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Awakening Africa's sleeping giant : prospects for commercial agriculture in the Guinea Savannah zone and beyond : Le reveil du geant assoupi : perspectives de l'agriculture commerciale dans les savanes africaines (French)

This report summarizes the findings of the study on Competitive Commercial Agriculture for Africa (CCAA). The objective of the CCAA study was to explore the feasibility of restoring international competitiveness and growth in African agriculture through the identification of products and production systems that can underpin rapid development of a competitive commercial agriculture. ... See More +

Other Agricultural Study 49046 JUN 15, 2011

Morris, Michael ; Binswanger, Hans ; Byerlee, Derek ; Savanti, Paula ; Staatz, John English

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

This report summarizes the findings of the study on Competitive Commercial Agriculture for Africa (CCAA). The objective of the CCAA study was to explore the feasibility of restoring international competitiveness and growth in African agriculture through the identification of products and production systems that can underpin rapid development of a competitive commercial agriculture. ... See More +

Other Agricultural Study 49046 JAN 01, 2009

Morris, Michael ; Binswanger, Hans ; Byerlee, Derek ; Savanti, Paula ; Staatz, John

Rural poverty reduction in Northeast Brazil (Vol. 1 of 2) : Achieving results through Community Driven Development (CDD) (English)

From 1993-2005 the Rural Poverty Reduction Program (PCPR) has funded more than 50,000 community subprojects in almost 38,000 poor rural communities in the Northeast region of Brazil4. ... See More +

Working Paper 54510 JAN 01, 2009

Romano, Claudia; Barbosa, Tulio; Costa, Alberto; Pazello, Elaine; Binswanger, Hans; Menezes, Naercio; Coirolo, Luis; Lammert, Jill; Amazonas, Fatima

Rural poverty reduction in Northeast Brazil (Vol. 2 of 2) : An evaluation of Community Driven Development (CDD) (English)

From 1993-2005 the Rural Poverty Reduction Program (PCPR) has funded more than 50,000 community subprojects in almost 38,000 poor rural communities in the Northeast region of Brazil4. ... See More +

Working Paper 54510 JAN 01, 2009

Romano, Claudia; Barbosa, Tulio; Costa, Alberto; Pazello, Elaine; Binswanger, Hans; Menezes, Naercio; Coirolo, Luis; Lammert, Jill; Amazonas, Fatima

Accelerating sustainable, efficient and equitable land reform : case study of the Qedusizi/Besters Cluster Project (English)

The study is a joint product of the department of land affairs of South Africa and the World Bank. It analyzes an innovative land reform project in South Africa. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 44872 JAN 01, 2008

Binswanger, Hans P.; Henderson, Roland; Mbhele, Zweli; Muir-Leresche, Kay;

Consensus, confusion, and controversy - selected land reform issues in Sub-Saharan Africa (English)

Land reform can broadly be divided into land tenure reform-the establishment of secure and formalized property rights in land-and land redistribution-the transfer of land from large to small farmers. ... See More +

Publication 34515 NOV 01, 2005

Bruce, John; Byamugisha, Frank; Binswanger, Hans; van den Brink, Rogier; Thomas, Glen

Scaling up community-driven development : theoretical underpinnings and program design implications (English)

Community-driven development boasts many islands of success, but these have not scaled up to cover entire countries. Binswanger and Aiyar examine the possible obstacles to scaling up, and possible solutions. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS3039 MAR 31, 2003

Binswanger, Hans P.; Aiyar, Swaminathan

Agriculture and the environment - perspectives on sustainable rural development : L'agriculture et l'environnement - etude prospective sur le developpement rural durable (French)

The World Bank has, over the past two years, revisited its rural development strategy and in turn developed a new one, through a renewed commitment to sound development in the rural sector, and seeks to encompass farmers and their communities alike, as well as policymakers. ... See More +

