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This paper proposes a methodology to weight benefit/cost analysis in a way that increases the policy focus on food insecure households. Such a weighting may be important to policy makers such as the Consulting Group for International Agricultural Research who must choose between research and development alternatives in developing countries. Specifically, the weights can be set to emphasize the needs of low-resource households and smallholder agriculture.

Keywords: welfare weights ; food security ; research and development choice

Subject(s): Financial Economics

Food Security and Poverty

Research and Development/Tech Change/Emerging Technologies

Issue Date: 2016-09

Publication Type: Conference Paper/ Presentation

PURL Identifier: http://purl.umn.edu/246905

Total Pages: 8

JEL Codes: O11; Q16; D61

Record appears in: African Association of Agricultural Economists (AAAE) > 2016 Fifth International Conference, September 23-26, 2016, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia





Author: Moss, Charles B. ; Schmitz, Andrew

Source: http://ageconsearch.umn.edu/record/246905?ln=en







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