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Filling the data gap on gender in rural Kenya (English)

Agriculture is one of the most important sectors in Kenya and its performance greatly affects the poor. In addition to its importance as a source of food and income, the sector directly accounts for 24 percent of Kenya's Gross Domestic Product (GDP), and for another 25 percent indirectly through linkages with other economic sectors. ... See More +

Brief 69532 JUN 01, 2012

Disclosed

Lessons from scaling up : developing value chains for wool - lessons from Mongolia (English)

The new 'lessons from practice: assessing scalability' report aims to provide specific tools and guidance to World Bank Task Team Leaders (TTLs) and other agricultural development specialists which can assist them in identifying the potential for scaling up small, innovative projects throughout the entire project cycle - from inception through completion. ... See More +

Brief 69572 JUN 01, 2012

Mackedon, John; Larson, Gunnar; Antikainen, Kaisa Disclosed

Lessons from scaling up : recycling Cassava waste - a triple win for development : a case study from Nigeria (English)

The new 'lessons from practice: assessing scalability' report aims to provide specific tools and guidance to World Bank Task Team Leaders (TTLs) and other agricultural development specialists which can assist them in identifying the potential for scaling up small, innovative projects throughout the entire project cycle from inception through completion. ... See More +

Brief 69571 JUN 01, 2012

Mackedon, John; Larson, Gunnar; Antikainen, Kaisa Disclosed

Lessons from scaling up : reducing postharvest loss through mini cold storage technology - lessons from India (English)

The new 'lessons from practice: assessing scalability' report aims to provide specific tools and guidance to World Bank Task Team Leaders (TTLs) and other agricultural development specialists which can assist them in identifying the potential for scaling up small, innovative projects throughout the entire project cycle, from inception through completion. ... See More +

Brief 69832 JUN 01, 2012

Mackedon, John; Larson, Gunnar; Antikainen, Kaisa Disclosed

Productivity and climate benefits of improved land management technologies (English)

Ensuring food security under changing climate conditions is one of the major challenges of our era. Agriculture must not only become increasingly productive, but must also adapt to climate change while reducing greenhouse gas emissions. ... See More +

Brief 68002 MAR 01, 2012

Larson,Gunnar; Braimoh,Ademola Disclosed

From degraded pasturelands to climate-smart livestock production systems in Northwest Cameroon (English)

The Tugi Silvopastoral Project (TUSIP) is a climate-smart livestock and pasture management pilot program that was introduced in the village of Tugi in the Gutah Hills of the Northwest Region (NWR) of Cameroon in January of 2010. ... See More +

Brief 68000 FEB 01, 2012

Pezo, Danilo A.; Ibrahim, Muhammad; Nji, Ajaga; Agwe, Jonathan; Azah, Chick Herman Disclosed

Lessons from scaling up : lessons and recommendations for agricultural practitioners (English)

The new report 'lessons from practice: assessing scalability' aims to provide specific tools and guidance to World Bank Task Team Leaders (TTLs) and other agricultural development specialists which can assist them in identifying the potential for scaling up small, innovative projects throughout the entire project cycle, from inception through completion. ... See More +

Brief 68001 FEB 01, 2012

Mackedon, John; Larson, Gunnar; Antikainen, Kaisa Disclosed

Making the grade : smallholder farmers, emerging standards, and development assistance programs in Africa (English)

Agro-food standards, including those relating to product quality, food safety, and the environmental and social impacts of production, have become the focus of intense controversy among those concerned with African trade and the potential of establishing linkages that enable smallholder farmers to produce for higher value agro-food markets. ... See More +

Brief 64931 OCT 01, 2011

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

Missing food : the case of postharvest grain losses in Sub-Saharan Africa (English)

Rising and increasingly volatile food prices spiking for the second time in three years combined with heightened uncertainty about future prospects for food availabilities, are raising alarm about food security, particularly in low-income, food-deficit countries, most located in sub-Saharan Africa. ... See More +

Brief 64930 MAY 01, 2011

Morgan, Nancy; Larson, Gunnar Disclosed

Rising global interest in farmland and the importance of responsible agricultural investment (English)

While the issue has been hotly debated, this debate has suffered from two main weaknesses. On the one hand, there has been a dearth of rigorous empirical analysis of what is happening on the ground. ... See More +

Brief 56583 SEP 01, 2010

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

Empowerment and poverty reduction through infrastructure and service provision in rural Pakistan (English)

Poverty in Pakistan is overwhelmingly rural. Some two-thirds of Pakistan's population, and over 60 percent of the country's poor, live in rural areas. ... See More +

Brief 53034 JAN 01, 2010

Isa, Qazi Asmat; Ahmed, Naila; Larson, Gunnar; Disclosed

Rethinking collaborative arrangements with local partners (English)

More forest area is being designated for use by local communities and indigenous peoples. In a growing number of countries legislation is being introduced to ensure that local partners share in the benefits of forest operations and participate as active stakeholders in the sustainable use of forest resources. ... See More +

Brief 53033 JAN 01, 2010

Rosenbaum, Kenneth; Chandrasekharan Behr, Diji; Larson, Gunnar Disclosed

Reduced emissions and enhanced adaptation in agricultural landscapes (English)

This brief is based on the key messages of a conference held on January 23, 2009 at the World Bank to review the state of the art on 'agriculture and climate change, investing now for a productive and resilient future.' ... See More +

