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This publication series presents recent analyses of issues that affect agriculture's role as a source of economic development, rural livelihoods, and environmental services. The series is intended for practical application, and to inform public discussion, policy formulation, and development planning.



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Managing watershed externalities in India (English)

In India, current watershed projects are located mainly in semi-arid areas, where rain-fed agriculture is the predominant land use and watersheds are densely populated. ... See More +

Working Paper 37282 APR 20, 2006

Baumann,Pari; Chhotray,Vasudha; Emery,James J.; Kerr,John Malcolm; Milne,Grant Disclosed

Changing values lead to water management reform in the Netherlands: toward an interdisciplinary and integrated approach to agricultural drainage (English)

The project Agricultural Drainage: Towards an Interdisciplinary and Integrated Approach was carried out by the World Bank through case studies in six countries. ... See More +

Working Paper 31899 FEB 01, 2004

Hoevenaars, J.

Balancing productivity and environmental pressure in Egypt: toward an interdisciplinary and integrated approach to agricultural drainage (English)

The development of agricultural drainage in Egypt and the institutions that have developed around it is the subject of this study. It focuses on the current challenges and issues in drainage in Egypt, which lead to the conclusion that drainage must be viewed as a cornerstone of integrated water resources management. ... See More +

Working Paper 31888 FEB 01, 2004

Achthoven, Ton van; Merabet, Zohra; Shalaby, Karim S.; Steenbergen, Frank van Disclosed

Water resources management during transition and reform in Indonesia: toward an integrated perspective on agricultural drainage (English)

This report presents the findings of a literature review and field study on agricultural drainage in Indonesia. Indonesia was included as one of the six case studies as an example of drainage in the humid tropics. ... See More +

Working Paper 31889 FEB 01, 2004

Houterman, Jos; Djoeachir, Mestika; Susanto, Robiyanto Hendro; Steenbergen, Frank van

Reforming governance systems for drainage in Pakistan : toward an interdisciplinary and integrated approach to agricultural drainage (English)

Pakistan has the largest integrated irrigation network in the world. It supplies water to 16 million ha, providing income for about four million private farmers. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 71654 DEC 01, 2003

Memon,Mohammad Yameen; Scheumann,Waltina Disclosed

Controlling or living with floods in Bangladesh: toward an interdisciplinary and integrated approach to agricultural drainage (English)

Drainage in Bangladesh, one of the wettest countries in the world, has been an age -old aspect of daily life. In the precolonial days, the zamindars [landlords] would construct levees or embankments to protect specific areas and provide rudimentary drainage facilities. ... See More +

Working Paper 31887 DEC 01, 2003

Haskoning, Royal

Innovative financial services for India : monsoon-indexed lending and insurance for smallholders (English)

With the advent of an international market for managing weather-related risk, the use of insurance products based on a weather index is becoming a reality. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 27096 AUG 30, 2003

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Gender and employment in high-value agriculture industries (English)

For many developing countries, declining revenues from traditional commodities and the opportunities of a globalized market have led to the adoption of high-value agricultural exports to diversify production and achieve national growth and development. ... See More +

Departmental Working Paper 26393 MAY 31, 2003

Dolan, Catherine S.; Sorby, Kristina

Food safety scare or reasonable risk : do drug residues limits affect international trade in beef? (English)

There have been a number of high profile food safety disputes in trade over the past decade. These include the widely publicized dispute at the World Trade Organization between the U.S. and EU over hormone treated beef. ... See More +

Departmental Working Paper 26394 MAY 31, 2003

Wilson, John S.; Otsuki, Tsunehiro; Majumdar, Baishali

Integrated pest management in development : review of trends and implementation strategies (English)

Global concerns regarding unsustainable pest management have made the promotion of Integrated Pest Management (IPM) a priority for the World Bank and many other governmental and nongovernmental organizations (NGOs). ... See More +

Departmental Working Paper 26391 APR 01, 2003

Kristina Sorby, Gerd Fleischer, Eija Pehu Disclosed

Designing investments in agricultural research for enhanced poverty impacts (English)

Considerable empirical evidence indicates that agricultural growth is a priority for reducing poverty in developing countries. Investment in agricultural research is a major source of agricultural growth, and can provide powerful direct and indirect impacts on rural and urban poverty. ... See More +

Departmental Working Paper 26392 FEB 28, 2003

Byerlee, Derek; Alex, Gary

A solution and an opportunity in Mexico: toward an interdisciplinary and integrated approach to agricultural drainage (English)

Mexico has a total area of 2 million k

Working Paper 31895 OCT 23, 2002

Contijoch, Manuel

No-till farming for sustainable rural development (English)

The no-till (NT) farming approach developed in Brazil and nearby countries is providing a foundation for application in Sub-Saharan Africa and other semi-tropical environments, showing that when land and soil resources are properly managed, good things begin to occur in rural communities and landscapes. ... See More +

