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Sébastien Mary
DePaul University
AgricultureEconomicsCommon Agricultural PolicyAgricultural economicsFood security
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#1Sébastien Mary (DePaul University)H-Index: 5
#2Kelsey ShawH-Index: 1
Last. Sergio Gomez-y-PalomaH-Index: 14
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Abstract ‘Making agriculture work for nutrition’ is a widespread belief. The evidence base on the positive impacts of agricultural interventions on nutrition, however, is scarce. This paper revisits the relationships between agriculture and child nutrition through the impacts of foreign aid earmarked to agriculture on the prevalence of child stunting using a sample of 90 developing countries observed between 2002 and 2014. We find evidence for a moderate effect of agricultural aid on child stunt...
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Last. Ashok K. Mishra (ASU: Arizona State University)H-Index: 32
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Abstract Humanitarian food aid has long been considered to be an effective tool towards conflict mitigation among donors and policymakers. Within the Sustainable Development Goals that have the objectives of ending hunger before 2030 (SDG#2) and bringing peace and justice (SDG#16), humanitarian food assistance may play a critical role in delivering progress in developing countries. However, there have been growing concerns that it may actually have counter-intended effects by aggravating civil c...
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#1Sébastien MaryH-Index: 5
#2Kelsey ShawH-Index: 1
This chapter examines the impacts of agricultural growth and non-agricultural growth on the prevalence of child stunting in developing countries between 1984 and 2014. We find that a 10% increase in agricultural gross domestic product (GDP) per capita would reduce stunting by 2.9%, whereas a similar relative increase in non-agricultural GDP per capita would reduce stunting by only 2.2%. We confirm that agricultural growth is superior to non-agricultural growth in reducing child stunting. However...
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#1Sébastien MaryH-Index: 5
Last. Ashok K. MishraH-Index: 32
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#1Sébastien Mary (DePaul University)H-Index: 5
One of the greatest challenges of the twenty-first century is to ensure that the world population has reliable access to adequate, affordable and nutritious food sufficient to avoid hunger. Agricultural trade liberalization is often considered a central element of economic strategies aiming at improving food security in developing countries. Many, however, argue that most developing countries may not benefit from freer agricultural trade and that liberalization may accentuate food insecurity. Fr...
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#1Sébastien Mary (DePaul University)H-Index: 5
#2Kelsey ShawH-Index: 1
Last. Sergio Gomez-y-PalomaH-Index: 14
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This article uses a natural experiment based on random and exogenous variations in temperature to examine whether the sectoral composition of growth has an effect on child stunting reductions. Agricultural growth is central to food security strategies in developing countries, as it is often considered the most effective way to fight (child) undernutrition. The evidence base to support the putative superior role of agricultural growth is, however, relatively weak, possibly because studies have ig...
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#1Ashok K. MishraH-Index: 32
#2Sébastien MaryH-Index: 5
The role of economic growth in reducing child undernutrition remains an open and highly debated question that holds important implications for food security strategies. The empirical evidence has been quite contrasted, primarily in regard to the magnitude of the impacts. Yet, most studies have not (appropriately) accounted for the reverse causality between economic growth and child stunting. Using a dataset of 74 developing countries observed between 1984 and 2014, this paper develops a novel ap...
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#1Liesbeth Colen (Katholieke Universiteit Leuven)H-Index: 8
#2Patricia C. Melo (James Hutton Institute)H-Index: 10
Last. S. Gomez Y PalomaH-Index: 1
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This paper aims to provide a better understanding of the relationship between income and the demand for different types of food, nutrients, and calories in Africa by conducting a meta-analysis of income elasticity estimates. We build a meta-sample consisting of 1523 food-income elasticities, 369 nutrient-income elasticities, and 123 calorie-income elasticities extracted from 66 primary studies covering 48 African countries. The sample displays a large heterogeneity in income elasticity estimates...
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#1Sébastien Mary (DePaul University)H-Index: 5
Last. Sergio Gomez-y-PalomaH-Index: 14
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Abstract This paper examines the impacts of nutrition-sensitive sector aid inflows on the prevalence of undernourishment. We find nutrition-sensitive aid can reduce undernourishment. Estimates suggest that a 10% increase in overall nutrition-sensitive aid would approximately decrease hunger by 1.1% 2 years later on average. Among nutrition-sensitive aid inflows, we find that emergency food aid reduces hunger a year later and that food aid is more effective than emergency food aid at reducing med...
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