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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
Cushion, Elizabeth et al. 
These report overviews recent developments in the consumption and production of bioenergy. It examines the main issues and possible economic implications of these developments and assesses their potential impact on land use and the environment, especially with respect to forests. The report examines both solid biomass and liquid biofuels, identifying opportunities and challenges at the ...
SUBJECT: primary energy; biological nitrogen fixation; renewable energy policy; environmental policies; power production
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
World Bank [2009-09-15]
The purpose of this synthesis report is to try and draw together recent work on the sector to understand in greater detail what is driving the sector, and how these drivers and trends may play out in the future and what options are available in response. This is not a strategy for the sector, but rather an attempt to provide some clarity to the development of the sector as a basis for s ...
SUBJECT: predation; consumer demand; milk products; 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
Lao People's Democratic Republic : Policy, Market and Agriculture Transition in the Northern Uplands
World Bank [2008-05]
This report presents policy, market, and agriculture transition in the Northern Uplands of Lao People's Democratic Republic aims to contribute to such a dialogue by providing: (a) a policy-relevant typology of the structural characteristics and transition patterns of the principal small-holder agriculture systems in the Northern Uplands; and (b) recommendations to strengthen Government' ...
SUBJECT: commercial agriculture; logging; dry season; land holdings; farm
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
Dorosh, Paul et al. [2010-07-01]
This study examines the relationship between transport infrastructure and agriculture in Sub-Saharan Africa using new data obtained from geographic information systems (GIS). First, the authors analyze the impact of road connectivity on crop production and choice of technology. Second, they explore the impact of investments that reduce road travel times. Finally, they show how this type ...
SUBJECT: crop land; travel speeds; access to technology; calories per day; crops
SUBJECT: income; estructura agricola; education; plant production; utilizacion de la tierra
POSTED TO: Bulletin d'Information du Ministere de l'Agriculture [0373-4994]