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Agriculture - Papers and reports

Here you can find all publications on agricultural production posted on this site since the website was launched in July 2007. Please note that new items are posted on top of the list.

Please note that the publications posted are mainly in English, but when available in French and/or Spanish versions, links to these are also posted.

[Updated: December 16, 2013]


NEW: Subsidizing Farmers and Biofuels in Rich Countries: An Incoherent Agenda for Food Security. Center for Global Development (CDG) Policy Paper 032, by Kimberly Ann Elliott, September 2013. 


NEW: The Women's Empowerment in Agriculture Index. Oxford Poverty & Human Development Index (OPHI) Working Paper 58, by Sabina Alkire et al., February 2013. 


NEW: New approaches to promoting Flexible and Forward-looking Decision Making: insights from complexity science, climate change adaptation and ‘serious gaming’, Overseas Development Institute (ODI) Research Paper, by Lindsey Jones, Eva Ludi, Patrick Beautement, Christine Broenner and Carina Bachofen, February 2013. 


NEW: Smallholder agriculture’s contribution to better nutrition, Overseas Development Institute (ODI) Research Report, by Steve Wiggins and Sharada Keats, March 2013. 


NEW: Food price update February 2013. Overseas Development Institute (ODI) Food price updates Issue 17, by Steve Wiggins and Sharada Keats, February 2013. 


NEW: Improving the measurement of food security, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) Working Paper 01225, by Derek Headey and Olivier Ecker, November 2012.


NEW: Small-scale farmers' decisions in globalised markets. International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED) Report, by Saleela Patkar et al., November 2012.


Should private storage be subsidized to stabilize agricultural markets after price support schemes are removed? International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) Discussion Paper 01205, by Fabienne Femenia, September 2012.


Branding and agricultural value chains in developing countries. International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) Discussion Paper 01207, by Bart Minten, K. M. Singhs and Rajib Sutradhar, September 2012.


Traceability in a supply chain with repeated moral hazard. International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) Discussion Paper 01211, by Alexander E. Saak, September 2012.


The Growing Opportunities for African Agricultural Development. International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) and Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa (FARA) Conference Working Paper 16, by Hans P. Binswanger-Mkhize et al., December 2011.


2012 Progress Report on U.S. Leadership in Global Agricultural Development. Chicago Council on Global Affairs Report, by Catherine Bertini and Dan Glickman, April 2012.


Farmers speak out: The vision and recommendations of Africa’s farmers’ organizations for the Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Program. International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and Network of Farmers’ and Agricultural Producers’ Organisations of West Africa (ROPPA) report, March 2012.


FAO Statistical Yearbook 2012. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) report, March 2012.


Power in Agriculture. Scottish Agricultural College (SAC) Rural Policy Centre (RPC) Report prepared for the 2012 Oxford Farming Conference, by Alan Renwick, Mofakkarul Islam and Steven Thomsen, January2012.



Gender, assets, and agricultural development programs. International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) Working Paper, by Ruth Suseela Meinzen-Dick et al., November 2011.


Emerging policies and partnerships under CAADP. International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) Discussion Paper, by Ousmane Badiane, Sunday Odjo and John Ulimwengu, December 2011.


Agricultural productivity and policies in Sub-Saharan Africa. International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) Discussion Paper, by Bingxin Yu and Alejandro Nin-Pratt, December 2011. 


World Livestock 2011. The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) Report, December 2011.


Overcoming the Barriers: How to ensure future food production under climate change in Southern Africa. Oxfam International Report, by Katharine Vincent et al., November 2011.


International Food and Agricultural Trade Policy Council Annual Report  2010. International Food and Agricultural Trade Policy Council (IPC) annual report, December 2011.



The State of Food and Agriculture 2010-2011: WOMEN IN AGRICULTURE: Closing the gender gap for development. Food and Agricultural Organisation of the United Nations (FAO) yearly report, October 2011.


Doha and Beyond: Continuing the Reform of the International Trade System for Food and Agricultural Products. International Food and Agricultural Trade Policy Council (IPC) Position Paper, by Tim Josling and Charlotte Hebebrand, June 2011.


Review of the role of commodity exchanges in supporting smallholder farmer market linkages and income benefits. International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED) paper, by Peter Robbins, May 2011. 


