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Empowerment of Girls and Women in Rural Pakistan: Migration, Decision-making and Consciousness
This thesis analyses the effect of migration of men on women and children left behind in rural households in Pakistan. Part one analyses the impact on left-behind women’s participation in household decisions and number of ...
Economic disruptions, markets and food security
Idiosyncratic and covariate shocks have considerable impacts on household food security and welfare. While impacts of covariate and idiosyncratic shocks have been widely documented, the mitigating role of infrastructure ...
Quantitative modelling of the Rural Development Programs of the Common Agricultural Policy - EU-wide and region-specific effects
Rural Developments Programmes (RDPs) of EUs Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) are implemented to promote agricultural competitiveness, sustainable management of natural resources and climate protection, and a balanced ...
Armed Conflicts and Forced Displacements: Incentives and Consequences on Consumption and Social Preferences
Several countries currently have ongoing armed conflicts or are in post-conflict. Relatedly, the number of refugees has almost doubled in the last decade from continued armed conflicts with an increasing influx to countries ...
The roles of nutrition-sensitive interventions and market access in enhancing household food security and resilience in Sierra Leone
Using Sierra Leone – a post-conflict country in West Africa – as a case study, this dissertation addresses pressing issues on how to make smallholder agriculture more nutrition-sensitive, mitigate the adverse effects of ...
Economic and policy mechanisms affecting land use decisions in the Brazilian agricultural frontier
The sustainable use of land resources is one of the most complex challenges facing the 21st century. As Brazil is one of the countries most endowed with land resources, it can facilitate global food and energy demands while ...