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Food insecurity and vulnerability in Nepal: Profiles of seven vulnerable groups

Food Security and Agricultural Projects Analysis Service, Christian Lovendal [ 2004 ]
This report documents the main findings of vulnerable group profiling work in Nepal. It identifies the characteristics and investigates the vulnerability for seven particular livelihood groups, notably marginal farm households in the Terai, in the hills and in the mountains, [...]
   
Global adoption of transgenic crops reached 67.7 million hectares in 2003 from 2.8 million in 1996. Delivery has occurred almost entirely through the private sector and adoption has been rapid in areas where the crops addressed serious production constraints and [...]
   
The pattern of crop genetic diversity has changed over the past two centuries with the modernization of agriculture, accelerating with the advent of the green revolution. Since the green revolution, the locus of agricultural research has shifted from the public [...]
   

Land use change, poverty and carbon sequestration

L. Lipper, R. Cavatassi [ 2004 ]
In this article, we seek to identify where the greatest potential for synergies between carbon sequestration and poverty alleviation lie and ways they can be enhanced. We assess the amount and eligibility criteria of sequestration payment sources to developing countries. [...]
   
This book summarizes research conducted from 1994 to 2001 to develop a new concept and the tools needed for site-specific nutrient management (SSNM) in irrigated rice systems and the tools needed for applying it in farmers’ fields. As part of [...]
   

The State of Food Insecurity in the World 2004

Monitoring progress towards the World Food Summit and Millennium Development Goals
FAO [ 2004 ]
The sixth edition of The State of Food Insecurity in the World reports that the number of chronically hungry people in the developing world has fallen by only 9 million since the World Food Summit baseline period of 1990–1992. The [...]
   

Interactions between the agricultural sector and the HIV/AIDS pandemic: Implications for agricultural policy

Thom S. Jayne, Marcela Villarreal, Prabhu Pingali, Günter Hemrich [ 2004 ]
This paper considers how the design of agricultural policies and programmes might be modified to better achieve policy objectives in the context of severe HIV epidemics and underscores the central role of agricultural policy in mitigating the spread and impacts [...]
   
The aim of this paper is to assess the impact of reducing and/or eliminating EU export subsidies within the next WTO round, both on the enlarged EU and on a selected countries and country group located in Asia, Africa and [...]
   

Trends in rice-wheat area in China

D. Dawe, S. Frolking, C. Li [ 2004 ]
This paper provides new estimates of area planted to the rice (Oryza sativa L.)–wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) rotation in China by combining the results obtained from two methodologies. One methodology uses official statistics at the province-level for sown area of [...]
   
Transformations in the food processing sectors of developing countries are increasingly seen as strategic from the point of view of export earnings, domestic industry restructuring and dietary issues. This article reviews a selection of the literature on these themes. It [...]