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Turkmenistan: Agricultural sector review

Date of publication: 4 February 2013

An agricultural sector review of Turkmenistan has just been published by the FAO Investment Centre under the Country Highlights series. The report presents an in depth analysis of the agricultural sector in Turkmenistan in order to inform initial policy discussions with the Government of Turkmenistan and points at areas where...

    

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...

    

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

Date of publication: 4 December 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...

    

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

Date of publication: 21 November 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...

    

Pakistan: Priority areas for investment in the agricultural sector

Date of publication: 1 October 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...

    

Bhutan: Agricultural sector review Volume 1: Issues, institutions and policies

Date of publication: 2 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...