Publication 18583 MAR 01, 2000

Lutz, Ernst [Editor]; Binswanger, Hans; Hazell, Peter; McCalla, Alexander English, Spanish

Agriculture and the environment - perspectives on sustainable rural development : Agricultura y medio ambiente - perspectivas sobre el desarrollo rural sostenible (Spanish)

The World Bank has, over the past two years, revisited its rural development strategy and in turn developed a new one, through a renewed commitment to sound development in the rural sector, and seeks to encompass farmers and their communities alike, as well as policymakers. ... See More +

Publication 18583 JAN 01, 2000

Lutz, Ernst [Editor]; Binswanger, Hans; Hazell, Peter; McCalla, Alexander English, French

The World Bank Research Observer 14 (2) (English)

Road funds, user charges, and taxes, by Ken Gwilliam and Zmarak Shalizi. Between the state and the market: can informal insurance patch the safety net? ... See More +

Publication 20350 AUG 31, 1999

Gwilliam, Ken; Shalizi, Zmarak; Morduch, Jonathan; Blank, Lorraine; Grosh, Margaret; Irwin, Timothy; Klein, Michael; Perry, Guillermo E.; Deininger, Klaus; Binswanger, Hans; Mendelsohn, Robert; Dinar, Ariel; Reilly, John; Thobani, Mateen

The evolution of the World Bank's land policy : principles, experience, and future challenges (English)

This article examines the evolution of policy recommendations concerning rural land issues since the formulation of the World Bank's 'land reform policy paper' in 1975. ... See More +

Journal Article 76633 AUG 01, 1999

Klaus Deininger; Hans Binswanger

Agriculture and the environment - perspectives on sustainable rural development (English)

The World Bank has, over the past two years, revisited its rural development strategy and in turn developed a new one, through a renewed commitment to sound development in the rural sector, and seeks to encompass farmers and their communities alike, as well as policymakers. ... See More +

Publication 18583 OCT 31, 1998

Lutz, Ernst [Editor]; Binswanger, Hans; Hazell, Peter; McCalla, Alexander Spanish, French

Prerequisites for a development-oriented state in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (English)

This paper analyzes the enormous obstacles that the Democratic Republic of the Congo faces in forming a stable, development-oriented state. No government could design, implement, and finance a development program for the country without coordinated analytical and financial support from the international community. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS2018 SEP 21, 1998

Mokoli, Mondonga; Binswanger, Hans P.

Explaining agricultural and agrarian policies in developing countries (English)

Political outcomes - such as agricultural taxation, subsidization, and the provision of public goods - result from political bargaining among interest groups. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS1765 MAY 31, 1997

Binswanger, Hans P.; Deininger, Klaus

The relationship between farm size and efficiency in South African agriculture (English)

Drawing on international evidence, the authors discuss the sources of economies of scale. Using representative farm-level survey data for South Africa's six major grain producing areas and one irrigation area for the period 1975-90, they: describe the the structure of South African agriculture, detailing the distribution of farm sizes and results from previous studies of farm-size efficiency. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS1548 NOV 30, 1995

van Zyl, Johan; Binswanger, Hans; Thirtle, Colin

The World Bank's strategy for reducing poverty and hunger : a report to the development community (English)

This report is the result of discussions within the Bank as well as dialogues with Nongovernmental Organizations and other international agencies concerned with poverty and hunger. ... See More +

Publication 14391 MAR 31, 1995

Binswanger, Hans P.; Landell-Mills, Pierre

Characteristics and performance of settlement programs : a review (English)

The studies and cases reviewed by the authors suggest that settlement programs are too often designed on the assumption that all settlers will or can succeed. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS1207 OCT 31, 1993

Kinsey, Bill H.; Binswanger, Hans P.

