Large land acquisitions can have a deep, lasting e? ect on livelihoods, food security and the future of agriculture, so there is a need for strategic thinking, vigorous public debate and government responsiveness to public concerns, especially in recipient countries
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Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksJanuary, 2010Africa
Library ResourceReports & ResearchDecember, 2009Kenya, Germany, Guatemala, Malawi, Ethiopia, Nepal, Japan, South Africa, Nicaragua, Uganda, Somalia, Colombia, Tanzania, Netherlands, India, Sudan, Mexico, Brazil
Meeting symbol/code: 26, C 2009/INF/9
Library ResourceReports & ResearchApril, 2009Brazil, United States of America
El seguro agrícola es un instrumento eficaz en la gestión de riesgos rurales. Paradójicamente, su uso por los agricultores es relativamente bajo en la mayor parte del mundo. Una notable excepción son los Estados Unidos de América, país donde tiene éxito. El proceso, sin embargo, fue lento, muy costoso y con la participación del Estado. Así, los países que deseen incorporar este instrumento entre las prioridades de su política agrícola, como parece ser el caso de Brasil, deben tomar en cuenta los requisitos necesarios para tener éxito, y los problemas que genera.
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksDecember, 2009Antigua and Barbuda, Egypt, United States of America, France, Australia, United Kingdom, Canada, Thailand, Mozambique, Philippines, Singapore, Malaysia, Italy, Botswana, India, Mexico, Norway
Fisheries around the world make essential contributions to human well-being including the provision of basic food supplies. employment, recreational opportunities. foreign currency and others, providing benefits to hundreds of millions of people. Despite these benefits, our record of managing fisheries so that the benefits can be sustained has been poor; at best, and most fisheries around the world are experiencing serious ecological, social or economic problems and usually all three.
Library ResourceReports & ResearchDecember, 2009South Africa, Africa, Southern Africa
Library ResourceReports & ResearchMay, 2009
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksDecember, 2009
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksJanuary, 2010Global
As the world continues to experience a severe food crisis, with over one billion people going hungry, land grabbing – the purchase or lease of land by wealthy, food-insecure nations and private investors from mostly poor, developing nations in order to produce food crops for export – is gaining momentum. Some governments and international agencies believe that the in? ux of money and technology can turn land grabbing into a win–win situation for all involved. But is this really the case?
Library ResourceJuly, 2009Bolivia, Chad, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, South America
This project is about showing whether BSM are effective. It seeks to quantify the consequences of BSM-driven changes in land and water management for livelihoods in upstream rural communities, and for water supplies for downstream water consumers. It will develop methods to anticipate ex ante the likely consequences of introducing BSM as well as monitoring and measuring these consequences ex post.
Library ResourceConference Papers & ReportsNovember, 2009Tanzania
Since early 1990’s Tanzania has implemented far reaching macroeconomic and structural reforms which has led to substantial socio-economic development. GDP growth per annum has almost doubled over the last decade from 4.1% in 1998 to 7.4% in 2008, with an average growth of 7% per annum. This is historically high for Tanzania and comparable to the performance of fastest growing economies in sub-Saharan Africa. GDP growth peaked in 2004 at 7.8%, but severe and prolonged drought during 2005/06 negatively affected the economy, and the GDP has been gradually recovering to reach 7.4% in 2008.
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