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January 1994 - June 2002

 

Published by the Agricultural Technology and Services Decision (AGRTN) Agriculture Technology notes provide information on selected agricultural topics to World Bank professionals. Topics include: sustainable agriculture, watershed management, food safety, land, livestock, etc.



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Production costs and income from sustainable coffee (English)

Production methods, costs and yields differ significantly between countries, regions and even specific sites. A few case studies have been selected to present these differences and to compare the farmers' incomes in conventional and certified sustainable coffee production. ... See More +

Working Paper 29598 JUN 01, 2002

Sorby, Kristina

Social impacts of sustainable coffee (English)

The social impacts of the production of certified sustainable coffee involve rising farm incomes, more stable employment possibilities for farm workers, enhanced community development as well as reduced health risks due to less use of agrochemicals. ... See More +

Working Paper 29599 JUN 01, 2002

Environmental benefits of sustainable coffee (English)

A coffee plantation grown under the shade of the natural forest canopy is one of the few production systems that can conserve vital habitats and biodiversity. ... See More +

Working Paper 29597 JUN 01, 2002

Sorby, Kristina

What is sustainable coffee? (English)

Traditional coffee production resembles to a large extent the natural forest. Coffee is planted in an agroforestry system in the shade of the existing trees together with other foodstuff such as bananas, corn, fruits and vegetables. ... See More +

Working Paper 29600 JUN 01, 2002

Sorby, Kristina

Coffee market trends (English)

The crisis in the coffee commodity market affects foremost the 25 million small producers and the more than half a billion people that are directly or indirectly dependent on coffee. ... See More +

Working Paper 29596 JUN 01, 2002

Sorby, Kristina

Toward more sustainable coffee : consumers fuel demand for more sustainable agriculture (English)

With the current crisis in the coffee market, the potential to make coffee production, processing, and marketing more sustainable has attracted the attention of coffee market experts, national governments, and the development community. ... See More +

Newsletter 24535 JUN 30, 2002

Fleischer, Gerd; Varangis, Panos; Sabel-Koschella, Ulrich

Improving watershed management programs - why is watershed approach necessary? (English)

This note discusses the major issues, and challenges involved in watershed management, be it water supplied by surface or subsurface flow to a given drainage system, be it a stream, river, or lake. ... See More +

Newsletter 23964 DEC 31, 2001

Beckerman, Seth [editor]

Investing in rural producer organizations - contributing to sustainable agricultural production (English)

Lack of economic opportunities, and access to resources contribute to poverty, a condition that is also profoundly affected by empowerment. In the competition of economic, and political power, the voices of the poor, particularly the rural poor, are usually not heard. ... See More +

Newsletter 23963 SEP 30, 2001

Collion, Marie-Helene; Rondot, Pierre

Livestock-in-kind credit : helping the rural poor to invest and save (English)

Investment in livestock has been prominent among the many tools used by rural people in the developing world to reduce risk and alleviate poverty. ... See More +

Newsletter 24534 APR 30, 2001

Schillhorn van Veen, Tjaart

Food safety and developing countries - the safety of the food supply has taken on a new urgency in the global marketplace (English)

For developing countries, investment in food safety institutions and their capacity can play an important role in improving living standards through advances in domestic public health, agricultural production, and export markets. ... See More +

Newsletter 23962 AUG 31, 2000

Scurlock Theiler, Susan; Simeon, Michel; Jaffee, Steven; de Haan, Cees; Beckerman, Seth [editor]

Autonomy for agricultural research organizations (English)

The decline in public funding for agricultural research and the growing use of competitive funding is forcing public agricultural research organizations (ROs) to become more efficient and effective. ... See More +

Newsletter 21135 FEB 29, 2000

Nickel, John L.

