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    • Coffee, Policy, and Stability in Mexico 

      Ávalos-Sartorio, Beatriz (CUL Initiatives in Publishing (CIP), 2007)
      The fact that poor people will resort to violence to change the political and economic system that they believe is responsible for their poverty is not new. The link between poverty, violence, and instability has started ...
    • Concentration in Agribusiness and Marketing: A Case Study of Arla Foods 

      Baker, Derek; Graber-Lützhøft, Kimmie (CUL Initiatives in Publishing (CIP), 2007)
      The modern food industry is characterized by fewer and fewer firms and the emergence of some powerful international and global players. This case study of Arla Foods details that firm's development from its origins in local ...
    • Contract Farming in Costa Rica: A Case Study on Contracts in Pepper Farming 

      Sáenz-Segura, Fernando; D'Haese, Marijke; Ruben, Ruerd (CUL Initiatives in Publishing (CIP), 2007)
      Contract farming is defined as an agreement, which may range from a simple verbal commitment to a written document, between a farmer and a firm, in which the farmer agrees to deliver fresh or partially processed products ...
    • Contract Farming in Developing Countries: Patterns, Impact, and Policy Implications 

      Minot, Nicholas (CUL Initiatives in Publishing (CIP), 2007)
      Contract farming may be defined as agricultural production carried out according to a prior agreement in which the farmer commits to producing a given product in a given manner and the buyer commits to purchasing it. Often, ...
    • Cuba's Food-Rationing System and Alternatives 

      Carter, Andrea (CUL Initiatives in Publishing (CIP), 2013)
      The global financial crisis of recent years has prompted a review of Cuba's economy—one of the most enduring aspects of Cuban society. Led by reform-minded President Raúl Castro, Cuba is embarking on some of the most ...
    • Developing a National Food Fortification Program in the Dominican Republic 

      Kim, Sunny S. (CUL Initiatives in Publishing (CIP), 2008)
      Micronutrient deficiencies, particularly iron and vitamin A deficiencies, are considered a major public health problem in the Dominican Republic. In 2003, to respond to this problem and to take advantage of the opportunity ...
    • Development Issues in the Traditional Livestock Sector of the Kyrgyz Republic 

      Nefedjev, Ivan; Bolotbekova, Aida (CUL Initiatives in Publishing (CIP), 2016)
      The Kyrgyz Republic is a country in Central Asia with an area of 199.9 square kilometers and a population of 6 million. More than three-quarters of the territory is covered by mountains. The share of agriculture in GDP is ...
    • Development Strategies, Macroeconomic Policies, and the Agricultural Sector inZambia 

      Resnick, Danielle; Thurlow, James (CUL Initiatives in Publishing (CIP), 2008)
      At its independence in 1964, Zambia, a landlocked country in Southern Africa, was perceived to have a bright future. The country was endowed with vast natural resources, including favorable agroecological conditions and ...
    • Enhancing Smallholder Farmers' Market Competitiveness in Tanzania 

      Kawa, Ibrahim; Kaitira, Loyce M. (CUL Initiatives in Publishing (CIP), 2007)
      Tanzanian agriculture is dominated by small-scale subsistence farming. Like the entire economy, agriculture is in a transition from being a command to a market-based production system. The transition process started in the ...
    • Environment and Health in Rural Kazakhstan: Linking Agricultural Policy and Natural Resource Management to Rural Welfare 

      Jones, Andrews (CUL Initiatives in Publishing (CIP), 2007)
      Oil revenues and foreign investment in the Caspian Sea's burgeoning petroleum industry have brought Kazakhstan to the attention of governments and businesses worldwide. While Kazakhstan has made considerable economic strides ...
    • Famine and Food Insecurity in Ethiopia 

      von Braun, Joachim; Olofinbiyi, Tolulope (CUL Initiatives in Publishing (CIP), 2007)
      Ethiopia, the second most populous country in Sub-Saharan Africa, is home to about 75 million people. The country has a tropical monsoon climate characterized by wide topographic-induced variations. With rainfall highly ...
    • Farm Restructuring in Transition: Land Distribution in Russia 

      Serova, Eugenia (CUL Initiatives in Publishing (CIP), 2007)
      The agrarian reform of the 1990s in Russia was targeted at transforming the formerly state-owned and centrally planned agriculture sector to a market-oriented one. The reform dramatically changed farm structure and land ...
    • Food Advertising Policy in the United States 

      Gantner, Leigh (CUL Initiatives in Publishing (CIP), 2007)
      Marketing food to children is a complex, creative, and well-funded business in the United States. Food manufacturers are estimated to spend up to US$10 billion a year marketing foods to children, using a variety of techniques ...
    • Food Policy and Social Movements: Reflections on the Right to Food Campaign in India 

      Srinivasan, Vivek; Narayanan, Sudha (CUL Initiatives in Publishing (CIP), 2007)
      The Right to Food Campaign in India began in 2001. It was a time of absurd paradox. Even as the foodgrain stocks held by the government rose to 50 million metric tons, several parts of the country were reeling from a third ...
    • Food Policy for Developing Countries: Editors and Collaborators 

      Unknown author (CUL Initiatives in Publishing (CIP), 2008)
    • Food Policy for Developing Countries: The Social Entrepreneurship Approach 

      Unknown author (CUL Initiatives in Publishing (CIP), 2008)
      Outlines the concept of 'social entrepreneurship' and how the case studies and classroom activities of the course 'Food Policy for Developing Countries' will utilize the approach.
    • Food Price Stabilization Policies in a Globalizing World 

      Rashid, Shahidur (CUL Initiatives in Publishing (CIP), 2007)
      This case examines various aspects of food price instability. It focuses on (1) the sources of price instability, (2) various policy options and the conditions under which they are viable, and (3) experiences with both ...
    • Food Safety: The Case of Aflatoxin 

      Cheng, Fuzhi (CUL Initiatives in Publishing (CIP), 2007)
      Naturally occurring toxins such as aflatoxins pose profound challenges to food safety in both developed and developing countries. The knowledge that aflatoxins can have serious effects on humans and animals has led many ...
    • Food Security, Nutrition, and Health in Costa Rica’s Indigenous Populations 

      Herforth, Anna (CUL Initiatives in Publishing (CIP), 2007)
      Indigenous groups all over the world have been economically, politically, and socially marginalized and have worse health and nutrition outcomes and more food insecurity than mainstream populations. Costa Rica has been ...
    • Globalization and the Nutrition Transition: A Case Study 

      Hawkes, Corinna (CUL Initiatives in Publishing (CIP), 2007)
      In the current “nutrition transition,” the consumption of high-calorie, nutrient-poor foods high in fats and sweeteners is increasing throughout the developing world. The nutrition transition, implicated in the rapid rise ...