Agribusiness for Africa’s Prosperity. United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO) book, by Kandeh K. Yumkella, Patrick M. Kormawa, Torben M. Roepstorff, and Anthony M. Hawkin, May 2011.


Farming for Balanced Nutrition: An Agricultural Approach to Addressing Micronutrient Deficiency among the Vulnerable Poor in Africa. African Journal of Food, Agriculture, Nutrition, and Development (AJFAND) article, by Roy Hillocks, April 2011.


Review of Seasonal Climate Forecasting for Agriculture in Sub-Saharan Africa. Article in Experimental Agriculture, by James Hansen, Simon Mason, Liqiang Sun, and Arame Tall, 2011.


International instruments influencing the rights of people facing investments in agricultural land. SOMO Centre for Research on Multinational Corporations report, February 2011.


African Agricultural R&D in the new Millennium: Progress for Some, Challenges for Many. International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) Food Policy report, by Nienke Beintema and Gert-Jan Stad, February 2010.


Back to the Future: Revisiting Mixed Crop-Livestock Systems. International Live Research Institute (ILRI) corporate report 2009-2010, by Susan MacMillian and Carlos Seré, 2010.


Interactions between health and farm-labor productivity. International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) Food Policy Report, by Kwadwo Asenso-Okyere, Catherine Chiang, Paul Thangata, and Kwaw S. Anda, February 2011.


Informal coordination of international S&T policy: the case of the European Initiative for Agricultural Research for Development. Chapter 12 of European Commission publication 'International Science and Technology Cooperation in a Globalized World: The External Dimension of the European Research Area, by Jean-Luc Khalfaoui, 2010.


Responding to ‘Land Grabbing’ and Promoting Responsible Investment in Agriculture. International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) Occasional Paper 2, by Harold Liversage, December 2010.


Managing Weather Risk for Agricultural Development and Disaster Risk Reduction. International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) report, January 2011.


Land investments or land grab?: a critical view from Tanzania and Mozambique. SPIRE Development Fund report, by Hans Theting and Brita Brekke, 2010.


Agro-Food Value Chain Interventions in Asia: A review and analysis of case studies. United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) Working Paper, by Lasse Folke et al., December 2010.


Cost of Adapting Fisheries to Climate Change. World Bank (WB) Development and Climate Change Series Discussion Paper No. 5, by Ussif Rashid Sumaila and William W. L. Cheung, August 2010.


Land Use Change: Science and Policy Review. Hart Energy Consulting and the Centre for Agricultural Bioscience International (CABI) review, 2010.


Can Africa replicate Asia's green revolution in rice? World Bank (WB) policy research paper, by Donald F. Larson et al., November 2010.


Closing the knowledge gap: Integrated water management for sustainable agriculture. Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA) annual seminar report, November 2010.


The Plant Treaty and farmers’ rights: implementation issues for South Asia. South Asia Watch on Trade, Economics and Environment (SAWTEE) discussion paper, by R. Andersen and T. Winge, 2009. 


Global strategy to improve agricultural and rural statistics. The World Bank (WB) and Food and Agricultural Organisation of the United Nations (FAO) strategy, September 2010.



Brokering Innovation for Sustainable Development: The Papa Andina Case. Institutional Learning and Change (ILAC) Working Paper 12, by André Devaux et al., June 2010.


The Montpellier panel report: Africa and Europe: Partnerships for agricultural development. The Imperial College report, by Gordon Conway et al., October 2010.


Toward Sustainable Agricultural Systems in the 21st Century. National Research Council report, 2010.


Status and prospects for smallholder milk production - A global perspective. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) report, by Torsten Hemme and Joachim Otto (eds.), 2010.


More rice for the people, more water for the planet - System of rice intensification (SRI). Africare, Oxfam and World Wildlife Fund (WWF) report, 2010. 



Potential impact of investments in drought tolerant maize in Africa. International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT) report, by R. La Rovere et al., 2010.


Impacts of Climate Change on Agriculture and Policy Options for Adaptation. The Case of Vietnam. International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) discussion 01015, by Bingxin Yu, Tingju Zhu, Clemens Breisinger and Nguyen Manh Hai, August 2010.


