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Enabling environments for agribusiness and agro-industries development 

Regional and country perspectives

The existence of a conducive business climate, or enabling environment, is considered essential to engender economic growth and development. However, what “an enabling environment” should encompass in practical terms remains elusive to many scholars and policy makers, particularly when discussed at the sub-sector level. This publication by FAO’s Rural Infrastructure and Agro-Industries Division (AGS) examines issues (...)
2013
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Report of the Regional Agro-Industries Forum for the Middle East and North Africa 

Beirut (Lebanon), 15–18 November 2011

2012
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Report of the Regional Agro-Industries Forum for Latin AmericaInforme del Foro Regional de Agroindustrias en América Latina 

2011
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Innovative policies and institutions to support agro-industries development 

Agro-industries are an important source of employment and income generation worldwide, occupying a dominant position in the manufacturing sector of the economy and representing a significant demand driver for agricultural products. As part of its mandate to provide food security for the world’s growing population, FAO promotes the development of agro-industries through its technical programs, including activities in the areas (...)
2011
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A review of empirical evidence on gender differences in non-land agricultural inputs, technology, and services in developing countries 

This paper reviews existing microeconomic empirical literature on gender differences in use, access, and adoption of non-land agricultural inputs in developing countries. This review focuses on four key areas: (1) technological resources, (2) natural resources, (3) human resources, and (4) social and political capital. In general, there has been more empirical research on inorganic fertilizer, seed varieties, extension (...)
ESA Working Paper  [ 11-11 ] ,  2011
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The role of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) in the improvement of agricultural value chains 

e-Agriculture publication ,  2011
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The Application of Information and Communication Technologies in Agricultural and Rural Development in Egypt 

2010
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3ADI African agribusiness and agro-industries development initiative - a programme framework 

2010
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International Assessment of Agricultural Knowledge, Science and Technology for Development 

The objective of the International Assessment of Agricultural Knowledge, Science and Technology for Development (IAASTD) was to assess the impacts of past, present and future agricultural knowledge, science and technology on the: Reduction of hunger and poverty;Improvement of rural livelihoods and human health, and; Equitable, socially, environmentally and economically sustainable development.
2010
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Report of the regional agro-industries forum for Asia and the Pacific 

The regional agro-industries forum for Asia and the Pacific was convened in Yangling, China from 3 to 6 November 2009, jointly organized by the FAO Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific, IFAD, UNIDO and the Shaanxi Provincial People's Government of China. The aim of the forum was to facilitate discussion and dialogue on the creation of an enabling environment for agro-industries in the region that incorporates smallholders (...)
RAP Publication  [ 2010/08 ] ,  2010
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Agricultural based Livelihood Systems in Drylands in the Context of Climate Change - Inventory of Adaptation Practices and Technologies of Ethiopia 

Degradation of the natural resource base is one of the most serious problems in the dryland areas of Ethiopia. It is expected to be exacerbated due to climate change and variability, which will have profound impact on the livelihoods of rural communities. To address this, steps are being taken by national research systems to review its strategy and develop potential adaptation technologies and practices. These steps (...)
2010
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Report of the Global Agro-industries Forum 

Report of the Global Agro-indutries Forum. New Delhi (India), 8-11 April 2008
2008
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Agro-industries characterization and appraisal: Asparagus in Peru 

This is a general analysis of the asparagus value chain, describing actors, interactions and bottlenecks to competitiveness, and the participation of small and medium-scale horticulture enterprises and the challenges ahead for the industry to achieve long-term sustainability are highlighted.
Agricultural Management, Marketing and Finance Working Documents  [ 23 ] ,  2007
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Agro-industries characterization and appraisal: Soybeans in India 

Case study to improve understanding of the dynamics that have led certain industries to grow rapidly, while creating significant opportunities for participation of smaller scale farmers.
Agricultural Management, Marketing and Finance Working Documents  [ 20 ] ,  2007
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Agro-industries characterization and appraisal: Dairy in India 

Case study to improve understanding of the dynamics that have led certain industries to grow rapidly, while creating significant opportunities for participation of smaller scale farmers.
Agricultural Management, Marketing and Finance Working Documents  [ 21 ] ,  2007
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Information technologies and standards for agricultural information resources management: AGRIS Application Profile, AGROVOC and LISAGR 

The new AGRIS initiative, which was launched at the Expert Consultation in October 2005, has defined three main areas of intervention to improve international information systems in agricultural science and technology: Advocacy, Capacity Building and Content Management. Content management, the management of agricultural science and technology information, has various needs: standards and methodologies for interoperability and (...)
Agricultural Information and Knowledge Management Papers ,  2007
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First Expert Consultation - International Information Systems for Agricultural Science and Technology - Review of progress and prospects 

2007
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Review of the challenges and opportunities for rural infrastructure and agroindustries development in the Asia Pacific region 

Food security means ensuring that all people at all times have access to the food they need for a healthy, active life. Increasing food production contributes to food security within communities and nations by making more food available and by generating employment and income. But increased production alone cannot guarantee food security. Increased income through value addition to agricultural raw materials is a way to (...)
2007
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Towards an architecture for open archive networks in Agricultural Sciences and Technology 

The AGRIS Network is an international initiative based on a collaborative network of institutions, whose aim is to promote free access to information on science and technology in agriculture and related subjects. The paper illustrates how the Open Access (OA) and the Open Archive Initiative (OAI) models can be used within the AGRIS Network as a means of solving the problems of dissemination and exchange of agricultural (...)
Agricultural Information and Knowledge Management Papers ,  2007
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Policy Highlights: Agricultural Technology: Research and Extension Systems   

EASYPol Resources for policy making  [ module 029 ] ,  2006
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Agricultural Technology Development and Dissemination - BANKABLE INVESTMENT PROJECT PROFILE 

FAO Investment Centre - NEPAD-CAADP documents  [ TCP/MLW/2906 (I) ] ,  2005
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Agricultural Marketing and Rural Infrastructure Development - BANKABLE INVESTMENT PROJECT PROFILE 

FAO Investment Centre - NEPAD-CAADP documents  [ TCP/SUD/2909 (I) ] ,  2005
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Infrastructure Upgrade of Rural Water Supply - BANKABLE INVESTMENT PROJECT PROFILE 

FAO Investment Centre - NEPAD-CAADP documents  [ TCP/NAM/2903 (I) ] ,  2005
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Rehabilitation of Rural Marketing and Agro–processing Infrastructures - BANKABLE INVESTMENT PROJECT PROFILE 

FAO Investment Centre - NEPAD-CAADP documents  [ TCP/ANG/2908 (I) ] ,  2005
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The AGRIS Application Profile for the International Information System on Agricultural Sciences and Technology 

The first COAIM (Consultation on Agricultural information Management), held in June 2000 recognized that AGRIS should become “a key enabler and catalyst to establish a new model of agricultural information management”. Furthermore, it was agreed that FAO [1] should develop AGRIS into a capacity building initiative as well as an information system. The AGRIS network now has 201 Resource Centres, which vary in their resources (...)
Agricultural Information and Knowledge Management Papers ,  2005
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