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Revitalizing agriculture is critical for rural Indonesia's economic prosperity. Historically, Indonesia's dramatic poverty reduction was driven by progress in agriculture and agriculture continues to be a potent driver of growth and poverty alleviation. Agricultural sector growth strongly induces non-agricultural sector growth in rural areas, particularly through demand for locally prod ...

SUBJECT: plant pests; agricultural extension; business partnerships; crop protection; research collaboration

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Revitalizing agriculture is critical for rural Indonesia's economic prosperity. Historically, Indonesia's dramatic poverty reduction was driven by progress in agriculture and agriculture continues to be a potent driver of growth and poverty alleviation. Agricultural sector growth strongly induces non-agricultural sector growth in rural areas, particularly through demand for locally prod ...

SUBJECT: plant pests; agricultural extension; business partnerships; crop protection; research collaboration

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This review's objectives were to examine the structure and performance of the agricultural research and extension systems (public and private) at the central and provincial levels, identify successes as well as constraints to improving the system s effectiveness for fostering innovation, and propose options for further policy and institutional development, drawing on lessons from intern ...

SUBJECT: agricultural research investments; university of illinois; high-value products; agricultural extension; aquatic resources research

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Many countries are using innovation funds in the agricultural sector to support innovators and their links to public institutions, private entrepreneurs, and other actors, such as groups of rural producers. These funds create platforms for innovative activity by providing incentives for quality and collaboration. This report synthesizes experience with the two main innovation funds that ...

SUBJECT: honey; natural resource management; high-value products; pluralism; dissemination of knowledge

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This note outlines an approach to economic analysis in agricultural research and extension (R&E) projects financed under World Bank loans and credits. It provides guidelines and recommends steps to take during project preparation and implementation. 1) agricultural research investments should be evaluated at the level of research programs for important commodities or production systems. ...

SUBJECT: agricultural research investments; technology adoption; natural resource management; international food policy research institute; physical indicators

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This paper reviews Pakistan's agriculture performance and analyzes its agriculture and water policies. It discusses the nature of rural poverty and emphasizes the reasons why agricultural growth is a critical component to any pro-poor growth strategy for Pakistan. It supports these arguments by summarizing key results from recent empirical analysis where the relative benefits of agricul ...

SUBJECT: degraded lands; global markets; labor markets; irrigation expansion; rural poverty rate

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This report summarizes the findings of the study on Competitive Commercial Agriculture for Africa (CCAA). The objective of the CCAA study was to explore the feasibility of restoring international competitiveness and growth in African agriculture through the identification of products and production systems that can underpin rapid development of a competitive commercial agriculture. The ...

SUBJECT: commodity exchanges; salinization; agricultural revolutions; degradation of soil; opportunity costs

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The overall objective of the Comprehensive Assessment of the Agricultural Sector (CAAS) is to provide an evidence base to enable appropriate strategic policy responses by the Government of Liberia (GoL) and its development partners in order to maximize the contribution of the agriculture sector to the Government's overarching policy objectives. Given the strong relationship between grow ...

SUBJECT: commercial agriculture; agricultural cooperative; poor; poor economic growth; land holdings

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The issue of regional differences in development has moved to the center of the development debate in Sri Lanka, partly after the release of regional poverty data. For the past many years, there have been significant and increasing differences between the Western province and the rest of the country in terms of per capita income levels, growth rates of per capita income, poverty rates, ...

SUBJECT: commercial agriculture; commodity exchanges; farming activities; poor farmers; agricultural market

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In recent years, the notion of doing research with multiple partners has become an important concept in international development. This reflects the belief that partnerships are important for solving complex problems, reducing costs and competition for the same resources, increasing efficiency and ownership, and ensuring greater accountability. The Center for International Forestry Rese ...

SUBJECT: biodiversity research; methodologies; natural resource management; ciat; water resources

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