Pulling Agricultural Innovation and the Market Together. Center for Global Development (CGD) Working Paper 215, by Kimberly Ann Elliott, June 2010.


Investigating the Role of Poultry in Livelihoods and the Impact of Avian Flu on Livelihoods Outcomes in Africa. International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) discussion paper 01011, by Ekin Birol et al., July 2010.


African Perspectives on Genetically Modified Crops: Assessing the Debate in Zambia, Kenya, and South Africa. Center for Strategic & International Studies (CSIS) report, by Jennifer G. Cooke and Richard Downie, July 2010.


Do Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Program (CAADP) Processes Make a Difference to Country Commitments to Develop Agriculture? The Case of Ghana. International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) Discussion Paper 01006, by S. Kolavalli, K. Flaherty, R. Al-Hassan, and K.O. Baah, July 2010.


Old Problems in the New Solutions? Politically Motivated Allocation of Program Benefits and the “New” Fertilizer Subsidies. International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) Discussion Paper 01002, by Afua Branoah Banful, July 2010.


The Role of Public–Private Partnerships in Promoting Smallholder Access to Livestock Markets in Developing Countries - Methodology and Case Studies. International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) Discussion Paper 01001, by Karl M. Rich and Clare A. Narrod, July 2010.



Impact of Farmer Field schools on agricultural productivity and poverty in East Africa. International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) discussion paper, by Kristin Davis et al., June 2010.


OECD-FAO Agricultural Outlook 2010-2019. Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) & Food and Agricultural Organisation of the United Nations (FAO) annual report, 2010.


The Potential for Scale and Sustainability in Weather Index Insurance - for agriculture and livelihoods. International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) report, March 2010.


Food outlook: global market analysis. Food and Agricultural Organisation of the United Nations (FAO), June 2010.


Strengthening Agricultural Innovation Capacity: Are Innovation Brokers the Answer? United Nations University (UNU - MERIT) working paper 2009-019, by Laurens Klerkx, Andy Hall, and Cees Leeuwis, 2009.


Mobilizing the potential of rural and agricultural extension. The Food and Agricultural Organisation of the United Nations (FAO) report, by Ian Christoplos, 2010.


Engendering agricultural research. International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) discussion paper 00973, by Ruth Meinzen-Dick et al., May 2010.


Technology Gap and Efficiency in Cocoa Production in West and Central Africa: Implications for Cocoa Sector Development. African Development Bank Group working paper series No 104, by Guy Blaise Nkamleu, Joachim Nyemeck and Jim Gockowski, April 2010.


Towards purposeful partnerships in African agriculture. International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) report, April 2010.


Smallholder Agriculture in East Africa: Trends, Constraints and Opportunities. African Development Bank Group working paper no. 105, by Adeleke Salami, Abdul B. Kamara and Zuzana Brixiova, April 2010.


Weathering the storm: Agricultural development, investment, and poverty in Africa following the recent food price crisis. International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) Discussion Paper 00965, by Babatunde Omilola and Melissa Lambert, April 2010.



Public Spending for Agriculture in Africa: Trends and Composition. Regional Strategic Analysis and Knowledge Support System (ReSAKSS) Working Paper No. 28, by S. Fan, B. Omilola and M. Lambert, April 2009.


Promises and realities of community-based agricultural extension. International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) Discussion Paper 00959, by G. Feder, J.R. Anderson, R. Birner & K. Deininger, March 2010.


Good Practices for Biosecurity in the Pig Sector - Issues and options in developing and transition countries. The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) Animal and Health Paper No. 169, 2010.


Pulling agricultural innovation into the market. Center for Global Development (CGD) Paper, by Kimberley Ann Elliott, March 2010.


Transforming Agricultural Research for Development. Global Author's Team (GAT) Final Draft Report for the Global Conference on Agricultural Research (GCARD), by Uma Lele et al., March 2010.


Extending labour inspections to the informal sector and agriculture. Chronic Poverty Research Centre (CPRC) Working Paper No. 154, by Priya Deshingkar, November 2009.


Incomplete Markets and Fertilizer Use Evidence from Ethiopia. World Bank Development Research Group Policy Research Working Paper 5235, by Daniel Zerfu and Donald F. Larson, March 2010.