Competitive research grant programs : financing agricultural research within World Bank loans (English)

Competitive research grant programs are increasingly used to finance agricultural research within loans supported by the World Bank. Under competitive grant programs (CGPs), research providers are selected on a competitive basis, using a call for proposals and scientific peer review to allocate funding consistent with established priorities. ... See More +

Newsletter 21134 AUG 31, 1999

Byerlee, Derek; Alex, Gary

Integrated nutrient management : smallholders generally lack adequate nutrients for their crops (English)

Nutrients are essential for plant growth, but on smallholders' farms, an inadequate supply is a key impediment to sustainable food production. ... See More +

Newsletter 21133 APR 30, 1999

Terry, Eugene

Sustainable aquaculture : seizing opportunities to meet global demand (English)

In a world facing future food shortages, the global importance of aquaculture continues to rise. According to Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) statistics, 1995 worldwide production from aquaculture represented about 21.3 million tons (19 percent) of the total annual fish production from all sources. ... See More +

Newsletter 21132 DEC 31, 1998

Zweig, Ronald

Monitoring land quality : assuring more sustainable agricultural production systems (English)

Identification of Land Quality Indicators (LQIs) is a key requirement of sustainable land management. They are required to assess, monitor, and evaluate changes in the quality of land resources and environmental impacts. ... See More +

Newsletter 21131 SEP 30, 1998

Damanski, Julian

Project-related training : knowledge and skill levels support project objectives (English)

Including project-related training (PRT) components in development projects is a sensible strategy. By ensuring that knowledge and skill levels are adequate to support the achievement of project objectives, the potential for a significant rate of return on training investments is high. ... See More +

Newsletter 21130 JUL 31, 1998

Maguire, Charles

Investing in pastoralism : sustainable natural resource use in arid Africa and the Middle East (English)

This Note focuses on natural resource management (NRM) on arid rangelands used by pastoralists in Africa and the Middle East. Although the World Bank started funding NRM projects only recently, it has been supporting range livestock development since the 1960s. ... See More +

Newsletter 21129 MAR 31, 1998

Le Gall, Francois; Van Der Sluijs, Dirk; English, John

Reform of pesticide regulations : helping farmers shift to biointensive IPM (English)

Developing countries should create a registration process that will make it easier to introduce new zero- and low-risk pest management inputs, thus giving farmers alternatives to more dangerous broad spectrum poisons. ... See More +

Newsletter 21128 DEC 31, 1997

Kiss, Agi; Benbrook, Charles; Gisselquist, David

Urban waste and rural soil management : making the connection (English)

As urban communities face increasing congestion, more and more fresh water and a range of solid materials are required to satisfy the daily needs of people and industry. ... See More +

Newsletter 21127 JUN 30, 1997

Van Vreen, Tjaart Schillhorn; O'Connell, Paul F.

Promoting sustainable agriculture : improving policies for natural resource management (English)

Farmers are aware of natural resource degradation, but environmentally unsustainable agricultural practices remain widespread. Like other differences among farmers, many factors affect the adoption of sustainable or unsustainable techniques. ... See More +

Newsletter 21126 FEB 28, 1997

Kerr, John; Magrath, William

Livestock production and sustainable recsource use : putting livestock on the sustainability agenda (English)

One of the world's greatest challenges is to feed a growing population while sustaining the global natural resource base. How the relationship between human needs and natural resource requirements will balance depends largely on livestock management and production practices. ... See More +

Newsletter 21125 OCT 31, 1996

De Haan, C.; Steinfeld, H.; Blackburn, H.

