27 Jun 2012

The World Bank and FAO host second Expert Meeting to review climate change activities in the East Asia and Pacific region

On 14-16 May 2012, the second FAO/World Bank Expert Meeting on “Investing in agriculture and natural resources management in the context of climate change in East Asia and the Pacific” took place in Bangkok. The meeting, which was a follow up to the first one held in Rome in May [...]

25 Jun 2012

World Bank and FAO publish joint study on grain chain and food security in Arab countries

A joint study by the World Bank and FAO’s Investment Centre Division entitled: “The Grain Chain: Food Security and Managing Wheat Imports in Arab Countries”, has now been published. Following  the agriculture commodity price shocks of 2007-08 and 2010-11, volatility in the international wheat market raised global food security concerns.  [...]

21 Jun 2012

Incorporating climate change considerations into agricultural investment programmes – A guidance document

FAO’s Investment Centre Division, in collaboration with FAO’s Climate, Energy and Tenure Division, has published a new report on: “Incorporating climate change considerations into agricultural investment programmes – A guidance document”. This best practices guidance document is intended to help development professionals  and government officials who are involved in agricultural [...]

11 Jun 2012

Information technology improves land tenure in ECA region through collaboration between World Bank and FAO

The World Bank and FAO have supported land administration reforms in the Europeand Central Asia (ECA) region for the past 10 years with an emphasis on creating transparent, efficient and accessible methods of real estate registration and cadastre by establishing strong IT systems. The impetus for these projects is the [...]

01 Jun 2012

New case studies analyze the impact of stumpage and other administrative fees on sustainable forest management

FAO’s Investment Centre Division, in collaboration with FAO’s Forestry Department and the World Bank, has recently published six case studies in Latin American countries entitled: “Evaluation of the impact of stumpage and other administrative fees on sustainable forest management”. It is widely recognized that one of the main drivers for deforestation [...]

21 May 2012

Stocktaking of livelihoods projects in India

 A new report on “Stocktaking of livelihoods projects in India” was just published by the FAO Investment Centre. The paper, which draws from six thematic working papers prepared by FAO consultants, reviews a series of projects that the World Bank has supported in seven states of India that give direct [...]

16 May 2012

FAO and World Bank achieve results in Pakistan water sector improvement project

Pakistan relies on the largest contiguous irrigation system in the world to provide basic food security. Agriculture is the major sector for employment and exports, especially in rural areas, and irrigation is necessary for consumption and food production. The irrigation and drainage infrastructure, however, has deteriorated over the years and [...]

30 Apr 2012

Highlights on four livestock sub-sectors in Kazakhstan

A set of booklets covering “Highlights on four livestock sub-sectors in Kazakhstan” has been prepared by the FAO Investment Centre Division in collaboration with the Analytical Centre of Economic Policy for the Agricultural Sector (ACEPAS), a company belonging to Kaz-agroinnovation of the Ministry of Agriculture (MoA) of Kazakhstan. The purpose [...]

26 Apr 2012

Djibouti signs new CAADP compact: A united push toward food and nutrition security

On 19 April 2012, the Government of Djibouti became the 30th African Union member to sign a Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme (CAADP) Compact aimed to improve food and nutrition security and increase agricultural growth in Djibouti. As coordinator of the development partners group on food security and agriculture, FAO [...]

18 Apr 2012

Niger - sustainable intensification of crops learning note

This learning note is a contribution of the Investment Centre Division to FAO’s strategic objective which promotes the sustainable intensification of crops. Drawing on the experience of the Project for the Promotion of Local Initiatives for Development in Aguie, financed by IFAD in Niger (specifically the Maradi Region), the note [...]


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