The Food Crisis and its Implications for Agricultural Development

Since January 2006, the prices of corn, wheat, and soybeans on world markets have more than doubled, and rice prices have tripled. These price increases have contributed to 5.1% food inflation in the United States, but the impact on consumers in developing countries is much greater. This is because food represents a much . . . → Read More: The Food Crisis and its Implications for Agricultural Development

Modern Energy Services for Modern Agriculture

This report, published by GIZ-HERA (Poverty-oriented Basic Energy Services) on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development, aims to highlight the important role played by modern energy services and related technologies in the modern agricultural production process for smallholders in developing countries. It focuses on energy input in agricultural production, . . . → Read More: Modern Energy Services for Modern Agriculture

Responsible Governance Of Land Tenure

This document was produced in May 2010 by the Right to Food Team, Agriculture and Development Economics Division (ESA) of the Department of Economic and Social Development, in close collaboration with the Climate, Energy and Tenure Division (NRC) of the Natural Resources Management and Environment Department, as part of the process of establishing Voluntary . . . → Read More: Responsible Governance Of Land Tenure

Pulling Agricultural Innovation and the Market Together

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OECD-FAO Agricultural Outlook 2010-2019

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Reducing Post Harvest Losses in Africa

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Making the Most of Agricultural Investments

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Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Agricultural Development Fact Sheet

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Why urgent funding and support for small-scale farmers in poor countries will help prevent global food crises

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Priorities for Realizing the Potential to Increase Agricultural Productivity and Growth in Western and Central Africa

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African Agriculture’s Growing Needs

For most of Africa, economic growth is unlikely to happen without agricultural growth. There are simply no alternatives. Except for a few countries, short and medium term prospects for manufacturing are limited, while mining and tourism are possible in relatively few locations. Over the past fifty years, sustaining agricultural growth in Africa has proved . . . → Read More: African Agriculture’s Growing Needs

IFPRI Outlook on African Agriculture to 2025

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NEPAD Comprehensive African Agricultural Development Program

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Agricultural Expansion For Poverty Eradication in Africa

This study discusses agricultural development in Africa as a strategy for poverty eradication, using Cameroon as case study and the village as vantage-point.

The South West Province of Cameroon and more particularly Kupe-Muanenguba Division of that Province serve as points of reference. The focus is on small and medium-size farmers concentrated in the rural . . . → Read More: Agricultural Expansion For Poverty Eradication in Africa