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Early Warning Systems for Improving Food Security in East and Southern Africa (English)

Early warning systems enable more proactive, less reactive responses which are well tailored for local conditions. The practical information generated by reliable hydromet monitoring and effective forecasting, which underpins early warning systems, is a public good with which governments and their partners can protect the productivity of agricultural livelihoods and food security among both producers and consumers. ... See More +

Working Paper 136127 APR 01, 2019

Braimoh,Ademola; Manyena,Siambabala Bernard; Suwa,Makoto; Obuya,Grace Anyango; Larson,Gunnar Disclosed

Climate information services providers in Kenya (English)

Agriculture is a major driver of the Kenyan economy, contributing 54 percent to the national gross domestic product (GDP) and accounting for 65 percent of total export earnings. ... See More +

Working Paper 103186 FEB 01, 2016

Ngari,Francis Maina; Obuya,Grace Anyango; Hou,Xiaoyue; Larson,Gunnar; Braimoh,Ademola Disclosed

Increasing agricultural production and resilience through climate information services (English)

More than any other sector of the economy, agriculture relies directly on the natural resource base - that is the land and water resources that are essential elements of crop and livestock production. ... See More +

Brief 99314 AUG 01, 2015

Braimoh,Ademola; Oladele,Oladimeji Idowu; Hou,Xiaoyue; Larson,Gunnar Disclosed

Lessons from scaling up : recycling Cassava waste - a triple win for development : a case study from Nigeria (English)

The new 'lessons from practice: assessing scalability' report aims to provide specific tools and guidance to World Bank Task Team Leaders (TTLs) and other agricultural development specialists which can assist them in identifying the potential for scaling up small, innovative projects throughout the entire project cycle from inception through completion. ... See More +

Brief 69571 JUN 01, 2012

Mackedon, John; Larson, Gunnar; Antikainen, Kaisa Disclosed

Lessons from scaling up : reducing postharvest loss through mini cold storage technology - lessons from India (English)

The new 'lessons from practice: assessing scalability' report aims to provide specific tools and guidance to World Bank Task Team Leaders (TTLs) and other agricultural development specialists which can assist them in identifying the potential for scaling up small, innovative projects throughout the entire project cycle, from inception through completion. ... See More +

Brief 69832 JUN 01, 2012

Mackedon, John; Larson, Gunnar; Antikainen, Kaisa Disclosed

Lessons from scaling up : developing value chains for wool - lessons from Mongolia (English)

The new 'lessons from practice: assessing scalability' report aims to provide specific tools and guidance to World Bank Task Team Leaders (TTLs) and other agricultural development specialists which can assist them in identifying the potential for scaling up small, innovative projects throughout the entire project cycle - from inception through completion. ... See More +

69572 JUN 01, 2012

Antikainen,Kaisa; Larson,Gunnar; Mackedon,John Disclosed

Productivity and climate benefits of improved land management technologies (English)

Ensuring food security under changing climate conditions is one of the major challenges of our era. Agriculture must not only become increasingly productive, but must also adapt to climate change while reducing greenhouse gas emissions. ... See More +

Brief 68002 MAR 01, 2012

Larson,Gunnar; Braimoh,Ademola Disclosed

Lessons from scaling up : lessons and recommendations for agricultural practitioners (English)

The new report 'lessons from practice: assessing scalability' aims to provide specific tools and guidance to World Bank Task Team Leaders (TTLs) and other agricultural development specialists which can assist them in identifying the potential for scaling up small, innovative projects throughout the entire project cycle, from inception through completion. ... See More +

Brief 68001 FEB 01, 2012

Mackedon, John; Larson, Gunnar; Antikainen, Kaisa Disclosed

Agricultural innovation funds (English)

In order for agricultural development to fulfill its potential role as a source of growth and reducer of poverty, it must be constantly renewed through knowledge and innovation. ... See More +

Brief 64929 MAY 01, 2011

Rajalahti, Riikka; Larson, Gunnar Disclosed

Missing food : the case of postharvest grain losses in Sub-Saharan Africa (English)

Rising and increasingly volatile food prices spiking for the second time in three years combined with heightened uncertainty about future prospects for food availabilities, are raising alarm about food security, particularly in low-income, food-deficit countries, most located in sub-Saharan Africa. ... See More +

Brief 64930 MAY 01, 2011

Morgan, Nancy; Larson, Gunnar Disclosed

Empowerment and poverty reduction through infrastructure and service provision in rural Pakistan (English)

Poverty in Pakistan is overwhelmingly rural. Some two-thirds of Pakistan's population, and over 60 percent of the country's poor, live in rural areas. ... See More +

Brief 53034 JAN 01, 2010

Isa, Qazi Asmat; Ahmed, Naila; Larson, Gunnar; Disclosed

Rethinking collaborative arrangements with local partners (English)

More forest area is being designated for use by local communities and indigenous peoples. In a growing number of countries legislation is being introduced to ensure that local partners share in the benefits of forest operations and participate as active stakeholders in the sustainable use of forest resources. ... See More +

Brief 53033 JAN 01, 2010

Rosenbaum, Kenneth; Chandrasekharan Behr, Diji; Larson, Gunnar Disclosed

Awakening Africa's sleeping giant : prospects for commercial agriculture in the Guinea Savannah zone and beyond (English)

