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A full database of our new and past publications that focus on policy findings, methodological tools and capacity development materials for policy making.

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Published under the The Food and Agriculture Policy Decision Analysis (FAPDA) project, this paper reviews the policy decisions taken from October 2008 to mid 2010. It aims to analyze the policy trends during the period that followed the peak of the 2008 Food Security Crisis. It seeks to id [...]
This report on a study by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) on “Applying Historical Precedent to New Conventional Wisdom on Public Sector Roles in Agriculture and Rural Development”, synthesizes the reviews of the history of agricultural policy in ten of t [...]
Doc.Type:Issue papers;
Year: 2009;
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How did the Asia-Pacific region rescue over 700 million people from extreme poverty between 1980 and 2005? What policy lessons can we learn and implement to improve conditions for the nearly 1 billion people in the region who continue to live in poverty? Examining Asia’s recent agricultural re [...]
Doc.Type:Issue papers;
Year: 2009;
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Food security is still largely misconceived as exclusively a matter of increased food production. As a result, comprehensive strategic approaches to hunger reduction have been insufficient. With this in mind, in 2004, through the FAO Netherlands Partnership Programme (FNPP), FAO began assisting seve [...]
Doc.Type:Applied work;
Year: 2009;
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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 countries in shaping their policies and ensure that the advice they provide has a good ch [...]
The purpose of this document, which summarizes a study carried out by FAO in collaboration with institutions of the countries of Mercosur3 and Bolivia, is to provide greater insight into the possible implications of soybean expansion for food security, rural development and agricultural policies in [...]
Doc.Type:Applied work;
Year: 2007;
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There are four main reasons for which agriculture in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) deserves more public support.  First is a moral imperative: SSA governments cannot and should not ignore a sector on which about 70 percent of their population directly depend for their livelihoods, if they are seriou [...]
Doc.Type:Issue papers;
Year: 2006;
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China’s economy has experienced remarkable growth since economic reform initiated in 1979. The rapid economic growth has been associated with unprecedented progress in poverty alleviation. Based on China’s official poverty line, the absolute level of poverty incidence fell from 33 percen [...]
China’s economy has experienced remarkable growth since economic reform initiated in 1979. The rapid economic growth has been associated with unprecedented progress in poverty alleviation. Based on China’s official poverty line, the absolute level of poverty incidence fell from 33 percen [...]
The Republic of Korea has undergone radical changes from an agricultural to an industrial society within one generation. During this process, the share of agriculture in the GDP, the agricultural population and the number of rural communities declined sharply because of urbanization. Recognizing the [...]
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