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Institutions and the African farmer (English)

Getting African agriculture moving, is the most complex, demanding task facing policymakers, agricultural scientists, and donors over the coming twenty-five years. ... See More +

Issues in Agriculture 23043 SEP 30, 1999

Eicher, Carl K.

CGIAR activities and goals : tracing the connections (English)

The overarching goals of today's Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR) feature poor people and stress the efficient pursuit of three related aims for the world's poorest countries: 1) the alleviation of poverty, especially that of women; 2) protection for natural resources, and 3) sustainable food security. ... See More +

Issues in Agriculture 23536 DEC 31, 1998

Winkelmann, Donald L.

Global programs : a new vision in agricultural research (English)

The world faces increasing poverty and more than 800 million remain undernourished, despite all of the technological advances of this century, including the green revolution. ... See More +

Issues in Agriculture 17697 OCT 31, 1997

Frison, Emile A.; Collins, Wanda W.; Sharrock, Suzanne L.

Keeping world food security on the agenda : implications for the United Nations and the CGIAR (English)

At the World Food Summit conducted by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations and held from November 13-17, 1996, world leaders confirmed the need to both increase food production and strengthen the political will and commitment to reach food security and achieve access to food for all. ... See More +

Issues in Agriculture 17696 MAR 31, 1997

Fresco, Louise O.; Rabbinge, Rudy

Sustainability assessment : a review of values, concepts, and methodological approaches (English)

Since "sustainable development" became the catchword in international discussions, several approaches to sustainability assessment have been developed. ... See More +

Issues in Agriculture 17695 FEB 28, 1997

Becker, Barbara

Agricultural research and development : the needs for public-private sector partnerships (English)

The world's population is expected to double by the year 2050. This will require at least a doubling of food production to meet the needs of rapidly growing global population, approximately 90 percent of whom will reside in developing countries. ... See More +

Issues in Agriculture 17693 DEC 31, 1996

James, Clive

The new era of water resources management : from "dry" to "wet" water savings (English)

The author believes that water is one of the major global issues of the twenty-first century. Much of the social and political instability is due to conflicts over water regime and the consequent instability of food supplies and rural livelihoods. ... See More +

Issues in Agriculture 17692 APR 30, 1996

Seckler, David

The impact of the International Agricultural Research Centers : measurement, quantification, and interpretation (English)

The mission of the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR), with its seventeen international agricultural research centers, is to improve the welfare of poor people in developing countries in ways that also improve the future productive capacity of their natural resources while protecting the quality of our wider environment. ... See More +

Issues in Agriculture 17691 JUL 31, 1994

Collinson, M. P.; Tollens, E.

Strategies for sustaining crop germplasm preservation, enhancement, and use (English)

Better germplasm is the fastest and least expensive input for increasing crop plant productivity. The demands for increased food productivity mean that the ability of natural systems to conserve genetic resources has been diminished (genetic erosion). ... See More +

Issues in Agriculture 17662 OCT 31, 1992

Wilkes, Garrison

Intellectual property issues for the international agricultural research centers (English)

The rise of biotechnology, the privatization of agricultural research, and the tightening of national and international legislation that protects intellectual property have raised the concern of the international agricultural research centers (IARCs) about whether they ought to protect their intellectual property. ... See More +

Issues in Agriculture 17661 APR 30, 1992

Barton, John H.; Siebeck, Wolfgang E.

The role of gender in agricultural development (English)

What factors contributed to adoption of a gender perspective among those centers that have done so successfully? Why have the other International Agricultural Research Centers (IARCs) found it difficult to deal with gender issues? ... See More +

Issues in Agriculture 17660 DEC 31, 1991

Poats, Susan V.

Preserving the options : food productivity and sustainability (English)

This booklet describes the efforts of nearly a thousand agricultural scientists working to sustain food production in developing countries. It was commissioned by the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR). ... See More +

Issues in Agriculture 17659 OCT 31, 1991

Walsh, John

Saving lives through agricultural research (English)

For most of the history of man, agricultural production was low and unstable, leading to poor crops in some years and sometimes resulting in crop failures in some places. ... See More +

Issues in Agriculture 17658 MAY 31, 1991

Plucknett, Donald L.

Title Document Date Report No. Document Type Also available in
Institutions and the African farmer (English)
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SEP 30, 1999 23043 Issues in Agriculture
CGIAR activities and goals : tracing the connections (English)
See More +
DEC 31, 1998 23536 Issues in Agriculture
Global programs : a new vision in agricultural research (English)
See More +
OCT 31, 1997 17697 Issues in Agriculture
Keeping world food security on the agenda : implications for the United Nations and the CGIAR (English)
See More +
MAR 31, 1997 17696 Issues in Agriculture
Sustainability assessment : a review of values, concepts, and methodological approaches (English)
See More +
FEB 28, 1997 17695 Issues in Agriculture
Agricultural research and development : the needs for public-private sector partnerships (English)
See More +
DEC 31, 1996 17693 Issues in Agriculture
The new era of water resources management : from "dry" to "wet" water savings (English)
See More +
APR 30, 1996 17692 Issues in Agriculture
The impact of the International Agricultural Research Centers : measurement, quantification, and interpretation (English)
See More +
JUL 31, 1994 17691 Issues in Agriculture
Strategies for sustaining crop germplasm preservation, enhancement, and use (English)
See More +
OCT 31, 1992 17662 Issues in Agriculture
Intellectual property issues for the international agricultural research centers (English)
See More +
APR 30, 1992 17661 Issues in Agriculture
The role of gender in agricultural development (English)
See More +
DEC 31, 1991 17660 Issues in Agriculture
Preserving the options : food productivity and sustainability (English)
See More +
OCT 31, 1991 17659 Issues in Agriculture
Saving lives through agricultural research (English)
See More +
MAY 31, 1991 17658 Issues in Agriculture