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The project would rehabilitate six irrigation and two drainage districts covering about 47,000 ha, including about 11,300 ha of newly equipped land. Maintenance would be improved and obsolete equipment for operation and maintenance would be replaced. Technical assistance would be provided to small farmers and lands in rice districts would be leveled to save water, reduce production cost ...

SUBJECT: small farms; rural development; forecasting; idb; financing

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Señala como objetivo general, promover la realización continua de esfuerzos de cooperación, apoyo recíproco y acción integrada de los organismos de investigación agropecuaria de los países del Cono Sur en aspectos relacionados con el fortalecimiento y desarrollo de las capacidades gerenciales y el eficiente funcionamiento de un sistema de planificación adecuada. Uno de los objetivos específico ...

SUBJECT: investigacion; planificacion; idb; administration; technical aid

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The study aims to contribute towards a national urban strategy, in an effort to maximize Mexico's cities competitiveness, and livelihoods, in the urban economists' terms - to maximize agglomeration economies, while minimizing congestions costs. The country is in a good position for this challenge: it has relatively a mature urban system, implying an overall urban population growth, and, ...

SUBJECT: competitiveness; embargo; idb; poverty reduction strategies; program implementation

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The cases from the forum presented here capture the lessons from the science, technology, and innovation (STI) capacity building experiences of both developing and industrial countries (governments working in partnership with the private sector, nongovernmental organizations, academia, and development partners). These cases highlight ways that STI capacity building programs have enabled ...

SUBJECT: industrial development; global markets; export promotion; new technology; international center for tropical agriculture

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The aim for this study was to assess the impact of irrigation activities in the Brazilian Semi-Arid (BSA) Region, and to analyze to what extent irrigated agriculture in this region has contributed to the reduction of poverty levels and regional inequalities, income growth and distribution, and the creation of quality jobs, with the aim of contributing to the establishment of guidelines f ...

SUBJECT: export development; development strategy; lands; idb; irrigation

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Microfinance institutions of four types have emerged to meet the unfulfilled financing needs of micro-entrepreneurs: commercial banks, specialized NGO-type microfinance institutions, membership-based institutions (such as rural cooperatives and credits unions), and public funds. All four types have enjoyed significant growth in Russia in the past five years, but the industry is still at ...

SUBJECT: collateral; maturities; outreach; cooperative banks; individuals

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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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SUBJECT: legislation du travail; colonisation rurale; recursos humanos; propiedades fisicoquimicas; developpement economique

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Open Knowledge Repository, OKR

This Guidance Note lays out a framework for the assessment of science, technology, and innovation (STI) expenditures in developing countries, with an emphasis on their contribution to economic development.

SUBJECT: industrial development; data sources; allocation; expenditure data; agricultural extension