The purpose of this paper is to examine the progress that has been achieved, identify innovatory experience and provide a frame for discussion on where to go next. Particular attention will be given to the benefits accruing to small farmers and livestock producers, particularly women. It will deal with policies and programmes in input supply and the provision of credit subject to the continuing constraints on the use of foreign exchange and government finance still prevailing m most African countries.
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Library ResourceReports & ResearchFebruary, 1989Africa
Library ResourceConference Papers & ReportsJuly, 1962Africa
Pays d'Afrique tropicale, la Côte d’Ivoire est à vocation essentiellement agricole, et malgré l'essor de sa jeune industrie, son économie externe est encore basée sur l’exportation des grands produits tropicaux: café - cacao - banane - bois - palmistes qui représentent en valeur 94% de son commerce.
Library ResourceManuals & GuidelinesMay, 2018Asia
The ASEAN Guidelines on Promoting Responsible Investment in Food, Agriculture and Forestry are part of a broad range of initiatives aimed at ensuring that investments in agriculture meet global standards and promote responsible and sustainable investment. The primary purpose of the Guidelines is to promote investment in food, agriculture and forestry in the ASEAN region that contributes to regional economic development, food and nutrition security, food safety and equitable benefits, as well as the sustainable use of natural resources.
Library ResourceManuals & GuidelinesMarch, 2017Global
This note is part of the RAI Knowledge into Action Notes series and provides guidance on the form and content of contracts between investors and governments pertaining to agricultural investments
Library ResourceManuals & GuidelinesJanuary, 2016Global
This document provides guidance to agribusiness companies and investors that face legacy land issues and seek to manage them to manage social impacts for project-affected communities. It outlines tools to address these issues and safeguard the rights of local communities, and to promote community development and business opportunities for mutual benefits.
Library ResourceMultimediaDecember, 2015Latvia, Ukraine
The main peculiarities of land relations abroad are highlighted in the article. Basic principles of foreign experience of land use regarding market circulation of land, concentration of major land resources by right of ownership as well as the process and ways of reformation of land relations are generalized and systematized. Some peculiarities of lease relations, collection of rents and restrictions on title to land for foreigners are analysed. Some positive aspects are distinguished in order to use them in Ukraine.
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksJune, 2013Global
Logistics costs play a decisive role in food price development, especially when looking at local agricultural supply chains, e.g. for fruit and vegetables. The logistics cost burden on groceries varies greatly, depending on the prevalent supply chain setup. This article discusses the pros and cons of a traditional supply of agricultural produce into cities versus a modernised logistics setup, involving organised retail chains.
Library ResourceAugust, 2012Europe
Buying, selling and mortgaging farmland
are still rare in Eastern and Central Europe. Not
surprisingly, given the level of risk in many of these
countries, short-term transactions, especially leasing, are
more common. These short-term transactions do almost as well
as land sales in allocating resources. Making them more
secure by improving simple registration and enforcement
systems and increasing public access to information on what
Library ResourceAugust, 2013Armenia
This report reviews growth trends in
Armenia for the period 1994-2000, outlines major weaknesses
of existing development patterns, and suggests a package of
policy recommendations designed to accelerate enterprise
restructuring, attract investment, and encourage the
creation of new businesses in the medium term (three to five
years). Such steps are needed to systain (and preferably to
increase) the current growth rates, to stop emigration among
Library ResourceAugust, 2013Brazil
This report finalized in March 2001
constitutes a step toward the objective of designing an
integrated strategy for rural poverty reduction in Brazil,
The report contains an updated and more detailed profile of
the rural poor in the northeast (NE) and southeast (SE) of
Brazil; identifies key determinants of rural poverty in
these regions; and proposes a five-pronged strategic
framework in which to couch a set of integrated policies