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Moving toward a sustainable landscape approach to development (English)

Increasing food and nutrition insecurity and increasing poverty in the face of a rapidly changing climate and a degrading natural capital base are daunting challenges for agriculture, livestock, forests, and fisheries. ... See More +

Brief 88433 JUN 01, 2014

Treguer, David; Pehu, Eija

Gender, agriculture, and climate change (English)

Climate change affects rural womenapos;s and menapos;s ability to secure their livelihoods. At the same time, it poses new challenges for the agricultural sector in reducing poverty and food insecurity and in transforming itself into a strong engine for sustainable economic growth. ... See More +

Brief 84675 FEB 01, 2014

Ahmad, Nilufar; El-Fatal, Lamia; Pehu, Eija; Poutiainen, Pirkko; Vyzaki, Marialena

The status and impact of bio safety regulation in developing economies since ratification of the Cartagena protocol (English)

The World development report 2010: development and climate change highlights the link between biotechnology, development, and environment. Aside from recognizing biotechnologyapos;s potential to improve crop productivity, increase crop adaptation to climatic stresses such as drought, and mitigate greenhouse gas emissions, the report emphasizes the need to establish science-based regulatory systems apos;so that risks and benefits can be evaluated on a case-by-case basis, comparing the potential risks with alternative technologiesapos; (World Bank 2010). ... See More +

Working Paper 69830 JUN 01, 2012

McLean, Morven; Foley, Mary-Ellen; Pehu, Eija

ICT in agriculture : connecting smallholders to knowledge, networks, and institutions (English)

The livelihoods of the worldapos;s poor rise and fall with the fate of agriculture. Enhancing the ability of smallholders to connect with the knowledge, networks, and institutions necessary to improve their productivity, food security, and employment opportunities is a fundamental development challenge. ... See More +

Other Rural Study 64605 NOV 01, 2011

George, Tina; Bagazonzya, Henry; Ballantyne, Peter; Belden, Cory; Birner, Regina; Castello, Riccardo del; Castren, Tuukka; Choudhary, Vikas; Dixie, Grahame; Donovan, Kevin; Edge, Philip; Hani, May; Harrod, Julie; Pekka Jamsen; Jantunen, Teemu; Jayaraman, Nithya; Maru, Ajit; Majumdar, Suvranil; Manfre, Cristina; McLaren, Robin; McNamara, Kerry; Morras, Estibalitz; Nichterlein, Karin; Pehu, Eija; Pillai, Madhavi; Porcari, Rios; Luz Diaz; Rudgard, Stephen; Safdar, Zaid; Sen, Soham; Slavova, Mira; Srivastava, Lara; Stanley, Victoria; Treinen, Sophie

Information and communication technologies for agriculture : connecting smallholders to knowledge, networks, and institutions - overview of forthcoming e-sourcebook (English)

The Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) for agriculture e-sourcebook describes a wide variety of ICT innovations and discusses the potential they carry for stakeholders engaged in agricultural development. ... See More +

Working Paper 63737 MAY 01, 2011

Pehu, Eija; Kelly, Tim

Gender and governance in agricultural extension services : insights from India, Ghana, and Ethiopia (English)

The gender and governance in rural services insights from India, Ghana, and Ethiopia report aims to generate policy-relevant knowledge on strategies for improving agricultural service delivery, with a focus on providing more equitable access to these services, especially for women. ... See More +

Brief 56582 MAR 01, 2010

Madhvani, Sonia; Pehu, Eija

Agricultural innovation systems : from diagnostics toward operational practices (English)

This discussion paper presents the converging views of workshop participants and the emerging agenda for an agricultural innovation systems approach. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 43435 JAN 01, 2008

Rajalahti, Riikka; Janssen, Willem; Pehu, Eija;

Scenario planning to guide long-term investments in agricultural science and technology : theory and practice from a case study on India (English)

This note for India is based on the paper Scenario Planning to guide long-term investments in Agricultural Science and Technology (report no. 37066). ... See More +

Brief 41895 NOV 01, 2007

Rajalahti, Rikka; Janssen, Willem; Pehu, Eija

Agricultural biotechnology : transgenics in agriculture and their implications for developing countries (English)

This background paper explains that the use of biotechnology in agriculture is enmeshed in controversy, particularly with regard to the development and use of genetically modified organisms (GMOs), also known as transgenics. ... See More +

Working Paper 41372 SEP 19, 2007

Pehu, Eija; Ragasa, Catherine

Health enhancing foods : country case studies of China and India (English)

The main objective of this study is to provide a comprehensive review of the functional foods sector in developing countries and assess its investment potential in two countries, mainly India and China. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 38715 JAN 01, 2007

Ford, Kent; Konishi, Yasuo; Rajalahti, Riikka; Pehu, Eija

Social and environmental sustainability of agriculture and rural development investments : a monitoring and evaluation toolkit (English)

The purpose of this toolkit is to provide practical guidance in the monitoring and evaluation of the environmental and social sustainability of Agricultural and Rural Development (ARD) programs and projects. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 38710 JAN 01, 2007

