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Agricultural Extension Reforms in South Asia

Agricultural Extension Reforms in South Asia
  • Author : Suresh Chandra Babu,P.K. Joshi
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release : 27 June 2019
GET THIS BOOKAgricultural Extension Reforms in South Asia

Agricultural Extension Reforms in South Asia: Status, Challenges, and Policy Options is based on agricultural extension reforms across five South Asian countries, reflecting past experiences, case studies and experiments. Beginning with an overview of historical trends and recent developments, the book then delves into country-wise reform trajectories and presents several cases testing the effectiveness of different types (public and private) and forms (nutrition extension, livestock extension) of extension systems. Further, the book provides a comprehensive overview of challenges and constraints

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Agricultural extension: Global status and performance in selected countries

Agricultural extension: Global status and performance in selected countries
  • Author : Davis, Kristin E., ed.,Babu, Suresh Chandra, ed.,Ragasa, Catherine, ed.
  • Publisher : Intl Food Policy Res Inst
  • Release : 02 September 2020
GET THIS BOOKAgricultural extension: Global status and performance in selected countries

Agricultural transformation and development are critical to the livelihoods of more than a billion small-scale farmers and other rural people in developing countries. Extension and advisory services play an important role in such transformation and can assist farmers with advice and information, brokering and facilitating innovations and relationships, and dealing with risks and disasters. Agricultural Extension: Global Status and Performance in Selected Countries provides a global overview of agricultural extension and advisory services, assesses and compares extension systems at the

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Agricultural transformation in Asia

Agricultural transformation in Asia
  • Author : Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
  • Publisher : Food & Agriculture Org.
  • Release : 11 June 2021
GET THIS BOOKAgricultural transformation in Asia

Over the past few decades, some countries in Asia have been more successful than others in addressing poverty and malnutrition. The key question is what policies, strategies, legislation and institutional arrangements have led to a transformed agricultural sector, effectively contributing to poverty alleviation and addressing malnutrition. The great majority of national policymakers within and outside the Asia-Pacific region are keen to understand the causes of agricultural development and transformation in successful countries in Asia. A large number of studies have

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A bottom-up approach for a private fisheries extension system: A framework and action plan for an aqua-chamber of commerce in India

A bottom-up approach for a private fisheries extension system: A framework and action plan for an aqua-chamber of commerce in India
  • Author : Ojha, Shekhar Nath,Dey, Suman,Babu, Suresh Chandra
  • Publisher : Intl Food Policy Res Inst
  • Release : 25 September 2021
GET THIS BOOKA bottom-up approach for a private fisheries extension system: A framework and action plan for an aqua-chamber of commerce in India

Aquaculture and fisheries continues to be a sector that has not received adequate attention for its contribution to food security goals across the globe. This sector is predicted to grow at a fast rate in the next 40 years. In the Indian context, the government has prioritized the aquaculture and fisheries sector by establishing an independent federal ministry. However, the public extension system in India still lacks resources and strategies to address the needs of fish farmers and fishers. This has

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Agriculture Investment Sourcebook

Agriculture Investment Sourcebook
  • Author : World Bank
  • Publisher : World Bank Publications
  • Release : 08 April 2005
GET THIS BOOKAgriculture Investment Sourcebook

Investing to promote agricultural growth and poverty reduction is a central pillar of the World Bank's current rural strategy, 'Reaching the Rural Poor' (2003). This 'Sourcebook' addresses how to implement the rural strategy, by sharing information on investment options and identifying innovative approaches that will aid the design of future lending programs for agriculture. It provides generic good practices and many examples that demonstrate investment in agriculture can provide rewarding and sustainable returns to development efforts. It is divided into eleven

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Policy Response, Local Service Delivery, and Governance in Bangladesh, Nepal, and Sri Lanka

Policy Response, Local Service Delivery, and Governance in Bangladesh, Nepal, and Sri Lanka
  • Author : Ishtiaq Jamil,Tek Nath Dhakal,Sk Tawfique M Haque,Laxmi Kanta Paudel,Hasan Muhammad Baniamin
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release : 07 June 2021
GET THIS BOOKPolicy Response, Local Service Delivery, and Governance in Bangladesh, Nepal, and Sri Lanka

This book analyzes contemporary issues in governance, policy management, and policy performance both at the central and local levels in Bangladesh, Nepal, and Sri Lanka. The focus is on some central social issues such as empowerment, the inclusion of minorities, institutional trust, policy implementation, and local service delivery. Although these three countries have recently opted for democratic governance, the journey to establish and consolidate democracy as well as enhance governance capacity have been painful and filled with challenges. The chapters

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The impact of India’s farm science centers (Krishi Vigyan Kendras) on farm households’ economic welfare: Evidence from a national farmers survey

