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This policy brief addresses the question of the economic drivers of both deforestation and forest degradation (DD) in Zambia. It develops a business-as-usual (BAU) scenario to support reference levels for greenhouse gas (GHC) emissions. The relative contributions to DD of [...]
   
This study forms part of seven country case studies carried out as part of the FAO’s From Protection to Production (PtoP) programme. Zambia was selected as one of the countries given the substantial role played by agriculture there with regard [...]
   
This technical note aims to measure, analyse and interpret price incentives for cashew nuts in the United Republic of Tanzania over the period 2005-2013. The results and recommendations presented in this analysis of price incentives can be used by stakeholders [...]
   
This technical note aims to measure, analyse and interpret price incentives for sugar in Malawi over the period 2005-2013. The results and recommendations presented in this analysis of price incentives can be used by stakeholders involved in policy-making for the [...]
   
The agricultural sector of Asian middle-income countries is changing rapidly in line with an overall structural transformation of the economy brought on by economic growth. This paper discusses the changes in China, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Thailand and Viet Nam [...]
   
This report is part of a series of country level analysis prepared by the FAO Resilience Analysis and Policies (RAP) Team. The series aims at providing programming and policy guidance to policy makers, practitioners, UN agencies, NGO and other stakeholders [...]
   
This report is part of a series of country level analysis prepared by the FAO Resilience Analysis and Policy (RAP) Team. The series aims at providing programming and policy guidance to policy makers, practitioners, UN agencies, NGO and other stakeholders [...]
   
This report is part of a series of country level analysis prepared by the FAO Resilience Analysis and Policy (RAP) Team. The series aims at providing programming and policy guidance to policy makers, practitioners, UN agencies, NGO and other stakeholders [...]
   

The State of Food and Agriculture 2015

Social protection and agriculture: breaking the cycle of rural poverty
FAO [ 2015 ]
Despite significant progress in meeting the Millennium Development Goals on poverty and hunger, almost a billion people still live in extreme poverty (less than $1.25 per person per day) and 795 million still suffer from chronic hunger. Much more will [...]
   
In Burkina Faso and Mali, cotton is the most important cash crop, given its high contribution to the GDP and to the export sector revenue. Export of cotton lint accounted for 60 and 15 percent of the value of national [...]