Reliance on rainfall for agriculture and increased climate change and variability pose growing production risks in developing countries. Agriculture in Sub-Saharan Africa is dominated by smallholder farmers who depend mainly on rain-fed agriculture, putting food security at both household and national levels at risk, especially in the event of drought. Investment in smallholder irrigation becomes a priority in developing countries if food security and national development goals are to be met, as their economies are agro-based.
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Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksDecember, 2016
Library ResourceConference Papers & ReportsDecember, 2014Ethiopia, Africa, Sub-Saharan Africa
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 ResourcePeer-reviewed publicationJournal Articles & BooksDecember, 2015Fiji, Solomon Islands, Papua New Guinea
Climate change projections internationally accepted as being reliable indicate that most countries in the Pacific region will suffer large-scale negative impacts from climate change. These impacts are likely to include elevated air and sea-surface temperatures, increasingly unpredictable rainfall patterns, rising sea levels, and intensification of extreme weather events such as tropical cyclones and El Niño-related droughts.
Library ResourceApril, 2014Afghanistan
This report analyzes some key aspects of
food security, namely production, trade, markets and food
aid at the national level, and consumption at the household
level. In doing so it aspires to make a contribution to the
on-going work in Afghanistan regarding the attainment of the
poverty and hunger Millennium Development Goal. The major
findings of the report can be summarized as follows: Food
security (at the national level) does not necessarily
Library ResourceJune, 2012Cambodia
Recovering from three decades of conflict, over this last decade, Cambodia has undergone dramatic economic, political, and social transitions. Cambodia experienced rapid institutional changes as it restored peace, moved from a centrally planned to a market-oriented economy, and moved from isolation to regional and global integration. Cambodia has achieved political and macroeconomic stability, and has initiated key structural reforms. Nevertheless, Cambodia's economy remains vulnerable, and economic growth has not translated into widespread poverty reduction.
Library ResourceFebruary, 2013Bangladesh
The Government of Bangladesh has
requested the World Bank to provide further assistance to
the livestock and dairy sectors. During a mission of the
Sector Manager of Agriculture and Rural Development (ARD) of
the South Asia region of the World Bank to Bangladesh in
November 2008, the Secretary of the Ministry of Livestock
and Fisheries (MOFL) of the former Caretaker Government of
Bangladesh (BD) requested the Sector Manager for assistance
Library ResourceFebruary, 2013Afghanistan
This report summarizes the main outputs
of the technical assistance provided which was concentrated
in three areas: (1) development of MAIL's strategic
priorities and investments for the immediate future/short
term, medium term and longer term; (2) advising Ministry of
Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock (MAIL) regarding the
design of an appropriate structure of the Ministry and
definition of corresponding responsibilities; (3)
Library ResourceMarch, 2012Tanzania
Input subsidy programs carry support as
instruments to increase agricultural productivity, provided
they are market-smart. This requires especially proper
targeting to contain the fiscal pressure, with decentralized
targeting of input vouchers currently the instrument of
choice. Nonetheless, despite clear advantages in
administrative costs, the fear of elite capture persists.
These fears are borne out in the experience from the 2008
Library ResourceMarch, 2013
This policy note examines the policy and
investment framework between 2003 and 2010, resulting sector
performance and the priorities for future development. It
draws attention to the need to refocus on completing the
fundamental reforms and investments on which
Kyrgyzstan's early successes were built. These include
further development of land market, building rural finance
markets, further public investment and institutional
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