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Research Brief
Greenhouse Gas Emissions and China’s Agriculture Sector

China is the world’s largest developing country and its huge population requires a similarly large agricultural sector to sustain it...

Pollution (Air) Agricultural innovations Agriculture
Blog
From the Editor’s Desk (September 2012)

Tony Addison Mid-September finds UNU-WIDER very busy preparing for our big conference on climate change and development policy that takes place later this month, as well as our WIDER Annual Lecture by Lant Pritchett of Harvard University (you can als...

Pollution (Air) Agricultural innovations Agriculture
Working Paper
The Decarbonization of China's Agriculture

Agriculture is one of the major greenhouse gas (GHG) emission sources in China. This paper aims to identify the key factors that have led to rising GHG emissions in China’s agricultural sector in recent decades...

Agricultural innovations Agriculture Pollution (Air)
Journal Article
Consumption risk, technology adoption and poverty traps: Evidence from Ethiopia

Much has been written on the determinants of technology adoption in agriculture, with issues such as input availability, knowledge and education, risk preferences, profitability, and credit constraints receiving much attention...

Agricultural innovations Poverty Risk
Blog
The Rise of Large Farms: Drivers and Development Outcomes

Derek Byerlee and Klaus Deininger A recurring debate in the development literature is the relative emphasis to place on the roles of small-scale farms versus large-scale farms in fostering agricultural growth, and economic development more generally...

Agricultural industries Agricultural innovations Agriculture
Journal Article
Globalization and Smallholders: The Adoption, Diffusion, and Welfare Impact of Non-Traditional Export Crops in Guatemala

Part of Journal Special Issue Globalization, Poverty, and Inequality in Latin America

Agricultural innovations Globalization International trade
Blog
Are African Countries Paying Too Much Attention To Agriculture?

Luc Christiaensen and Lionel Demery Escalating food prices in 2007-2008, climate change and land grabbing have woken the world up to the extraordinary challenge of feeding 9 billion people by 2050...

Agricultural industries Agricultural innovations Agriculture
Book Chapter
Globalization and Rural Poverty: Perspectives from a Social Observatory in the Philippines

From the book: The Poor under Globalization in Asia, Latin America, and Africa

Agricultural innovations Agriculture Globalization
Working Paper
A Tale of Two Countries: Spatial and Temporal Patterns of Rice Productivity in China and Brazil

This paper looks at differences in spatial and temporal variation of rice yields in China and Brazil. We find that rice yields in China have converged over time and that rice production has become more and more homogeneous...

Agricultural industries Agricultural innovations Farm produce
Working Paper
Globalization and Smallholders: The Adoption, Diffusion, and Welfare Impact of Non-traditional Export Crops in Guatemala

This paper uses a duration analysis based on adoption data spanning over 25 years from six communities in the Central Highlands of Guatemala to explore how household characteristics and external trends play into both the adoption and diffusion proces...

Agricultural innovations Globalization International trade
Working Paper
Globalization and Rural Poverty: A Perspective from a Social Observatory in the Philippines

Using a rice village in the Philippines as a social observatory, the impacts of modernization forces under globalization on rural poverty are assessed based on data collected from recurrent household surveys over the past three decades...

Agricultural innovations Agriculture Globalization
Journal Article
Economic and Environmental Issues in International Trade and Production of Genetically Modified Foods and Crops and the WTO

Part of Journal Special Issue Developing Countries in the WTO Regime

Agricultural innovations International trade Trade regulation
Journal Article
Economic Effects of Agricultural Biotechnology Research in the Presence of Price-Distorting Policies

Part of Journal Special Issue Developing Countries in the WTO Regime

Agricultural innovations Management (Technological innovations) Trade regulation
Working Paper
Love Thy Neighbour?: Evidence from Ethnic Discrimination in Information Sharing within Villages

There is increasing evidence to suggest that a fundamental source of information for farmers on how to access and use new agricultural technologies comes from interacting with neighbours...

Agricultural innovations Economic development Ethnic relations
Journal Article
Love Thy Neighbour?: Evidence from Ethnic Discrimination in Information Sharing within Villages in Côte d'Ivoire

Part of Journal Special Issue Spatial Issues in Africa

Agricultural innovations Economic development Ethnic relations
Book Chapter
UK Utility Reform: Distributional Implications and Government Response

From the book: Utility Privatization and Regulation

Agricultural innovations Contracting out Distribution (Economic theory)
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