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  • Agricultural Policy and Trade Reformby OECD Publishing

    Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2006; US$ 42.00

    Governments of most developed and many developing countries impose tariffs on imports in order to boost domestic market prices of agricultural commodities. In some OECD countries governments may top up the financial benefits of this market price support through other means, such as direct budgetary payments, favourable tax treatment, and subsidised... more...

  • Business for Development 2008by OECD Publishing; OECD Development Centre

    Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2008; US$ 56.00

    The changing pattern of international agricultural trade has profound implications for Africa. The book’s authors discuss these trade flows, map the corporate landscape of agro-food, (including the emergent indigenous sector), and assess trends in international development co-operation in the corporate sector. Particular focus is given to “aid... more...

  • The Implementation Costs of Agricultural Policiesby OECD Publishing

    Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2007; US$ 63.00

    Concerns about the cost of implementing and monitoring agricultural policies are mounting with the development of more decoupled and targeted policies. While these costs are inherent in the policy process, reducing them will bring benefits in terms of better use of public funds, and minimising the overall economic costs of policies. The report suggests... more...

  • Agricultural Policy and Trade Reformby OECD Publishing

    Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2007; US$ 33.00

    The governments of most developed, and many developing, countries impose border measures—tariffs, tariff rate quotas and export subsidies—to boost the domestic market prices of agricultural commodities. In some OECD countries, governments also provide financial support to their agricultural sector through other means, as well. These interventions... more...

  • Effective Targeting of Agricultural Policiesby OECD Publishing

    Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2007; US$ 33.00

    Agricultural policies are dominated by broad measures such as market price support and general payments to all land, animals or farmers. As a result, it is often difficult to associate a particular policy with any specific objective.  Recognising the challenge facing policy makers who wish to design more precisely targeted policies, this study... more...

  • Irrigation Management Transferby Asian Development Bank

    SAGE India 2007; US$ 39.95

    Over the years, various factors like increased competition for water, fiscal constraints. faced by the government in continued subsidies for irrigation management, the. demonstrated improvement in water use equity and efficiency when managed by the. users, have led to the devolution of irrigation management to users. Irrigation. Management Transfer... more...

  • The United Nations World Water Development Report 3by UN World Water Assessment Programme

    Earthscan 2009; US$ 63.95

    The United Nations World Water Development Report, published every three years, is a comprehensive review providing an authoritative picture of the state of the world's freshwater resources. It offers best practices as well as in-depth theoretical analyses to help stimulate ideas and actions for better stewardship in the water sector.  It... more...

  • The Way of Ignoranceby Wendell Berry

    Counterpoint 2006; US$ 15.99

    The continuing war in Iraq, Hurricane Katrina, the political sniping engendered by the Supreme Court nominations, Terry Schiavo contemporary American society is characterized by divisive anger, profound loss, and danger. Wendell Berry, one of the country's foremost cultural critics, addresses the menace, responding with hope and intelligence in a... more...

  • Bridging Boundariesby S.A.M. Karstens

    IOS Press 2009; US$ 116.00

    Scale choices influence the content of a study (the problems on the agenda, the options found and the impacts addressed) and the process (actors involved, their dedication and criticalness). This work synthesizes different perspectives on scale choices (spatial boundary setting and temporal boundary setting) in policy analysis. more...

  • Creditor Reporting System 2009by OECD Publishing

    Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2010; US$ 60.00

    This publication presents comprehensive statistics on aid flows to agriculture. The analysis covers the years 2002-2007, including trends in donors’ aid, geographical focus of flows, and a broader picture of donors’ short and long term interventions to address food security issues. Individual donor profiles provide summary statistics... more...