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A4NH 2013 Annual report

In its second full year, the CGIAR Research Program on Agriculture for Nutrition and Health (A4NH) has progressed


Assessing the land use change consequences of European biofuel policies

Background On 23 April 2009, the European Union adopted the Renewable Energy Directive (RED) which included a 10 percent target for the use of renewable energy in road transport fuels by 2020. It also established the environmental sustainability…


Global trade and environmental impact study of the EU biofuels mandate

The primary objective of this study is to analyse the impact of possible changes in EU biofuels trade policies on global agricultural production and the environmental performance of the EU biofuel policy as concretised in the RED. The study pays…


Rethinking agricultural policies for pro-poor growth

"This paper draws together findings from different elements of a research project examining critical components of pro-poor agricultural growth and of policies that can promote such growth in poor rural economies in South Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa.…


Group-based financial institutions for the rural poor in Bangladesh

Table of Contents: Tables, Figures, Foreword, Acknowledgments, and Summary; 1. Introduction; 2. Determinants of the Placement and Outreach of Group-Based Financial Institutions:A County-Level Analysis; 5. Analysis of the Household-Level Impact of…


Women: the key to food security

This report, brings together the latest evidence on the key roles that women play in ensuring food security and examines ways to strengthen the three pillars of food security through policies and programs that enhance women's abilities and resources…