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R E L AT E D T I T L E S World Development Report 2008 Agriculture for Development World Development Report 2008: Agriculture for Development provides in-depth analysis on the differing agriculture-for-development agendas in three distinct worlds: agriculture-based countries, transforming countries, and urbanized countries. In each, the agenda differs in pursuing sustainable growth and reducing poverty. It serves to guide governments, development agencies, and agricultural organizations on designing policies and decision-making processes most suited to each country’s economic and social conditions. And finally, it identifies areas for investment and recommendations on implementation of policies that will positively affect the rural poor, the environment, and encourage private agribusiness investment. Paperback. September 2007. Stock no. D16807 (ISBN: 978-0-8213-6807-7). US$26 Hardcover. September 2007. Stock no. D16808 (ISBN: 978-0-8213- 6808-4). US$50

Distortions to Agricultural Incentives A Global Perspective, 1955-2007 Edited by Kym Anderson and associates

The fifth and last volume in the series focuses on distortions to agricultural incentives from a global perspective. It brings together the first-ever comprehensive and consistent set of estimates of the changing extent of those distortions over the past half-century. Also provided are analytical narratives of the evolution of farm versus non-farm policies in each of dozens of countries, covering in aggregate around 90 percent of agricultural output and 95 percent of the world economy. Such a comprehensive coverage exposes also the different degrees to which the key agricultural product markets have been and still are distorted. The book concludes with new estimates of the effects of reforms since the early 1980s and of current policies – agricultural vs industrial – on such things as global goods markets, national economic welfare, and net farm incomes in all the major developing and highincome countries. A COPUBLICATION WITH PALGRAVE MACMILLAN UK* Trade and Development Series

Paperback. October 2009. 592 pages. Stock no. D17665 (ISBN: 978-0-8213-7665-2). US$39.95 Hardcover. October 2009. 592 pages. Stock no. D17973 (ISBN: 978-0-8213-7973-8). US$80.00 * Customers in Western Europe and Japan please order from Palgrave Macmillan online at www.palgrave.com

Distortions to Agricultural Incentives in Africa Edited by Kym Anderson and William A. Masters

This volume provides an overview of the evolution of distortions to agricultural incentives caused by price and trade policies in the Arab Republic of Egypt plus 20 countries that account for about 90 percent of Sub-Saharan Africa’s population, farm households, agricultural output, and overall GDP. Trade and Development Series

March 2009. 656 pages. Stock no. D17652 (ISBN: 978-0-8213-7652-2). US$39.95

Distortions to Agricultural Incentives in Latin America Edited by Kym Anderson and Alberto Valdes

This title looks at the evolution of distortions to agricultural incentives caused by price and trade policies in the economies of South America, plus the Dominican Republic, Nicaragua, and Mexico. Together these countries constitute about 80 percent of the region’s population, agricultural output, and overall GDP. Trade and Development Series

October 2008. 440 pages. Stock no. D17513 (ISBN: 978-0-8213-7513-6). US$39.95

Distortions to Agricultural Incentives in Asia Edited by Kym Anderson and Will Martin

This title provides an overview of the evolution of distortions to agricultural incentives caused by price and trade policies in the 12 largest economies of East and South Asia. Together these countries constitute more than 95 percent of the region’s population, agricultural output, and overall GDP. Trade and Development Series

February 2009. 608 pages. Stock no. D17662 (ISBN: 978-0-8213-7662-1). US$39.95

At Loggerheads Agricultural Expansion, Poverty Reduction, and Environment in the Tropical Forests This book seeks to describe ways to reconcile pressures for agricultural expansion in the tropics with the urgent needs for both forest conservation and poverty alleviation. It diagnoses the causes and impacts of forest loss and the reasons for the association of forests with poverty. It looks at how policies, modulated by local conditions, act simultaneously on deforestation and poverty – creating tradeoffs or complementarities, depending on the situation. The report brings to the surface problems that impede adoption of favorable policies, describing institutional and technological innovations that might help to overcome these impediments.

