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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
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 [2007-01]
Continuing a long Kyrgyz tradition, the livestock sector is one of the strongest components of the rural economy. The sector contributes substantially to the national economy by providing high value food, income, employment and foreign exchange. There are also significant indirect benefits which include reduced risks to human health, more sustainable use of arable land and pastures, acc ...
SUBJECT: animal care; grazing lands; avian influenza; breeders; animal performance
De Haan, Cornelis et al. [2001-11]
This report provides recommendations on how to better manage ongoing changes in livestock development. First, it presents an overview of the main trends that can be expected to drive the sector over the next decades. Second it discusses the negative or positive social, environmental, and health repercussions of those trends, and the institutional, policy, and technical requirements need ...
SUBJECT: red meat; savannas; global milk consumption; livestock-wildlife systems; crop nutrients
Intensification of Livestock Production Systems in the North West Region of Cameroon : A South-to-South Collaboration for Technology Transfer, The Tugi Silvopastoral Project
World Bank 
The Tugi Silvo-pastoral Project (TUSIP) is a South-South Cooperation between the Tropical Agriculture Research and Higher Education Centre (CATIE) based in Costa Rica (www.catie.ac.cr) and the Akwi Memorial Foundation (AMF) based in the North West Region of Cameroon. The main goal of TUSIP was to assess the environmental benefits of a set of silvo-pastoral practices and to empower tradi ...
SUBJECT: pilot farms; degraded lands; crop land; grazing lands; vegetation cover
Rasmussen, Deborah et al. [2011-06]
The paper reports on improving feed and fodder supply for the dzud management in Mongolia study, and aims to identify policy options that could improve the effectiveness and efficiency of dzud emergency management and response. It includes an assessment of the appropriate roles for the private and public sectors, identification of issues, and capacity building requirements. The study wil ...
SUBJECT: irrigation infrastructure; dairy cows; agricultural extension; livestock producers; total fodder
Kvapilik, J. et al. [apr1983]
SUBJECT: betail; produit de croisement; domestic animals; animal production; meat animals
POSTED TO: Zivocisna Vyroba - UVTIZ (Czechoslovakia) [0044-4847]
Agricultural Sector Risk Assessment in Niger : Moving from Crisis Response to Long-Term Risk Management
World Bank 
Niger, owing to its climatic, institutional, livelihood, economic, and environmental context, is one of the most vulnerable countries of the world. Poverty is pervasive in Niger and it ranks low on almost all the human development indicators. Agriculture is the most important sector of Niger's economy and accounts for over 40 percent of national gross domestic product (GDP) and is the p ...
SUBJECT: pastoral areas; grazing lands; poor; cereal production; herding groups
World Bank Group 
The magnitude of risks facing Mongolian agriculture has made the sector’sdevelopment extraordinarily volatile over the last 25 years as it underwent decollectivization.Livestock in particular has seen rapid and largely unsustainablerates of growth in terms of numbers of animals and herders, and in so doing hasbecome acutely vulnerable to the severe winter weather events known as dzuds.Periodic ...
SUBJECT: communal grazing; domestic animals; animals livestock; livestock herders; beef production