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Stocktaking of M&E and Management Information Systems - Selected agricultural and rural development projects in South Asia

Date of publication: 1 September 2012

Stocktaking of M&E and Management Information Systems - Selected agricultural and rural development projects in South Asia: The study examined Word Bank and IFAD projects with emerging good practices in M&E, learning and MIS.  Benefits were stronger where greater emphasis was given to M&E as a management tool, where...

    

Bhutan: Agricultural sector review Volume 2: Working papers

Date of publication: 1 September 2012

In collaboration with the World Bank, the Investment Centre has published an agricultural sector review of Bhutan in two volumes that provides an overview of Bhutan’s renewable natural resources (RNR) sector and identifies priority areas for future investments. About 65 percent of Bhutan’s population is rural and thus depends on the...

    

Pakistan: Priority areas for investment in the agricultural sector

Date of publication: 1 September 2012

Pakistan has enormous potential in agriculture, yet in the past three decades most subsectors of agriculture have remained static or declined. A working paper entitled “Pakistan: Priority areas for investment in agriculture” has been published by FAO’s Investment Centre in collaboration with the World Bank, identifying key areas that...

    

The Grain Chain Food Security and Managing Wheat Imports in Arab Countries

Date of publication: 1 August 2012

Arab countries face a number of food security risks due to their high dependence on wheat imports. This study
explores ways in which countries can mitigate these risks. The authors evaluate the wheatimport supply chain (WISC) from the unloading port to bulk storage at the flour mill, before the wheat is milled into flour. This study is...

    

Incorporating climate change considerations into agricultural investment programmes

Date of publication: 1 May 2012

FAO’s Investment Centre Division, in collaboration with FAO’s Climate, Energy and Tenure Division, has published a 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...

    

Innovative agricultural finance and risk management: Strengthening food production and trade in the transition region

Date of publication: 1 May 2012

A working paper entitled "Innovative agricultural finance and risk management" has been published by FAO’s Investment Centre Division in collaboration with the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD). The publication looks into the issue of risk management in agricultural finance in transition countries. These countries - like Kazakhstan, Ukraine...