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  1. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    December, 2016

    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.

  2. Library Resource
    Ivory 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

  3. Library Resource
    Peer-reviewed publication
    Journal Articles & Books
    December, 2015
    Fiji, 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.

  4. Library Resource
    April, 2014

    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

  5. Library Resource
    June, 2012

    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.

  6. Library Resource
    February, 2013

    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

  7. Library Resource
    February, 2013

    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)

  8. Library Resource
    March, 2012

    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

  9. Library Resource
    March, 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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