate the original SAM and update the Social Accounting Matrix introduced at the 2012 AGRODEP training course of "Building and Updating a Social Accounting Matrix".

- Thomas Woldu, Girum Abebe, Indra Lamoot, and Bart Minten

We study food retail in Addis Ababa, one of the biggest cities in Africa. Based on a primary survey of food retail outlets selling cereals, fruits and vegetables, and processed foods, we note high variation in quality and prices in the city and...

7 Juin, 2011 - Maros Ivanic

This presentation discusses different methodologies for use in studying the impact of changing food prices.