Power, distortions, revolt, and reform in agricultural land relations (English)

Most work on the relationship between farm size and productivity strongly suggests that farms that rely mostly on family labor are more productive than large farms operated primarily by hired labor. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS1164 JUL 31, 1993

Binswanger, Hans P.; Deininger, Klaus; Feder, Gershon

Wealth, weather risk, and the composition and profitability of agricultural investments (English)

Despite the growing evidence that farmers in low-income environments are risk-averse, there has been little empirical evidence on the importance of risk in shaping the actual allocation of production resources among farmers differentiated by wealth. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS1055 DEC 31, 1992

Rosenzweig, Mark R.; Binswanger, Hans P.

The impact of formal finance on the rural economy of India (English)

India has systematically pursued a supply-led approach to increasing agricultural credit. Its objectives have been to replace moneylenders, to relieve farmers of indebtedness, and to achieve higher levels of agricultural credit, investment, and output. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS949 AUG 31, 1992

Binswanger, Hans; Khandker, Shahidur

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Awakening Africa's sleeping giant : prospects for commercial agriculture in the Guinea Savannah zone and beyond : Le reveil du geant assoupi : perspectives de l'agriculture commerciale dans les savanes africaines (French)
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JUN 15, 2011 49046 Other Agricultural Study English
Awakening Africa's sleeping giant : prospects for commercial agriculture in the Guinea Savannah zone and beyond (English)
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JAN 01, 2009 49046 Other Agricultural Study
Rural poverty reduction in Northeast Brazil (Vol. 1 of 2) : Achieving results through Community Driven Development (CDD) (English)
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JAN 01, 2009 54510 Working Paper
Rural poverty reduction in Northeast Brazil (Vol. 2 of 2) : An evaluation of Community Driven Development (CDD) (English)
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JAN 01, 2009 54510 Working Paper
Accelerating sustainable, efficient and equitable land reform : case study of the Qedusizi/Besters Cluster Project (English)
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JAN 01, 2008 44872 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Consensus, confusion, and controversy - selected land reform issues in Sub-Saharan Africa (English)
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NOV 01, 2005 34515 Publication
Scaling up community-driven development : theoretical underpinnings and program design implications (English)
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MAR 31, 2003 WPS3039 Policy Research Working Paper
Agriculture and the environment - perspectives on sustainable rural development : L'agriculture et l'environnement - etude prospective sur le developpement rural durable (French)
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MAR 01, 2000 18583 Publication English, Spanish
Agriculture and the environment - perspectives on sustainable rural development : Agricultura y medio ambiente - perspectivas sobre el desarrollo rural sostenible (Spanish)
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JAN 01, 2000 18583 Publication English, French
The World Bank Research Observer 14 (2) (English)
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AUG 31, 1999 20350 Publication
The evolution of the World Bank's land policy : principles, experience, and future challenges (English)
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AUG 01, 1999 76633 Journal Article
Agriculture and the environment - perspectives on sustainable rural development (English)
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OCT 31, 1998 18583 Publication Spanish, French
Prerequisites for a development-oriented state in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (English)
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SEP 21, 1998 WPS2018 Policy Research Working Paper
Explaining agricultural and agrarian policies in developing countries (English)
See More +
MAY 31, 1997 WPS1765 Policy Research Working Paper
The relationship between farm size and efficiency in South African agriculture (English)
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NOV 30, 1995 WPS1548 Policy Research Working Paper
The World Bank's strategy for reducing poverty and hunger : a report to the development community (English)
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MAR 31, 1995 14391 Publication
Characteristics and performance of settlement programs : a review (English)
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OCT 31, 1993 WPS1207 Policy Research Working Paper
Power, distortions, revolt, and reform in agricultural land relations (English)
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JUL 31, 1993 WPS1164 Policy Research Working Paper
Wealth, weather risk, and the composition and profitability of agricultural investments (English)
See More +
DEC 31, 1992 WPS1055 Policy Research Working Paper
The impact of formal finance on the rural economy of India (English)
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AUG 31, 1992 WPS949 Policy Research Working Paper