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    JOACHIM VON BRAUN / Introduction and Overview. 3; JOACHIM VON BRAUN, HOWARTH BOUIS, AND EILEEN KENNEDY / Conceptual Framework. 11; JOACHIM VON BRAUN / Production, Employment, and Income Effects of Commercialization of Agriculture. 37 ; HOWARTH ...
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    Foreword by John W. Mellor Over the past several years the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) has undertaken research on the production, consumption, and nutrition effects of agricultural commercialization in Gambia, ...
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    Those who study global poverty and ways to reduce it face a perennial set of questions: Do advances in knowledge, research, and technology make a real difference in the lives of poor people? What effect does research have on the poor? Who ...
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    Technological advances developed through R&D have supplied the world with not only more food, but better food. This report looks at issues raised by this changing environment for agricultural productivity, agricultural R&D, and natural ...
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    Executive Summary Relationship Between Agriculture and the Millennium Development Goals In 2000 the member states of the United Nations adopted the Millennium Declaration as a renewed commitment to human development. The Declaration includes ...
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    This volume provides useful information on the relationship between agriculture, technology, and overall economic growth. It includes case studies from Thailand, Punjab (India), the Philippines, Kenya, Costa Rica, Colombia, and Argentina.
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    This book brings together recent evidence on HIV/AIDS impacts on rural households, livelihoods, and agricultural practice in sub-Saharan Africa. There is particular emphasis on the role of women in affected households. The book is unique in ...
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    Portuguese translation of Food Policy Analysis. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press for the World Bank, 1983. Translated into Portuguese by Ana Leao and Jorge Leao, Analise de Politica Alimentar (Baltimore and London: Johns Hopkins ...
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    This report reviews current knowledge of the effects of climate change on hunger. It summarizes knowledge from global studies completed and provides an overview of actions that can be taken to address the challenge. We believe that unless ...
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    Edited by Esther Mwangi, Helen Markelova, and Ruth Meinzen-Dick To improve their well-being, the poor in developing countries have used both collective action through formal and informal groups and property rights to natural resources. Collective ...
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    Conditional cash transfer programs (CCTs)—cash grants to poor families that are conditional on their participation in education, health, and nutrition services—have become a vital part of poverty reduction strategies in many countries, ...
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    Many countries have ambitious crop insurance programs to assist farmers in coping with risks. On a global basis, several billion dollars are spent each year on public subsidies for such programs. Given the high costs and the alternative uses of ...
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    At a time in history when conflict erupts daily in far-flung corners of the world, ending severe deprivation may be critical to global peace and stability. Yet we are far from reaching the goal of reducing hunger by 2025. The authors of this book ...
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    Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) under current conditions poses a major risk to human and animal health. Efforts to contain the disease are therefore in national and global interest. As the most widely practiced control methods for ...
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    CONTENTS: Introduction / Objectives of the Report and of Compensation / Background and Rationale for Assessing Good Practices / Context in Which Compensation Occurs / Approach to Ascertaining Good Practice / Deciding Who to Compensate: The ...
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    “Though famine has affected many parts of the world in the twentieth century, the conditions that produce famine—extreme poverty, armed conflict, economic and political turmoil, and climate shocks—are now most prevalent in ...
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    The perception of Ethiopia projected in the media is often one of chronic poverty and hunger, but this bleak assessment does not accurately reflect most of the country today. Ethiopia encompasses a wide variety of agroecologies and peoples. Its ...
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    2nd edition Food insecurity, the lack of access at all times to the food needed for an active and healthy life, continues to be a growing problem as populations increase while the world economy struggles. Formulating effective policies for ...
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    How important is foreign aid in fostering economic growth in developing countries? Does it help recipient countries, hurt them, or have little effect either way? Foreign Aid Allocation, Governance, and Economic Growth investigates this issue by ...
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    In developing countries across Asia, food marketing parastatals have played an important role in agricultural policy, especially with regard to government efforts to stabilize food prices. Three broad market failures constitute the primary ...
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    About the Book Summarizes women’s contributions to agriculture and food security and the obstacles to their broader participation Draws on data at the micro, census and national levels Challenges conventional story lines on women ...
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    This volume examines the various drivers of global change, including climate change, and the use of agricultural knowledge, science, and technology, as well as the outcomes of global change processes, including impacts on water quality and human ...
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    Challenges facing African agriculture — The role of impact assessment in evaluating agricultural investments in Eastern and Southern Africa — Economics of wheat research in Kenya — Impact of sorghum research and development in ...
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    The variety of views about ICTs reveals that their role in development is unclear, especially without convincing evidence of their impact-and little research has been conducted on the direct and indirect links between ICTs and poverty reduction. ...
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    International agricultural research is expanding beyond the development of annual crop technologies for individual farms to the development of longer-tern natural resource management techniques for entire landscapes. But technologies of practices ...
