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This is a set of papers that address the questions: do equal rules really allow poor producers to receive a fair share of the trade wealth and does the current free trade system represent equal rules at all? The papers argue that the issue is how gains and the related costs are distributed, and that trade rules need to be tailored appropriately for poor countries.Contributors identify some key ...

SUBJECT: agriculture and food.rural development; agriculture and food.inputs; trade policy.trade liberalisation.liberalisation impacts; agriculture and food.market oriented production and trade; trips

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The causes of the current world food crisis are complex, with recent coverage pointing to the impact of agrofuels, increasing world demand and global warming, among other factors. In this article, international peasant movement La Via Campesina argues that the crisis is also the result of many years of destructive noeliberal policies that have undermined domestic food production, waging a virt ...

SUBJECT: food security.livelihoods; food sovereignty; trade policy.agriculture; trade policy; finance policy.international financial institutions

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Paper concentrates on services and policies needed to support sustainable family sector agriculture in the east of Botswana where the majority of the population and the largest number of resource poor people are concentrated. It does not attempt to look in detail at the needs of the 'Remote Area Dwellers’ although they experience extreme poverty, as this is a specific subject area. Nor does it ...

SUBJECT: asr; participation; agriculture and food.pastoralism.pastoralism development policy; pastoralism diversification and livestock marketing; grazing

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The agriculture sector faces the challenge of providing adequate food to a growing world population. There is limited scope to expand arable land, and unpredictable weather, floods, and other disastrous events make food production even more challenging. This guidebook provides information on 22 technologies and options for adapting to climate change in the agriculture sector. It describes what ...

SUBJECT: agriculture and food.forest policies and management; food security.livelihoods; agriculture and food.rural development; climate change.manuals and toolkits; climate change.forestry

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Malawi’ s smallholder agriculture is facing a crisis, particularly in the more populated south. There is an insidious combination of land shortage, continuous cultivation of maize, declining soil fertility, low yields, deforestation, poverty and high population growth rate. Smallholder farmers are doing what they can to maintain household livelihoods under these difficult circumstances, howeve ...

SUBJECT: resource management; asr; agriculture and food.forest policies and management; fertilisers in africa; participation

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Recent years have seen pastoralist communities in Tanzania becoming increasingly impoverished and vulnerable, due to livestock diseases, drought, fluctuating market prices and unfavourable policies. This paper discusses strategies to address the last of these factors with reference to the Ereto-Ngorongoro Pastoralist Project, which was set up in response to growing concern about the unpreceden ...

SUBJECT: participation; agriculture and food.pastoralism.pastoralism development policy; food security.livelihoods; agriculture and food.pastoralism.pastoralism risk; grazing

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Papers on several main developments and issues that either persist or are emerging in the area of human resources for agricultural and rural development. Topics are:the struggle of some regions to shift from centralised economies to privatisation and the free market and the implications for the agricultural advisory servicesthe growing impact of HIV on African commercial agriculture and sugges ...

SUBJECT: education; foods; agricultural resources; rural education; latin america

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Main purpose of this report is to present a balanced assessment of prospects for sustainable growth in smallholder agriculture in Zambia in the light of recent reforms. Given their historical underdevelopment in Zambia, and policy emphasis on the interface between state and market, the report also focuses particularly on the role of NGOs. Considers:<B>Creating an enabling environment</B> an ov ...

SUBJECT: asr; participation; natural resources; nongovernmental organizations; trade policy.trade liberalisation.liberalisation impacts

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Concentrates on the black smallholder farming sector. Policy objectives should include:<B>Resource Conserving Technologies: </B>re-orientation away from large scale farmers, consideration of goals other than high input/output (risk management, labour input, gender). More participatory methods in areas such as soil conservation<B>Sustaining local institutions: </B>capacity building for farmers ...

SUBJECT: participation; agriculture and food.market oriented production and trade; participation farmer; local government; land reform

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In the past few years research institutions and development organizations have 'discovered' the relevance of men farmers' indigenous knowledge of genetic resource management and, after some delay, that of women farmers as well. At the same time, attention has been drawn to the global need to conserve biological diversity. This article argues that interest in women's knowledge and in biodiversi ...

SUBJECT: agriculture and food.forest policies and management; participation; forestry people; environment.bioprospecting and iprs; gender

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