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March 2004 - August 2012

 

This series describes ongoing research and/or implementation experiences from the World Bank in the agriculture sector. These papers draw implications for policymakers and project teams where appropriate. The series is intended for practical application with the aim of informing public discussion, policy formulation, and development planning. Titles in this series undergo internal and external review under the management of the World Bank's Agriculture and Rural Development unit.



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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

Thinking systematically about scaling up : developing guidance for scaling up World Bank-supported agriculture and rural development operations (English)

The objective of this report is to assess the usefulness of providing guidance for scaling up good practices in core ARD business lines, and to test the prospects for doing so. ... See More +

Working Paper 70609 AUG 01, 2012

Jonasova, Marketa; Cooke, Sanjiva Disclosed

Evaluation of new Fishery Performance Indicators (FPIs) : a case study of the blue swimming crab fisheries in Indonesia and Philippines (English)

To further develop and finalize the Fishery Performance Indicators (FPIs) for scaling up to the Bank's entire fisheries portfolio, a number of specific pilots and case studies have been conducted. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 68710 MAY 01, 2012

Chu, Jingjie; Anderson, James L.; Anderson, Christopher M. Disclosed

Improving the rural investment climate for businesses : key to rural income generation (English)

An appropriate rural investment climate (RIC) is essential for rural businesses to be successful and generate employment and income in their communities. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 67842 FEB 01, 2012

Sawada, Naotaka Disclosed

Weather index insurance for agriculture : guidance for development practitioners (English)

This paper is a distillation of the findings of the work undertaken by the World Bank. It is deliberately not a collation of case studies, but rather a practical overview of the subject. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 66274 NOV 01, 2011

Disclosed

Sustainable support system for rural women entrepreneurs in Ethiopia (English)

Nonfarm sector development in rural Ethiopia is central to generating employment and income and thereby reducing poverty. The improved investment climate could facilitate investments in farm and nonfarm sectors by contributing directly and indirectly to the generation of additional employment for women and men. ... See More +

Working Paper 63639 JUN 01, 2011

Sawada, Naotaka; Harishchandra, Vedini Disclosed

Rural banking : the case of rural and community banks in Ghana (English)

This case study describes the history and business model of the Rural and Community Bank (RCB) network in Ghana, analyzes its performance, identifies key issues, and makes recommendations on the way forward. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 56591 MAY 01, 2010

Nair, Ajai; Fissha, Azeb Disclosed

Assessment of innovative approaches for flood risk management and financing in agriculture (English)

Floods are a major source of risk for the agricultural sector. Flood risk in the agricultural sector primarily arises from river flooding, flash floods, and coastal flooding. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 71620 JAN 01, 2010

Lotsch, Alexander; Dick, William; Manuamorn, Ornsaran Pomme 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

Rapid agricultural supply chain risk assessment : a conceptual framework (English)

This paper describes the methodology for a Rapid Agricultural Supply Chain Risk Assessment (RASCRA), developed by the Agricultural Risk Management Team (ARMT) of the World Bank. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 56590 JAN 01, 2010

Jaffee, Steven; Siegel, Paul; Andrews, Colin Disclosed

Gender analysis of aquaculture value chain in Northeast Vietnam and Nigeria (English)

The report is an initiative of the Agriculture and Rural Development Department (ARD) of the World Bank. Aquaculture is the fastest-growing food sector in the world and is expected to contribute more than 50 percent of total fish consumption by 2020. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 56586 JAN 01, 2009

Veliu, Atdhe; Gessese, Nebiyeluel; Ragasa, Catherine; Okali, Christine Disclosed

Getting good government for women : a literature review (English)

This review assesses what is known and not known about the interface of gender and governance. More specifically, the purpose of this review is to identify mechanisms that have been used to make the outcomes of public sector governance more responsive to women. ... See More +

Women in Development and Gender Study 50290 JAN 01, 2009

Horowitz, Leah; Disclosed

Rapid agricultural supply chain risk assessment (RapAgRisk) : methodological guidelines - volume 2 (English)

Volume 2 of the Rapid Agricultural Supply Chain Risk Assessment provides a series of methodological guidelines to support assessment teams throughout all stages of assessment planning, implementation and follow up. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 70464 JUN 13, 2008

Jaffee, Steven; Siegel, Paul; Andrews, Colin Disclosed

Barrier, catalyst, or distraction? Standards, competitiveness, and Africa's groundnut exports to Europe (English)

