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    Price and tax policy for semi-subsistence agriculture in Ethiopia

    World Bank Publications, 1988
    In the case of semi-subsistence agriculture where wage employment is not available, the role played by prices and taxes in determining production and consumption decisions is not clearly established by economic theories of household choice.
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    Assessment of challenges in export marketing: the case of Ethiopian vegetable and fruit commercial growers

    Scientific Research Publishing, 2018
    Globalisation forces companies to internationalize their operation in the global market. Exporting plays a vital role in economic development of a nation as well as for the development of the particular exporting company. Although, the benefits derived from exporting in an increasingly globalized marketplace are enormous, but for many companies, exporting is constrained by numerous challenges.
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    Norwegian aid to food security, nutrition and agriculture

    Chr. Michelsen Institute, Norway, 2018
    This report reviews available research on the links between agriculture and the rest of the economy, with a focus on structural adjustment and the role of agriculture in economic growth and poverty reduction. Furthermore, the report discusses the links between agricultural production, nutrition and food security.
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    Socio - economic consequences of climate change in Hindu - Kush Himalaya

    Center for International Climate Research, 2017
    The answer to how climate change will affect Hindu-Kush-Himalaya depends on whom you ask. Some will point at expected changes in climate, others will show what it may do to poor people, and some will express their concerns regarding the economies in the region.
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    Can business-driven fortified foods reach nutritionally vulnerable households? A case study of tiger biscuits

    Leveraging Agriculture for Nutrition in South Asia, 2018
    Fortification of food has been an effective way to address micronutrient deficiency. This paper presents a case study of iron-fortified Tiger brand biscuits of Britannia Industries Limited (BIL).
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    Farmers’ seed systems in Nepal: review of national legislations

    Development Fund, Norway, 2017
    Seed regulatory frameworks in Nepal were reviewed from the perspective of farmers’ seed systems. Nepal has formulated 17 policy instruments (including draft bills) since 1988 when the first Seed Act came into effect. Of these, 16 are either on plant genetic resources for food and agriculture, or on seed or related to overall agriculture development in Nepal.
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    A value-chain perspective on wheat flour fortification in Pakistan

    Leveraging Agriculture for Nutrition in South Asia, 2018
    Food fortification is a popular strategy for addressing ‘hidden hunger’, and staple foods are seen as promising if unproven vehicles for the delivery of essential micronutrients to the poor in developing countries. This paper examines wheat flour fortification with iron in Pakistan as a case of technocratic optimism in the face of institutional constraints.
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    The role of irrigation in enabling dietary diversity in Afghanistan

    Leveraging Agriculture for Nutrition in South Asia, 2018
    This paper adds to the sparse literature on irrigation-diet linkages by contributing fresh evidence from Afghanistan and addresses the lacuna regarding the pathways through which such linkages may operate.
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    Effectiveness of the value chain of an agri-food product in reaching low income consumers: a business case study of Amulspray

    Leveraging Agriculture for Nutrition in South Asia, 2018
    A large section of the population in South Asia is undernourished. Agriculture is the main source of livelihood in the region. Following the framework detailed in Henson and Humphrey (2015), this paper attempts to assess the effectiveness of a dairy milk product (Amulspray), manufactured by a cooperative business, in enhancing consumption of nutritious food by the poor.
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    Farming systems for improved nutrition in Bangladesh

    Leveraging Agriculture for Nutrition in South Asia, 2018
    International literature places great importance on nutrition sensitive agricultural interventions to improve health and nutrition; particularly in communities where potential for agricultural growth is promising. Despite this, little is understood about the ways in which agricultural interventions can be delivered to communities according to the needs of the communities.

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