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Davis, Benjamin 1964-

Works: 12 works in 39 publications in 1 language and 871 library holdings
Genres: Conference proceedings 
Roles: Editor
Classifications: HD9018.D44, 338.191724
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Food security : indicators, measurement, and the impact of trade openness ( Book )
10 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 298 libraries worldwide
"What are the implications of the WTO's Agreement on Agriculture for food security in poor countries? Are economic reforms and high growth rates in some countries protecting the well-being of the poor by improving the status of nutrition? Are we measuring hunger adequately? Do we need new tools and indicators? Does women's socio-economic status matter for child-health? Are targeted programmes successful in identifying and helping the truly needy? Despite the scale of human suffering inflicted by malnutrition, the fight against world hunger has recently been overshadowed by the campaign to end poverty. The emergence of the WTO and the freeing of agricultural trade, for example, have serious implications for hunger and food security in many countries, yet this is an area that is relatively understudied. This book aims to fill this gap by providing a significant collection of essays from mainstream academia and prominent international organizations working for food security. Examining food security across regions, the book tackles food security at three distinct levels-national, household, and individual. Other topics included are: attempts to improve measurement tools; the applications of existing tools for empirical analysis using household data, and; the impact of trade openness on national food security."--Jacket
Food insecurity, vulnerability and human rights failure by Basudeb Guha-Khasnobis( Book )
13 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 239 libraries worldwide
Do we have a right to food? The significance of a human rights approach, and the way in which it translates to gender considerations, with links to the HIV/AIDS pandemic, agricultural productivity and the environment, adds a new dimension to the problem of world hunger. By exploring these approaches to hunger this volume is novel in its shift away from rather obvious research on macro food availability to more composite dimensions cutting across economics, sociology, law and politics. With regional experiences and country case studies this constitutes an invaluable collection for researchers and activists trying to make a difference
Promoting farm/non-farm linkages for rural development : case studies from Africa and Latin America by Benjamin Davis( Book )
2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 91 libraries worldwide
Choosing a method for poverty mapping by Benjamin Davis( Book )
2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 90 libraries worldwide
Presents and compares a large selection of poverty and food-security mapping methodologies in use. The choice of a poverty-mapping methodology depends on a number of logical and legitimate considerations, such as the objectives of the poverty mapping exercise, philosophical views on poverty, limits on data and analytical capacity, and cost
Food, agriculture, and rural development : current and emerging issues for economic analysis and policy research (CUREMIS II) ( Book )
3 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 77 libraries worldwide
Migration, transfers and economic decision making among agricultural households ( Book )
3 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 30 libraries worldwide
Investing Back Home : Return Migration And Business Ownership In Albania by Talip Kilic( file )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 11 libraries worldwide
In view of its increasing importance, and the dearth of information on return migration and its impacts on source households, this study uses data from the 2005 Albania Living Standards Measurement Study survey and assesses the impact of past migration experience of Albanian households on non-farm business ownership through instrumental variables regression techniques. Moreover, considering the differences in earning potentials and opportunities for skill acquisition in different destination countries, the impact of household past migration experience is differentiated by main migrant destinations, namely Greece and Italy. The study also tests for the hypothesis of the existence of migration cycles, by differentiating the time spent abroad based on the year of return. The empirical results indicate that household past migration experience exerts a positive impact on the probability of owning a non-farm business. While one additional year in Greece increases the probability of household business ownership by roughly 7 percent, a similar experience in Italy or further destinations raises the probability by over 30 percent. Although past migration experience for the period 1990-2000 is positively associated with the likelihood of owning a household enterprise, a similar impact does not materialize for the period 2001-2004. The latter finding seems suggestive of the fact that more recent migrants are yet to attain a target level of required savings and skills in order to successfully establish a new business upon return
Non-Traditional Crops, Traditional Constraints : The Adoption And Diffusion of Export Crops Among Guatemalan Smallholders by Calogero Carletto( file )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 11 libraries worldwide
This paper uses a duration analysis based on adoption data spanning more than 25 years from six communities in the Central Highlands of Guatemala. The analysis explores how household characteristics and external trends play into both the adoption and diffusion processes of non-traditional exports among smallholders. Adoption was initially widespread and rapid, which led nontraditional exports to be hailed as a pro-poor success, reaching all but the smallest landholders. However, over time more than two-thirds of adopters eventually dropped out of production of nontraditional exports. Based on the analysis, production of nontraditional exports appears to have delivered less prosperity to adopters than initially promised. Although smallholders may be enticed into entering into nontraditional exports markets when conditions are favorable, they may lack the capacity to overcome the difficulties that inevitably arise in complex types of cultivations and in highly variable global agricultural markets. Governmental and non-governmental organizations can attempt to mitigate these difficulties, but market forces may overwhelm their efforts, with some adopters still unable to compete in global markets
The Vanishing Farms ? The Impact of International Migration On Albanian Family Farming by Juna Miluka( Computer File )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 11 libraries worldwide
This paper investigates the impact of international migration on technical efficiency, resource allocation and income from agricultural production of family farming in Albania. The results suggest that migration is used by rural households as a pathway out of agriculture: migration is negatively associated with the allocation of both labor and non-labor inputs in agriculture, while no significant differences can be detected in terms of farm technical efficiency or agricultural income. Whether the rapid demographic changes in rural areas triggered by massive migration, possibly combined with propitious land and rural development policies, will ultimately produce the conditions for more viable, high-return agriculture attracting larger investments remains to be seen
Agency, Education And Networks : Gender And International Migration From Albania by Guy Stecklov( file )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 11 libraries worldwide
This paper examines the causes and dynamics of the shift in the gender composition of migration, and more particularly, in the access of women to migration opportunities and decision making. The context of the analysis is Albania, a natural laboratory for studying migration developments given that out-migration was practically eliminated from the end of World War II to the end of the 1980s. The authors use micro-level data from the Albania 2005 Living Standards Measurement Study including migration histories for family members since migration began. Based on discrete-time hazard models, the analysis shows an impressive expansion of female participation in international migration. Female migration, which is shown to be strongly associated with education, wealth, and social capital, appears responsive to economic incentives and constraints. Yet, using unique data on the dependency of female migration to the household demographic structure as well as the sensitivity of female migration to household-level shocks, the authors show that it is the households themselves that are the decision-making agents behind this economic calculus and there is little to suggest that increased female migration signals the emergence of female agency
Gender, networks and Mexico-US migration by Benjamin Davis( Article )
1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
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Davis, Benjamin Kaylor, 1964-
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