Argiculture Investment Sourcebook: Agriculture and Rural by The World Bank

By The World Bank

Making an investment to advertise agricultural development and poverty aid is a vital pillar of the area Bank's present rural process, achieving the agricultural terrible (2003). One significant thrust of the method outlines the priorities and the ways that the general public zone, deepest quarter, and civil society can hire to reinforce productiveness and competitiveness of the rural area in ways in which lessen rural poverty and maintain the usual source base. those activities contain a wealthy mix of technology, know-how, humans, communique, administration, studying, study, ability development, institutional improvement, and grassroots participation.This Sourcebook addresses find out how to enforce the agricultural technique, via sharing details on funding suggestions and selecting cutting edge methods that might relief the layout of destiny lending courses for agriculture. It presents usual solid practices and plenty of examples that display funding in agriculture provides profitable and sustainable returns to improvement efforts.It is split into 11 self-contained modules. every one module includes 3 varieties of subunits which may even be stand-alone files: I. Module review, II. Agricultural funding Notes, III. leading edge task Profiles. The stand-alone nature of the subunits permits flexibility and flexibility of the fabric. chosen readings and internet hyperlinks also are supplied for readers who search extra in-depth information.The Sourcebook attracts on quite a lot of reports from donor enterprises, governments, associations, and different teams lively in agricultural improvement. it really is a useful reference software for coverage makers, execs, teachers and scholars, and somebody with an curiosity in agricultural investments.

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16): 20 • Understand the context of the capacity development initiative as this will largely determine the appropriate project content and time frame. 16 Potential investments • Regional and in-country policy networks. • Partnerships among stakeholders in the private and public sectors, and civil society. • Participatory stakeholders workshop. • Collaborative research with international and local organizations. • Competitive grants to conduct policy research and policy awareness. • Training and workshops for enhancing managerial capacity at policy units, policy research organizations, and policy centers.

Capacity building approaches in the agricultural sector have included short- and long-term training courses in-country and abroad, curricula development in the university, strategy formulation, policy analysis training, adoption of new research programs, and restructuring of the Ministry of Agricultural and Rural Development. These have been supported by different donors and have involved collaborative arrangements with various universities and research centers under the umbrella of the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR).

Rural producer organizations can be central to a participatory system for agricultural decision-making, but frequently 5. See the IAP, “Turkey: Hybrid Adjustment/Investment Lending” MODULE 1: BUILDING AGRICULTURAL POLICY AND INSTITUTIONAL CAPACITY 9 must make a transition from having been passive recipients of government assistance to being independent institutions developing their own policies, programs, and strategies and negotiating with the government as equals. At the same time, initiatives to support the development of such groups must do so in a manner that avoids the potential for any one group (or a number of powerful individuals within the group) to pursue narrow agendas at the expense of other groups (or other individuals within the group).

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