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  1. 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.

  2. Library Resource
    June, 2013
    Global

    This report provides recommendations on
    how to better manage ongoing changes in livestock
    development. First, it presents an overview of the main
    trends that can be expected to drive the sector over the
    next decades. Second it discusses the negative or positive
    social, environmental, and health repercussions of those
    trends, and the institutional, policy, and technical
    requirements needed to manage them. It concludes with a

  3. Library Resource
    July, 2014
    Global

    At the request of the World Bank's
    Executive Board, the Bank's Operations Evaluation
    Department (OED) has been conducting an evaluation of the
    Bank's involvement in global programs. The Phase 1
    Report titled The World Bank's Approach to Global
    Programs focused on the strategic and programmatic
    management of the Bank's global portfolio of 70
    programs in five Bank Networks (a cluster of closely related

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. Library Resource
    March, 2016
    Global

    Rice is the world’s most heavily
    consumed staple crop. Its production requires enormous
    volumes of water and emits large quantities of atmospheric
    methane, a greenhouse gas some many times more powerful than
    carbon dioxide - particularly during a medium term period of
    about seven years. In a global context of growing
    population, increasingly scarce water resources, and climate
    change, more productive, sustainable, and efficient rice

  7. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    January, 2014
    Global

    "For millions of people living in the world’s poorest countries, access to land is a matter not of wealth, but of survival, identity and belonging. Most of the 1.4 billion people earning less than US$1.25 a day live in rural areas and depend largely on agriculture for their livelihoods, while an estimated 2.5 billion people are involved in full- or part-time smallholder agriculture.

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