Training for Rural Development: Agricultural and Enterprise Skills for Women Smallholders. City & Guilds Centre for Skills Development report, by Kathleen Collett and Chris Gale, December 2009. 


Agribusiness and Innovation Systems in Africa. World Bank Report, eds. Kurt Larsen, Ronald Kim & Florian Theus, 2009.


Combating Infectious Diseases of Livestock for International Development. Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) and Department for International Development (DFID) Media Briefing, February 2010.


Organic agriculture and women's empowerment. International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements (IFOAM), by Cathy Farnworth & Jessica Hutchings, April 2009.


Modern and mobile - the future of livestock production in Africa's drylands. SOS Sahel International UK & International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED) Report, October 2009.


Green and Blue Water Accounting in the Limpopo and Nile Basins - Implications for Food and Agricultural Policy. International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) Discussion Paper 00907, by Timothy Sulser et al., October 2009.


Diagnosis and the management constituency of small-scale fisheries. WorldFish Center Working Paper 1941, by Louisa Evans & Neil Andrew, 2009.


Agriculture and Copenhagen. Global Donor Platform for Rural Development, Platform Issue Paper 8, December 2009.


Linking Farm-Level Measurement Systems to Environmental Sustainability Outcomes: Challenges and Ways Forward. International Institute for Sustainable Development paper, by Aimee Russillo and László, October 2009.


The Growth-Poverty Convergence Agenda: Optimizing Social Expenditures to Maximize Their Impact on Agricultural Labor Productivity, Growth, and Poverty Reduction in Africa. International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) Discussion Paper 906, by Ousmane Badiane and John Ulimwengu, October 2009.


Agroenvironmental Transformation in the Sahel: Another Kind of “Green Revolution”. International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) Discussion Paper 914, by Chris Reij, Gray Tappan, and Melinda Smale, November 2009.


Improving the Proof: Evolution of and Emerging Trends in Impact Assessment Methods and Approaches in Agricultural Development. International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) Discussion Paper 929, by Mywish K. Maredia, November 2009.


Millions Fed: Proven successes in agricultural development. International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) book, edited by David J. Spielman and Rajul Pandya-Lorch, 2009.


Approaches and frameworks for management and research in small-scale fisheries in the developing world. World Fish Center working paper, by Neil Andrew and Louisa Evans, 2009.


Are farmers’ organizations a good tool to improve small-scale farmers’ welfare? Norwegian University of Life Sciences draft paper, by Maren Elise Bachke, 2009.



Landcare: Local Action - Global Progress. World Agroforestry Centre ICRAF book, edited by D. Catacutan, C. Neely, M. Johnson, H. Poussard, and R. Youl, 2009.


Trees on farm: analysis of global extent and geographical patterns of Agroforestry. World Agroforestry Centre Working Paper No. 89, by R.J. Zomer, A. Trabucco, R. Coe, and F. Place, 2009.


Is urbanization contributing to higher food prices? International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED) Urbanization and Emerging Population Issue paper, by Jesper Stage, Jorn Stage, and Gordon McGranahan, August 2009.


China’s Growth and the Agricultural Exports of Southern Africa. International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) Discussion Paper 891, by Nelson Villoria, Thomas Hertel, and Alejandro Nin-Pratt, August 2009.


Measuring Irrigation Performance in Africa. International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) Discussion Paper 894, by Mark Svendsen, Mandy Ewing, and Siwa Msangi, September 2009.


Successful organizational learning in the management of agricultural research and innovation - The Mexican produce foundations. International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) Research Report 162, by J. Ekboir, G. Dutrénit, G. Martínez, A.T. Vargas, A.O. Vera-Cruz, August 2009.


Can Ethical Trade Certification Contribute to the Attainment of the Millennium Development Goals? - A Review of Organic and Fair-trade Certification. Asian Development Bank (ADB) Institute Discussion Paper No. 115, by Sununtar Setboonsarng, August 2008.


Voices from Africa: African Farmers and Environmentalists speak out against a New Green Revolution in Africa. The Oakland Institute report, ed. Anuradha Mittal and Melissa Moore, 2009.