Tree planting : technologies to improve forestry investments (English)

Increased interest in forest tree planting has resulted in three major improvements: a more systematic and scientific approach to species selection, better quality planting stock, and improved plantation establishment. ... See More +

Newsletter 21124 MAY 31, 1996

Giltner, Sandra [editor]

Cotton : production and marketing fundamentals (English)

Five countries (China, India, Pakistan, the United States, and Uzbekistan) account for over 70 percent of world cotton production. This crop is also an important source of foreign exchange and employment in many smaller cotton-producing countries and considerable World Bank lending has gone for cotton-related project components. ... See More +

Newsletter 21123 MAR 31, 1996

Gillham, Fred

Sustainable agriculture : combining human and ecological needs with economic development (English)

Sustainable agriculture (SA) is an economically feasible approach that maintains the viability of soil, water, and air while promoting social equity and community well-being. ... See More +

Newsletter 21122 DEC 31, 1995

Reform of seed regulations : easing barriers to better seed varieties (English)

Modern seed technology has the potential to improve diets and to boost rural incomes in developing countries, For farmers in many developing countries, however, access to improved varieties has been severely limited by policies that block variety introductions and private seed imports, and that inhibit other activities of private seed companies. ... See More +

Newsletter 51161 SEP 01, 1995

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Title Document Date Report No. Document Type Also available in
Production costs and income from sustainable coffee (English)
See More +
JUN 01, 2002 29598 Working Paper
Social impacts of sustainable coffee (English)
See More +
JUN 01, 2002 29599 Working Paper
Environmental benefits of sustainable coffee (English)
See More +
JUN 01, 2002 29597 Working Paper
What is sustainable coffee? (English)
See More +
JUN 01, 2002 29600 Working Paper
Coffee market trends (English)
See More +
JUN 01, 2002 29596 Working Paper
Toward more sustainable coffee : consumers fuel demand for more sustainable agriculture (English)
See More +
JUN 30, 2002 24535 Newsletter
Improving watershed management programs - why is watershed approach necessary? (English)
See More +
DEC 31, 2001 23964 Newsletter
Investing in rural producer organizations - contributing to sustainable agricultural production (English)
See More +
SEP 30, 2001 23963 Newsletter
Livestock-in-kind credit : helping the rural poor to invest and save (English)
See More +
APR 30, 2001 24534 Newsletter
Food safety and developing countries - the safety of the food supply has taken on a new urgency in the global marketplace (English)
See More +
AUG 31, 2000 23962 Newsletter
Autonomy for agricultural research organizations (English)
See More +
FEB 29, 2000 21135 Newsletter
Competitive research grant programs : financing agricultural research within World Bank loans (English)
See More +
AUG 31, 1999 21134 Newsletter
Integrated nutrient management : smallholders generally lack adequate nutrients for their crops (English)
See More +
APR 30, 1999 21133 Newsletter
Sustainable aquaculture : seizing opportunities to meet global demand (English)
See More +
DEC 31, 1998 21132 Newsletter
Monitoring land quality : assuring more sustainable agricultural production systems (English)
See More +
SEP 30, 1998 21131 Newsletter
Project-related training : knowledge and skill levels support project objectives (English)
See More +
JUL 31, 1998 21130 Newsletter
Investing in pastoralism : sustainable natural resource use in arid Africa and the Middle East (English)
See More +
MAR 31, 1998 21129 Newsletter
Reform of pesticide regulations : helping farmers shift to biointensive IPM (English)
See More +
DEC 31, 1997 21128 Newsletter
Urban waste and rural soil management : making the connection (English)
See More +
JUN 30, 1997 21127 Newsletter
Promoting sustainable agriculture : improving policies for natural resource management (English)
See More +
FEB 28, 1997 21126 Newsletter
Livestock production and sustainable recsource use : putting livestock on the sustainability agenda (English)
See More +
OCT 31, 1996 21125 Newsletter
Tree planting : technologies to improve forestry investments (English)
See More +
MAY 31, 1996 21124 Newsletter
Cotton : production and marketing fundamentals (English)
See More +
MAR 31, 1996 21123 Newsletter
Sustainable agriculture : combining human and ecological needs with economic development (English)
See More +
DEC 31, 1995 21122 Newsletter
Reform of seed regulations : easing barriers to better seed varieties (English)
See More +
SEP 01, 1995 51161 Newsletter