World Development Report 2010 Development and Climate Change This title explores how public policy can change to better help people cope with new or worsened risks, how land and water management must adapt to better protect a threatened natural environment while feeding an expanding and more prosperous population, and how energy systems will need to be transformed. Paperback. November 2009. 397 pages. Stock no. D17987 (ISBN: 978-0-8213-7987-5). US$26 Hardcover. November 2009. 397 pages. Stock no. D17989 (ISBN: 978-0-8213-7989-9). US$50

Sustainable Land Management for Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation The objective of this book is to show that sustained investment in sustainable land management (SLM) practices is good business for adaptation to and mitigation of climate change. SLM is local, and efforts to adapt to climate change must also be local and site-specific to be successful. Hence the report is aimed at highlighting SLM’s potential contribution to climate change adaptation and mitigation in developing countries. The report demonstrates that the need to scale up SLM investments is good not only for land, but for climate action as well. It further synthesizes the SLM-related adaptation and mitigation win-wins while noting the crucial on-the-ground operational trade-offs.

Bioenergy Development

Issues and Impacts for Poverty and Natural Resource Management By Elizabeth Cushion, Adrian Whiteman, and Gerhard Dieterle

Environment and Development Series

April 2010. 104 pages. Stock no. D18056 (ISBN: 978-0-8213-8056-7). US$22.95

Government Support to Agricultural Insurance Challenges and Options for Developing Countries By Olivier Mahul and Charles J. Stutley

Based on a comparative review of agricultural insurance programs in 65 countries, the book offers valuable advice for public intervention in agricultural insurance in middle- and low-income countries to promote the development of sustainable, scalable and affordable agricultural insurance. March 2010. 224 pages. Stock no. D18213 (ISBN: 978-0-8213-8217-2). US$30

October 2006. 230 pages. Stock no. D16735 (ISBN: 978-0-8213-6735-3). US$28

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With this series, the World Bank highlights and addresses issues important to both agricultural and rural development, ranging from agribusiness, rural infrastructure, health, and education, to the institutions that serve rural people.

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Bioenergy has been critical to humanity since the cave dwellers first used wood to cook their food and stay warm at night. Ancient forms of bioenergy— firewood and cow dung patties— remain primary fuel sources for rural and poor people. New sources of bioenergy including “black liquor”, biodiesel, cellulosic ethanol and many more, have great promise and generate great controversy. This book gives an overview of bioenergy developments and examines the main issues and possible socioeconomic implications of these developments and their potential impacts on land use and the environment, especially with respect to forests. The paper presents an introduction to bioenergy, provides a background and overview of solid biomass and liquid biofuels, and examines opportunities and challenges at the regional and country level. It also examines potential impacts for specific types of bioenergy.

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Solid biomass will continue to provide a principal source of energy and should not be overlooked.

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There will be major land use implications resulting from bioenergy developments.

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It is critical to consider tradeoffs, including those related to poverty, equity and the environment, when considering bioenergy policies.

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There is considerable potential for greater use of forestry and timber waste as a bioenergy feedstock.

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The climate change impacts of bioenergy development are uncertain, and highly location and feedstock specific.

December 2009. 232 pages. Stock no. D17629 (ISBN: 978-0-8213-7629-2). US$35.00

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Building Competitiveness in Africa’s Agriculture A Guide to Value Chain Concepts and Applications By C. Martin Webber and Patrick Labaste

The development and business communities recently have experienced a tremendous resurgence of interest in promoting value chains development as a way to add value, lower transaction costs, diversify rural economies, and contribute to increasing rural household incomes. This Guide is designed for those who want to know more about value chain-based approaches and how to use them in ways that can contribute to sound operational decisions, improved market linkages, and results for enterprise and industry development. Using real examples, this book reviews and illustrates a range of concepts, tools, and methodologies designing agricultural and agribusiness development initiatives that enhance productivity and competitiveness.

Agribusiness and Innovation Systems in Africa By Kurt Larsen, Ronald Kim, and Florian Theus

This book examines how agricultural innovation arises in four African countries—Ghana, Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda— through the lens of agribusiness, public policies, and specific value chains for food staples, high value products, and livestock. Determinants of innovation are not viewed individually but within the context of a complex agricultural innovation system involving many actors and interactions. The volume is based on qualitative interviews with agribusiness representatives that were designed to shed light on their experiences on public policies that either enhances or impedes innovation in Africa’s agriculture sector. It will be of interest to policymakers, agribusiness leaders, farmer organizations, NGOs, and researchers. June 2009. 240 pages. Stock no. D17944 (ISBN: 978-0-8213-7944-8). US$35

