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Golden rice (GR) is a new rice variety that has been genetically modified to contain beta-carotene, a source of vA. [...]
The world rice market has been unstable for much of its post-world war II history, with prices volatile and the [...]
In recent years, there has been increasing emphasis in the rural development literature on the multiple income-generating activities undertaken by rural [...]

Promoting farm/non-farm linkages for rural development: Case studies from Africa and Latin America

Benjamin Davis, Thomas Reardon, Kostas Stamoulis, Paul Winters  [ 2002 ]
Evidence from developing countries points towards the growing importance of non-farm activities in the income-generating portfolio of rural households (Lanjouw [...]

The State of Food and Agriculture 2002

Agriculture and global public goods ten years after the Earth Summit
FAO [ 2002 ]
The State of Food and Agriculture 2002 is FAO’s annual report on current developments and issues in world agriculture. It [...]
Urbanization and globalization may enhance access to non traditional foods as a result of changing prices and production practices, as [...]
An agribusiness firm’s choice to expand activities through contract farming rather than plantations, buying directly from open markets or other [...]
While Nicaragua over the past decade has ranked among the poorest countries in Latin America in terms of per capita [...]

Gender and Law, women’s rights in agriculture

FAO legislative study number 76
Lorenzo Cotula [ 2002 ]
Throughout the world, women constitute a large portion of the economically active population engaged in agriculture, both as farmers and [...]

Gender, networks and Mexico-US migration

Benjamin Davis, Paul Winters [ 2002 ]
In this paper, we examine whether the causes and patterns of Mexican rural female migration differ significantly from rural male [...]