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Economic development and environmental management in the uplands of Southeast Asia: Challenges for policy and institutional development
(International Association of Agricultural Economists, 2005)
This paper presents a case study from the Philippines to describe the challenges of conflicting environmental concerns and economic forces in the uplands of Southeast Asia. The authors describe the policy and institutional ...
On development policies, institutions, and upland environment in Southeast Asia
(Makati, Philippines: Philippine Institute for Development Studies, 2004)
Carbon markets for climate change, conservation and poverty reduction: Opportunities and challenges of Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation (REDD)
An introduction to the issue of REDD and carbon trading with countries that are already big forest emitters yet still have a lot to lose, versus those that have conserved their forests so far but also face pressures in the ...
Manual for supervision of labour based road rehabilitation works
(International Labour Organization (ILO); Advisory Support, Information Services and Training (ASIST), 2004)
"The purpose of this manual is to provide supervisors of labour-based road construction works with an easy step by step guide, which at the end, will ensure that the road works are carried out to the specified standards, ...
A multiple source of innovation model of agricultural research and technology promotion
Agricultural research and technology diffusion represent a critical facet of development work. This article identifies and contrasts two models for understanding this process: The central model and the multiple source ...
International inland waters: Concepts for a more active World Bank role
(The World Bank, 1994)
Many developing countries are facing serious problems in meeting the rapidly growing water demands for domestic, industrial, irrigation, power, and other uses. The marginal cost of additional supplies is increasing, water ...
Access, control, and use of resources in African agriculture: An introduction
In general, the history of access, control and use of agricultural resources in colonial and postcolonial Africa has been one of cross-cultural interaction-through discourse as well as through political economy. That the ...
Rehabilitation in complex political emergencies: Is rebuilding civil society the answer?
(Oxford, UK: Blackwell Publishers, 1998)
The impact of conflict in sub-Saharan Africa is such that it cannot be considered to be a temporary aberration outside the mainstream development agenda. Intervention into complex political emergencies (CPEs) is aimed at ...
Yield effects of genetically modified crops in developing countries
Onfarm field trials carried out with Basillus thuringenesis (Bt) cotton in different states of India show that the technology substantially reduces pest damage and increases yields. The yield gains are much higher than ...
Successes in African agriculture: Results of an expert survey
(Elsevier Ltd., 2004)
Using primary data from a survey of expert opinion, this paper identifies key successes emerging in African agriculture. Among these, major commodity-specific successes identified include breakthroughs in maize breeding ...