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Growing Africa - Unlocking the potential of agribusiness (Vol. 1 of 3) : Main report (English)

This report highlights the great potential of the agribusiness sector in Africa by drawing on experience in Africa as well as other regions. The evidence demonstrates that good policies, a conducive business environment, and strategic support from governments can help agribusiness reach its potential. ... See More +

Working Paper 75663 MAR 11, 2013

Byerlee, Derek; Garcia, Andres F.; Giertz, Asa; Palmade, Vincent

Growing Africa - Unlocking the potential of agribusiness : Overview (English)

This report highlights the great potential of the agribusiness sector in Africa by drawing on experience in Africa as well as other regions. This evidence demonstrates that good policies, a conducive business environment, and strategic support from governments can help agribusiness reach its potential. ... See More +

Working Paper 75972 MAR 11, 2013

Byerlee, Derek; Garcia, Andres F.; Giertz, Asa; Palmade, Vincent

Growing Africa - Unlocking the potential of agribusiness (Vol. 2 of 3) : Annex 1 (English)

This report highlights the great potential of the agribusiness sector in Africa by drawing on experience in Africa as well as other regions. The evidence demonstrates that good policies, a conducive business environment, and strategic support from governments can help agribusiness reach its potential. ... See More +

Working Paper 75663 MAR 11, 2013

Byerlee, Derek; Garcia, Andres F.; Giertz, Asa; Palmade, Vincent

Growing Africa - Unlocking the potential of agribusiness (Vol. 3 of 3) : Annex 2 (English)

This report highlights the great potential of the agribusiness sector in Africa by drawing on experience in Africa as well as other regions. The evidence demonstrates that good policies, a conducive business environment, and strategic support from governments can help agribusiness reach its potential. ... See More +

Working Paper 75663 MAR 11, 2013

Byerlee, Derek; Garcia, Andres F.; Giertz, Asa; Palmade, Vincent

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

Maize revolutions in Sub-Saharan Africa (English)

There have been numerous episodes of widespread adoption of improved seed and long-term achievements in the development of the maize seed industry in Sub-Saharan Africa. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5659 MAY 01, 2011

Smale, Melinda; Jayne, Thom; Byerlee, Derek

The rise of large farms in land abundant countries : do they have a future ? (English)

Increased levels and volatility of food prices has led to a surge of interest in large-scale agriculture and land acquisition. This creates challenges for policy makers aiming to establish a policy environment conducive to an agrarian structure to contribute to broad-based development in the long term. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5588 MAR 01, 2011

Deininger, Klaus; Byerlee, Derek

Rising global interest in farmland : can it yield sustainable and equitable benefits? (English)

Interest in farmland is rising. And, given commodity price volatility, growing human and environmental pressures, and worries about food security, this interest will increase, especially in the developing world. ... See More +

Publication 59463 JAN 10, 2011

Deininger, Klaus; Selod, Harris; Lindsay, Jonathan; Byerlee, Derek; Norton, Andrew; Stickler, Mercedes Russian

Rising global interest in farmland : can it yield sustainable and equitable benefits? (Russian)

Interest in farmland is rising. And, given commodity price volatility, growing human and environmental pressures, and worries about food security, this interest will increase, especially in the developing world. ... See More +

Publication 59463 JAN 01, 2011

Deininger, Klaus; Byerlee, Derek; Lindsay, Jonathan; Norton, Andrew; Selod, Harris; Stickler, Mercedes 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

World development report 2008 : agriculture for development (Russian)

Agriculture is a vital development tool for achieving the Millennium Development Goal that calls for halving by 2015 the share of people suffering from extreme poverty and hunger. ... See More +

World Development Report 41455 JAN 01, 2008

Townsend, Robert; Klytchnikova, Irina; De Janvry, Alain; Byerlee, Derek; Sadoulet, Elisabeth English, Bahasa (Indonesian), Japanese, Spanish, French, Arabic, Khmer, Farsi

World development report 2008 : agriculture for development : Informe sobre el desarrollo mundial 2008 : agricultura para el desarrollo (Spanish)

Agriculture is a vital development tool for achieving the Millennium Development Goal that calls for halving by 2015 the share of people suffering from extreme poverty and hunger. ... See More +

World Development Report 41455 JAN 01, 2008

Townsend, Robert; Klytchnikova, Irina; De Janvry, Alain; Byerlee, Derek; Sadoulet, Elisabeth English, Bahasa (Indonesian), Japanese, Russian, French, Arabic, Khmer, Farsi

World development report 2008 : agriculture for development (Japanese)

Agriculture is a vital development tool for achieving the Millennium Development Goal that calls for halving by 2015 the share of people suffering from extreme poverty and hunger. ... See More +

World Development Report 41455 JAN 01, 2008

Townsend, Robert; Klytchnikova, Irina; De Janvry, Alain; Byerlee, Derek; Sadoulet, Elisabeth English, Bahasa (Indonesian), Russian, Spanish, French, Arabic, Khmer, Farsi

World development report 2008 : agriculture for development (Khmer)

Agriculture is a vital development tool for achieving the Millennium Development Goal that calls for halving by 2015 the share of people suffering from extreme poverty and hunger. ... See More +

World Development Report 41455 JAN 01, 2008

Townsend, Robert; Klytchnikova, Irina; De Janvry, Alain; Byerlee, Derek; Sadoulet, Elisabeth English, Bahasa (Indonesian), Japanese, Russian, Spanish, French, Arabic, Farsi

World development report 2008 : agriculture for development (Arabic)