Print Edition. December 2009. 208 pages. Stock no. D17952 (ISBN: 978-0-8213-7952-3). US$40.00 VitalBook Edition. February 2010. 208 pages. Stock no. D18284 (ISBN: 978-0-8213-8284-4). US$30.00 Bundle. February 2010. 208 pages. Stock no. D32362. US$50.00

The Sunken Billions The Economic Justification for Fisheries Reform By Kieran Kelleher, Rolf Willman, and Ragnar Arnason

Economic losses in marine fisheries resulting from poor management, inefficiencies, and overfishing add up to US$50 billion per year. This title argues that well-managed marine fisheries could turn most of these losses into sustainable economic benefits for millions of fishers and

Gender and Governance in Rural Services Insights from India, Ghana, and Ethiopia This book provides policy-relevant knowledge on strategies to improve agricultural and rural service delivery with a focus on providing more equitable access to these services, especially for women. The book is intended for use by a wide audience interested in agricultural and rural service provision, including researchers, members of the public administration, policy makers, and staff from nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) and international development agencies who are involved in the design and management of reform efforts, projects, and programs dealing with rural service provision. January 2010. 384 pages. Stock no. D17658 (ISBN: 978-0-8213-7658-4). US$35.00

Agricultural Land Redistribution Toward Greater Consensus Edited by Hans P. Binswanger-Mkhize, Camille Bourguignon, and Rogier J. E. van den Brink

This book focuses on the “how” of land redistribution in order to forge greater consensus among land reform practitioners and enable them to make better choices on the mechanisms of land reform. “This excellent collection of case studies and thematic chapters adds considerably to our knowledge of the deeply contentious issue of land redistribution.” – Robin Palmer, former Global Land Adviser, Oxfam, UK June 2009. 464 pages. Stock no. D17627 (ISBN: 978-0-8213-7627-0). US$40.00

coastal communities. February 2009. 128 pages. Stock no. D17790 (ISBN: 978-0-8213-7790-1). US$25.95

Organization and Performance of Cotton Sectors in Africa Learning from Reform Experience Edited by David Tschirley, Colin Poulton, Patrick Labaste

“This book provides an empirically based, analytical assessment of the experience of reform in nine countries across Sub Saharan Africa representing a range of cotton sector structures. It is a must-read for all persons with a serious interest in an empirical evaluation of the performance of cotton industry structures in Africa.” — Terry Townsend, Executive Director International Cotton Advisory Committee (ICAC) December 2008. 193 pages. Stock no. D17770 (ISBN: 978-0-8213-7770-3). US$24.95

Gender in Agriculture Sourcebook The Gender in Agriculture Sourcebook provides an up-todate understanding of gender issues and a rich compilation of compelling evidence of good practices and lessons learned to guide practitioners in integrating gender dimensions into agricultural projects and programs. Print Edition. October 2008. 790 pages. Stock no. D17587 (ISBN: 978-0-8213-7587-7). US$45.00 VitalBook Edition. January 2010. 790 pages. Stock no. D18170 (ISBN: 978-0-8213-8170-0). US$33.75 Bundle. January 2010. 790 pages. Stock no. D32355. US$56.25

Sustainable Land Management Sourcebook The Sustainable Land Management Sourcebook is a resource of good practice information on land and natural resource management issues that will be of operational relevance to practitioners in the tropics and sub-tropics. The Sourcebook covers a comprehensive range of topics on the technical issues of land and natural resource management and is presented in a way that will facilitate use by both experts and lay readers. June 2008. 212 pages. Stock no. D17432 (ISBN: 978-0-8213-7432-0). US$45

Forests Sourcebook Practical Guidance for Sustaining Forests in Development Cooperation

Reforming Agricultural Trade for Developing Countries, Volume 1 Key Issues for a Pro-Development Outcome of the Doha Round Negotiations By Alex F. McCalla and John Nash

Developing countries have much greater leverage in the Doha Round negotiations, due at least in part to their large and growing share of world trade. Nonetheless, it remains to be seen whether this influence will be translated into a final agreement that is truly more development-friendly. This volume takes up select issues of importance to developing countries, including the implications of the concept of the “multifunctionality” of agriculture, the impact on market access of sanitary and phytosanitary regulations, the role of special and differential treatment for developing countries in the negotiations, and what lessons can be learned from previous trade reform experiences. November 2006. 340 pages. Stock no. D16496 (ISBN 0-8213-6496-3). US$45

The Forests Sourcebook provides practical operationsoriented guidance for forest sector engagement toward the goals of poverty reduction, conservation and economic development. Intended to guide World Bank lending activities and projects, it offers information useful to a broad audience of practitioners, government agencies, and non-governmental organizations.

