Author by : Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
Languange : en
Publisher by : Food & Agriculture Org.
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 52
Total Download : 401
File Size : 44,9 Mb
Description : In 1997, FAO published an interim document entitled "Reforming FAO: the challenge of world food security." This reviewed the measures taken by the Organization to improve its efficiency and effectiveness, decrease costs and ensure the relevance of its work to the needs and expectations of Member Nations. The present document complements the 1997 edition and extends the analysis to cover the initiatives taken and changes made in key areas of the Organization over the 1994-1999 period. The information and analysis presented here reveal that he past six years of reform have resulted in a leaner, fitter and more focused organization. In partnership with Member Nations and civil society at all levels, a transformed FAO continues to strive towards the difficult but vital goal of universal food security.
Description : In the ongoing Doha Development Round of World Trade Organization negotiations, developing countries have had much greater leverage, due at least in part to their large and growing share of world trade. But will the increased influence of developing countries translate into a final agreement that is truly more development-friendly? What would be key ingredients in such a final outcome of the negotiations, and what would the developing countries really get out of it. This two volume set seeks to answer these questions. This volume (Volume 1) is issues-oriented. It takes up some key questions in the negotiations, setting the stage with a historical overview of the Doha Development Agenda to help identify issues of most significance to developing countries, and then explores select issues in greater depth. Volume 2 addresses the question of how a development-friendly outcome to the talks would affect developing countries by quantifying the impact of multilateral trade reform. It presents several different approaches to modeling the effects of the outcome of negotiations, and then investigates why these (and other) modeling efforts produce such divergent results. Aimed at policymakers and stakeholders, this two-volume effort puts into the public domain important analytical work that will improve the chance for a pro-development outcomes of the Doha round negotiations.
Description : An in-depth assessment of the century-old Wadi Laba indigenous spate irrigation system in Eritrea. This system has relied on earthern and brushwood structures and customary water rules to support subsistence livelihoods of the Wadi Laba communities for many years. This research analyses the effectiveness of the introduction of contemporary water laws and a new headwork which endevour to increase production and standard of living. The lack of success of the new approach, compared with traditional methods of water management are discussed.