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Mitchell, Donald 
Biofuels offer new opportunities for African countries. They can contribute to economic growth, employment, and rural incomes. They can become an important export for some countries and provide low-cost fuel for others. There is also a potentially large demand for biofuels to meet the rapidly growing need for local fuel. Abundant natural resources and low-cost labor make producing biofu ...
SUBJECT: ethanol producers; environmental policies; ethanol program; farm; product quality
Carriquiry, Miguel A. et al. [2010-08-01]
Recent increases in production of crop-based (or first-generation) biofuels have engendered increasing concerns over potential conflicts with food supplies and land protection, as well as disputes over greenhouse gas reductions. This has heightened a sense of urgency around the development of biofuels produced from non-food biomass (second-generation biofuels). This study reviews the ec ...
SUBJECT: biomass production; corn cobs; agricultural residues; conversion process; corn stover
World Bank [2010-06]
The bank has a long relationship with Uruguay's agricultural sector, expanding over a period of more than 60 years in which several projects and various analytical and advisory assistance initiatives have been implemented. The main purposes of the present report are: a) to analyze the main characteristics of family agriculture as well as its development potential and constraints; b) to ...
SUBJECT: agricultural areas; economic policy reform; barriers to entry; agricultural extension; livestock producers
Gorbatovskij, A.V. 
Analysis of 10 year development of the main branches of agricultural production is presented. Modern state and tendencies of development of cattle breeding and industrial pig-breeding, trends of intensification and formation of stable forage reserve of animal breeding are given. Efficiency of functioning of commodity branches of plant production is analysed
SUBJECT: économie de production; plante légumière; producción animal; potatoes; belarus
Timilsina, Govinda R. et al. [2010-07-01]
This paper reviews recent developments in biofuel markets and their economic, social and environmental impacts. Several countries have introduced mandates and targets for biofuel expansion. Production, international trade and investment have increased sharply in the past few years. However, several existing studies have blamed biofuels as one of the key factors behind the 2007-2008 glob ...
SUBJECT: pollutants; regular gasoline; organic carbon; ethanol program; price of oil
Cheng, Jay J. et al. [2010-09-01]
Large-scale production of crop based (first generation) biofuels may not be feasible without adversely affecting global food supply or encroaching on other important land uses. Because alternatives to liquid fossil fuels are important to develop in order to address greenhouse gas mitigation and other energy policy objectives, the potential for increased use of advanced (non-crop, second ...
SUBJECT: fatty acids; organic carbon; biomass production; cyclones; corn cobs
Nunes Vais P. 
SUBJECT: papa de siembra; insurance; cereales; estructura agricola; education
POSTED TO: Agreste Donnees Chiffrees (France). no. 90. [0246-1803]
CIMMYT 1999/2000 World maize facts and trends. Meeting world maize needs: Technological opportunities and priorities for the public sector
Pingali, P.L. 
This report has four parts. Part 1 focuses on the role intemational agricultural research institutions should play in meeting the rapid growth in maize demand that is anticipated during the next 20 years. Constraints to maize production in the developing world are prioritized globally and by region, including factors such as levels of poverty and subsistence farming. Technological responses to ...
SUBJECT: donnee statistique; politica de produccion; resistencia a la sequia; cambio tecnologico; prix
POSTED TO: CIMMYT World Maize Facts and Trends [0257-8743]
Nunes Vais, P. [fev1997]
SUBJECT: insurance; papa de siembra; cereales; estructura agricola; education
POSTED TO: Agreste Donnees Chiffrees (France) [0246-1803]
Etude sur les possibilites de cooperation dans le domaine de l'agriculture et du commerce des produits agricoles en Afrique Centrale. Annexe 4, note de pays, la Republique Centrafricaine
FAO/Economic Commission for Africa eng 
SUBJECT: importaciones; forestry production; produccion forestal; production halieutique; exportaciones