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Agricultural production, dietary diversity, and climate variability (English)

Nonseparable household models outline the links between agricultural production and household consumption, yet empirical extensions to investigate the effect of production on dietary diversity and diet composition are limited. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7022 SEP 01, 2014

Dillon, Andrew; McGee, Kevin; Oseni, Gbemisola

Food prices, road infrastructure, and market integration in Central and Eastern Africa (English)

Market integration is key to ensuring sufficient and stable food supplies. This paper assesses the impediments to market integration in Central and Eastern Africa for three food staples: maize, rice, and sorghum. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7003 AUG 01, 2014

Brenton, Paul; Portugal-Perez, Alberto; Regolo, Julie

Grain price spikes and beggar-thy-neighbor policy responses : a global economywide analysis (English)

When prices spike in international grain markets, national governments often reduce the extent to which that spike affects their domestic food markets. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7007 AUG 01, 2014

Jensen, Hans G; Anderson, Kym

Short- and long-run impacts of food price changes on poverty (English)

This study uses household models based on detailed expenditure and agricultural production data from 31 developing countries to assess the impacts of changes in global food prices on poverty in individual countries and for the world as a whole. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7011 AUG 01, 2014

Ivanic, Maros; Martin, Will

DECPG weekly global economic (English)

Some of the headings included in this issues of the Development Economics Prospects Group (DECPG) weekly global economic newsletter are as follows: five developing-country central banks increased policy rates in July, outweighing rate cuts in other countries; concerns about the second largest bank in Portugal did not change global risk perceptions; and consumers are experiencing lower domestic food price inflation across most developing regions since the start of the year. ... See More +

Newsletter 90014 JUL 25, 2014

Central African Republic - Agro-Pastoral Recovery Project (English)

Ratings for the Agro-Pastoral Recovery Project for Central African Republic were as follows: outcomes were not applicable, risk to development outcome was not applicable, Bank performance was satisfactory, and Borrower performance was moderately unsatisfactory. ... See More +

Note on Cancelled Operation NCO3109 JUL 22, 2014

Moldova - Agriculture Competitiveness Project : restructuring (English)

The objective of the Agriculture Competitiveness Project for Moldova is to enhance the competitiveness of the agro food sector by supporting the modernization of the food safety management system, facilitating market access for farmers, and mainstreaming agro-environmental and sustainable land management practices. ... See More +

Project Paper RES14534 JUL 17, 2014

Our daily bread : what is the evidence on comparing cash versus food transfers? (English)

This paper reviews key issues in the 'cash versus food' debate, including as they relate to political economy, theory, evidence, and practice. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 89502 JUL 01, 2014

Gentilini, Ugo

Managing quantity, quality, and timing in Indian cane sugar production : ex post marketing permits or ex ante production contracts ? (English)

Private sugar processors in Andhra Pradesh, India use an unusual form of vertical coordination. They issue 'permits' to selected cane growers a few weeks before harvest. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6975 JUL 01, 2014

Patlolla, Sandhyarani; Goodhue, Rachael E.; Sexton, Richard J.

India - Food security and nutrition in tribal areas (English)

This study seeks to examine how National Rural Livelihoods Mission or NRLM may be leveraged to improve food and nutrition security (FNS) in tribal areas, preferably in a manner that would enhance the effectiveness of the program's core livelihoods focus. ... See More +

Working Paper ACS9269 JUN 10, 2014

Singh, Varun; Sen, Soham; Chatterjee, Meera

The end of seasonality ? new insights from Sub-Saharan Africa (English)

This paper revisits the extent of seasonality in African livelihoods, which has disappeared from Africa's development debate. Through econometric analysis of monthly food price series across 100 locations in three countries during 2000-12, it is shown that seasonal movements in maize wholesale prices explain 20 (Tanzania, Uganda) to 40 (Malawi) percent of their monthly volatility. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6907 JUN 01, 2014

Kaminski, Jonathan; Christiaensen, Luc; Gilbert, Christopher L.

Who will feed China in the 21st century ? income growth and food demand and supply in China (English)

This paper uses resource-based cereal equivalent measures to explore the evolution of China's demand and supply for food. Although demand for food calories is probably close to its peak level in China, the ongoing dietary shift to animal-based foods, induced by income growth, is likely to impose considerable pressure on agricultural resources. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6926 JUN 01, 2014

Fukase, Emiko; Martin, Will

Learning from World Bank history : agriculture and food-based approaches for addressing malnutrition (English)

The purpose of this paper is to provide forward-looking recommendations for linking agriculture and nutrition by looking back over the 40 years since both nutrition and rural development began at the Bank in 1973. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 88740 JUN 01, 2014

