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    • Biodiesel and India's Rural Economy 

      Rhoads, James (CUL Initiatives in Publishing (CIP), 2007)
      With annual economic growth rates of more than 7 percent and a population of well over a billion, India has a huge amount of global clout, both economically and environmentally. Although this recent economic growth has ...
    • 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 ...
    • The 2002 Malawi Famine 

      Phillips, Erica (CUL Initiatives in Publishing (CIP), 2007)
      Famine has been described as “a catastrophic disruption of the social, economic, and institutional systems that provide for food production, distribution, and consumption” (von Braun et al. 1998). Famines have occurred in ...
    • Policy Implications of Droughts and Food Insecurity in Malawi and Zambia 

      Philipose, Anandita (CUL Initiatives in Publishing (CIP), 2007)
      This paper examines the recent droughts in Malawi and Zambia (covering the period 1990–2005 but with a focus on the 2001/2002 Southern African crisis), analyzing the impact of the droughts on food security and the responses ...
    • Policy Measures for Pastoralists in Niger 

      Phillips, Erica (CUL Initiatives in Publishing (CIP), 2007)
      Pastoralism is often misunderstood, labeled “backward” and “irrational,” and considered environmentally destructive by many policy makers. Bias toward settled farmers has historically dominated research institutions, ...
    • Persistent Food Insecurity from Policy Failures in Malawi 

      Babu, Suresh; Sanyal, Prabuddha (CUL Initiatives in Publishing (CIP), 2007)
      Even in the era of globalization, several countries in Africa continue to face chronic and persistent food insecurity. Malawi is one such country. Following a weather shock in 2001, Malawi suffered severe food crises during ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • Pros and Cons of Cotton Production in Uzbekistan 

      Djanibekov, Nodir; Rudenko, Inna; Lamers, John P. A.; Bobojonov, Ihtiyor (CUL Initiatives in Publishing (CIP), 2010)
      Cotton production and export have a long history in Uzbekistan. The production of cotton, also called white gold, has long been a strategic centerpiece of the economy of Uzbekistan, which ranks second among world cotton ...
    • The Black Bengal Goat as a Tool to Promote Sustainable Livelihoods in Rural West Bengal 

      Biswas, Subhasish (CUL Initiatives in Publishing (CIP), 2010)
      Goats are an integral part of rural India's symbiotic system of crop and livestock production and make up a significant part of the livestock wealth of the country. Over the past 25 years or so, the Indian livestock industry ...
    • The Fertilizer Subsidy Program in Sri Lanka 

      Weerahewa, Jeevika; Kodithuwakku, Sarath S.; Ariyawardana, Anoma (CUL Initiatives in Publishing (CIP), 2010)
      Rice is not only the staple food of Sri Lanka, but also a part and parcel of the rural livelihood of the country. The Government of Sri Lanka has introduced a number of policies and programs to increase paddy production ...
    • Urban Agriculture in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania 

      Schmidt, Stephan (CUL Initiatives in Publishing (CIP), 2011)
      Rapid urbanization in Sub-Saharan Africa has led to serious concerns about household food security in urban areas. Urban agriculture, which includes both crop production and livestock raising, has been recognized as serving ...
    • 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 ...