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Strengthening agricultural extension and advisory systems : procedures for assessing, transforming, and evaluating extension systems (Arabic)

The purpose of this paper is to provide information on how to transform and strengthen pluralistic agricultural extension and advisory systems in moving toward the broader goal of increasing farm income and improving rural livelihoods. ... See More +

Working Paper 56587 APR 17, 2015

Rajalahti,Riikka; Swanson,Burton E. English Disclosed

Handshake : IFC's quarterly journal on public-private partnerships (5) (English)

This issue includes the following headings: seeds and soil: smallholder agriculture; innovation: pairing commercial buyers with rural producers; grain storage: a ready role for public-private partnerships (PPPs); agricultural clusters: powering Africa's agricultural potential; and interviews: AgDevCo, bill and Melinda gates foundation, earth policy institute. ... See More +

Newsletter 54688 APR 01, 2012

Battat,Michelle L.; Bisby, Jyoti; Buckholtz, Alison [editor]; Collion, Marie-Hélène; Dahan,Mariana; Delmon,Jeffrey John; Delmon,Victoria Hilda Rigby; Drechsel, Pay; Ekanayake,Indira Janaki; Gupta,Neeraj; Haslam, Maggie; Lampietti,Julian A.; Lurie,Jay Brandon; Mandri-Perrott,Xavier Cledan; Mckee,David M.; Mhlanga, Nomathemba; Moses, Gene; Mulenga, Barnabas; Oliveira, Tanya Scobie [editor]; Onimus,Francois; Otoo, Miriam; Perard,Edouard; Pingali,Prabhu; Rajalahti,Riikka; Ryan,John Edwin Holston; Santacoloma, Pilar; Toyoda,Makiko; Vegarra,German A. Disclosed

Eyeing the future of agriculture : a vision for agricultural innovation in Chile (English)

Chile is one of the leading agricultural producers in Latin America and an important player in world agro-alimentary markets-a position it is determined to maintain. ... See More +

Brief 67711 DEC 01, 2011

Willem Janssen; Riikka Rajalahti; Svetlana Edmeades; Beatriz Nussbaumer 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

Strengthening agricultural extension and advisory systems : procedures for assessing, transforming, and evaluating extension systems (English)

The purpose of this paper is to provide information on how to transform and strengthen pluralistic agricultural extension and advisory systems in moving toward the broader goal of increasing farm income and improving rural livelihoods. ... See More +

Working Paper 56587 JAN 01, 2010

Rajalahti,Riikka; Swanson,Burton E. Arabic 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

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

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

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

Pehu,Eija; Rajalahti,Riikka; Woelcke,Johannes Disclosed

Title Document Date Report No. Document Type Also available in
Strengthening agricultural extension and advisory systems : procedures for assessing, transforming, and evaluating extension systems (Arabic)
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APR 17, 2015 56587 Working Paper English
Handshake : IFC's quarterly journal on public-private partnerships (5) (English)
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APR 01, 2012 54688 Newsletter
Eyeing the future of agriculture : a vision for agricultural innovation in Chile (English)
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DEC 01, 2011 67711 Brief
Agricultural innovation funds (English)
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MAY 01, 2011 64929 Brief
Strengthening agricultural extension and advisory systems : procedures for assessing, transforming, and evaluating extension systems (English)
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JAN 01, 2010 56587 Working Paper Arabic
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)
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)
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JUN 01, 2006 37067 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Enhancing agricultural innovation : how to go beyond the strengthening of research systems (English)
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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
Developing research systems to support the changing agricultural sector (English)
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JAN 01, 2005 33610 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Monitoring and evaluation for World Bank agricultural research and extension projects : a good practice note (English)
See More +
JAN 01, 2005 37057 Working Paper (Numbered Series)