The objective of this paper is to improve understanding of the apparent trade impacts of the European Union (EU) aflatoxin standards on edible groundnut exports from sub-Saharan Africa (SSA), within a framework that takes into account the multiplicity of factors determining the region's competitiveness in this trade over recent decades. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 43436 JAN 01, 2008

Diaz Rios, Luz B; Jaffee, Steven; Disclosed

From the ground up : impacts of a Pro-Poor Community-Driven Development Project in Nigeria (English)

This study was conducted to assess the impact of a community-driven development (CDD) project called Second Fadama (Fadama II), which is the largest agricultural project in Nigeria. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 44869 JAN 01, 2008

Nkonya, Ephraim; Phillip, Dayo; Mogues, Tewodaj; Pender, John; Yahaya, Kuta; Adebowale, Gbenga; Arokoyo, Tunji; Kato, Edward; 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

How innovative is your agriculture? Using innovation indicators and benchmarks to strengthen national agricultural innovation systems (English)

This paper explores the application of the innovation systems framework to the design and construction of national agricultural innovation indicators. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 44870 JAN 01, 2008

Spielman, David J.; Birner, Regina; Disclosed

Climate change response strategies for agriculture : challenges and opportunities for the 21st century (English)

Agriculture will face significant challenges in the 21st century, largely due to the need to increase global food supply under the declining availability of soil and water resources and increasing threats from climate change. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 48921 JAN 01, 2008

Tubiello, Francesco ; Schmidhuber, Josef ; Howden, Mark ; Neofotis, Peter G. ; Park, Sarah ; Fernandes, Erick ; Thapa, Dipti Disclosed

Reaching rural areas with financial services : lessons from financial cooperatives in Brazil, Burkina Faso, Kenya, and Sri Lanka (English)

This paper presents four cases of financial cooperative networks in developing countries with significant rural outreach. The four cases are SICREDI (Sistema de Cooperativa de Credito) in Brazil, SANASA in Sri Lanka, RCPB (Reseau des Caisses Populaires du Burkina) in Burkina Faso, and KERUSSU (Kenya Rural Savings and Credit Cooperative Society Union) in Kenya. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 39357 JAN 01, 2007

Nair, Ajai; Kloeppinger-Todd, Renate Portuguese, French 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

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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
Thinking systematically about scaling up : developing guidance for scaling up World Bank-supported agriculture and rural development operations (English)
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AUG 01, 2012 70609 Working Paper
Evaluation of new Fishery Performance Indicators (FPIs) : a case study of the blue swimming crab fisheries in Indonesia and Philippines (English)
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MAY 01, 2012 68710 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Improving the rural investment climate for businesses : key to rural income generation (English)
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FEB 01, 2012 67842 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Weather index insurance for agriculture : guidance for development practitioners (English)
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NOV 01, 2011 66274 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Sustainable support system for rural women entrepreneurs in Ethiopia (English)
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JUN 01, 2011 63639 Working Paper
Rural banking : the case of rural and community banks in Ghana (English)
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MAY 01, 2010 56591 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Assessment of innovative approaches for flood risk management and financing in agriculture (English)
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JAN 01, 2010 71620 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
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
Rapid agricultural supply chain risk assessment : a conceptual framework (English)
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JAN 01, 2010 56590 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Gender analysis of aquaculture value chain in Northeast Vietnam and Nigeria (English)
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JAN 01, 2009 56586 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Getting good government for women : a literature review (English)
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JAN 01, 2009 50290 Women in Development and Gender Study
Rapid agricultural supply chain risk assessment (RapAgRisk) : methodological guidelines - volume 2 (English)
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JUN 13, 2008 70464 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Barrier, catalyst, or distraction? Standards, competitiveness, and Africa's groundnut exports to Europe (English)
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JAN 01, 2008 43436 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
From the ground up : impacts of a Pro-Poor Community-Driven Development Project in Nigeria (English)
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JAN 01, 2008 44869 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Agricultural innovation systems : from diagnostics toward operational practices (English)
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JAN 01, 2008 43435 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
How innovative is your agriculture? Using innovation indicators and benchmarks to strengthen national agricultural innovation systems (English)
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JAN 01, 2008 44870 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Climate change response strategies for agriculture : challenges and opportunities for the 21st century (English)
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JAN 01, 2008 48921 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Reaching rural areas with financial services : lessons from financial cooperatives in Brazil, Burkina Faso, Kenya, and Sri Lanka (English)
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JAN 01, 2007 39357 Working Paper (Numbered Series) Portuguese, French
Health enhancing foods : country case studies of China and India (English)
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JAN 01, 2007 38715 Working Paper (Numbered Series)