Undying promise: agricultural biotechnology’s pro-poor narrative, ten years on. Institute for Development Studies (IDS) STEPS Centre paper, by Dominic Glover, 2009.


Report of the evaluation of tertiary level agricultural institutions in the African humid tropic region. African Network for Agricultural, Agroforestry and Natural Resources Education (ANAFE) / Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation ACP-EU (CTA) report, by Indah Eni Kuchambi, November 2008.


Access-management ownership: the 'water & pasture menu' in pastoralist conflicts in the Greater Horn of Africa (GHoA). African Human Security Initiative conference paper, by M.J. Kimani, November 2008.


Measuring agricultural productivity growth in MENA countries. Economic Research Center working paper 416, by Mounir Belloumi and Mohamed Salah Matoussi, July 2008.


Land grab or development opportunity? Agricultural investment and international land deals in Africa. FAO, IIED and IFAD paper, by Lorenzo Cotula, Sonja Vermeulen, Rebeca Leonard and James Keeley, 2009.


The impact of climate change and adaptation on food production in low-income countries: evidence from the Nile Basin, Ethiopia. International Food Policy Research Institute Discussion Paper No. 828, by Mahmud Yesuf, Salvatore Di Falco, Temesgen Deressa, Claudia Ringler and Gunnar Kohlin, December 2008.


Revenue effects of participation in smallholder organic cocoa production in tropical Africa - A case study. Danish Institute for International Studies (DIIS) Working Paper 2009:06, by Peter Gibbon, Yumiao Lin and Sam Jones, April 2009.


Measuring the Economic Impacts of Transgenic Crops in Developing Agriculture during the First Decade - Approaches, Findings, and Future Directions. International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) Food Policy Review No. 10, by Melinda Smale et al., 2009.


Land grab or development opportunity? Agricultural investment and international land deals in Africa. FAO, IFAD and IIED report, by Lorenzo Cotula, Sonja Vermeulen, Rebeca Leonard, and James Keeley, 2009.


Rice Price Formation in the Short Run and the Long Run: The Role of Market Structure in Explaining Volatility. Center for Global Development (CGD) Working Paper 172, by C. Peter Timmer, May 2009.


Inventory of innovative farmer advisory services using ICTs. Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa (FARA) paper, by Mucemi Gakuru, Kristen Winters and Francois Stepman, February 2009.


Socio-economic impacts of non-transgenic biotechnologies in developing countries - The case of plant micropropagation in Africa. Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) book, by Andrea Sonnino, Zephaniah Dhlamini, Fabio Maria Santucci and Patrizio Warren, 2009.


Lessons from a green revolution in South Africa. Paper by GRAIN, October 2008. 


Investing in African Agriculture to Halve Poverty by 2015. International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) Discussion Paper 00751, by Shenggen Fan, Michael Johnson, Anuja Saurkar and Tsitsi Makombe, February 2008.


Haramata 54: Bulletin of the drylands. Edited by International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED), March 2009.


New Directions for Integrating Environment and Development in East Africa - Key findings from consultations with stakeholders in Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda. International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED) Ecoagriculture Discussion Paper Number 3, by S. Bass, S. Scherr, Y. Renard, and S. Shames, February 2009.


Standard Bearers: Horticultural Exports and Private Standards in Africa. International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED) Report, by Adeline Borot de Battisti, James MacGregor, and Andrew Graffham, February 2009.


Debating small-scale farms. Collection of id21 Research Highlights, Institute of Development Studies (IDS), January 2009. 



Stimulating Innovation in Urban Agriculture. Urban Agriculture Magazine no. 19, by RUAF Cities Farming for the Future Programme, PROLINNOVA (Promoting Local Innovation), and Urban Harvest CGIAR Initiative, 2008. 


Sustainability Standards and Coffee Exports from Tanzania. Danish Institute for International Studies (DIIS) Working Paper 2008:1, by Evelyne A. Lazaro, Jeremiah Makindara, and Fredy T.M Kilima, 2008.



Accra 2008: The bumpy road to aid effectiveness in agriculture. Overseas Development Institute (ODI) Natural Resource Perspectives 114, by Lídia Cabral, April 2008.


