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- DocumentFood and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, 2000This article explores the opportunities and constraints associated with sustainable, organic agriculture. The focus of its investigation lies in exploring the social and institutional dimensions of such agricultural techniques.Protecting soils and enhancing their fertility (land stewardship) implies ensuring productive capacity for future generations.DocumentFood and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, 2001This article deals with ethical issues relating to Genetically Modified Organisms, biotechnology and food security.The article outlines the ethical issues involved in this area as being about:food safety: The foundation of consumers' concern about GMOs is food safety.DocumentHumanitarian Policy Group, ODI, 2001Looks critically at the organisational structures, management tools and policies that aid agencies are using, or could use, to improve the overall quality of their safety and security management.The briefing suggests principles for a security policy, identifies types of management systems for strengthening safety and security currently in practice, explores their strengths and weaknesses.DocumentSave the Children Fund, 2001World leaders are discussing a multi-billion dollar package of initiatives aimed at tackling major diseases in poor countries. However, economic crisis and unsuccessful reforms in the past two decades have left many nations with failing health systems. What groundwork is needed before such vast resources are committed?DocumentLand and Water Development Division, FAO, 2001This study examines the current and potential role of economics in soil productivity in sub-Saharan Africa.Document
W here there is no data: participatory approaches to veterinary epidemiology in pastoral areas of the Horn of AfricaInternational Institute for Environment and Development, 2001This paper provides an overview of recent experiences with the use of participatory approaches and methods to understand livestock diseases in pastoral areas.DocumentWorld Institute for Development Economics Research (WIDER), 2001This paper identifies the key causal factors behind farmers’ marketing decisions in Mozambique. A two-step decision making process is modelled. Farmers decide, first, whether or not to participate in the market and, second, how much to market. The model is estimated using a Heckman switching regression approach.DocumentWorld Institute for Development Economics Research (WIDER), 2001This paper seeks to discern and evaluate the process by which economic growth leads to poverty alleviation and attempt to identify the role of governance institutions in that process. The article asks 'do institutions matter in determining the poverty performance of economic growth?'.The paper has two primary goals.Document
Macroeconomic adjustment, socio-demographic change, and the evolution of income distribution in Cote d'Ivoire: a decomposition by microsimulationWorld Institute for Development Economics Research (WIDER), 2001This paper proposes a microeconomic decomposition of the evolution of income inequality in Cote d'Ivoire in the 1990s. This allows for the disentangling of the simultaneous contributions of four types of phenomena to the evolution of the distribution of income.Document
Impact of globalization and liberalization on growth, employment and poverty: a case study of PakistanWorld Institute for Development Economics Research (WIDER), 2001This paper examines how globalization and liberalization effect economic growth, employment and poverty in Pakistan.