Departmental Working Paper 24536 JUN 30, 2002

Pieri, Christian; Evers, Guy; Landers, John; O'Connell, Paul; Terry, Eugene

A road map from conventional to no-till farming (English)

This brief document is one chapter from the more comprehensive report, "No-Till Farming for Sustainable Rural Development (report no. 24536)" published simultaneously by the World Bank. ... See More +

Departmental Working Paper 24537 JUN 30, 2002

Pieri, Christian; Evers, Guy; Landers, John; O'Connell, Paul; Terry, Eugene

The population, agriculture and environment nexus in Sub-Saharan Africa (English)

Over the past 30 years, most of Sub-Saharan Africa has seen very rapid population growth, poor agricultural performance, and increasing environmental degradation. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 20974 MAY 31, 1993

Cleaver, Kevin; Schreiber, Gotz Disclosed

The development of cooperatives and other rural organizations : selected country studies (English)

This document presents six case studies from Ghana, Kenya, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal and Uganda. Each report summarizes the main findings and recommendations of a review of cooperatives and other rural organizations in the country. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 12027 APR 30, 1993

Porvali, H.; Lindberg, O.; Brenemann, Lyle; Ba, Mou Disclosed

Evaluation of the performance of T & V extension in Kenya (English)

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 11921 MAR 31, 1993

Bindlish, Vishva; Evenson, Robert; Africa Technica Eligible for Disclosure

A strategy to develop agriculture in sub-Saharan Africa and a focus for the World Bank (English)

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 11678 FEB 28, 1993

Africa Technical Department Eligible for Disclosure

Agricultural services initiative : report based on the World Bank workshop held at Lilongwe in February 1991 (English)

This report is based on the deliberations at the World Bank workshop on the Bank's Agricultural Services Initiative in sub-Saharan Africa held at Lilongwe, Malawi. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 11310 JUN 30, 1992

Venkatesan, V.; Schwartz, Lisa; Africa Technical D Disclosed

The population, agriculture and environment nexus in sub-Saharan Africa (English)

Over the past thirty years, most of sub-Saharan Africa has experienced very rapid population growth, poor agricultural growth and severe environmental degradation. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 10885 MAY 31, 1992

Cleaver, Kevin; Schreiber, Gotz; AFT Disclosed

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Managing watershed externalities in India (English)
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APR 20, 2006 37282 Working Paper
Changing values lead to water management reform in the Netherlands: toward an interdisciplinary and integrated approach to agricultural drainage (English)
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FEB 01, 2004 31899 Working Paper
Balancing productivity and environmental pressure in Egypt: toward an interdisciplinary and integrated approach to agricultural drainage (English)
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FEB 01, 2004 31888 Working Paper
Water resources management during transition and reform in Indonesia: toward an integrated perspective on agricultural drainage (English)
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FEB 01, 2004 31889 Working Paper
Reforming governance systems for drainage in Pakistan : toward an interdisciplinary and integrated approach to agricultural drainage (English)
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DEC 01, 2003 71654 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Controlling or living with floods in Bangladesh: toward an interdisciplinary and integrated approach to agricultural drainage (English)
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DEC 01, 2003 31887 Working Paper
Innovative financial services for India : monsoon-indexed lending and insurance for smallholders (English)
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AUG 30, 2003 27096 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Gender and employment in high-value agriculture industries (English)
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MAY 31, 2003 26393 Departmental Working Paper
Food safety scare or reasonable risk : do drug residues limits affect international trade in beef? (English)
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MAY 31, 2003 26394 Departmental Working Paper
Integrated pest management in development : review of trends and implementation strategies (English)
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APR 01, 2003 26391 Departmental Working Paper
Designing investments in agricultural research for enhanced poverty impacts (English)
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FEB 28, 2003 26392 Departmental Working Paper
A solution and an opportunity in Mexico: toward an interdisciplinary and integrated approach to agricultural drainage (English)
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OCT 23, 2002 31895 Working Paper
No-till farming for sustainable rural development (English)
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JUN 30, 2002 24536 Departmental Working Paper
A road map from conventional to no-till farming (English)
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JUN 30, 2002 24537 Departmental Working Paper
The population, agriculture and environment nexus in Sub-Saharan Africa (English)
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MAY 31, 1993 20974 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
The development of cooperatives and other rural organizations : selected country studies (English)
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APR 30, 1993 12027 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Evaluation of the performance of T & V extension in Kenya (English)
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MAR 31, 1993 11921 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
A strategy to develop agriculture in sub-Saharan Africa and a focus for the World Bank (English)
See More +
FEB 28, 1993 11678 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Agricultural services initiative : report based on the World Bank workshop held at Lilongwe in February 1991 (English)
See More +
JUN 30, 1992 11310 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
The population, agriculture and environment nexus in sub-Saharan Africa (English)
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MAY 31, 1992 10885 Working Paper (Numbered Series)