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  1. Library Resource
    Institutional & promotional materials
    December, 2014
    France, United States of America, Germany, Poland, Austria, Czech Republic

    Poland was one of the 44 founding members of FAO, participating in the Hot Spring Conference in 1943 as well as in the FAO founding conference in Quebec City on 16 October 1945. FAO’s shared history of cooperation with the Government of Poland has focused on projects that improve the safety and efficiency of the Polish food system. In recent years, Poland has transitioned from a recipient to a donor country, recently funding an FAO study on best practices for emergency preparedness.

  2. Library Resource
    Institutional & promotional materials
    December, 2014
    Kyrgyzstan, Hungary, Moldova, Ukraine, Belarus, Russia, Georgia, Armenia

    Belarus and FAO have been implementing a number of development programmes to encourage agro-industry growth, rural development and trade facilitation since 2005, when the country became a member of FAO. In providing assistance, FAO is and will be focusing on increasing efforts to prevent the African Swine Fever, to help eliminate obsolete pesticides, to harmonize the standards of quality for agricultural products with the European standards, to develop climate change projects and to provide training to the Belarusian agricultural specialists.

  3. Library Resource
    January, 2014
    South Africa, China, India, Russia, Brazil, Sub-Saharan Africa, Western Asia, Northern Africa

    There is a general consensus among academics, politicians and social movements, that BRICS as ‘new donors’ are increasing both their quantitative and qualitative role in defining what is considered to be ‘the world economic order’.

  4. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    February, 2014

    As the largest country wholly within Europe, possessing an abundance of fertile soil, land governance in Ukraine holds great importance to future economic development and prosperity. Already the government has privatized urban housing units and three-quarters of its agricultural land, with provisions for citizens to apply for private land rights to certain categories of remaining public lands. However, key challenges in land administration remain, notably in the establishment of conditions for the lifting of the moratorium on agricultural land transactions.

  5. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    March, 2014

    The Land Governance Assessment Framework (LGAF) is a diagnostic tool to assess the status of land governance at country level using a participatory process that draws systematically on existing evidence and local expertise rather than on outsiders.

  6. Library Resource
    Peer-reviewed publication
    December, 2014

    The social and solidarity economy (SSE) is an emerging sector of the European economies. It’s importance is demonstrated by millions of employees and significant share of GDP. In recognition of its perceptivity, ministries dedicated to SSE have been established in many countries. However, there is a lively debate about on the definition of SSE itself. Opinions on the role of employment, the relations to governments and attitudes to competitiveness differ from each other. In the first part of my paper a clarification of the conceptual issues will be summarized.

  7. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    December, 2014
    Russia, Tajikistan, Asia, Central Asia

    This report analyzes the influence of agrarian transformations on the feminization of agricultural production in rural Tajikistan. It explores women’s multiple labor relations for meeting basic needs of the household. The evidence shows that households have to depend on more types of agricultural work to secure day-to-day as well as long-term livelihood security. Overall, feminization appears in different types and groupings. The implication is that women in agriculture might not be adequately targeted in policies or integrated within intervention programs.

  8. Library Resource

    Insolvency and Creditor/Debtor Regimes--Report on the Observance of Standards and Codes

    Reports & Research
    Training Resources & Tools
    December, 2014
    Moldova, Europe, Central Asia

    The World Bank assessed the insolvency and creditor or debtor regimes (ICR) of Moldova pursuant to the joint international monetary fund (IMF) and World Bank initiative on the observance of standards and codes (ROSC). The Moldovan authorities have made remarkable progress over the last decade in taking on board a broad range of reform related to the commercial law regime, including the laws pertaining to creditor protection and insolvency.

  9. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    December, 2014

    Biodiversity conservation is gradually shifting its dependency on public protected areas to take a more holistic ecosystem and landscape approach that includes private lands in addition to public lands. However, effective practice of biodiversity conservation on private land also depends on landowners’ attitude and their willingness to participate and cooperate. This study focuses on Poland where conservation on private land is a relatively new concept but it is slowly gaining recognition, especially after its accession into the European Union.

  10. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    December, 2014

    BACKGROUND: Francisella tularensis, the causative agent of tularemia, is a zoonotic agent that remains across much of the northern hemisphere, where it exists in enzootic cycles. In Ukraine, tularemia has a long history that suggests a need for sustained surveillance in natural foci. To better characterize the host-vector diversity and spatial distribution of tularemia, we analyzed historical data from field collections carried out from 1941 to 2008. FINDINGS: We analyzed the spatial-temporal distribution of bacterial isolates collected from field samples.

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