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    • Incentives for Soil Conservation in Peru 

      Posthumus, Helena (CUL Initiatives in Publishing (CIP), 2007)
      Soil erosion poses a serious threat to agricultural production in developing countries, especially in regions such as the Andes, where soil erosion is widespread and affects the livelihoods of farm households. Despite ...
    • Income Disparity in China and Its Policy Implications 

      Cheng, Fuzhi (CUL Initiatives in Publishing (CIP), 2007)
      China’s economy has witnessed considerable achievements since economic reforms were initiated in 1978. Average overall gross domestic product (GDP) has grown approximately 9 percent annually during the past two decades. ...
    • Intensive Fish Farming as a Contributor to the Depletion of Underground and Surface Water Resources in the Ararat Valley 

      Trifonova, Tatiana (CUL Initiatives in Publishing (CIP), 2016)
      The Ararat Valley is situated at an altitude of 800-950 meters above sea level. It stretches from northwest to southeast for 120 kilometers, it is 10=30 kilometers wide, and is a significant groundwater reservoir. Since ...
    • Intrahousehold Allocation, Gender Relations, and Food Security in Developing Countries 

      Quisumbing, Agnes R.; Smith, Lisa C. (CUL Initiatives in Publishing (CIP), 2007)
      Many important decisions that affect development outcomes are made by households and families. What factors affect the way resources are allocated within the household? Why does the division of rights, resources, and ...
    • Iron Deficiency in Bangladesh 

      Mwaniki, Angela (CUL Initiatives in Publishing (CIP), 2007)
      Iron deficiency, the most prevalent micronutrient deficiency in the world, affects more than 2 billion people. In Bangladesh it affects about half of all children and more than 70 percent of all women. The main cause of ...
    • Lecture 1: The Global Food System and Driving Forces 

      Pinstrup-Andersen, Per (2008-08-28)
      The global food system consists of many local and national food systems that for the most part are linked through trade and/or information sharing. For the purpose of policy analysis it is useful to think of the food system ...
    • Lecture 2: Nature and Implementation of Food Policy 

      Pinstrup-Andersen, Per (2008-09-04)
      Policy is defined as a plan of collective action. Governments can influence the food systems through regulations, incentives or knowledge creation and dissemination. Government interventions may be needed to correct market ...
    • Lecture 3: Health, Nutrition, Food Security and Poverty Policies 

      Pinstrup-Andersen, Per (2008-09-09)
      This lecture relates to the topics covered in three of the Case Study sections: Human Health and Nutrition Policies, Food Security, Consumption, and Demand Policies, and Poverty Alleviation Policies.
    • Lecture 4: Production, Supply, and Natural Resources Management 

      Pinstrup-Andersen, Per (2008-09-25)
      This lecture concerns topics covered in these Case Study sections: Food Production and Supply Policies and Natural Resource Management Policies.
    • Lecture 5: Domestic Market Policies 

      Pinstrup-Andersen, Per (2008-10-21)
      This lecture illustrates the role of food markets and food marketing in the economy and discuss the links between farmers and markets. The cases discuss policies designed to help integrate small farmers into the market ...
    • Lecture 6: Governance, Institutions, Trade and Globalization Policies 

      Pinstrup-Andersen, Per (2008-11-06)
      This lecture concerns topics covered in these Case Study sections: Governance, Institutions and Macroeconomic Policies and Trade and Globalization Policies.
    • Lecture 7: Ethics, Hunger and Food Policies 

      Pinstrup-Andersen, Per (2008-11-25)
      This lecture addresses the most important ethical issues related to the food system, including the major ethical standards and their relevance for the food system and the pros and cons of using a social welfare function ...
    • Lecture Introduction 

      Pinstrup-Andersen, Per (2008-08-28)
      This is a brief, 4-minute introduction to the course entitled "Food Policy for Developing Countries." In his introduction, Professor Per Pinstrup-Andersen describes the purpose and structure of the course, the target ...
    • Linkages between Government Spending, Growth, and Poverty in India and China 

      Fan, Shenggen (CUL Initiatives in Publishing (CIP), 2007)
      The objective of this case study is to present a synthesis of the links between government spending— in areas such as agricultural research and development (R&D), irrigation, rural education, and infrastructure (including ...
    • Linkages between Government Spending, Growth, and Poverty in Uganda and Tanzania 

      Fan, Shenggen (CUL Initiatives in Publishing (CIP), 2007)
      This case study presents a synthesis of the links between government spending— in areas such as agricultural research and development (R&D), irrigation, rural education, and infrastructure (including roads, electricity, ...
    • Managing Drought Risks in the Low-Rainfall Areas of the Middle East and North Africa 

      Hazell, Peter (CUL Initiatives in Publishing (CIP), 2007)
      The need to improve methods for managing drought risks in the low-rainfall areas of the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) has increased in recent decades as population growth and climate change have contributed to greater ...
    • Managing Soil Salinity in the Lower Reaches of the Amudarya Delta: How to Break the Vicious Circle 

      Akramkhanov, Akmal; Ibrakhimov, Mirzakhayot; Lamers, John P. A. (CUL Initiatives in Publishing (CIP), 2010)
      Soil salinity is one of the critical factors responsible for the ongoing land degradation in the irrigated lowlands of Central Asia, including in the lower reaches of the Amudarya Delta. This land degradation hinders ...
    • Meeting Sanitary and Phytosanitary (SPS) Standards: What Can China Do? 

      Cheng, Fuzhi (CUL Initiatives in Publishing (CIP), 2007)
      It is widely recognized that rising sanitary and phytosanitary (SPS) standards have created numerous obstacles to the international exchange of agricultural commodities. The issue is of particular importance for developing ...
    • Miami Rice in Haiti: Virtue or Vice? 

      Phillips, Erica; Watson, II, Derrill D. (CUL Initiatives in Publishing (CIP), 2011)
      Critics of free trade often use Haiti as a poster child for failed trade liberalization policies. In 2010, 15 years after the second round of trade liberalization in Haiti, U.S. President Bill Clinton, who was instrumental ...
    • Migration in Rural Burkina Faso 

      Wouterse, Fleur (CUL Initiatives in Publishing (CIP), 2007)
      Migration plays an important role in development and as a strategy for poverty reduction. A recent World Bank investigation finds a significant positive relationship between international migration and poverty reduction ...