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  1. Library Resource
    Enero, 2014
    Etiopía, África, África oriental, Bangladesh, Kenya, Malí

    The project “Enhancing Women’s Assets to Manage Risk under Climate Change: Potential for Group-Based Approaches” aims to help poor women farmers and pastoralists in Africa south of the Sahara and South Asia—especially those in Ethiopia, Kenya, Mali, and Bangladesh—manage risks under climate change. The

  2. Library Resource
    Artículos de revistas y libros
    Enero, 2004
    África, Kenya, Malí

    Agricultural growth will prove essential for improving the welfare of the vast majority of Africa’s poor. Roughly 80 percent of the continent’s poor live in rural areas, and even those who do not will depend heavily on increasing agricultural productivity to lift them out of poverty. Seventy percent of all Africans— and nearly 90 percent of the poor—work primarily in agriculture. As consumers, all of Africa’s poor—both urban and rural—count heavily on the efficiency of the continent’s farmers.

  3. Library Resource
    Artículos de revistas y libros
    Enero, 1994
    Asia meridional, África, Bangladesh, China, Gambia, Guatemala, India, Indonesia, Kenya, Malawi, Filipinas, Rwanda, Zambia

    The distributional benefits of commercialization of agriculture, access to commercialization opportunities, and sharing of commercialization risks are functions of institutional arrangements. Obviously, the indirect food security and nutritional effects are, thereby, partly a function of such institutional arrangements. This chapter explores the relevance to food security of one form of contractual relationship in agriculture: formal contracts between producers and buyers (generally processors or exporters), a production and marketing system known as contract farming.

  4. Library Resource
    Informes e investigaciones
    Enero, 2009
    Sierra Leona

    "The civil war in Sierra Leone, caused by a mix of political, social, and economic factors, had a huge impact on the overall economy in general and on the performance of the agricultural sector in particular. The agricultural research system of Sierra Leone was severely affected by the civil war. Research infrastructure was destroyed, laboratories were damaged and abandoned, and well-trained researchers and scientists fled from the country.

  5. Library Resource
    Enero, 2009
    Nigeria, África

    The major objective of this study was to examine the relationship between the institutional environment of microfinance and access of rural women to microfinance. Focus group sessions were held with groups of rural women who are clients of formal and informal Microfinance Institutions (MFIs) in Esan Local Government Area of Edo State, Nigeria. The two formal institutions were the Ekpoma branch of Lift Above Poverty Organization Microfinance Bank and the Ujoelen Microfinance Bank. Fifteen case studies with fourteen women and one man were also examined.

  6. Library Resource
    Enero, 1996
    India, África, Ghana

    Commentary: Agriculture Can Give a Helping Hand to Cities; Roundtable Workshop Marks Beginning of Urban Food and Nutrition Study in Ghana; Research in North Africa and West Asia to Benefit Farmers on Fragile Lands; Ecoregional Mapping Helps Pinpoint Areas Prone to Malnutrition; Why Are Diets Changing in Asia?; New Booklet Spreads the 2020 Vision to Broader Audiences; Policies Aim to Avoid Conflict Over Dwindling Natural Resources; 2020 Vision Resources Catalog Now Available; Disease and Food Security: Two New Perspectives; Indicators of Performance Quality Applied to Indian Irrigation Syste

  7. Library Resource
    Informes e investigaciones
    Enero, 2002
    Nepal, África, Bangladesh, Ghana, Malawi

    This study examines the contributions of the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) between 1993 and 2001 to analysis, outreach, capacity building, and training related to the role of rural finance in poverty reduction. The IFPRI multicountry research project on Rural Finance Policies for Food Security for the Poor involved data-intensive research by more than 14 research fellows on the impacts of access to rural financial services in countries.

  8. Library Resource
    Documentos de política y resúmenes
    Enero, 1998
    Ghana

    Customary land areas in Western Ghana have been evolving towards individualized ownership. Inherited and temporarily allocated family lands are being transferred to wives and children as inter-vivos gifts, to be planted with cocoa. Giving gifts is a way to circumvent the traditional Akan matrilineal land inheritance system in which land is transferred from a deceased man to his matrilineal relatives but not to his wife and children.

  9. Library Resource
    Informes e investigaciones
    Enero, 2004
    Níger, África oriental, Burkina Faso, Etiopía

    This study analyzes the links between risk and the kinds of property rights that have evolved to provide the mobility necessary to raise livestock in drought-prone countries--in this case Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, and Niger. The study also evaluates the impact of cooperation on resource management in these environments. The express purpose of this research is to contribute to the current debate on resource management in highly variable environments, focusing on the impact of climate variability on and the role of cooperation in resource management.

  10. Library Resource
    Informes e investigaciones
    Enero, 2009
    Ghana

    "Using survey data from the Upper East region of Ghana collected in 2005, the paper evaluates the household- and community-level factors influencing women’s and men’s decisions to participate in off-farm activities, either in the off-farm labor market or in local community groups, and the relationship with on-farm crop returns. Results indicate that crop returns are not affected by increased labor availability over a certain labor-land ratio.

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