Brief 52755 OCT 01, 2009

Fernandes, Erick; Thapa, Dipti; Madhvani, Sonia Disclosed

Bioenergy development : issues and impacts for poverty and natural resource management (English)

The last five to ten years have seen a strong resurgence of interest in bioenergy along with the gradual development of more modern and efficient bioenergy production systems. ... See More +

Brief 50294 AUG 01, 2009

Cushion, Elizabeth; Dieterle, Gerhard; Whiteman, Adrian; Disclosed

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

Stimulating agricultural growth is critical to reducing poverty in Africa. Commercial agriculture, potentially a powerful driver of agricultural growth, can develop along a number of pathways. ... See More +

Brief 48923 JUN 01, 2009

Morris, Michael ; Larson, Gunnar Disclosed

Improving agricultural productivity and markets : the role of information and communication technologies (English)

Raising the productivity of smallholders is a necessary condition for increasing incomes and improving livelihoods among the rural poor in most developing countries. ... See More +

Brief 48922 APR 01, 2009

McNamara, Kerry Disclosed

Tracking results in agriculture and rural development in less-than-ideal conditions : a sourcebook of indicators for monitoring and evaluation (English)

The demand for verifiable evidence of results and impacts of development agricultural programs and projects is growing. However, most of the indicators that development practitioners have traditionally used in tracking progress toward achieving projects' objectives focus on the workings of the development operation itself. ... See More +

Brief 53341 MAR 01, 2009

Larson, Gunnar; Disclosed

Foreign investment in agricultural production : opportunities and challenges (English)

The recent surge in food and fuel prices has prompted countries with high dependence on food imports to try and lock in future food supplies through direct investment in agricultural production in other countries. ... See More +

Brief 47430 JAN 01, 2009

Songwe, Vera; Deininger, Klaus Disclosed

Agriculture and rural development notes (40) (English)

This issue of the Agriculture and Rural Development (ARD) notes includes the following headings: from agriculture to nutrition: pathways, synergies and outcomes; pathways linking food production to nutrition outcomes; drivers of a changing agriculture-nutrition context; and agricultural programs and nutrition outcomes. ... See More +

Newsletter 44878 JUL 01, 2008

Hawkes, Corinna; Ruel, Marie T. Disclosed

Can water undermine growth? : evidence from Ethiopia (English)

In Ethiopia the centrality of water is clear. With little water resources infrastructure, relatively weak management institutions and capacity, extreme hydrological variability and seasonality, and a highly vulnerable economy, Ethiopia faces an enormous challenge in building the minimum platform of water infrastructure and management capacity needed to achieve water security. ... See More +

Brief 37632 SEP 01, 2006

Sadoff, Claudia Disclosed

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Filling the data gap on gender in rural Kenya (English)
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JUN 01, 2012 69532 Brief
Lessons from scaling up : developing value chains for wool - lessons from Mongolia (English)
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JUN 01, 2012 69572 Brief
Lessons from scaling up : recycling Cassava waste - a triple win for development : a case study from Nigeria (English)
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JUN 01, 2012 69571 Brief
Lessons from scaling up : reducing postharvest loss through mini cold storage technology - lessons from India (English)
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JUN 01, 2012 69832 Brief
Productivity and climate benefits of improved land management technologies (English)
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MAR 01, 2012 68002 Brief
From degraded pasturelands to climate-smart livestock production systems in Northwest Cameroon (English)
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FEB 01, 2012 68000 Brief
Lessons from scaling up : lessons and recommendations for agricultural practitioners (English)
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FEB 01, 2012 68001 Brief
Making the grade : smallholder farmers, emerging standards, and development assistance programs in Africa (English)
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OCT 01, 2011 64931 Brief
Agricultural innovation funds (English)
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MAY 01, 2011 64929 Brief
Missing food : the case of postharvest grain losses in Sub-Saharan Africa (English)
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MAY 01, 2011 64930 Brief
Rising global interest in farmland and the importance of responsible agricultural investment (English)
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SEP 01, 2010 56583 Brief
Gender and governance in agricultural extension services : insights from India, Ghana, and Ethiopia (English)
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MAR 01, 2010 56582 Brief
Empowerment and poverty reduction through infrastructure and service provision in rural Pakistan (English)
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JAN 01, 2010 53034 Brief
Rethinking collaborative arrangements with local partners (English)
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JAN 01, 2010 53033 Brief
Reduced emissions and enhanced adaptation in agricultural landscapes (English)
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OCT 01, 2009 52755 Brief
Bioenergy development : issues and impacts for poverty and natural resource management (English)
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AUG 01, 2009 50294 Brief
Awakening Africa's sleeping giant : prospects for commercial agriculture in the Guinea Savannah zone and beyond (English)
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JUN 01, 2009 48923 Brief
Improving agricultural productivity and markets : the role of information and communication technologies (English)
See More +
APR 01, 2009 48922 Brief
Tracking results in agriculture and rural development in less-than-ideal conditions : a sourcebook of indicators for monitoring and evaluation (English)
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MAR 01, 2009 53341 Brief
Foreign investment in agricultural production : opportunities and challenges (English)
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JAN 01, 2009 47430 Brief
Agriculture and rural development notes (40) (English)
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JUL 01, 2008 44878 Newsletter
Can water undermine growth? : evidence from Ethiopia (English)
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SEP 01, 2006 37632 Brief