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Digital green agriculture : nutrition convergence - final Report : the World Bank’s South Asia food and nutrition security initiative (English)

The South Asian region has the highest rates of hunger in the world. According to one estimate, 336 million people (nearly 23 percent of its population) are routinely hungry and new threats are emerging to intensify the situation. ... See More +

Brief 94752 JUN 01, 2015

Gandhi, Rikin; Pandey, Ritika; Havimo,Terhi Elisa; Pehu,Eija Disclosed

Fostering agriculture-nutrition links : recommendations for agriculture extension curriculum reforms in India (English)

Malnutrition continues to be a major development challenge in the South Asia region. Given its size, India hosts the majority of the malnourished. ... See More +

Brief 96335 MAY 01, 2015

Babu,Suresh Chandra; Havimo,Terhi Elisa; Pehu,Eija Disclosed

Promoting agriculture nutrition convergence through participatory extension videos (English)

The nutrition challenge in South Asia is complex due to its varying scale from hunger to hidden hunger. The region has the highest rates of hunger and under nutrition in the world, and overweight and obesity is increasing in prevalence, especially in India. ... See More +

Brief 96173 APR 01, 2015

Gandhi, Rikin; Pandey, Ritika; Havimo,Terhi Elisa; Pehu,Eija Disclosed

Supporting women's agro-enterprises in Africa with ICT : a feasibility study in Zambia and Kenya (English)

A new generation of information and communication technologies (ICTs) is finding a small foothold among poor, small-scale farmers in developing countries. ... See More +

Working Paper 93077 FEB 01, 2015

Gilissen, Sandra; Sommeling, Eric; Penza-Chona, Bwalya; Kirui, Lucy; Pehu,Eija; Poutianen, Pirkko; Havimo,Terhi Elisa; Vyzaki,Marialena Disclosed

Gender, agriculture, and climate change (English)

Climate change affects rural women's and men'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 Disclosed

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 biotechnology'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 'so that risks and benefits can be evaluated on a case-by-case basis, comparing the potential risks with alternative technologies' (World Bank 2010). ... See More +

Working Paper 69830 JUN 01, 2012

Foley,Mary-Ellen; Mclean,Morven; Pehu,Eija Disclosed

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

The livelihoods of the world'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 Disclosed

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 Disclosed

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 Disclosed

A conceptual framework for a training curriculum on natural disaster risk reduction and management for agriculture and the rural space (English)

This paper presents the conceptual framework for a training program on integrating disaster risk reduction and climate-change mitigation into Agriculture and Rural Development Department (ARD) programming. ... See More +

Working Paper 103480 DEC 31, 2009

Naraghi-Anderlini,Sanam; Agwe,Jonathan N.; Pehu,Eija Disclosed

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; Disclosed

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 Disclosed

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 Disclosed

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 Disclosed

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 "functional foods" 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 Disclosed

Enhancing agricultural innovation : how to go beyond the strengthening of research systems (English)

Agricultural development depends to a great extent on how successfully knowledge is generated and applied. Investments in knowledge - especially in the form of science and technology have featured prominently and consistently in most strategies to promote sustainable and equitable agricultural development at the national level. ... See More +

Working Paper 36346 JAN 01, 2006

Hall, Andy; Janssen,Wilhelmus Gerardus; Pehu,Eija; Rajalahti,Riikka Disclosed

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 women'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 Disclosed

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

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

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 Disclosed

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Digital green agriculture : nutrition convergence - final Report : the World Bank’s South Asia food and nutrition security initiative (English)
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JUN 01, 2015 94752 Brief
Fostering agriculture-nutrition links : recommendations for agriculture extension curriculum reforms in India (English)
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MAY 01, 2015 96335 Brief
Promoting agriculture nutrition convergence through participatory extension videos (English)
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APR 01, 2015 96173 Brief
Supporting women's agro-enterprises in Africa with ICT : a feasibility study in Zambia and Kenya (English)
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FEB 01, 2015 93077 Working Paper
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
A conceptual framework for a training curriculum on natural disaster risk reduction and management for agriculture and the rural space (English)
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DEC 31, 2009 103480 Working Paper
Agricultural innovation systems : from diagnostics toward operational practices (English)
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JAN 01, 2008 43435 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
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)
See More +
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)
See More +
JUN 01, 2006 37066 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Health enhancing foods : opportunities for strengthening developing countries (English)
See More +
JUN 01, 2006 37067 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Enhancing agricultural innovation : how to go beyond the strengthening of research systems (English)
See More +
JAN 01, 2006 36346 Working Paper
Gender issues in monitoring and evaluation in rural development : a tool kit (English)
See More +
JUN 01, 2005 48487 Working Paper
Gender mainstreaming in water resources management (English)
See More +
JUN 01, 2005 37945 Working Paper
Developing research systems to support the changing agricultural sector (English)
See More +
JAN 01, 2005 33610 Working Paper (Numbered Series)