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  1. Library Resource
    March, 2012
    Global

    The World Bank Group has a unique
    opportunity to match the increases in financing for
    agriculture with a sharper focus on improving agricultural
    growth and productivity in agriculture-based economies,
    notably in Sub-Saharan Africa. Greater effort will be needed
    to connect sectoral interventions and achieve synergies from
    public and private sector interventions; to build capacity
    and knowledge exchange; to take stock of experience in

  2. Library Resource
    March, 2012
    Global

    Interest in farmland is rising. And,
    given commodity price volatility, growing human and
    environmental pressures, and worries about food security,
    this interest will increase, especially in the developing
    world. One of the highest development priorities in the
    world must be to improve smallholder agricultural
    productivity, especially in Africa. Smallholder productivity
    is essential for reducing poverty and hunger, and more and

  3. Library Resource
    March, 2012
    Global

    The 2007-2008 upsurge in agricultural
    commodity prices gave rise to widespread concern about
    investors causing a "global land rush". Large land
    deals can provide opportunities for better access to
    capital, transfer of technology, and advances in
    productivity and employment generation. But they carry risks
    of dispossession and loss of livelihoods, corruption,
    deterioration in local food security, environmental damage,

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