Agriculture is a vital development tool for achieving the Millennium Development Goal that calls for halving by 2015 the share of people suffering from extreme poverty and hunger. ... See More +

World Development Report 41455 JAN 01, 2008

Townsend, Robert; Klytchnikova, Irina; De Janvry, Alain; Byerlee, Derek; Sadoulet, Elisabeth English, Bahasa (Indonesian), Japanese, Russian, Spanish, French, Khmer, Farsi

Fertilizer use in African agriculture : lessons learned and good practice guidelines (English)

In every region of the world, the intensification of crop-based agriculture has been associated with a sharp increase in the use of chemical fertilizer. ... See More +

Publication 39037 JAN 01, 2007

Kelly, Valerie A.; Kopicki, Ron J.; Byerlee, Derek; Morris, Michael

World development report 2008 : agriculture for development (English)

Agriculture is a vital development tool for achieving the Millennium Development Goal that calls for halving by 2015 the share of people suffering from extreme poverty and hunger. ... See More +

World Development Report 41455 JAN 01, 2007

Townsend, Robert; Klytchnikova, Irina; De Janvry, Alain; Byerlee, Derek; Sadoulet, Elisabeth Bahasa (Indonesian), Japanese, Russian, Spanish, French, Arabic, Khmer, Farsi

World development report 2008 : agriculture for development (Farsi)

Agriculture is a vital development tool for achieving the Millennium Development Goal that calls for halving by 2015 the share of people suffering from extreme poverty and hunger. ... See More +

World Development Report 41455 JAN 01, 2007

Townsend, Robert; Klytchnikova, Irina; De Janvry, Alain; Byerlee, Derek; Sadoulet, Elisabeth English, Bahasa (Indonesian), Japanese, Russian, Spanish, French, Arabic, Khmer

Agriculture, rural development, and pro-poor growth (English)

This paper reviews the contribution of agriculture and rural development to pro-poor growth by examining the experience of 12 countries as documented in case studies commissioned for a multi-donor project on "Operationalizing Pro-Poor Growth." ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 37058 JAN 01, 2005

Xinshen Diao; Jackson, Chris; Byerlee, Derek

Extension and rural development : converging views on institutional approaches? (English)

Against a backdrop of changing public policies and other pressures forcing fundamental change in public extension services, the World Bank, USAID, and the Neuchatel Group convened a workshop of about 70 extension experts to review recent approaches to revitalizing extension services.1 The objective of the workshop was to provide donors, practitioners, and policymakers an opportunity to discuss and identify commonalities in their approaches to agricultural extension. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 31912 APR 01, 2004

Helene-Collion, Marie; Alex, Gary; Rivera, William; Byerlee, Derek

Title Document Date Report No. Document Type Also available in
Growing Africa - Unlocking the potential of agribusiness (Vol. 1 of 3) : Main report (English)
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MAR 11, 2013 75663 Working Paper
Growing Africa - Unlocking the potential of agribusiness : Overview (English)
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MAR 11, 2013 75972 Working Paper
Growing Africa - Unlocking the potential of agribusiness (Vol. 2 of 3) : Annex 1 (English)
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MAR 11, 2013 75663 Working Paper
Growing Africa - Unlocking the potential of agribusiness (Vol. 3 of 3) : Annex 2 (English)
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MAR 11, 2013 75663 Working Paper
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
Maize revolutions in Sub-Saharan Africa (English)
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MAY 01, 2011 WPS5659 Policy Research Working Paper
The rise of large farms in land abundant countries : do they have a future ? (English)
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MAR 01, 2011 WPS5588 Policy Research Working Paper
Rising global interest in farmland : can it yield sustainable and equitable benefits? (English)
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JAN 10, 2011 59463 Publication Russian
Rising global interest in farmland : can it yield sustainable and equitable benefits? (Russian)
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JAN 01, 2011 59463 Publication 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
World development report 2008 : agriculture for development (Russian)
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JAN 01, 2008 41455 World Development Report English, Bahasa (Indonesian), Japanese, Spanish, French, Arabic, Khmer, Farsi
World development report 2008 : agriculture for development : Informe sobre el desarrollo mundial 2008 : agricultura para el desarrollo (Spanish)
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JAN 01, 2008 41455 World Development Report English, Bahasa (Indonesian), Japanese, Russian, French, Arabic, Khmer, Farsi
World development report 2008 : agriculture for development (Japanese)
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JAN 01, 2008 41455 World Development Report English, Bahasa (Indonesian), Russian, Spanish, French, Arabic, Khmer, Farsi
World development report 2008 : agriculture for development (Khmer)
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JAN 01, 2008 41455 World Development Report English, Bahasa (Indonesian), Japanese, Russian, Spanish, French, Arabic, Farsi
World development report 2008 : agriculture for development (Arabic)
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JAN 01, 2008 41455 World Development Report English, Bahasa (Indonesian), Japanese, Russian, Spanish, French, Khmer, Farsi
Fertilizer use in African agriculture : lessons learned and good practice guidelines (English)
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JAN 01, 2007 39037 Publication
World development report 2008 : agriculture for development (English)
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JAN 01, 2007 41455 World Development Report Bahasa (Indonesian), Japanese, Russian, Spanish, French, Arabic, Khmer, Farsi
World development report 2008 : agriculture for development (Farsi)
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JAN 01, 2007 41455 World Development Report English, Bahasa (Indonesian), Japanese, Russian, Spanish, French, Arabic, Khmer
Agriculture, rural development, and pro-poor growth (English)
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JAN 01, 2005 37058 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Extension and rural development : converging views on institutional approaches? (English)
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APR 01, 2004 31912 Working Paper (Numbered Series)