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  1. Library Resource

    Summary of Priority Policy Recommendations Drawn form World Bank Studies

    Training Resources & Tools
    Policy Papers & Briefs
    September, 2012
    Vietnam, Eastern Asia, Oceania

    Vietnam's rapid and sustained economic growth and poverty reduction in the last two decades benefitted from the policy and legal reforms embodied in the Land Laws of 1987, 1993 and 2003 and subsequent related legal acts. This note outlines reforms related to four main themes. The first relates to the needed reform for agriculture land use to create opportunity to enhance effectiveness of land use as well as to secure farmers' rights in land use. Prolonging the duration of agricultural land tenure would give land users greater incentives to invest and care for the land.

  2. Library Resource
    September, 2013

    The purpose of this study is to assess
    agriculture's competitiveness in Colombia. During the
    past 12 years, Colombia's agricultural sector has
    performed poorly, resulting in the continuation of extensive
    rural poverty. Improving the sector's competitiveness
    is the only sure and lasting way to improve its growth
    performance and reduce poverty. Thus, the main objectives of
    this study are to assess: (a) the sector's current and

  3. Library Resource
    September, 2013

    This report addresses key structural,
    institutional, and sectoral policy impediments to achieving
    a higher, and sustained economic growth in the sector, and
    poverty reduction in rural areas of Iran. It focuses mainly
    on an assessment of agricultural development outcomes, a
    discussion of the agricultural policy agenda, and provides
    recommendations for future policy dialogue between the Bank,
    and the Government of Iran. On examining development

  4. Library Resource
    July, 2013

    Critical choices must now be made if
    growth is to be sustained. Significant potential exists for
    future growth, but bringing out this potential poses a major
    challenge for government policy. Agricultural strategy must
    shift its focus towards support for continuous productivity
    growth by peasant farms in a conducive marketing
    environment. Key priorities include completion of land
    reforms (especially in the North); fundamental restructuring

  5. Library Resource
    March, 2012
    Africa, Guinea

    This report summarizes the findings of
    the study on Competitive Commercial Agriculture for Africa
    (CCAA). The objective of the CCAA study was to explore the
    feasibility of restoring international competitiveness and
    growth in African agriculture through the identification of
    products and production systems that can underpin rapid
    development of a competitive commercial agriculture. The
    CCAA study focused on the agricultural potential of

  6. Library Resource
    March, 2012

    The Niger Diagnostic Trade Integration
    Study (DTIS) has been prepared under the Integrated
    Framework (IF) for trade related technical assistance to
    least developed countries in response to a request from the
    Government of Burkina Faso. The study is to build the
    foundation for accelerated growth by enhancing the
    integration of its economy into regional and global markets.
    This Diagnostic Trade Integration Study (DTIS) is intended

  7. Library Resource
    January, 2014

    Transforming agriculture in Africa is
    not simply about helping Africa; it is essential for
    ensuring global food security. But Africa s agriculture is
    also of critical importance when it comes to meeting the
    world s future needs for food and fiber. With the global
    population expected to exceed 9 billion by 2050, food
    security producing enough food of sufficient quality and
    making it accessible and affordable for consumers around the

  8. Library Resource
    September, 2013

    This paper sheds light on how to harvest
    the "youth dividend" in Sub-Saharan Africa by
    creating jobs in agriculture. The agriculture that attracts
    the youth will have to be profitable, competitive, and
    dynamic. These are the same characteristics needed for
    agriculture to deliver growth, to improve food security, and
    to preserve a fragile natural environment. With higher
    priority accorded to implementation of well-designed public

  9. Library Resource
    September, 2014

    Real gross domestic product (GDP)
    expanded by 6.7 percent in 2013, a modest deceleration from
    the 7 percent recorded in the previous year, but well above
    the average 4.9 percent rate of growth recorded over the
    last ten years. The economy benefited from strong growth in
    the agriculture (rebounding from last year's drought),
    mining and services sectors, which largely offset weaker
    activity in fishing activity. A continuation of these

  10. Library Resource
    August, 2012

    India's Uttar Pradesh Sodic Lands
    Reclamation Project has two objectives. First, it seeks to
    reverse the decline of productivity through sustainable
    reclamation of sodic lands. Second, it is intended to
    prevent additional increases in sodicity through
    strengthening local institutions and enabling effective
    management of such programs with strong beneficiary
    participation and nongovernmental organization (NGO)

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