The impact of India’s farm science centers (Krishi Vigyan Kendras) on farm households’ economic welfare: Evidence from a national farmers survey
  • Author : Kumar, Anjani,Singh, A. K.,Saroj, Sunil,Madhavan M., Misha,Joshi, Pramod Kumar
  • Publisher : Intl Food Policy Res Inst
  • Release : 25 September 2021
GET THIS BOOKThe impact of India’s farm science centers (Krishi Vigyan Kendras) on farm households’ economic welfare: Evidence from a national farmers survey

The paper examines the impact of access to India’s farm science centers (Krishi Vigyan Kendras, or KVKs) on agricultural households’ welfare using household-level data from the nationally representative Situation Assessment Survey of Agricultural Households conducted by India’s National Sample Survey Office in 2013. Employing different matching techniques and endogenous switching regression models, we find that the KVKs have a positive and statistically significant impact on agricultural households’ economic welfare, although that impact is heterogeneous. Further, the investments made in

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Gender research in the CGIAR research program on policies, institutions, and markets in 2018 and 2019

Gender research in the CGIAR research program on policies, institutions, and markets in 2018 and 2019
  • Author : Vos, Andrea,Pyburn, Rhiannon
  • Publisher : Intl Food Policy Res Inst
  • Release : 11 February 2021
GET THIS BOOKGender research in the CGIAR research program on policies, institutions, and markets in 2018 and 2019

This report analyses PIM’s 391 peer-reviewed 2018 and 20191 publications. We highlight key gender findings and discuss the challenges faced by researchers in doing gender analysis, with a view to documenting lessons learned and improving practices. It is hoped that the gaps and strengths identified in this report will be useful inputs for future research under PIM and One CGIAR.

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Global Food Insecurity

Global Food Insecurity
  • Author : Mohamed Behnassi,Sidney Draggan,Sanni Yaya
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release : 29 March 2011
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Human-kind and ecological systems are currently facing one of the toughest challenges: how to feed more billions of people in the future within the perspective of climate change, energy shortages, economic crises and growing competition for the use of renewable and non renewable resources. This challenge is even more crucial given that we have not yet come close to achieving the Millennium Development Goal of halving the number of people living in extreme poverty and hunger. Scientists and relevant stakeholders

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The Political Economy of Agricultural Policy Reform in India

The Political Economy of Agricultural Policy Reform in India
  • Author : Regina Birner,Surupa Gupta,Neeru Sharma
  • Publisher : Intl Food Policy Res Inst
  • Release : 25 September 2021
GET THIS BOOKThe Political Economy of Agricultural Policy Reform in India

Agricultural policy reform is one of the major challenges facing India today. Such reform is required to reduce poverty through faster agricultural growth and to promote more sustainable use of natural resources while ensuring food security. Subsidy policies that promote the use of fertilizer and of electricity for groundwater irrigation are in particular need of reform. While subsidies for these two inputs played a crucial role in achieving India's Green Revolution, they have been criticized during the past decade for

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Nepal’s 2072 federal constitution: Implications for the governance of the agricultural sector

Nepal’s 2072 federal constitution: Implications for the governance of the agricultural sector
  • Author : Kyle, Jordan,Resnick, Danielle
  • Publisher : Intl Food Policy Res Inst
  • Release : 22 December 2016
GET THIS BOOKNepal’s 2072 federal constitution: Implications for the governance of the agricultural sector

In this paper we explore the implications of Nepal’s new federal Constitution—passed in September 2015—for governance of the agricultural sector. Agriculture is the backbone of the Nepali economy, providing a livelihood for approximately two-thirds of the population, contributing one-third of the country’s GDP, and constituting more than half of the country’s exports. In transitioning from a unitary to a federal republic—with greater authority and autonomy granted to subnational units of government—it is of paramount

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Tax Systems and Tax Reforms in South and East Asia

Tax Systems and Tax Reforms in South and East Asia
  • Author : Luigi Bernardi,Angela Fraschini,Parthasarathi Shome
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 24 January 2007
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This book examines the present status, recent tax reforms and planned tax policies in some South and East Asia countries since the 1990s. The evidence is presented in a user friendly manner, but at the same time uses technically sophisticated methods. The main countries studied are China, India, Japan, Malaysia, South Korea and Thailand. It is unique for being the first systematic treatment of the topic: hitherto, the information available has been widely dispersed and difficult to access. It should

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Agricultural Innovation Systems

Agricultural Innovation Systems
  • Author : The World Bank
  • Publisher : World Bank Publications
  • Release : 21 February 2012
GET THIS BOOKAgricultural Innovation Systems

Managing the ability of agriculture to meet rising global demand and to respond to the changes and opportunities will require good policy, sustained investments, and innovation - not business as usual. Investments in public Research and Development, extension, education, and their links with one another have elicited high returns and pro-poor growth, but these investments alone will not elicit innovation at the pace or on the scale required by the intensifying and proliferating challenges confronting agriculture. Experience indicates that aside

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