Reforming Agricultural Trade for Developing Countries, Volume 2 Quantifying the Impact of Multilateral Trade Reform

Print Edition. April 2008. 400 pages. Stock no. D17163 (ISBN: 978-0-8213-7163-3). US$30.00 VitalBook Edition. January 2010. 410 pages. Stock no. D18280 (ISBN: 978-0-8213-8280-6). US$22.50 Bundle January 2010. 410 pages. Stock no. D32358. US$37.50

This second volume of the two-volume set presents several different approaches to modeling the effects of the outcome of the Doha negotiations, and investigates why these (and other) modeling efforts produce such divergent results.

By Alex F. McCalla and John Nash

November 2006. 300 pages. Stock no. D16716 (ISBN: 978-0-8213-6716-2). US$45

Changing the Face of the Waters The Promise and Challenge of Sustainable Aquaculture Changing the Face of the Waters offers a cutting-edge analysis of the critical challenges facing aquaculture, balancing aquaculture’s role in economic growth with the need for sound management of natural resources. The book also provides guidance on sustainable aquaculture by evaluating alternative development pathways, placing particular emphasis on the application of lessons from Asia to Sub-Saharan Africa and Latin America. Aimed at policy makers, planners, and scientists, this book provides a comprehensive frame of reference for orienting ideas and initiatives in this dynamic industry. June 2007. Stock no. D17015 (ISBN: 978-0-8213-7015-5). US$25

Sustainable Land Management Challenges, Opportunities, and Trade-Offs Sustainable land management (SLM) is a knowledgebased procedure that integrates land, water, biodiversity, and environmental management to meet rising food and fiber demands while sustaining ecosystem and environmental services (biodiversity habitats, carbon sequestration, flood control, and water quality) and livelihoods. This book provides strategic focus on the implementation of SLM components of development strategies. June 2006. 138 pages. Stock no. D16597 (ISBN: 978-0-8213-6597-7). US$20

Enhancing Agricultural Innovation How to Go Beyond the Strengthening of Research Systems Knowledge intensiveness has featured prominently in most strategies to promote agricultural development. In the past strengthened research systems may have increased the supply of new knowledge and technologies, but that has not necessarily translated into enhanced agricultural growth. Knowledge converts into products and services through an innovation system—a network of organizations, enterprises and individuals focusing on bringing new knowledge into economic use, together with the institutions and policies that enable a wellfunctioning network. This book assesses the usefulness of the innovation systems concept in guiding investments to support knowledge intensive, sustainable agricultural development for developing countries and its collaborators. December 2006. 184 pages. Stock no. D16741 (ISBN: 978-0-8213-6741-4). US$29.95

VitalBooks are Digital Books that Fit Your Portable Lifestyle The world’s most advanced e-book reader for a new generation of students: n Purchase your textbooks and download them straight to your desktop. Study offline and update online. n Use the built-in active learning features to help you study more effectively. n Share your notes and highlights. Connect with your classroom community with powerful interactive notesharing features.


Building Competitiveness in Africa’s Agriculture A Guide to Value Chain Concepts and Applications By C. Martin Webber and Patrick Labaste

The development and business communities recently have experienced a tremendous resurgence of interest in promoting value chains development as a way to add value, lower transaction costs, diversify rural economies, and contribute to increasing rural household incomes. This Guide is designed for those who want to know more about value chain-based approaches and how to use them in ways that can contribute to sound operational decisions, improved market linkages, and results for enterprise and industry development. Using real examples, this book reviews and illustrates a range of concepts, tools, and methodologies designing agricultural and agribusiness development initiatives that enhance productivity and competitiveness.

