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  1. Library Resource
    Policy Papers & Briefs
    January, 2008

    This paper tries to show the advantages - both in productivity and consumer appeal - of domestic and global companies connecting with smallholder suppliers. It draws on programme experience and case studiesin the food and drinks sector where companies aimed to deliver value for their business in ways that would also benefit smallholder suppliers.

  2. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    December, 2007

    The major subsistence food systems of the world that feed resource?poor populations are identified and their capacity to supply essential nutrients in reasonable balance to the people dependent on them has been considered for some of these with a view to overcoming their nutrient limitations in sound agronomic and sustainable ways.

  3. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    December, 2007

    At independence in 1960, Africa was a modest food exporter while Asia was engulfed in a food crisis. The Green Revolution boosted food production in Asia and the global food problem shifted to Africa. However, science and technology have been promoted on an ad hoc basis in Africa's 45 years of independence. This chapter analyses why the Asian Green Revolution failed to take root in Africa, and why the average African grain yield has been flat since 1960.

  4. Library Resource
    Conference Papers & Reports
    January, 2007

    There is important evidence to suggest that corruption is a key factor contributing to the degradation of renewable natural resources. Forestry officials and law enforcement officers who are in the pockets of corrupt logging firms often turn a blind eye to activities that threaten the sustainable management of a forest’s biodiversity. Similarly, fishery inspectors endanger stocks when they accept bribes to ignore official quotas for trawlers.

  5. Library Resource
    Institutional & promotional materials
    December, 2007
    Canada, United States of America, Central America, Latin America and the Caribbean, Asia, Europe

    Este documento es un summary del Informe sobre el desarrollo mundial 2008, realizado por el personal del Banco Internacional de Reconstrucción y Fomento/Banco Mundial. La agricultura es un instrumento de desarrollo fundamental para alcanzar el objetivo de desarrollo del milenio de reducir la proporción de personas que padecen hambre y viven en la extrema pobreza a la mitad para 2015. Éste es el mensaje general del Informe sobre el desarrollo mundial de este año, la 30a entrega de esta publicación.

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