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15 Sep 2009 description

Executive Board concludes two-day meeting in Rome

Rome, 15 September - Poor farmers seeking to better their lives against the backdrop of climate change received a boost this week.

27 Jul 2009 description
report World Bank
  • L'AADAPT soutient des évaluations rigoureuses de projets agricoles

    - Les évaluations compareront les résultats associés à un programme contre ceux qui auraient été obtenus en l'absence du programme

    - L'AADAPT veut combler l'écart des savoirs dans les domaines de l'adoption des technologies agricoles, de l'irrigation et des infrastructures rurales, ainsi que la gestion des ressources naturelles

    Les délégations de huit pays africains en développement sont arrivées à Addis-Abeba ce printemps avec un objectif commun, celui d'obtenir de meilleurs …

27 Jul 2009 description
report World Bank
  • AADAPT supports rigorous assessments of agricultural projects

    - Evaluations will compare outcomes associated with a program against those that would have occurred in program's absence

    - AADAPT to bridge knowledge gaps in adoption of agricultural technology, irrigation and rural infrastructure, management of natural resources

    Delegations from eight developing African countries arrived in Addis Ababa this spring with a common goal -they wanted better results for their investments in agriculture.

    They left with a plan to measure the effectiveness of programs with the …

11 Jun 2009 description

Mr. Olivier De Schutter, Special Rapporteur on the right to food

Large-scale land acquisitions and leases: a set of core principles and measures to address human rights challenge

Large-scale acquisitions and leases are one of the key new trends that emerged out of the 2008 global food crisis. Some major food importing capital exporting countries have indeed lost confidence in global markets as a stable and reliable source of food for their national food security. The Special Rapporteur analyses how these investments could have impacts on the right to food.

04 Mar 2009 description

2008 was a year of major humanitarian challenges. Natural disasters such as Cyclone Nargis in Myanmar, the devastating earthquake in China, flooding in India and Brazil or the hurricanes in the Caribbean once again highlighted the dangers of the unbridled forces of nature. In the complex political crises in Africa, as well as in Afghanistan and Iraq, unresolved conflicts made it impossible to improve the precarious humanitarian situation of people living there.

26 Nov 2002 description

Epidemic Spreading Rapidly in New Areas of the World, Says New Report

06 Oct 2002 description

Montreal, CANADA -- The countries worst hit by the worldwide tuberculosis (TB) epidemic urgently need extra help if they are to meet ambitious global targets set for the year 2005.

13 Jul 1999 description
report United Nations

Natural disasters claimed more than 50,000 lives and resulted in economic losses exceeding $90 billion during 1998; while wars in Africa, Asia and Europe displaced millions more. This horrifying toll will set the scene for the Economic and Social Council's debate, when it begins its segment on humanitarian affairs on 13 July.