The livestock sector is transforming rapidly in response to shifts in the global economy and changing societal expectations. Society expects the livestock sector to provide safe and plentiful food and fibre for growing urban populations, livelihoods for more than a billion poor producers and traders as well as global public goods related to food security, environmental sustainability and animal-borne diseases. However, the rapid pace of change has led to unbalanced growth of the sector.
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Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksDecember, 2009France, Switzerland, United States of America, Denmark, Australia, United Kingdom, Ghana, Ethiopia, Republic of Korea, Malawi, Thailand, Nigeria, Kenya, Japan, Malaysia, Madagascar, Italy, Ecuador, India, China, Brazil
Library ResourceReports & ResearchDecember, 2014Egypt, Nigeria, United States of America, Zambia, Mali, Zimbabwe, Indonesia, Ghana, Congo, Ethiopia, Niger, Thailand, Mozambique, Morocco, Philippines, Uganda, Madagascar, Tanzania, Cambodia, Senegal, Sudan, Brazil
There is growing evidence that investing in developing countries’ agricultural sector is among the most efficient ways to reduce poverty and hunger. Agricultural investments can generate a wide range of developmental benefits, but these benefits cannot be expected to arise automatically and some forms of large-scale investment carry risks for host countries. Although there has been much debate about the potential benefits and risks of international investment, there is a lack of systematic evidence on the actual impacts on the host country and their determinants.
Library ResourcePolicy Papers & BriefsAugust, 2016Tanzania, Rwanda, Ethiopia, Mali, Niger, Madagascar, Africa
Water management by smallholders, including all forms of informal irrigation, private, water farming, fishing, etc, has a significant potential for development which is still largely untapped. This project funded by IFAD (International Fund for Agricultural Development) and implemented by FAO and IWMI is an opportunity to understand the conditions of success for the development of all forms of small-scale agricultural water management and to improve the efficiency and performance of the development projects.
Library ResourcePolicy Papers & BriefsDecember, 2015Angola, Equatorial Guinea, Rwanda, Mali, Burundi, Namibia, Sao Tome and Principe, Congo, Guinea, Ethiopia, Niger, Malawi, Mozambique, South Africa, Uganda, Madagascar, Central African Republic, Cameroon, Botswana, South Sudan, Chad, Gabon, Kenya, Africa
FAO established a presence in Equatorial Guinea more than 30 years ago with the opening of a country office in Malabo. In June 2013, cooperation was strengthened with the establishment of a Partnership and Liaison Office and the appointment of the first FAO Representative in the country
Library ResourceReports & ResearchDecember, 2009Egypt, Bangladesh, Zambia, Chile, Samoa, Peru, Indonesia, Bolivia, China, Sierra Leone, Ethiopia, Pakistan, Malawi, Panama, Kenya, South Africa, Nicaragua, Vietnam, Madagascar, Italy, Cambodia, India, Mexico, Netherlands, Oceania, Asia, Africa, Americas
This paper was prepared as a Background Paper for Chapter 2 of the International Fund for Agricultural Development’s 2009 Rural Poverty Report. It begins by providing an overview discussion of the diversity of natural resources in developing countries, and rights of access, tenure and governance relevant to the rural poor, who are disproportionately dependent on natural resources.
Library ResourceReports & ResearchDecember, 2000Sudan, Egypt, United States of America, Rwanda, Zambia, Burundi, Namibia, Eswatini, Congo, Djibouti, Malawi, Comoros, Eritrea, Seychelles, Mozambique, Lesotho, Uganda, Somalia, Madagascar, Italy, Tanzania, Ethiopia, Kenya, Africa
This paper discusses – at the sub-basin level – the regional differences and comparative advantages for agricultural development and water resources utilization in the Nile Basin. It looks at options for development, projected in the regional context, and the importance of agricultural water use for social and food security in the different parts of the basin.
Library ResourcePolicy Papers & BriefsMarch, 2016Angola, Burkina Faso, Rwanda, Zambia, Mali, Zimbabwe, Ghana, Congo, Senegal, Malawi, Niger, Ethiopia, Mozambique, Uganda, Somalia, Madagascar, South Sudan, Chad, Kenya, Africa
FAO has focused and integrated its work in the Region through three Regional Initiatives. The Initiatives respond to the priorities of member-states and will achieve demonstrable impact in a time bound manner, whilst responding to FAO’s Strategic Objectives. In Africa, the Regional Initiatives were developed based on an in-depth cross-sectoral and interdisciplinary review of regional issues.
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