Punkari, Mikko; Fuentes, Marlene; White, Pamela; Rajalahti, Riikka; Pehu, Eija

Functional foods : opportunities and challenges for developing countries (English)

Functional foods have been the topic of considerable interest in the food and nutrition industry for years, but the term currently lacks a common definition. ... See More +

Brief 37683 SEP 01, 2006

Williams, Melissa; Pehu, Eija; Ragasa, Catherine

Scenario planning to guide long-term investments in agricultural science and technology: theory and practice from a case study on India (English)

A number of changes worldwide are taking place that have implications for the rural and agricultural sector. Population growth, improved incomes, and shifting dietary patterns continue to increase and diversify the demand for food and other agricultural products. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 37066 JUN 01, 2006

Rajalahti, Riikka; van der Heijden, Kees; Janssen, Willem; Pehu, Eija

Health enhancing foods : opportunities for strengthening developing countries (English)

Functional foods have entered the global markets with force in the past decade and have rapidly gained market share as value added products. Although the term quot;functional foodsquot; currently lacks a common definition, this category is generally thought to include products that influence specific functions in the body and thereby offer benefits for health, well-being or performance, beyond their regular nutritional value. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 37067 JUN 01, 2006

Kotilainen, Liisa; Rajalahti, Riikka; Ragasa, Catherine; Pehu, Eija

Gender mainstreaming in water resources management (English)

This report documents the methodology and findings of the study project on gender mainstreaming in water resources management (WRM) in the World Bank. ... See More +

Working Paper 37945 JUN 01, 2005

Kuriakose, Anne T.; Ahluwalia, Indira; Malpani, Smita; Hansen, Kristine; Pehu, Eija; Dhar, Arunima

Gender issues in monitoring and evaluation in rural development : a tool kit (English)

The World Bank aims to reduce gender disparities and inequalities by enhancing womenapos;s participation in economic development. It assists member countries in formulating and implementing their gender and development goals. ... See More +

Working Paper 48487 JUN 01, 2005

Fort, Lucia; Pehu, Eija; Rygenstad, Hild; Rajalahti, Riikka; Dhar, Arunima

Monitoring and evaluation for World Bank agricultural research and extension projects : a good practice note (English)

This Good Practice Note aims to assist Task Teams of the World Bank and their colleagues in the client countries develop and implement effective monitoring and evaluation (M;E) systems for agricultural research and extension projects and programs. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 37057 JAN 01, 2005

Rajalahti, Riikka; Woelcke, Johannes; Pehu, Eija

Developing research systems to support the changing agricultural sector (English)

Given the pace of globalization of agriculture, rapid changes in science base, and the diverse regional features of the research systems, there is a need to take stock of recent experience and re-think strategies for the future development of national agricultural research and innovation systems. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 33610 JAN 01, 2005

Rajalahti, Riikka; Woelcke, Johannes; Pehu, Eija

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Moving toward a sustainable landscape approach to development (English)
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JUN 01, 2014 88433 Brief
Gender, agriculture, and climate change (English)
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FEB 01, 2014 84675 Brief
The status and impact of bio safety regulation in developing economies since ratification of the Cartagena protocol (English)
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JUN 01, 2012 69830 Working Paper
ICT in agriculture : connecting smallholders to knowledge, networks, and institutions (English)
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NOV 01, 2011 64605 Other Rural Study
Information and communication technologies for agriculture : connecting smallholders to knowledge, networks, and institutions - overview of forthcoming e-sourcebook (English)
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MAY 01, 2011 63737 Working Paper
Gender and governance in agricultural extension services : insights from India, Ghana, and Ethiopia (English)
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MAR 01, 2010 56582 Brief
Agricultural innovation systems : from diagnostics toward operational practices (English)
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JAN 01, 2008 43435 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Scenario planning to guide long-term investments in agricultural science and technology : theory and practice from a case study on India (English)
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NOV 01, 2007 41895 Brief
Agricultural biotechnology : transgenics in agriculture and their implications for developing countries (English)
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SEP 19, 2007 41372 Working Paper
Health enhancing foods : country case studies of China and India (English)
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JAN 01, 2007 38715 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Social and environmental sustainability of agriculture and rural development investments : a monitoring and evaluation toolkit (English)
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JAN 01, 2007 38710 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Functional foods : opportunities and challenges for developing countries (English)
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SEP 01, 2006 37683 Brief
Scenario planning to guide long-term investments in agricultural science and technology: theory and practice from a case study on India (English)
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JUN 01, 2006 37066 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Health enhancing foods : opportunities for strengthening developing countries (English)
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JUN 01, 2006 37067 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Gender mainstreaming in water resources management (English)
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JUN 01, 2005 37945 Working Paper
Gender issues in monitoring and evaluation in rural development : a tool kit (English)
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JUN 01, 2005 48487 Working Paper
Monitoring and evaluation for World Bank agricultural research and extension projects : a good practice note (English)
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JAN 01, 2005 37057 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Developing research systems to support the changing agricultural sector (English)
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JAN 01, 2005 33610 Working Paper (Numbered Series)