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  1. Library Resource
    Policy Papers & Briefs
    March, 2012

    This document presents a set of guiding principles that promote to responsible contract farming operations. It is intended to serve as guidance for farmers and buyers engaged in contractual relationships, in order to promote good business practices and maintain an atmosphere of trust and respect that is essential if contract farming is to prove effective.

  2. Library Resource

    The Kosovo-Ibër River Basin and Ibër Lepenc Water System

    Reports & Research
    Policy Papers & Briefs
    March, 2012
    Kosovo, Europe, Central Asia

    Kosovo is a small and young state that gained an interim United Nations (UN)-administered status in the wake of the Dayton peace accord only in 1999; it declared independence in 2008. Compared to neighboring countries, it is still lacking in its basic infrastructure and its administrative and technical skills. In addition, with the onset of the War in Yugoslavia in 1992 most investment and normal maintenance came to a standstill.

  3. Library Resource
    Women’s Rights and the Right to Food cover image
    Reports & Research
    December, 2012

    In the present report, submitted to the Human Rights Council in accordance with Council resolution 13/4, the Special Rapporteur on the right to food discusses the threats to women's right to food, identifying the areas that demand the most urgent attention. The report examines successively the obstacles women face in access to employment, social protection and the productive resources needed for food production, food processing and value chain development.

  4. Library Resource
    May, 2012
    China, Global

    In this paper, the authors examine the
    impact of reductions in barriers to migration on the
    consumption of rural households in China. The authors find
    that increased migration from rural villages leads to
    significant increases in consumption per capita, and that
    this effect is stronger for poorer households within
    villages. Household income per capita and non-durable
    consumption per capita both increase with out-migration, and

  5. Library Resource
    June, 2012

    Poverty in Kosovo is widespread and has
    remained persistent in the first half of this decade. The
    evidence suggests that poverty is higher among those who
    live in families that are large, have many unemployed
    members, and have low education levels. The poor are also
    geographically concentrated in rural areas and a few
    regions. The main message of this report is that the slow
    and volatile growth was doubly disadvantageous. The first

  6. Library Resource
    March, 2012

    The amount of available water has been
    constant for millennia, but over time the planet has added 6
    billion people. Water is essential to human life and
    enterprise, and the increasing strains on available water
    resources threaten the mission of institutions dedicated to
    economic development. The ultimate goal is to achieve a
    sustainable balance between the resources available and the
    societal requirement for water. In this evaluation the

  7. Library Resource
    August, 2012

    The effects of policy interventions on
    women are of increasing concern to policy makers in all
    fields, and trade is no exception. This note reviews recent
    World Bank projects and studies that 'gender
    inform' trade-related interventions, and it uses the
    Bank's experience to promote gender-equal opportunities
    by highlighting entry points at which trade projects,
    studies, and policies can effectively address gender issues.

  8. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    March, 2012

    This book provides an overview of the
    World Bank's Eco2 cities : ecological cities as
    economic cities initiative. The objective of the Eco2 cities
    initiative is to help cities in developing countries achieve
    a greater degree of ecological and economic sustainability.
    The book is divided into three parts. Part one describes the
    Eco2 cities initiative framework. It describes the approach,
    beginning with the background and rationale. Key challenges

  9. Library Resource
    March, 2012

    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

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