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    Spilling the Beans: What's wrong with the coffee trade?

    Fairtrade Foundation, 1998
    Highlights the problems facing coffee farmers as a result of the way we trade in coffee. After examining how the trade operates, the report illustrates with testimonies its impact on the lives of farmers.
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    The controversy surrounding eucalypts in social forestry programs of Asia

    National Centre for Development Studies, Australia, 1997
    Social forestry emerged amidst important changes in thinking about the role of forestry in rural development and a growing need for fuelwood. In an attempt to alleviate the fuelwood crisis, the World Bank encouraged the planting of Eucalyptus species in its social forestry programs in the 1980s.
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    Mulching in Burkina Faso.

    Indigenous Knowledge and Development Monitor - Indigenous Knowledge WorldWide, 1996
    In the Central Mossi-dominated area of Burkina Faso, most fields have become semi-permanently or permanently cultivated under conditions of increased demographic pressure. At the end of the dry season most crop residues are used as animal feeds, fuel or thatching material.
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    Rethinking Policy Options for Watershed Management by Local Communities: Combining Equity, Efficiency and Ecological-Economic Viability

    Society for Research and Initiatives for Sustainable Technologies and Institutions, 1999
    Argues for certain basic re-thinking in the policy options for viable watershed management by combining local knowledge with the formal science through rejuvenated or revitalized traditional institutions. Part one reviews the policy environment in the light of some of the recent reports in India which have a major bearing on watershed development programs.
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    Compensating local communities for conserving biodiversity: how much, who will, how and when

    Society for Research and Initiatives for Sustainable Technologies and Institutions, 1999
    Large number of local communities across the world have shared unhesitatingly their knowledge about local biodiversity and its different uses with outsiders including researchers, corporations, gene collectors and of course, activists. Many continue to share despite knowing that by withholding this knowledge they could receive pecuniary advantage.
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    An Assessment of European - aided Watershed Development Projects in India from the Perspective of Poverty Reduction and the poor

    Danish Institute for International Studies, 1998
    The paper assesses four Watershed Development Projects in India supported by European donors, namely Karnataka Watershed Development Project (Danida), Doon Valley Integrated Watershed Management Project (European Commission), Karnataka Integrated Watershed Management Project (Kreditanstalt für Wiederaufbau) and Karnataka Watershed Development Project (Overseas Development Administration/Department
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    Business development, social security or patronage? Zambia’s Agricultural Credit Management Programme.

    Centre for Development Studies, Bath University, 1997
    The government that took power in Zambia in 1991 faced the challenge of fulfilling its promise to liberalise the economy while at the same time preventing any further increase in poverty and consolidating its hold on power. Part of its response was the launch, in 1994, of the Agricultural Credit Management Programme (ACMP).
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    Climatic Uncertainty and Natural Resource Policy: What Should the Role of Government Be?

    Natural Resource Perspectives, ODI, 1998
    Recent concern about the consequences of the El Niño Southern Oscillation (ENSO) has focused attention on how policy implications are interpreted and acted upon, and the role government has in monitoring and disseminating predictions of weather patterns.
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    Indonesia and the 1997-98 El Niño: Fire Problems and Long-Term Solutions

    Natural Resource Perspectives, ODI, 1996
    The 1997-98 El Nino is among the strongest recorded and low rainfall in Indonesia set the conditions for widespread fires. At the same time, it is clearer during this particular El Niño than it has been in the past that many fires are being deliberately set.
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    Investing in Destruction: The World Bank and Biodiversity

    GRAIN, 1997
    The World Bank has been one of the most powerful forces behind genetic erosion around the world for the last 30 years. Here we review the impact of the Bank’s operations on biodiversity over that time, with an emphasis on agrobiodiversity, assess its current approach to biodiversity issues and where it is headed in the future. In particular, we look in detail at its agricultural vision.

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