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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,...


Country investment plans in agriculture: Lessons from early experience

Date of publication: 1 May 2012

The learning note "Country investment plans in agriculture: lessons from early experience" has been published by the FAO Investment Centre Division. It focuses on three case studies in Bangladesh, United Republic of Tanzania and Ethiopia and looks at the challenges, successes and lessons learned from preparing and developing country...


Outgrower schemes: advantages of different business models for sustainable crop intensification

Date of publication: 1 March 2012

This learning note is part of the Investment Centre Division’s contribution to FAO’s Strategic Objective on Sustainable Intensification of Crop Production. It is an extract from a wider review of smallholder linkages for inclusive agribusiness development financed under the FAO/World Bank Cooperative Programme. The study reviews a range of...

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