|Focus on agriculture and food prices|
Estimating the short-run poverty impacts of the 2010-11 surge in food prices
Overall the average poverty change was 1.1 percentage points in low-income countries and 0.7 percentage points in middle-income countries with a net increase of 44 million people falling below the $1.25 per day extreme poverty line.
Working paper 5633, Apr. 2011
|Is there a future for large farms in land abundant countries?|
Identifies factors underlying the dominance of owner-operated farm structures, how these may change with development, and mechanisms to re-allocate land to more productive entrepreneurs.
Working paper 5588, Mar. 2011
Global food prices continue to rise
The result of price rises since June 2010 is a net increase in extreme poverty of about 44 million people in low- and middle-income countries.
Food Price Watch, Feb. 2011
|Insulating food prices can destabilize world markets|
National trade barriers to insulate domestic markets from sudden price spikes can both increase income instability for importers, by exacerbating higher food import costs, and for exporters, by augmenting the benefit of improved terms of trade.
Working paper 5511, Dec. 2010
|Can Africa replicate Asia's green revolution in rice|
Rice has become an important part of African diets and imports of rice have grown. Agronomists point out that large areas in Africa are well suited for rice.
Working paper 5478, Nov. 2010
|The impact of the financial crisis on global agriculture|
For most low-income countries, shocks that affect food prices or wage rates for unskilled workers have the largest impact on poverty, as do declining trade, investment, and remittance flows.
Working paper 5431, Sept. 2010
|Global agricultural trade distortions worsen poverty and inequality|
Agricultural trade policies can directly impact poverty levels because food is a large component of spending for poor households, and because most of the world’s poor depend on agriculture for part of their income.
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