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The role of agricultural production and food policy in achieving broad development goals. Covering food security, land issues, food prices, gender, extension, the right to food and the role of technology and innovation.

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GODAN Success Stories - Issue 1 | GODAN
Global Open Data for Agriculture and Nutrition 2016
Global Open Data for Agriculture and Nutrition (GODAN) advocates and supports the proactive sharing of open data to make information about agriculture and nutrition available, accessible and usable. The initiative focuses on buil...
Challenging the stereotypes: Small-scale black farmers and private sector support programmes in South Africa: A national scan
M. Ngubane; A. Okunlola; B. Cousins; A. du Toit / Institute for Poverty, Land and Agrarian Studies 2016
This report represents one of the outputs of a research and social dialogue project undertaken over 18 months. It explores a number of private sector partnerships and projects launched in support of black farmers – some of them h...
The impact of Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program (CARP) on the crop sector
M.P.S. Geron / Philippine Institute for Development Studies 1994
Several studies have shown that land reform has a positive impact on rice and corn productivity. However, the same cannot be said in sugar and coconut areas. This paper attempts to verify the effect of the implementation of CARP on th...
The LGU extension services in a major rice-growing area: the case of Hagonoy, Davao del Sur
R.Fe D. Hondrade / Philippine Institute for Development Studies 2007
The province of Davao del Sur is considered one of the major rice-producing provinces of Region XI. It has been regarded as Mindanao’s top rice-yielding province because of its municipality’s (Hagonoy) high yield performan...
Agricultural extension system in Korea: lessons from 1962 to 1997
Soon Chul Ko; Jin Goon Kim; Mi Ok Shim / Korea Development Institute 2014
The purpose of this report is to share the successful lessons and experiences of agricultural technology development and the Agriculture Extension System (AES) in Korea with many developing countries. This report analyses and explains...
A comprehensive assessment of the agricultural extension system in the Philippines: case study of LGU Extension in Ubay, Bohol
Using intensive interviews and observations and secondary data the study looked at a local government agricultural extension service in the Philippines. It situated the context by describing the agroclimatic, social and economic condi...
Extension delivery system in a layer and swine-based farming community: the case of San Jose, Batangas
R.T. Baconguis / Philippine Institute for Development Studies 2007
Public agricultural extension systems face in creasing pressure resulting from diverse demands for services coupled with problems in declining funds. This study explores the role of a municipal agricultural extensi on system in the de...
Making networks work for policy: Evidence from agricultural technology adoption in Malawi
International Initiative for Impact Evaluation 2015
Low productivity in agriculture and environmentally unsustainable farming challenges are pressing development challenges for many developing countries. Technologies that would minimize adverse environmental effects and increase long-t...
The role of producer organisations in rural advisory services
This Position Paper was written to raise awareness of the roles of producer organisations in rural advisory services, and to contribute to discussions about how their effectiveness in these roles can be increased so that they contribu...
Open Data and Smallholder Food and Nutritional Security
A. Jellema; W. Meijninger; C. Addison / Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation 2015
This report aims to provide a better understanding of the actual impact of the open data movement on the food and nutrition security of smallholders and highlight the areas of potential unfilled opportunity. It identifies possible rel...