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Mongolia - Ulaanbaatar Clean Air Project : environmental assessment (Vol. 3 of 3) : Greening environmental and social safeguards report (English)

The development objective of the Ulaanbaatar Clean Air Project is to connect consumers in ger areas of Ulaanbaatar to heating services producing less particulate matter emissions and to develop selected medium-term particulate matter abatement measures in Ulaanbaatar. ... See More +

Environmental Assessment E2861 AUG 25, 2014

Seeing is believing ? evidence from an extension network experiment (English)

Extension services are a keystone of information diffusion in agriculture. This paper exploits a large randomized controlled trial to track diffusion of a new technique in the classic Training and Visit (T&V) extension model, relative to a more direct training model. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7000 AUG 01, 2014

Kondylis, Florence; Mueller, Valerie; Zhu, Siyao Jessica

Understanding the agricultural input landscape in Sub-Saharan Africa : recent plot, household, and community-level evidence (English)

Conventional wisdom holds that Sub-Saharan African farmers use few modern inputs despite the fact that most growth-inducing and poverty-reducing agricultural growth in the region is expected to come largely from expanded use of inputs that embody improved technologies, particularly improved seed, fertilizers and other agro-chemicals, machinery, and irrigation. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7014 AUG 01, 2014

Sheahan, Megan; Barrett, Christopher B.

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.

Honduras - Rural Infrastructure Project : resettlement plan (Vol. 3 of 3) : Plan abreviado de reasentamiento involuntario (Spanish)

The objective of the Honduras - Rural Infrastructure Project is to alleviate poverty in the rural states with higher indexes of poverty and established ethnic population. ... See More +

Resettlement Plan RP314 JUL 01, 2014

Moving toward a sustainable landscape approach to development (English)

Increasing food and nutrition insecurity and increasing poverty in the face of a rapidly changing climate and a degrading natural capital base are daunting challenges for agriculture, livestock, forests, and fisheries. ... See More +

Brief 88433 JUN 01, 2014

Treguer, David; Pehu, Eija

Public research organizations and agricultural development in Brazil : how did Embrapa get it right? (English)

One of the most extraordinary events in Brazil in the past 30 years has been the country's agricultural revolution. In the 1970s, food scarcity was a concrete risk in a country experiencing rapid urbanization and middle class expansion. ... See More +

Brief 88490 JUN 01, 2014

Correa, Paulo; Schmidt, Cristiane

China - Climate Smart Staple Crop Production : environmental assessment (Vol. 5 of 5) : Public participation (English)

The objective of the Climate Smart Staple Crop Production for China is to promote climate smart and sustainable crop production through identification, piloting, and promotion of low emission and soil carbon sequestration production techniques and practices. ... See More +

Environmental Assessment E4564 MAY 26, 2014

Chinese

Uzbekistan - South Karakalpakstan Water Resources Management Improvement Project (English)

The objectives of the South Karakalpakstan Water Resources Management Improvement Project for Uzbekistan are to restore irrigation and improve water management in the project area in a sustainable and financially efficient manner. ... See More +

Project Appraisal Document PAD329 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

Uganda : identifying and producing core Livestock indicators (English)

Recognizing that any sustainable improvements in agricultural statistics build on close cooperation among major users and suppliers of data, the Uganda Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries (MAAIF) and the Uganda Bureau of Statistics (UBOS) agreed on a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for joint implementation of data activities. ... See More +

Brief 86441 MAY 01, 2014

Sserugga, Joseph ; Okello, Patrick ; Pica-Ciamarra, Ugo French

Burundi - Skills development for growth : building skills for coffee and other priority sectors (English)

With limited land, capital, and a fast growing population, Burundi's main asset is its youthful population. Its main challenge is also to create good quality jobs for its youth. ... See More +

Working Paper ACS8675 MAY 01, 2014

Santos, Cristina Panasco; Raza, Reehana Rifat; Feda, Kebede; Costa, Rita; Gereffi, Gary; Bamber, Penny; Abdulsamad, Ajmal; Guinn, Andrew

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

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

Kyrgyzstan - Agricultural Productivity Assistance Project : procurement plan (English,Russian)

