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Davis, Benjamin 1964-

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Works: 19 works in 76 publications in 3 languages and 1,046 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings  Academic theses  Case studies 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: HD9018.D44, 338.191724
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Publications by Benjamin Davis
Most widely held works by Benjamin Davis
Food insecurity, vulnerability and human rights failure by Basudeb Guha-Khasnobis( Book )
12 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 178 libraries worldwide
This volume discusses the significance of human rights approaches to food and the way it relates to gender considerations, addressing links between hunger and the HIV/AIDS pandemic, agricultural productivity and the environment
Food security : indicators, measurement, and the impact of trade openness ( Book )
9 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 163 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
Promoting farm/non-farm linkages for rural development : case studies from Africa and Latin America by Benjamin Davis( Book )
7 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 104 libraries worldwide
Choosing a method for poverty mapping by Benjamin Davis( Book )
8 editions published in 2003 in English and Swedish and held by 102 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 )
4 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 76 libraries worldwide
"This publication is part of the CUREMIS series (current and emerging issues for economic analysis and policy research) of FAO regional reviews on economic and policy aspects of food and agriculture. This volume focuses on the Latin America and the Caribbean and contains four reports on: new institutions for agricultural and rural development; the changing role of women in the rural economy; innovative policy instruments and evaluation in rural and agricultural development; and rural space and territorial dimension of development in the MERCOSUR countries (a Common Market agreement between Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay and Uruguay)."--FAO
Agency, Education And Networks Gender And International Migration From Albania by Guy Stecklov( file )
4 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in English and held by 34 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
Migration, transfers and economic decision making among agricultural households ( Book )
5 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 31 libraries worldwide
From evidence to action : the story of cash transfers and impact evaluation in Sub Saharan Africa ( Book )
3 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 13 libraries worldwide
Impact evaluations must be embedded in the ongoing process of policy and programme design in order to be effective in influencing country policy. This is the primary lesson found in this book, which is based on the rigorous impact evaluations and country-case study analysis of government-run cash transfer programmes undertaken in eight Sub-Saharan African countries (Kenya, Ghana, Ethiopia, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Lesotho, Malawi, South Africa) evaluated as part of the Transfer Project and From Protection to Production Project. The impact evaluations employed mixed method approaches, including randomized controls trials (RCTs) and non-experimental designs, qualitative methods and village LEWIE-CGE modelling. Evidence presented in the book counteracts concerns around social protection creating dependency showing that unconditional cash transfers lead to a broad range of social and productive impacts, even though they are not tied to any specific behaviour
Economic reform and the determinants of income among agricultural households in Mexico and Nicaragua by Benjamin Davis( file )
3 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 7 libraries worldwide
This dissertation consists of three essays on economic reform and the determinants of income among agricultural households in Mexico and Nicaragua. In the first essay, we analyze the impact of economic reform upon the Mexican ejido sector. Using 1990-1994 household data, we find that the reforms led to a technological involution among farmers as well as the re-emergence and consolidation of a peasant farming system, characterized by heavy reliance on off farm labor activities and differential participation in output markets. The new legal framework has led to increased land transactions
Gender, networks and Mexico-US migration by Benjamin Davis( Article )
4 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 4 libraries worldwide
Temas actuales y emergentes para el análisis económico y la investigación de políticas (CUREMIS II) ( Book )
2 editions published in 2004 in Spanish and held by 3 libraries worldwide
NAFTA and agriculture : an early assessment by Alain De Janvry( Book )
2 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
Investing Back Home Return Migration And Business Ownership In Albania by Talip Kilic( file )
3 editions published between 2007 and 2012 in English and held by 1 library 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
Food, agriculture and rural development by Benjamin Davis( Book )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Policy reforms and poverty in teh mexican ejido sector ( Article )
1 edition published in 2000 in Spanish and held by 1 library worldwide
Alimentacin̤, agricultura y desarrollo rural ( Book )
1 edition published in 2004 in Spanish and held by 1 library worldwide
Non-traditional crops, traditional constraints : the adoption and diffusion of export crops among Guatemalan smallholders by Calogero Carletto( file )
3 editions published between 2007 and 2012 in English and held by 1 library 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( file )
3 editions published between 2007 and 2012 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Abstract: 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
Income diversification patterns in rural Sub-Saharan Africa reassessing the evidence by Benjamin Davis( file )
1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 0 libraries worldwide
Is Africa's rural economy transforming as its economies grow? This paper uses comparable income aggregates from 41 national household surveys from 22 countries to explore the extent of income diversification among rural households in Sub-Saharan Africa, and to look at how income diversification in Sub-Saharan Africa compares with other regions, taking into account differences in levels of development. The paper also seeks to understand how geography drives income diversification, focusing on the role of agricultural potential and distance to urban areas. The countries in the African sample have higher shares of on-farm income (63 versus 33 percent) and lower shares on nonagricultural wage income (8 and 21 percent) compared with countries of other regions. Specialization in on-farm activities continues to be the norm in rural Africa (52 percent of households, 21 percent in other regions). In terms of welfare, specialization in nonagricultural income-generating activities stochastically dominates farm-based strategies in all of the countries in our African sample. Crop income is still important for welfare, however, and even at higher levels of household income, crop activities continue to play an important complementary role. Regardless of distance and integration in the urban context, when agro-climatic conditions are favorable, farming remains the occupation of choice for most households in the African countries for which the study has geographically explicit information. When urban integration is low and agricultural conditions more difficult, the picture is mixed, with households more likely to engage more fully in nonfarm activities in Niger and Malawi, but less likely to do so in Uganda and Tanzania
 
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Alternative Names
Davis, Benjamin Kaylor 1964-
Languages
English (71)
Spanish (4)
Swedish (1)
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