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  • Jatropha: A smallholder bioenergy crop. The potential for pro-poor development

    Jatropha: A smallholder bioenergy crop. The potential for pro-poor development

    Integrated Crop Management # 8Jatropa is an underutilized, oil-bearing crop. It produces a seed that can be processed into non-polluting biodiesel, and grows under drought condition. This publication presents a compilation of information on key practical issues affecting jatropha for pro-poor development, based on the knowledge available from research reports and ongoing unpublished research material. This document provides a brief over

  • Non-distorting farm support to enhance global food production

    Non-distorting farm support to enhance global food production

    The recent world food crisis highlighted the critical issue of global food security and the need to enhance global agricultural production capacity to meet current and future food demand. Increased investment in agriculture and adequate incentives to farmers are required to meet this global challenge. Developed countries provide support to farmers to increase farm income, reduce income variability, improve competitiveness of the agricultural ...

  • Economic Report on Africa 2007: Accelerating Africa’s Development through Diversification

    Economic Report on Africa 2007: Accelerating Africa’s Development through Diversification

    Profound changes are increasingly occurring in all areas of the world economy. While the industrialized and emerging economies are able to contain the multiple external and internal shocks generated by these changes, Africa on its part is still struggling to cope with them. The analyses reported in the present edition of the Report review the world economy and map out prospects for development in Africa through the institution of structural ...

  • Women’s access to land: the de-feminisation of agriculture in southern Niger ?

    Women’s access to land: the de-feminisation of agriculture in southern Niger ?

    This paper considers the position of women in the social dynamics regulating access to farmland by different members of Hausa households. How does Hausa society manage land ownership within households when changing dynamics and constant challenges from a range of factors require new mechanisms for land redistribution, which are subsequently accepted and recognised by everyone? Are the prevailing social rules influenced by population growth, the ...

  • Nutrition Intake and Economic Growth. Studies on the cost of hunger (En)

    Nutrition Intake and Economic Growth. Studies on the cost of hunger (En)

    This book sheds light on the relationship between food energy intakes and economic growth. Its results are intriguing not only for researchers but also for policy-makers and international donors. The publication contains three in-depth studies on the cost of hunger. From these three studies are drawn strong policy implications of how economic policy can enhance food security, thereby promoting pro-poor economic growth

  • State of Food and Agriculture 2001, (The) (En)

    State of Food and Agriculture 2001, (The) (En)

    Series: FAO Agriculture Series"The State of Food and Agriculture 2001" is FAO's annual report on current developments and issues in world agriculture. It monitors the global agricultural situation as well as the overall economic environment surrounding world agriculture. This year's selected issues feature a discussion of the WTO multilateral negotiations on agricultural trade and a study on "the cost of hunger", i.e. the negative reper

  • Technical Report Series No. 26 : Mineral Fertilizer Production and the Environment

    Technical Report Series No. 26 : Mineral Fertilizer Production and the Environment

    The report is intended to raise the awareness of the environmental issues inherent in the fertilizer manufacturing industry, and to highlight the approaches that industry and government, preferably in concert, may take to avoid or minimize the associated impacts.Fertilizer production has become one of the manufacturing sectors on which modern lifestyles depend in order to produce sufficient food for our growing populations. At the same