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Scaling up in agriculture, rural development, and nutrition

Taking successful development interventions to scale is critical if the world is to achieve the Millennium Development Goals and make essential gains in the fight for improved agricultural productivity, rural incomes, and nutrition. How to support…


Innovations en matière de services financiers ruraux et agricoles

La plupart des ménages ruraux n’ont pas accès à des financements fiables et abordables pour les activités agricoles et autres assurant leur subsistance. De nombreux petits exploitants vivent dans des zones reculées où les services bancaires aux…


Innovations in rural and agriculture finance

Most rural households lack access to reliable and affordable finance for agriculture and other livelihood activities. Many small farmers live in remote areas where retail banking is limited and production risks are high. The recent financial crisis…


Hacia una comprensión de los vínculos entre la agricultura y la salud

Por lo general, las iniciativas para elaborar políticas relativas a la agricultura y la salud pública se llevan a cabo de una forma paralela e inconexa, a pesar de que las acciones conjuntas y coherentes en ambos sectores podrían generar grandes…


Agriculture and climate change: An agenda for negotiation in Copenhagen

Agriculture and climate change are inextricably linked. Agriculture is part of the climate change problem, contributing about 13.5 percent of annual greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions (with forestry contributing an additional 19 percent), compared with…


Bioenergy and agriculture: Promises and challenges

This set of policy briefs examines the potential opportunities and risks bioenergy may pose for poor people and farmers in developing countries. The briefs consider economic, social, environmental, and science and technology issues. They look at how…