Stimulating agricultural growth is critical to reducing poverty in Africa. Commercial agriculture, potentially a powerful driver of agricultural growth, can develop along a number of pathways. ... See More +

Brief 48923 JUN 01, 2009

Morris, Michael ; Larson, Gunnar Disclosed

Tracking results in agriculture and rural development in less-than-ideal conditions : a sourcebook of indicators for monitoring and evaluation (English)

The demand for verifiable evidence of results and impacts of development agricultural programs and projects is growing. However, most of the indicators that development practitioners have traditionally used in tracking progress toward achieving projects' objectives focus on the workings of the development operation itself. ... See More +

Brief 53341 MAR 01, 2009

Larson, Gunnar; Disclosed

Financial services for developing small-scale irrigation in Sub-Saharan Africa (English)

Food insecurity and income poverty are rampant in Sub-Saharan Africa. Thirty-one percent of children under the age of five are malnourished and some 72 percent of the population lives on less than US$2 day. ... See More +

Brief 45568 SEP 01, 2008

Larson, Gunnar Disclosed

Assessing the investment climate for rural enterprises (English)

The 2008 World Development Report identifies competition as an important variable of the rural investment climate. Competition triggers innovation and the productivity gains that drive economic growth, and with it the creation of jobs. ... See More +

Brief 53339 MAY 01, 2008

Larson, Gunnar; Lamb, John; VanDer Meer, Cornelis; Disclosed

Innovating to reduce risk : the case of livestock insurance in Mongolia (English)

The Mongolia Index Based Livestock Insurance Project (P088816) is piloting insurance plans in three provinces, Bayankhongor, Uvs, and Khenti. It consists of five components. ... See More +

Brief 41894 OCT 01, 2007

Belete, Nathan; Larson, Gunnar Disclosed

Building infrastructure and social capital in rural Egypt (English)

Disparity in growth rates between Upper and Lower Egypt has been dramatic. While national per capita income averaged 3 percent growth annually beginning in the mid 1990s, and growth rates in metropolitan areas approached 8 percent -- Upper Egypt experienced negative per capita growth rates during the same period. ... See More +

Brief 41240 AUG 01, 2007

Soliman, Ayat; Larson, Gunnar Disclosed

Returning young Mexican farmers to the land (English)

This note recounts that by the early 2000s, the Government of Mexico and the Secretariat of Agrarian Reform, in particular, had come to see investment in "the more dynamic young segment of the population endowed with more human capital" as the key to revitalizing the moribund rural economy of the country's social sector. ... See More +

Brief 40400 JUN 01, 2007

de Dinechin, Frederic; Larson, Gunnar Disclosed

Process monitoring in Andhra Pradesh : an award-winning innovation in project supervision (English)

This note explains that given the limited budgets allocated to supervision activities, supervising World Bank projects has long been a serious challenge-particularly in sprawling rural areas with small poor communities spread out over vast distances. ... See More +

Brief 40399 JUN 01, 2007

Shah, Parmesh; Banerjee, Shweta S.; Larson, Gunnar Disclosed

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Early Warning Systems for Improving Food Security in East and Southern Africa (English)
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APR 01, 2019 136127 Working Paper
Climate information services providers in Kenya (English)
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FEB 01, 2016 103186 Working Paper
Increasing agricultural production and resilience through climate information services (English)
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AUG 01, 2015 99314 Brief
Lessons from scaling up : recycling Cassava waste - a triple win for development : a case study from Nigeria (English)
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JUN 01, 2012 69571 Brief
Lessons from scaling up : reducing postharvest loss through mini cold storage technology - lessons from India (English)
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JUN 01, 2012 69832 Brief
Lessons from scaling up : developing value chains for wool - lessons from Mongolia (English)
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JUN 01, 2012 69572
Productivity and climate benefits of improved land management technologies (English)
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MAR 01, 2012 68002 Brief
Lessons from scaling up : lessons and recommendations for agricultural practitioners (English)
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FEB 01, 2012 68001 Brief
Agricultural innovation funds (English)
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MAY 01, 2011 64929 Brief
Missing food : the case of postharvest grain losses in Sub-Saharan Africa (English)
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MAY 01, 2011 64930 Brief
Empowerment and poverty reduction through infrastructure and service provision in rural Pakistan (English)
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JAN 01, 2010 53034 Brief
Rethinking collaborative arrangements with local partners (English)
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JAN 01, 2010 53033 Brief
Awakening Africa's sleeping giant : prospects for commercial agriculture in the Guinea Savannah zone and beyond (English)
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JUN 01, 2009 48923 Brief
Tracking results in agriculture and rural development in less-than-ideal conditions : a sourcebook of indicators for monitoring and evaluation (English)
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MAR 01, 2009 53341 Brief
Financial services for developing small-scale irrigation in Sub-Saharan Africa (English)
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SEP 01, 2008 45568 Brief
Assessing the investment climate for rural enterprises (English)
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MAY 01, 2008 53339 Brief
Innovating to reduce risk : the case of livestock insurance in Mongolia (English)
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OCT 01, 2007 41894 Brief
Building infrastructure and social capital in rural Egypt (English)
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AUG 01, 2007 41240 Brief
Returning young Mexican farmers to the land (English)
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JUN 01, 2007 40400 Brief
Process monitoring in Andhra Pradesh : an award-winning innovation in project supervision (English)
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JUN 01, 2007 40399 Brief