Procurement Plan 87799 APR 30, 2014

India - Sustainable Livelihoods and Adaptation to Climate Change Project : environment assessment and environment management framework : draft : India - Sustainable Livelihoods and Adaptation to Climate Change Project : environment assessment and environment management framework (English)

The development objective of the Sustainable Livelihoods and Adaptation to Climate Change (SLACC) Project for India is to improve adaptive capacity of the rural poor, to climate variability and change affecting farm based livelihoods, through community-based interventions. ... See More +

Environmental Assessment E4470 APR 30, 2014

Post-harvest loss in Sub-Saharan Africa -- what do farmers say ? (English)

The 2007-2008 global food crisis has renewed interest in post-harvest loss, but estimates remain scarce, especially in Sub-Saharan Africa. This paper uses self-reported measures from nationally representative household surveys in Malawi, Uganda, and Tanzania. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6831 APR 01, 2014

Kaminski, Jonathan; Christiaensen, Luc

Co-movement of major commodity price returns : time-series assessment (English)

This paper provides a comprehensive analysis of the degree of co-movement among the nominal price returns of 11 major energy, agricultural and food commodities based on monthly data between 1970 and 2013. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6845 APR 01, 2014

de Nicola, Francesca; De Pace, Pierangelo; Hernandez, Manuel A.

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Mongolia - Ulaanbaatar Clean Air Project : environmental assessment (Vol. 3 of 3) : Greening environmental and social safeguards report (English)
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AUG 25, 2014 E2861 Environmental Assessment
Seeing is believing ? evidence from an extension network experiment (English)
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AUG 01, 2014 WPS7000 Policy Research Working Paper
Understanding the agricultural input landscape in Sub-Saharan Africa : recent plot, household, and community-level evidence (English)
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AUG 01, 2014 WPS7014 Policy Research Working Paper
Cote d'Ivoire - Agriculture Sector Support Project : procurement plan : Avis general de passation des marches (French)
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JUL 20, 2014 89562 Procurement Plan
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
Honduras - Rural Infrastructure Project : resettlement plan (Vol. 3 of 3) : Plan abreviado de reasentamiento involuntario (Spanish)
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JUL 01, 2014 RP314 Resettlement Plan
Moving toward a sustainable landscape approach to development (English)
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JUN 01, 2014 88433 Brief
Public research organizations and agricultural development in Brazil : how did Embrapa get it right? (English)
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JUN 01, 2014 88490 Brief
China - Climate Smart Staple Crop Production : environmental assessment (Vol. 5 of 5) : Public participation (English)
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MAY 26, 2014 E4564 Environmental Assessment Chinese
Uzbekistan - South Karakalpakstan Water Resources Management Improvement Project (English)
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MAY 14, 2014 PAD329 Project Appraisal Document
India - Punjab silos : India : silos en Punjab (Spanish)
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MAY 06, 2014 68392 Brief English, Russian, Portuguese
Malawi - Irrigation, Rural Livelihoods, and Agricultural Development Project : second last implementation support mission - April 28 to May 2, 2014 (English)
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MAY 02, 2014 88990 Aide Memoire
Uganda : identifying and producing core Livestock indicators (English)
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MAY 01, 2014 86441 Brief French
Burundi - Skills development for growth : building skills for coffee and other priority sectors (English)
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MAY 01, 2014 ACS8675 Working Paper
Client case study (English)
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MAY 01, 2014 89176 Working Paper
Food price watch (English)
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MAY 01, 2014 88389 Newsletter
Kyrgyzstan - Agricultural Productivity Assistance Project : procurement plan (English,Russian)
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APR 30, 2014 87799 Procurement Plan
India - Sustainable Livelihoods and Adaptation to Climate Change Project : environment assessment and environment management framework : draft : India - Sustainable Livelihoods and Adaptation to Climate Change Project : environment assessment and environment management framework (English)
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APR 30, 2014 E4470 Environmental Assessment
Post-harvest loss in Sub-Saharan Africa -- what do farmers say ? (English)
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APR 01, 2014 WPS6831 Policy Research Working Paper
Co-movement of major commodity price returns : time-series assessment (English)
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APR 01, 2014 WPS6845 Policy Research Working Paper