Agribusiness and Innovation Systems in Africa By Kurt Larsen, Ronald Kim, and Florian Theus

This book examines how agricultural innovation arises in four African countries—Ghana, Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda— through the lens of agribusiness, public policies, and specific value chains for food staples, high value products, and livestock. Determinants of innovation are not viewed individually but within the context of a complex agricultural innovation system involving many actors and interactions. The volume is based on qualitative interviews with agribusiness representatives that were designed to shed light on their experiences on public policies that either enhances or impedes innovation in Africa’s agriculture sector. It will be of interest to policymakers, agribusiness leaders, farmer organizations, NGOs, and researchers. June 2009. 240 pages. Stock no. D17944 (ISBN: 978-0-8213-7944-8). US$35

Print Edition. December 2009. 208 pages. Stock no. D17952 (ISBN: 978-0-8213-7952-3). US$40.00 VitalBook Edition. February 2010. 208 pages. Stock no. D18284 (ISBN: 978-0-8213-8284-4). US$30.00 Bundle. February 2010. 208 pages. Stock no. D32362. US$50.00

The Sunken Billions The Economic Justification for Fisheries Reform By Kieran Kelleher, Rolf Willman, and Ragnar Arnason

Economic losses in marine fisheries resulting from poor management, inefficiencies, and overfishing add up to US$50 billion per year. This title argues that well-managed marine fisheries could turn most of these losses into sustainable economic benefits for millions of fishers and

Gender and Governance in Rural Services Insights from India, Ghana, and Ethiopia This book provides policy-relevant knowledge on strategies to improve agricultural and rural service delivery with a focus on providing more equitable access to these services, especially for women. The book is intended for use by a wide audience interested in agricultural and rural service provision, including researchers, members of the public administration, policy makers, and staff from nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) and international development agencies who are involved in the design and management of reform efforts, projects, and programs dealing with rural service provision. January 2010. 384 pages. Stock no. D17658 (ISBN: 978-0-8213-7658-4). US$35.00

Agricultural Land Redistribution Toward Greater Consensus Edited by Hans P. Binswanger-Mkhize, Camille Bourguignon, and Rogier J. E. van den Brink

This book focuses on the “how” of land redistribution in order to forge greater consensus among land reform practitioners and enable them to make better choices on the mechanisms of land reform. “This excellent collection of case studies and thematic chapters adds considerably to our knowledge of the deeply contentious issue of land redistribution.” – Robin Palmer, former Global Land Adviser, Oxfam, UK June 2009. 464 pages. Stock no. D17627 (ISBN: 978-0-8213-7627-0). US$40.00

coastal communities. February 2009. 128 pages. Stock no. D17790 (ISBN: 978-0-8213-7790-1). US$25.95

Organization and Performance of Cotton Sectors in Africa Learning from Reform Experience Edited by David Tschirley, Colin Poulton, Patrick Labaste

“This book provides an empirically based, analytical assessment of the experience of reform in nine countries across Sub Saharan Africa representing a range of cotton sector structures. It is a must-read for all persons with a serious interest in an empirical evaluation of the performance of cotton industry structures in Africa.” — Terry Townsend, Executive Director International Cotton Advisory Committee (ICAC) December 2008. 193 pages. Stock no. D17770 (ISBN: 978-0-8213-7770-3). US$24.95

Gender in Agriculture Sourcebook The Gender in Agriculture Sourcebook provides an up-todate understanding of gender issues and a rich compilation of compelling evidence of good practices and lessons learned to guide practitioners in integrating gender dimensions into agricultural projects and programs. Print Edition. October 2008. 790 pages. Stock no. D17587 (ISBN: 978-0-8213-7587-7). US$45.00 VitalBook Edition. January 2010. 790 pages. Stock no. D18170 (ISBN: 978-0-8213-8170-0). US$33.75 Bundle. January 2010. 790 pages. Stock no. D32355. US$56.25

Sustainable Land Management Sourcebook The Sustainable Land Management Sourcebook is a resource of good practice information on land and natural resource management issues that will be of operational relevance to practitioners in the tropics and sub-tropics. The Sourcebook covers a comprehensive range of topics on the technical issues of land and natural resource management and is presented in a way that will facilitate use by both experts and lay readers. June 2008. 212 pages. Stock no. D17432 (ISBN: 978-0-8213-7432-0). US$45

Forests Sourcebook Practical Guidance for Sustaining Forests in Development Cooperation

Reforming Agricultural Trade for Developing Countries, Volume 1 Key Issues for a Pro-Development Outcome of the Doha Round Negotiations By Alex F. McCalla and John Nash

