The report is an initiative of the Agriculture and Rural Development Department (ARD) of the World Bank. Aquaculture is the fastest-growing food sector in the world and is expected to contribute more than 50 percent of total fish consumption by 2020. Just over 90 percent of aquaculture production originates in Asia, and nearly 70 percent in China alone. Efforts to expand aquaculture production to meet the ever increasing worldwide demand for seafood continue.
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Library ResourceReports & ResearchPolicy Papers & BriefsDecember, 2009Vietnam
Library ResourceReports & ResearchTraining Resources & ToolsApril, 2011Rwanda, Africa
The current edition of the Rwanda economic update is titled seeds for higher growth and specially features the agriculture sector. The importance of agriculture's contribution to growth in Rwanda remains considerable, despite the emergence of other significant growth drivers, such as services. Rwanda's agriculture sector will play an essential role in attaining the country's development vision of sustainable growth and increased poverty reduction, due to its employment weight.
Library ResourceReports & ResearchTraining Resources & ToolsOctober, 2011Africa, Central Asia, Southern Asia, Europe
The purpose of this paper is to summarize the challenges and the practical successes that a selected number of countries are experiencing in moving towards 'climate-smart' agriculture while also meeting the food requirements of a growing population, broader economic development and green growth objectives. It complements papers prepared in 2010 on technologies and policy instruments, research, and farmers' perspectives.
Library ResourceReports & ResearchPolicy Papers & BriefsDecember, 1998
The growth of agriculture output over the past 200 years has been phenomenal. When Malthus wrote in 1798, he perceived limits on agricultural production as serious and imminent. Since then world population has increased by six-fold and global agricultural production has more than kept pace. Falling real grain prices for most of the 20th Century are cited as evidence. The sources of the increase in food production, however, have been quite different and have come in distinct waves. For most of the 19th century, increased output came from expanded land area in production.
Library ResourceReports & ResearchPolicy Papers & BriefsJune, 2012
Global agriculture will face multiple challenges over the coming decades. It must produce more food to feed an increasingly affluent and growing world population that will demand a more diverse diet, contribute to overall development and poverty alleviation in many developing countries, confront increased competition for alternative uses of finite land and water resources, adapt to climate change, and contribute to preserving biodiversity and restoring fragile ecosystems.
Library ResourceReports & ResearchTraining Resources & ToolsMarch, 2013Kenya, Burkina Faso, Zambia, Ghana, Senegal, Sub-Saharan Africa, Africa
This report highlights the great potential of the agribusiness sector in Africa by drawing on experience in Africa as well as other regions. The evidence demonstrates that good policies, a conducive business environment, and strategic support from governments can help agribusiness reach its potential. Africa is now at a crossroads, from which it can take concrete steps to realize its potential or continue to lose competitiveness, missing a major opportunity for increased growth, employment, and food security. The report pursues several lines of analysis.
Library ResourceReports & ResearchTraining Resources & ToolsNovember, 2015Kenya
Despite myriad challenges, Kenya has emerged in recent years as one of Africa’s frontier economies, with headline growth in the most recent decade propelling the country toward middle-income status. Less well understood is how risk dynamics associated with production, markets, and policy adversely impact sector performance, in terms of both influencing ex ante decision making among farmers, traders, and other sector stakeholders and causing ex post losses to crops, livestock, and incomes - destabilizing livelihoods and jeopardizing the country’s food security.
Library ResourceReports & ResearchTraining Resources & ToolsDecember, 2015Cambodia, Eastern Asia, Oceania
This report focuses on areas with highest potential efficiency gains to increase the value for money from investments in core public goods and services such as extension, irrigation and rural roads. This is a first attempt to carry out such an analysis in Cambodia, and even in the Greater Mekong sub-region. Based on extensive data gathering and surveys, this chapter analyzes the efficiency and effectiveness of agricultural sector expenditures in Cambodia and assesses various options for increasing the impact of government expenditures on agricultural growth.
Library ResourceLegislationIvory Coast, Africa, Western Africa
La présente loi vise à: préciser les actions pour la valorisation optimale du potentiel agro écologique et des savoir-faire agricoles du pays; créer un environnement propice au développement d'un secteur agricole structuré; créer les conditions de la modernisation de l'agriculture familiale et de l'entreprise agricole, pour favoriser l'émergence d'un secteur agro-industriel structuré, compétitif et intégré dans l'économie sous-régionale et internationale; développer un secteur agricole qui contribue è la souveraineté alimentaire, à la sécurité alimentaire et nutritionnelle, à la lutte contr
Library ResourcePolicy Papers & BriefsDecember, 2016Northern Africa, Africa, Tunisia
The purpose of this paper is to document the different steps followed to construct the Tunisian Social Accounting Matrix (SAM) for the year 2012. More precisely, it describes the estimation methods and the nature of data used in the development of the SAM, which has a specific focus on the agriculture and food sectors. The SAM also features a regional disaggregation by three agro-ecological zones.
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