Climate change and adaptation in African agriculture. Prepared for Rockefeller Foundation by Stockholm Environment Institute, by G. Ziervogel, A. Cartwright, A. Tas, J. Adejuwon, F. Zermoglio, M. Shale and B. Smith, March 2008.


Danish education, research and development assistance in support of agriculture and agribusiness development in Africa. Document prepared by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark and the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation in occasion of the Forum on Developing Agriculture and Agribusiness Innovation in Africa, Dar es Salaam, May 12-14, 2008.


Food outlook: global market analysis. Biannual publication by the Economic and Social Department, FAO, June 2008. French.


Turning High Prices Into an Opportunity: What is Needed? Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy (IATP) paper, by Anne Laure Constantin, April 2008.


Towards food sovereignty: reclaiming autonomous food systems. International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED) web-based publication, by Michel Pimbert, May 2008.


Fuelling exclusion? The biofuels boom and poor people's access to land. International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED) and Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) publication, by Lorenzo Cotula, Nat Dyer, Sonja Vermeulen, May 2008.


Legal empowerment in practice. Using legal tools to secure land rights in Africa. International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED) and Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) publication, edited by Lorenzo Cotula and Paul Mathieu, May 2008. 


Determinants and Implications of the Growing Scale of Livestock Farms in Four Fast-Growing Developing Countries. IFPRI, FAO and LEAD Research Report 157, by Christopher L. Delgado, Clare A. Narrod, and Marites M. Tiongco, 2008.


A positive agenda for African agriculture in EPAs. South Centre Analytical Note 17, April 2008. French.


Integrating Poverty, Gender and Environmental Concerns into Value Chain Analysis: A Conceptual Framework and Lessons for Action Research. Danish Institute for International Studies (DIIS) Working Paper 2008:16, by S. Bolwig, S. Ponte, A. du Toit, L. Riisgaard, and N. Halberg, July 2008.


A Strategic Framework and Toolbox for Action Research with Small Producers in Value Chains. Danish Institute for International Studies (DIIS) Working Paper 2008:17, by L. Riisgaard, S. Bolwig, F. Matose, S. Ponte, A. du Toit, and N. Halberg, July 2008.


Empowering Women Through Livelihoods Orientated Agricultural Service Provision - A Consideration of Evidence from Southern Africa. United Nation University - World Institute for Development Economics Research (UNU-WIDER) Research Paper No. 2008/01, by A. J. E. Charman, January 2008.


Inclusive Business in Agrifood Markets: Evidence and Action A report based on proceedings of an international conference held in Beijing March 5–6, 2008. International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED) report by Bill Vorley, Felicity Proctor, September 2008.


Linking International Agricultural Research Knowledge with Action for Sustainable Poverty Alleviation: What Works? Center for International Development (CID) Working Paper No. 173, by Patti Kristjanson, Robin Reid, et al., July 2008.


Agricultural R&D Policy: A Tragedy of the International Commons. AgEcon Staff Paper, by Philip G. Pardey, Julian M. Alston, and Jennifer S. James, September 2008.


The 10 Percent that Could Change Africa. International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) Forum, October 2008.



Sustainable rural finance: prospects, challenges and implications. International NGO Journal Vol. 4 (2), pp. 012-026, by Getaneh Gobezie, December 2008.


Unlocking the Potential of Contract Farming: Lessons from Ghana. International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED) Gatekeeper 139, by Comfort Kudadjie-Freeman, Paul Richards and Paul C. Struik, December 2008.


Technology Transfer, Policies, and the Role of the Private Sector in the Global Poultry Revolution. International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) Discussion Paper No. 841, by Clare A. Narrod, Carl E. Pray, and Marites Tiongco, December 2008.


Trading up: building cooperation between farmers and traders in Africa. Report by Royal Tropical Institute (KIT) and International Institute of Rural Reconstruction (IIRR), 2008.


Trends in Sustainable Development: Agriculture, rural development, land, desertification and drought. Report by the Department of Economic and Social Affairs of the United Nations, 2008.




Promising Approaches to Address the Needs of Poor Female Farmers. International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) Note 13, by Agnes Quisumbing and Lauren Pandolfelli, 2008.


