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On the central role of small farms in African rural development strategies (English)

Improving the productivity of smallholder farms in Sub-Saharan Africa offers the best chance to reduce poverty among this generation of rural poor, by building on the limited resources farming households already possess. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7710 JUN 20, 2016

Larson,Donald F.; Muraoka,Rie; Otsuka,Keijiro Disclosed

China - Shaanxi Poor Rural Areas Community Development Project : environmental assessment : Pest management plan (English)

The development objective of Shaanxi Poor Rural Areas Community Development Project for China intends to implement the plant disease and insect pest management plan only in eleven counties and twenty nine towns and villages in five cities of Shaanxi Province. ... See More +

Environmental Assessment SFG2237 JUN 01, 2016

Tian,Yunqing Disclosed

Rice sector development and poverty reduction in the greater Mekong subregion : leveraging the rice value chain for poverty reduction in Cambodia, Lao PDR, and Myanmar (English)

Rice is an important agricultural product and food staple in the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS), especially for its three low-income members – Cambodia, Lao PDR, and Myanmar. ... See More +

Working Paper 105285 MAY 25, 2016

Zorya,Sergiy; Rozemuller,Hendericus Bastiaan; Dawe, David; Kung,Munichan; Manythong,Chanhsom Disclosed

Agricultural productivity and non-farm employment : evidence from Bangladesh (English)

This paper provides evidence on the impacts of agricultural productivity on employment growth and structural transformation of non-farm activities. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7685 MAY 24, 2016

Shilpi,Forhad J.; Emran,Shahe Disclosed

Sierra Leone - Rural and Private Sector Development Project (RPSDP) (English)

Ratings for the Rural and Private Sector Development Project (RPSDP) for Sierra Leone were as follows: outcomes were satisfactory, the risk to development outcome was low or negligible, the Bank performance was satisfactory, and the Borrower performance was also satisfactory. ... See More +

Implementation Completion and Results Report ICR3726 MAY 16, 2016

Disclosed

Afghanistan - Additional Financing to National Horticultural and Livestock Project : environmental and social management framework (English)

The development objective of Additional Financing to National Horticultural and Livestock Project is to promote adoption of improved production practices by target farmers, with gradual national establishment of farmer-centric agricultural services mechanisms and investment support. ... See More +

Environmental Assessment SFG2149 MAY 12, 2016

Selvaratnam,Rohan G. Disclosed

Vietnam - Trung Son Hydropower Project : procurement plan (English)

Procurement Plan 105314 MAY 10, 2016

Disclosed

India - Himachal Pradesh Horticulture Development Project (English)

The development objective of the Himachal Pradesh Horticulture Development Project for India is to support small farmers and agro-entrepreneurs in Himachal Pradesh, to increase the productivity, quality, and market access of selected horticulture commodities. ... See More +

Project Appraisal Document PAD1637 MAY 06, 2016

Disclosed

Assessing the social impact of cotton harvest mechanization in Uzbekistan : final report (English)

The Government of Uzbekistan (GoU) has recently adopted a policy to mechanize the cotton harvest as part of its drive to modernize the agricultural sector. ... See More +

Working Paper 105190 MAY 04, 2016

Swinkels,Robertus A Russian Disclosed

Progress in non-monetary well-being in Africa, but large challenges remain (English)

Poverty reduction is not just a matter of improving incomes. Other dimensions that people value, and that cannot be measured by looking at income, include the ability to read and write, the ability to live long and healthy lives, two focus areas of the Sustainable Development Goals, as well as to be free from violence and to be free to decide. ... See More +

Brief 105631 MAY 01, 2016

Beegle,Kathleen G.; Christiaensen,Luc; Dabalen,Andrew L.; Gaddis,Isis Disclosed

China - Guangxi Rural Poverty Alleviation Pilot Project : environmental assessment : Environmental and social management framework (English)

The development objective of Guangxi Rural Poverty Alleviation Pilot Project for China Project is to increase income generation opportunities through demonstration of value chain development models in selected poverty counties of Guangxi. ... See More +

Environmental Assessment SFG2256 MAY 01, 2016

Tian,Yunqing Disclosed

Timor-Leste - Oecusse economic and trade potential (Vol. 2) : Detailed analysis and background documents (English)

This report responds to a request from the Government of Timor-Leste (GoTL) and Dr. Mari Alkatiri. The request was for World Bank assistance to collaborate on a range of studies relating to opportunities in the special economic zone, including community development, trade and competitiveness, and regional integration. ... See More +

Working Paper ACS18457 MAY 01, 2016

Beck,Hans Anand Disclosed

Dynamics of rural growth in Bangladesh : sustaining poverty reduction (English)

This study is the result of a partnership between the Government of Bangladesh Planning Commission and the World Bank. It rigorously looks at the changes taking place in the farm and non-farm segments of the rural economy, how well the markets for high-value agricultural products are performing, and assesses agriculture-nutrition linkages to delineate the implications for policy and strategic priorities to sustain future rural development, poverty reduction, food security, and nutrition. ... See More +

Working Paper 105737 MAY 01, 2016

Sennhauser,Ethel; Fan,Qimiao Disclosed

Vietnam - Agricultural modernization transforming Vietnamese agriculture : gaining more for less (English)

Over the past quarter century, Vietnam’s agricultural sector has made enormous progress. Vietnam’s performance in terms of agricultural yields, output, and exports, however, has been more impressive than its gains in efficiency, farmer welfare, and product quality. ... See More +

Working Paper AUS15856 APR 29, 2016

Ledesma,Bernardita Disclosed

Nigeria - Third National Fadama Development Project : environmental assessment (English)

