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Ghana -Review of smallholder linkages for inclusive agribusiness development

Date of publication: 1 September 2013

In recent years, there has been increase in the flow of investment to agriculture, particularly due to rising commodity prices. Private sector investments resulted in large-scale acquisitions of farmland in lower and middle-income countries, which brought a long-standing controversial debate about “land grabbing” and “development investment” to the forefront, as...

    

Improving Milk Supply in Northern Ukraine: Technical Assistance to the Dairy Sector

Date of publication: 1 September 2013

A new FAO/EBRD report "Improving Milk Supply in Northern Ukraine: Technical Assistance to Ukraine's Dairy Sector" has just been published. The report reviews the overall sector in Ukraine and explains why rural household production is struggling to compete with commercial production. Commercial and household dairy farm investment models...

    

Review of the wheat sector and grain storage issues in Pakistan

Date of publication: 1 March 2013

Wheat is the largest grown grain crop in Pakistan and a main staple food, representing 40 percent of total cultivated land on 9 million hectares and 3 percent of the country’s gross domestic product in 2009. However, yields remain low due to various constraints faced within the sector. Under the...

    

Tunisie: Financement du secteur agricole

Date of publication: 5 February 2013

L’étude “Tunisie: Financement du secteur agricole” sur le financement agricole de la Tunisie a été menée en réponse à une requête faite en décembre 2009 par le ministère tunisien de l’Agriculture et de l’Environnement pour appuyer une étude sur les principales contraintes au financement agricole. L’agriculture représente une part...

    

Serbia: Sugar Sector Review

Date of publication: 1 February 2013

Sugar production in Serbia has increased in a dramatic fashion over the past ten years, primarily due to the privatization of the sector and Serbia’s preferential access to the European Union (EU) and Central European Free Trade Area (CEFTA) markets. A new study assesses sugar beet production and processing in...

    

Lao People's Democratic Republic: Rice policy study

Date of publication: 28 January 2013

Rice is a key staple in the Lao PDR, as in most of the region, and as such is an important element of food security. The rice sector in the country has seen impressive development over the last ten years, however the sector has reached a crossroads where further progress...