Ho Chi Minh City, 12 Aug 2015. Southeast Asia is one of the world’s fastest growing regions, where the agricultural sector is of key importance. Unlocking the economic power of Southeast Asia’s smallholder farmers and local agri-food entrepreneurs has become crucial to keep the development pace and secure food and nutrition to the region’s poor. That isRead More
Florence, 3 Aug 2015. Investing in infrastructure and rural transformation will play a very important role for the successfull implementation of the SDGs. Projects focusing on the issue of rural infrastructure, like the CAIIP Project in Uganda, under the leadership of IFAD, contribute in a great way to theRead More
Washington, 23 Jul 2015. Designed to address the land degradation agenda in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA), TerrAfrica has been set up as an international partnership for scaling up sustainable land and water management (SLWM) in SSA countries. It is investment-orientedRead More
Frankfurt, 11 Aug 2015. Investing in community-driven development is a good thing, and so is investing in agricultural research – theseRead More
Frankfurt, 25 Aug 2015. Affirmations that agricultural development is the sound basis for any nascent economy to lift off are almost commonplace. Yet both public and private investments intoRead More
The paper, financed under the FAO/World Bank Cooperative Programme, introduces the conceptual framework for the promotion of the commercialization of agriculture through the use of collaborative business models, thus providing an alternative to large-scale acquisitions… Read More
As demand for agricultural products rises around the world, partnering with the smallholder farming sector offers agribusiness companies signifcant opportunities to grow their own businesses.
This guide is aimed at helping companies interested in developing… Read More
Agriculture, forestry and other forms of land use generate around a quarter of global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, and in many countries, the proportion of emissions from land use is far higher. At the same… Read More
The publication covers key aspects of regional food security and nutrition, including evolution of undernourishment (and other forms of malnutrition) in the region; other indicators that help understand hunger and malnutrition; highlights of policy developments… Read More
Washington, D.C., 8 Sep 2010.
The new World Bank report has been released.
The report is widely expected to influence the global policy discussion as it provides ample empirical data on large scale land acquisitions with the aim to confront widespread speculation and inform the debate.
The Platform and IISD will host a moderated online discussion with key stakeholder groups on this website starting 13 Sep. Download…