The objective of the Third National Fadama Development Project for Nigeria is to contribute to the government's strategy for poverty reduction by improving the welfare and living conditions of many poor and vulnerable communities in the participating states. ... See More +

Environmental Assessment SFG2047 APR 26, 2016

Elufioye,Abiodun Disclosed

Sri Lanka - Agriculture Sector Modernization Project : environmental assessment and management framework (English)

The development objective of the Agriculture Sector Modernization Project for Sri lanka is to improve agriculture productivity, farmer organizational arrangements and achieve the adoption of innovative agriculture technologies and marketing practices in the project areas. ... See More +

Environmental Assessment SFG2090 APR 21, 2016

Wijeyeratne,Mokshana Nerandika Disclosed

Sri Lanka - Agriculture Sector Modernization Project : pest management plan (English)

The development objective of the Agriculture Sector Modernization Project for Sri lanka is to improve agriculture productivity, farmer organizational arrangements and achieve the adoption of innovative agriculture technologies and marketing practices in the project areas. ... See More +

Environmental Assessment SFG2038 APR 21, 2016

Wijeyeratne,Mokshana Nerandika Disclosed

Africa - Second Phase of West Africa Agricultural Productivity Program (WAAPP-2A) : Additional financing (English)

The project development objectives of proposed Additional Financing (AF) for Second Phase of West Africa Agricultural Productivity Program are as follows: (i) strengthening the national certified seeds production and marketing system for groundnut; (ii) the selection of a new strategic investor for the groundnut-processing industry; (iii) elaborating a new groundnut value chain development strategy as well as financing other related studies, that will help the preparation of a longer-term program aimed at diversifying economic activities of the groundnut producing areas (groundnut basin); and (iv) contributing to the financing of the agricultural enterprises census including the agricultural organizations and cooperatives. ... See More +

Project Appraisal Document PAD1739 APR 18, 2016

Disclosed

Morocco - Integrating Climate Change in the Implementation of the Plan Maroc Vert Project (English)

Ratings for the Integrating Climate Change in the Implementation of the Plan Maroc Vert Project for Morocco were as follows: outcomes were moderately satisfactory, the risk to development outcome was moderate, the Bank performance was moderately satisfactory, and the Borrower performance was also satisfactory. ... See More +

Implementation Completion and Results Report ICR3708 APR 07, 2016

Disclosed

Liberia - Smallholder Tree Crop Revitalization Support Project : restructuring (English)

The development objective of the Smallholder Tree Crop Revitalization Support Project for Liberia is to increase access to finance, inputs, technologies and markets for smallholder tree crop farmers in Liberia, and to develop a long term development program for the tree crops sector. ... See More +

Project Paper RES22877 APR 06, 2016

Adubi,Abimbola Disclosed

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On the central role of small farms in African rural development strategies (English)
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JUN 20, 2016 WPS7710 Policy Research Working Paper
China - Shaanxi Poor Rural Areas Community Development Project : environmental assessment : Pest management plan (English)
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JUN 01, 2016 SFG2237 Environmental Assessment
Rice sector development and poverty reduction in the greater Mekong subregion : leveraging the rice value chain for poverty reduction in Cambodia, Lao PDR, and Myanmar (English)
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MAY 25, 2016 105285 Working Paper
Agricultural productivity and non-farm employment : evidence from Bangladesh (English)
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MAY 24, 2016 WPS7685 Policy Research Working Paper
Sierra Leone - Rural and Private Sector Development Project (RPSDP) (English)
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MAY 16, 2016 ICR3726 Implementation Completion and Results Report
Afghanistan - Additional Financing to National Horticultural and Livestock Project : environmental and social management framework (English)
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MAY 12, 2016 SFG2149 Environmental Assessment
Vietnam - Trung Son Hydropower Project : procurement plan (English)
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MAY 10, 2016 105314 Procurement Plan
India - Himachal Pradesh Horticulture Development Project (English)
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MAY 06, 2016 PAD1637 Project Appraisal Document
Assessing the social impact of cotton harvest mechanization in Uzbekistan : final report (English)
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MAY 04, 2016 105190 Working Paper Russian
Progress in non-monetary well-being in Africa, but large challenges remain (English)
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MAY 01, 2016 105631 Brief
China - Guangxi Rural Poverty Alleviation Pilot Project : environmental assessment : Environmental and social management framework (English)
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MAY 01, 2016 SFG2256 Environmental Assessment
Timor-Leste - Oecusse economic and trade potential (Vol. 2) : Detailed analysis and background documents (English)
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MAY 01, 2016 ACS18457 Working Paper
Dynamics of rural growth in Bangladesh : sustaining poverty reduction (English)
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MAY 01, 2016 105737 Working Paper
Vietnam - Agricultural modernization transforming Vietnamese agriculture : gaining more for less (English)
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APR 29, 2016 AUS15856 Working Paper
Nigeria - Third National Fadama Development Project : environmental assessment (English)
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APR 26, 2016 SFG2047 Environmental Assessment
Sri Lanka - Agriculture Sector Modernization Project : environmental assessment and management framework (English)
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APR 21, 2016 SFG2090 Environmental Assessment
Sri Lanka - Agriculture Sector Modernization Project : pest management plan (English)
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APR 21, 2016 SFG2038 Environmental Assessment
Africa - Second Phase of West Africa Agricultural Productivity Program (WAAPP-2A) : Additional financing (English)
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APR 18, 2016 PAD1739 Project Appraisal Document
Morocco - Integrating Climate Change in the Implementation of the Plan Maroc Vert Project (English)
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APR 07, 2016 ICR3708 Implementation Completion and Results Report
Liberia - Smallholder Tree Crop Revitalization Support Project : restructuring (English)
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APR 06, 2016 RES22877 Project Paper