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    In this book economists, demographers, sociologists, and anthropologists collaborate in the study of how resources are allocated within households in developing countries and why it matters from a policy perspective. Surveying a broad body of ...
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    Esta obra ofrece una importante visión clarificadora del papel que deben tener la investigación y el desarrollo agropecuario en América Latina y el Caribe, e introduce un marco analítico para la evaluación de acciones colectivas de financiamiento ...
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    The authors of this book identify the factors affecting land inheritance and schooling across generations in the Philippines, Indonesia, and Ghana-countries with very different social and cultural traditions. Based on household surveys at each ...
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    The devastating environmental effects of deforestation and the exploitation of other natural resources in the developing world have been well documented, yet their impact on local communities has received far less attention. This volume fills ...
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    Despite the Green Revolution’s dramatic success in increasing South Asia’s agricultural production, almost one quarter of the region’s population remains undernourished. The 2007–08 food price spike has further aggravated this problem. In ...
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    This book describes how Bangladesh transformed its food markets and food policies to free the country from the constant threat of famine. Since 1990, the Bangladeshi government has dismantled its food rationing system, privatized grain ...
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    Agricultural research and development has stimulated enormous increases in agricultural productivity in the twentieth century. Now, in response to common pressures, countries the world over are changing how they manage and pay for agricultural ...
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    The Central Asian republics – Kazakhstan, the Krygyz Republic, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan – are transitioning from centrally planned economies to market-oriented systems. This volume addresses the process and policy reforms these ...
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    Whereas there is plenty of work looking at macroeconomic effect of public spending on growth and poverty in Africa as well as studies of the impact of spending or investment in one economic sector on outcomes in that sector or on broader welfare ...
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    Public Expenditures, Growth, and Poverty assesses the efficacy of poverty reduction programs in Latin America, Africa, and Asia by synthesizing studies conducted by the International Food Policy Research Institute over the past ten years. ...
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    The authors assess the role various strategies can play in augmenting global food supplies and combating hunger.They attempt to defuse the contentious debate surrounding the development and spread of genetically modified (GM) foods, which, they ...
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    In 1999 global population surpassed 6 billion people, and this number rises by about 70-80 million people each year. “Six Billion and Counting” examines the consequences of continuing population growth for the world’s resource ...
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    Sub—Saharan Africa is one of the poorest regions of the world. Because most Africans work in agriculture, escaping such dire poverty depends on increased agricultural productivity to raise rural incomes, lower food prices, and stimulate growth in ...
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    Developing countries are under pressure to produce more food for their growing populations, conserve natural resources, and reduce poverty. In the short term, however, these goals may compete with one another. This book focuses on the ...
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    Targeting of Transfers in Developing Countries: Review of Lessons and Experience reviews the lessons learned from 122 antipoverty interventions in 47 transition and developing countries to quantify outcomes and their determinants and to inform ...
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    China and India are the most extraordinary economic success stories of the developing world. Both nations’ economies have grown dramatically over the past few decades, elevating them from two of the world’s poorest countries into ...
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    What is the future of food? Everyone agrees that feeding the world in the decades ahead will require substantial increases in crop yields. But how we get there has become a remarkably contentious question because of biotechnology. What should be ...
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    Few nutritionists and economists fully appreciate how the political environment shapes policy and subsequently affects the relevance of their policy recommendations… When governments fail to follow the recommendations of nutritionists and ...
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    In this original study Robert Paarlberg examines local policy responses to GM crop technologies in four important developing countries: Brazil, India, Kenya, and China.
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    Major changes have been occurring almost unnoticed in staple value chains in Asia. The Quiet Revolution in Staple Food Value Chains documents and explains the transformation of value chains moving rice and potatoes between the farm gate and the ...
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    The initial success of microfinance programs in the 1970s led pioneers to think that many essential problems of the poor might be resolved by access to credit alone — the ability to acquire assets, to start businesses, to finance emergency ...
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    Contrary to conventional wisdom that equates rural economies with agriculture, rural residents in developing countries often rely heavily on activities other than farming for their income. Indeed, nonfarm work accounts for between one-third and ...
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    “In an era of limited research resources and limitless research needs, demonstrating the worth of any research discipline to policymakers and administrators is a prerequisite for obtaining future funding and making an impact in policy ...
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    Global food production has more than doubled over the past 40 years, growing faster than population, and will likely keep pace in the 21st century. Yet today one-eighth of the world’s people lack secure access to the food they need to live ...
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    When the World Trade Organization (WTO) was created in 1995, its members committed themselves to a set of disciplines for domestic support, market access, and export competition for agriculture. The Agreement on Agriculture laid the way for the ...
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    The World Trade Organization’s Doha Round of trade talks has been plagued by a lack of concrete progress toward establishing a fair and harmonious agricultural trading system. Because the results of the Doha Round could have far-reaching ...