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Long-term rural demographic trends

Gustavo Anríquez [ 2007 ]
This paper studies rural demographic trends at the global level with an analysis of a specially prepared database of population age/gender/rurality tables from population censuses. The focus is to identify the main demographic differences in the evolution of rural and [...]

Long-term farming trends

An inquiry using agricultural censuses
Gustavo Anríquez, Genny Bonomi [ 2007 ]
This paper provides a long-term and global view at current farming trends by analyzing a specially created database of farming characteristics of 17 countries across 43 different agricultural censuses representing the different developing regions of the world. The study shows [...]

How to analyze budgets

As a way to monitor, evaluate and influence the realization of the right to food
FAO [ 2007 ]
Budget analysis is crucial in evaluating government decisions about allocation and distribution of scarce resources among competing priorities, and whether adequate resources are allocated to human rights. The analysis includes how funds are allocated and how revenue (e.g. tax) is [...]
The paper provides results of a study aimed at saving a substantial amount of water by maintaining deeper groundwater levels to prevent fallow evaporation and by reducing the cost of groundwater abstraction for lowland farmers. An integrated LIS economic appraisal [...]

Does migration make rural households more productive? Evidence from Mexico

J. Edward Taylor, Alejandro López-Feldman [ 2007 ]
The migration of labor out of rural areas and the flow of remittances from migrants to rural households is an increasingly important feature of less developed countries. This paper explores ways in which migration influences incomes and productivity of land and human capital [...]
Indigenous peoples are among the world’s most vulnerable groups and poorest socio-ethnic populations. They make up a significant percentage of the food insecure, often facing chronic hunger and malnutrition. Paradoxically, due to a growing dependency on fast food, obesity is [...]
Developing a strategy to implement the right to food must begin by evaluating the current situation. Right to Food Guideline* 3.2 recommends that duty-bearers (states) start with a, “careful assessment of existing national legislation, policy and administrative measures, current programmes, [...]

Negociatrix policy game: Building capacities in trade policy analysis

Balié, J. Hofwegen, G., Jongeneel R., Koning, N. B. J.  [ 2007 ]
The Negociatrix Policy Game is a tool for training in multilateral negotiation, which has been developed through a partnership between FAO and the University of Wageningen in the Netherlands. This tool is a software based on a quantitative model and [...]
Since the onset of the Israeli occupation in 1967, the economy of the West Bank and Gaza Strip (WBGS) has been an “income economy” rather than a “production economy”—making the WBGS extremely vulnerable to the Israeli labour and goods market. [...]
Vigilar a través de la recolección periódica, el análisis y la interpretación, y la diseminación de información relevante es crucial para saber si se están haciendo progresos y si las políticas, los programas y otras acciones del gobierno y de [...]