Author(s)Autrey, K. M.
Bird, E. W.
Breazeale, D. F.
Cannon, C. Y.
Cochran, W. G.
Corley, R. T.
Errington, Paul L.
Espe, D. L.
Hammer, B. W.
Hopkins, John A.
Jessen, Raymond J.
Long, H. F.
McClure, H. Elliott
McComb, A. L.
Parmelee, C. E.
Record, Paul R.
Starrak, J. A.
Strand, Norman V.
Witt, Lawrence W.
Agricultural and Resource Economics
Other Forestry and Forest Sciences
Other Public Affairs, Public Policy and Public Administration
Poultry or Avian Science
Statistics and Probability
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AbstractVolume 26, Bulletins 304-320. (304) Statistical Investigation of a Sample Survey for Obtaining Farm Facts; (305) Efficiency of Dairy Rations Containing Various Quantities of Grain; (306) Social and Ecological Patterns in the Farm Leadership of Four Iowa Townships; (307) Economic Problems of Low Income Farmers in Iowa; (308) Statistical Comparisons of Record-Keeping Farms and a Random Sample of Iowa Farms for 1939; (309) Twenty-one Years of Iowa Farm Records; (310) Ecology and Management of the mourning Dove, Zenaidura macroura (Linn.) in Cass County, Iowa; (311) Demand for Fats and Oils in the Soap Industry; (312) Factor in Oat Hulls Essential for the Growth of Chicks; (313) Problems of Beginning Farmers in Iowa; (314) Mycorrhizae and Phosphorus Nutrition of Pine Seedlings in a Prairie Soil Nursery; (315) Some Investigations on the Suitability of the Township as a Unit for Sampling Iowa Agriculture; (316) Chemistry of Butter and Butter Making: V. Methods for Determining the pH of Cream with Standardized Acidity and of Butter Made from this Type of Cream; (317) Development of a Bob-White Management Area in Southern Iowa; (318) Some Additional Lattice Square Designs; (319) Water Supplies of Butter Manufacturing Plants; (320) Analysis of Mink Predation Upon Muskrats in North-Central United States
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Sustainable Agricultural Productivity Growth and Bridging the Gap for Small-Family FarmsWorld Trade Organization; World Food Programme; CGIAR Consortium; United Nations Conference on Trade and Development; Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development; Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture; Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations; United Nations High Level Task Force on Global Food Security; International Food Policy Research Institute; International Fund for Agricultural Development; et al. (Washington, DC: World Bank, 2012-06-12)Global agriculture will face multiple
challenges over the coming decades. It must produce more
food to feed an increasingly affluent and growing world
population that will demand a more diverse diet, contribute
to overall development and poverty alleviation in many
developing countries, confront increased competition for
alternative uses of finite land and water resources, adapt
to climate change, and contribute to preserving biodiversity
and restoring fragile ecosystems. Climate change will bring
higher average temperatures, changes in rainfall patterns,
and more frequent extreme events, multiplying the threats to
sustainable food security. Addressing these challenges
requires co-ordinated responses from the public and private
sectors and civil society that will need to be adapted to
the specific circumstances of different types of farmers in
countries at all levels of development. The recommendations
provided are broadly of two types: specific actions that can
contribute in some way to improving productivity growth or
sustainable resource use (whether building on existing
initiatives or suggesting new activities) and more general
proposals that may not be actionable as presented but that
serve to highlight areas for priority attention. This report
also invites G20 countries to engage in a medium, to
long-term, analysis-based peer review of policies fostering
sustainable productivity growth, which would identify
specific constraints and opportunities, beginning with their
own food and agriculture sectors. In addition to possible
benefits to participating countries, a peer review process
could contribute to the identification of best policies and
best policy packages to achieve the widely held aim of
sustainably improving productivity of the global food and
agriculture system. While such an initiative is proposed to
and for G20 countries, it could have much wider application
to interested countries.
Reviving Sri Lanka's Agricultural Research and Extension System : Towards More Innovation and Market OrientationWorld Bank (Washington, DC, 2013-03-28)This review's objectives were to
examine the structure and performance of the agricultural
research and extension systems (public and private) at the
central and provincial levels, identify successes as well as
constraints to improving the system s effectiveness for
fostering innovation, and propose options for further policy
and institutional development, drawing on lessons from
international experience. The review focused principally on
nonplantation crops, although its main recommendations apply
across the agricultural sector. This synthesis report
summarizes the main findings of the review and builds upon
them by adding some new elements. The conflict in Sri Lanka
is explicitly recognized. Additionally, the implications of
changes in the wider agricultural context for agricultural
research and extension are explored, and have led to the
adoption of an innovation systems perspective to organize
the major findings
Agriculture in NicaraguaPiccioni, Norman Bentley (World Bank, Washington, DC, 2017-01-31)This work summarizes background papers prepared for the World Bank Group with significant input from government counterparts and other development partners. It takes stock of major recent developments and argues that a lot has been achieved in the last decade in terms of production of commodities for export and food consumption, with favorable impact on rural poverty reduction. It also argues that the two factors driving the recent agricultural performance, namely favorable international prices and expansion of the agricultural frontier, have reached their limits. So while trade policies are broadly on target, much can be done by focusing on the productivity of small family agriculture and improving competitiveness by reducing transaction costs (logistics) affecting small, medium, and large commercial farms. In the short to medium term, the household income of the rural poor will continue to depend largely on agriculture. Thus interventions will need to take into account the heterogeneity of smallholder agriculture while simultaneously increasing its resilience to climate risks through climate-smart agriculture.