Policy Support and Governance
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Socio-Economic and Livelihoods Analysis in Investment Planning. Key Principles and Methods. EASYPol Series 201

Published: 2008
This paper introduces the key principles and methods related to socio-economic and livelihoods analysis in investment planning. It includes a discussion of the importance of understanding the constraints of the [...]

Issue Paper

The Global Policy Environment. A Conceptual Framework. EASYPol Series 061

Published: 2008
The focus of this issue paper is on the global decision-making process, which can be seen as the development over time of a pattern of multilateral negotiations resulting in decisions, [...]

Issue Paper

FAO's Role in Policy Support. EASYPol Series 066

Published: 2008
What is the role of FAO in addressing major strategic issues and policy challenges in the field of agriculture and rural development? This paper will identify how FAO can assist [...]

Tool

Sharing JFFLS Junior Farmer Field and Life Schools experiences and challenges

Published: 2008
The purpose of this report is to document some of the Junior Farmer Field and Life Schools (JFFLS) experiences to date, and allow readers to reflect on approaches used in [...]

Report

The State of Food and Agriculture 2008. Biofuels: Prospects, Risks and Opportunities

Published: 2008
The State of Food and Agriculture 2008 explores the implications of the rapid recent growth in production of biofuels based on agricultural commodities. The boom in liquid biofuels has been largely [...]

Issue Paper

Influencing Policy Processes. Lessons from Experience. Policy Assistance Series 4

Published: 2008
The literature available on best practices for providing policy assistance and influencing effectively national policy processes is insufficient to provide appropriate guidance to those whose work it is to help [...]

Guideline

Global Plan of Action for Animal Genetic Resources and the Interlaken Declaration

Published: 2007
Sustainable use, development and conservation of the world’s livestock genetic resources are  of vital importance to agriculture, food production, rural development and the environment.  In recognition of the need to [...]

Tool

Social Welfare Analysis of Income Distributions: Social Welfare, Social Welfare Functions and Inequality Aversion. EASYPol Series 041

Published: 2007
This analytical tool illustrates the concept of social welfare and the possible ways to define social welfare functions. In particular, it deals with how to pass from inequality to social [...]

Report

Global Plan of Action for Animal Genetic Resources and the Interlaken Declaration

Published: 2007
Sustainable use, development and conservation of the world’s livestock genetic resources are of vital importance to agriculture, food production, rural development and the environment. In recognition of the need to [...]

Case Study

Future Expansion of Soybean 2005-2014. Implications for Food Security, Sustainable Rural Development and Agricultural Policies in the Countries of Mercosur and Bolivia. Synthesis document. Policy Assistance Series 3

Published: 2007
The purpose of this document is to provide greater insight into the possible implications of soybean expansion for food security, rural development and agricultural policies in these countries for the [...]