Gender in Agriculture Sourcebook. FAO, World Bank, and International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) publication by L. Brown, Y. Lambrou, and R. Birner, 2008.



Why is Land Productivity Lower on Land Rented Out by Female Landlords? – Theory, and Evidence from Ethiopia. Department of Economics and Resource Management, Norwegian University of Life Sciences paper, By Stein Holden and Mintewab Bezabih, 2008.


Success Stories from the Realization of Farmers’ Rights Related to Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture. Fridtjof Nansen Institute, The Farmers’ Rights Project, Background Study 7, by Regine Andersen and Tone Winge, 2008.


Determinants of African farmers' strategies for adapting to climate change: Multinomial choice analysis. African Association of Agricultural Economists, AfJARE Vol 2 No 1, by Rashid Hassan and Charles Nhemachena, March 2008.


Impact of agro-import surges in developing countries. ActionAid paper by Aileen Kwa and Syed Qasim Ali Shah, March 2008.


From Grassroots to Government: FARM-Africa's experiences influencing policy in sub-Saharan Africa. Overseas Development Institute (ODI) Policy and Research series No. 5, April 2008.



Browsing on fences: Pastoral land rights, livelihoods and adaptation to climate change. International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED) Drylands Issue Paper 148, by Michele Nori, Michael Taylor, Alessandra Sensi, May 2008. French.



Diversity in Agricultural Research Resources in the Asia-Pacific Region. International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) and Asia-Pacific Association of Agricultural Research Institutions (APAARI) report by Nienke M. Beintema and Gert-Jan Stads, May 2008.


Agricultural trade reform and poverty in the Asia-Pacific: a survey and some new results. United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) Working Paper 08/01, by John Gilbert, May 2008.


Regoverning markets programme: innovative practice series. Innovative Practice Series by the Regoverning Markets research programme.  


SPOTLIGHT on Biofuels: The research challenge. Special issue with editorial, opinions and features by SciDev.Net.


Who Benefits from GM Crops? The Rise in Pesticide Use. Report by Juan Lopez Villar and Bill Freese, published by Friends of the Earth International (only executive summary available online), January 2008.



Knowledge sharing for rural development: challenges, experiences and methods. Book by S. Burch published by the Latin American Information Agency (ALAI), 2007.


Changes in "Customary" Land Tenure Systems in Africa. Report edited by Lorenzo Cotula, published by International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED), March 2007.


Climate change, agricultural policy and poverty reduction – how much do we know? ODI Natural Resource Perspectives 109, by Rachel Slater, Leo Peskett, Eva Ludi and David Brown, September 2007.


The Future of Small Farms for Poverty Reduction and Growth. 2020 Discussion Paper 42, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), by Peter Hazell, Colin Poulton, Steve Wiggins and Andrew Dorward, May 2007.


Farmer Participatory Research in Northern Tanzania. FARM Africa Working Paper No. 11 by R. Ewbank, A. Kasindei, F. Kimaro and S. Slaa, November 2007.


Healthier farmers, better products. Low External Input Sustainable Agriculture (LEISA) Magazine, Volume 23, Issue 3, September 2007. 


African Agriculture and the World Bank: Development or Impoverishment? Workshop report edited by K. Havnevik, D. Bryceson, L.E. Birgegård, P. Matondi and A. Beyene, Nordic Africa Institute, Uppsala, 2007.


Knowledge management for agricultural innovation: Lessons from networking efforts in the Bolivian Agricultural Technology System. Article by F. Hartwich, M. Monge Pérez, L. Ampuero Ramos and J.L Soto, Knowledge Management for Development Journal 3(2): 21-37, 2007.


Organic agriculture and climate change. International Trade Centre UNCTAD/WTO and Research Institute of Organic Agriculture (FiBL) paper, by Urs Niggli, Heinz Schmid, and Andreas Fliessbach, 2007.


Unheard Voices: The Case for Supporting Marginal Farmers.  Concern Worldwide UK Discussion Paper, by John Madeley, Karl Deering, Ra Tiedemann-Nkabinde and Ruchi Tripathi, October 2007.


The state of the world's animal genetic resources for food and agriculture. Food and Agriculture Organization of United Nations (FAO) report, by B. Rischkowsky and D. Pilling, 2007.

     
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