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Social accounting matrices and multiplier analysis

This training guide introduces development practitioners, policy analysts, and students to social accounting matrices (SAMs) and their use in policy analysis. There are already a number of books that explain the System of National Accounts and SAM…

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The poorest and hungry

Although many millions of people have exited poverty in recent decades, much of the reduction in poverty has benefited people living close to the poverty line rather than those at the very bottom of the income distribution. This book is not focused on…

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Building climate resilience in the agriculture sector of Asia and the Pacific

The ADB-sponsored agriculture sector study, carried out by the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), uses predictions of global climate models to develop scenarios to 2050 for Asia and to derive implications for food security. The…

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Agriculture and climate change: An agenda for negotiation in Copenhagen

Agriculture and climate change are inextricably linked. Agriculture is part of the climate change problem, contributing about 13.5 percent of annual greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions (with forestry contributing an additional 19 percent), compared with…

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International Model for Policy Analysis of Agricultural Commodities and Trade (IMPACT)

IMPACT – the International Model for Policy Analysis of Agricultural Commodities and Trade –was developed at IFPRI at the beginning of the 1990s, upon the realization that there was a lack of long-term vision and consensus among policy makers and…

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Globalization of food and agriculture and the poor

The economic impact of globalization, particularly on poverty, and the changes in agri-food markets have received much attention in recent years. However, the intersection of these two trends has been neglected. The present volume fills this gap by…

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Agrobiodiversity conservation and economic development

1. Agrodiversity for Economic Development: What do we know? Andreas Kontoleon, Unai Pascual and Melinda Smale, Part 1: Policy Perspectives, 2. Managing Agricultural Biodiversity for Sustainable Use: Balancing the Benefits in the Field Leslie Lipper…

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