Hoberg, Yurie Tanimichi; Herforth, Anna; Gutestam, Monika; Kramer-Smyth, Jeanne; Htenas, Aira; Shankar, Srilatha

Vietnam - Cao Bang Livestock Competitiveness and Food Saftey Project : procurement plan (English,Vietnamese)

Procurement Plan 88670 MAY 14, 2014

India - Punjab silos : India : silos en Punjab (Spanish)

India has been successful in developing agriculture in its fertile northern belt, resulting in an abundance of grain. Unfortunately, its ability to store it has lagged behind. ... See More +

Brief 68392 MAY 06, 2014

English, Russian, Portuguese

Food price watch (English)

This issue of the Food Price Watch newsletter includes the following topics of interest: price trends, domestic price trends, and food prices and food riots. ... See More +

Newsletter 88389 MAY 01, 2014

Client case study (English)

Processing sugar from beets consumes large quantities of natural gas and water. High resource intensity elevates environmental risks through increased carbon emissions and ground water pollution. ... See More +

Working Paper 89176 MAY 01, 2014

Mauritania : counting on natural wealth for a sustainable future (Arabic)

A data set of key macro-sustainability indicators, constructed after several fact-finding missions, and World Bank methodologies on estimating wealth accounting are used to study Mauritania's wealth, which is estimated to be between USD50 and USD60 billion. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6887 MAY 01, 2014

Mele, Gianluca English, French

Guinea-Bissau - Emergency Food Security Response Project (English)

Ratings for the Emergency Food Security Response Project for Guinea-Bissau were as follows: outcomes were satisfactory, risk to development outcome was high, Bank performance was satisfactory, and Borrower performance was satisfactory. ... See More +

Implementation Completion and Results Report ICR3030 APR 28, 2014

The World Bank Group and the global food crisis : an evaluation of the World Bank Group response (English)

The unanticipated spike in international food prices in 2007-08 hit many developing countries hard. The World Bank (International Bank for Reconstruction and Development and International Development Association) organized rapidly for short-term support in the crisis, launching a fast-track program of loans and grants, the Global Food Crisis Response Program (GFRP). ... See More +

Publication 87813 APR 25, 2014

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Agricultural production, dietary diversity, and climate variability (English)
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SEP 01, 2014 WPS7022 Policy Research Working Paper
Food prices, road infrastructure, and market integration in Central and Eastern Africa (English)
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AUG 01, 2014 WPS7003 Policy Research Working Paper
Grain price spikes and beggar-thy-neighbor policy responses : a global economywide analysis (English)
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AUG 01, 2014 WPS7007 Policy Research Working Paper
Short- and long-run impacts of food price changes on poverty (English)
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AUG 01, 2014 WPS7011 Policy Research Working Paper
DECPG weekly global economic (English)
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JUL 25, 2014 90014 Newsletter
Central African Republic - Agro-Pastoral Recovery Project (English)
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JUL 22, 2014 NCO3109 Note on Cancelled Operation
Moldova - Agriculture Competitiveness Project : restructuring (English)
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JUL 17, 2014 RES14534 Project Paper
Our daily bread : what is the evidence on comparing cash versus food transfers? (English)
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JUL 01, 2014 89502 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Managing quantity, quality, and timing in Indian cane sugar production : ex post marketing permits or ex ante production contracts ? (English)
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JUL 01, 2014 WPS6975 Policy Research Working Paper
India - Food security and nutrition in tribal areas (English)
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JUN 10, 2014 ACS9269 Working Paper
The end of seasonality ? new insights from Sub-Saharan Africa (English)
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JUN 01, 2014 WPS6907 Policy Research Working Paper
Who will feed China in the 21st century ? income growth and food demand and supply in China (English)
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JUN 01, 2014 WPS6926 Policy Research Working Paper
Learning from World Bank history : agriculture and food-based approaches for addressing malnutrition (English)
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JUN 01, 2014 88740 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Vietnam - Cao Bang Livestock Competitiveness and Food Saftey Project : procurement plan (English,Vietnamese)
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MAY 14, 2014 88670 Procurement Plan
India - Punjab silos : India : silos en Punjab (Spanish)
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MAY 06, 2014 68392 Brief English, Russian, Portuguese
Food price watch (English)
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MAY 01, 2014 88389 Newsletter
Client case study (English)
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MAY 01, 2014 89176 Working Paper
Mauritania : counting on natural wealth for a sustainable future (Arabic)
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MAY 01, 2014 WPS6887 Policy Research Working Paper English, French
Guinea-Bissau - Emergency Food Security Response Project (English)
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APR 28, 2014 ICR3030 Implementation Completion and Results Report
The World Bank Group and the global food crisis : an evaluation of the World Bank Group response (English)
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APR 25, 2014 87813 Publication