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- DocumentUnited Nations [UN] Division for the Advancement of Women, 2000This paper deliberately avoids dwelling on the epidemiology of HIV/AIDS, its impact on women, families, communities and on development. The author chooses rather to focus on some salient issues pertaining to Community Level Health Interventions Against HIV/AIDS from a Gender Perspective.The paper outlines policy recommendations and potential interventions in the short/medium and long-term.DocumentOxfam, 2001Examines Mexico’s effort to liberalise and “modernise” its agricultural sector, and in particular its domestic production of corn.Conclusions:liberalisation has failed to achieve the environmental and social improvements it promised.Document
Evaluation of EC food aid, food security policy, food aid management and programmes in support of food securityEuropean Commission Directorate-General for Development, 2000This reports on an evaluation of EC food aid, food security policy, and food aid management.Summary of main findings:the Regulation stipulates the policy of the European Commission as far as it concerns its food aid (other than for humanitarian and emergency reasons) and the Food Security Programme. This policy is defined within the international policy environment on food security.DocumentRural Development Strategy Team, World Bank, 2001For more than a decade, the proportion of internationally supported public investment directed at agriculture and the rural sector in developing countries has been declining. Moreover, this is occuring at a time in which the process of globalisation is changing patters of trade and investment, placing agricultural producers and communities under tremendous pressure to adapt in order to survive.DocumentSustainable Development Department, FAO SD Dimensions, 2000Focussing on sub-Saharan Africa, where the HIV/AIDS epidemic has spread rapidly over the past 15 years, this article highlights the effects of the pandemic on farm households and discusses some policy issues arising from it.Effects of HIV/AIDS infection on agriculture:Reduction in area of land under cultivation, as land is often allocated by community authorities to families on the basiDocument
Pastoral institutions and approaches to risk management and poverty alleviation in Central Asian countries in transitionSustainable Development Department, FAO SD Dimensions, 1999Outlines new notion (risk management) of poverty alleviation among pastoralist communites in Central Asia. Pastoralists may either harness the beneficial effects of risk and uncertainty (i.e. fluctuations in commodity price of livestock) or attempt to manage the destructive effects of risk and uncertainty (i.e.DocumentGRAIN, 1999The Union for the Protection of New Varieties of Plants (UPOV) claim the introduction of plant variety protection (a form of patent law) will contribute to food security, sustainable agriculture, and the protection of the environment and of biodiversity.DocumentGRAIN, 2000The rice blast disease and industry’s approaches to dealing with it provide a clear example of how corporate research and development (R&D) strategies are diverging from the needs and means of farmers, particularly in the poorer countries of South and Southeast Asia.DocumentGRAIN, 2000The International Service for the Acquisition of Agri-biotech Applications (ISAAA) is one of the most focused promoters of gene technologies in Asia. Through the formation and support of key local elites, ISAAA is helping carry out an agenda set by transnational corporations (TNCs), in the name of Asia’s rural poor.DocumentGRAIN, 2001'Golden rice' is a genetically modified rice engineered to contain vitamin A or its precursor, beta-carotene. Monsanto was quick to jump on the humanitarian bandwagon by announcing royalty-free licenses for any of its technologies used to further the development of the rice.