Developing countries have much greater leverage in the Doha Round negotiations, due at least in part to their large and growing share of world trade. Nonetheless, it remains to be seen whether this influence will be translated into a final agreement that is truly more development-friendly. This volume takes up select issues of importance to developing countries, including the implications of the concept of the “multifunctionality” of agriculture, the impact on market access of sanitary and phytosanitary regulations, the role of special and differential treatment for developing countries in the negotiations, and what lessons can be learned from previous trade reform experiences. November 2006. 340 pages. Stock no. D16496 (ISBN 0-8213-6496-3). US$45

The Forests Sourcebook provides practical operationsoriented guidance for forest sector engagement toward the goals of poverty reduction, conservation and economic development. Intended to guide World Bank lending activities and projects, it offers information useful to a broad audience of practitioners, government agencies, and non-governmental organizations.

Reforming Agricultural Trade for Developing Countries, Volume 2 Quantifying the Impact of Multilateral Trade Reform

Print Edition. April 2008. 400 pages. Stock no. D17163 (ISBN: 978-0-8213-7163-3). US$30.00 VitalBook Edition. January 2010. 410 pages. Stock no. D18280 (ISBN: 978-0-8213-8280-6). US$22.50 Bundle January 2010. 410 pages. Stock no. D32358. US$37.50

This second volume of the two-volume set presents several different approaches to modeling the effects of the outcome of the Doha negotiations, and investigates why these (and other) modeling efforts produce such divergent results.

By Alex F. McCalla and John Nash

November 2006. 300 pages. Stock no. D16716 (ISBN: 978-0-8213-6716-2). US$45

Changing the Face of the Waters The Promise and Challenge of Sustainable Aquaculture Changing the Face of the Waters offers a cutting-edge analysis of the critical challenges facing aquaculture, balancing aquaculture’s role in economic growth with the need for sound management of natural resources. The book also provides guidance on sustainable aquaculture by evaluating alternative development pathways, placing particular emphasis on the application of lessons from Asia to Sub-Saharan Africa and Latin America. Aimed at policy makers, planners, and scientists, this book provides a comprehensive frame of reference for orienting ideas and initiatives in this dynamic industry. June 2007. Stock no. D17015 (ISBN: 978-0-8213-7015-5). US$25

Sustainable Land Management Challenges, Opportunities, and Trade-Offs Sustainable land management (SLM) is a knowledgebased procedure that integrates land, water, biodiversity, and environmental management to meet rising food and fiber demands while sustaining ecosystem and environmental services (biodiversity habitats, carbon sequestration, flood control, and water quality) and livelihoods. This book provides strategic focus on the implementation of SLM components of development strategies. June 2006. 138 pages. Stock no. D16597 (ISBN: 978-0-8213-6597-7). US$20

Enhancing Agricultural Innovation How to Go Beyond the Strengthening of Research Systems Knowledge intensiveness has featured prominently in most strategies to promote agricultural development. In the past strengthened research systems may have increased the supply of new knowledge and technologies, but that has not necessarily translated into enhanced agricultural growth. Knowledge converts into products and services through an innovation system—a network of organizations, enterprises and individuals focusing on bringing new knowledge into economic use, together with the institutions and policies that enable a wellfunctioning network. This book assesses the usefulness of the innovation systems concept in guiding investments to support knowledge intensive, sustainable agricultural development for developing countries and its collaborators. December 2006. 184 pages. Stock no. D16741 (ISBN: 978-0-8213-6741-4). US$29.95

VitalBooks are Digital Books that Fit Your Portable Lifestyle The world’s most advanced e-book reader for a new generation of students: n Purchase your textbooks and download them straight to your desktop. Study offline and update online. n Use the built-in active learning features to help you study more effectively. n Share your notes and highlights. Connect with your classroom community with powerful interactive notesharing features.


R E L AT E D T I T L E S World Development Report 2008 Agriculture for Development World Development Report 2008: Agriculture for Development provides in-depth analysis on the differing agriculture-for-development agendas in three distinct worlds: agriculture-based countries, transforming countries, and urbanized countries. In each, the agenda differs in pursuing sustainable growth and reducing poverty. It serves to guide governments, development agencies, and agricultural organizations on designing policies and decision-making processes most suited to each country’s economic and social conditions. And finally, it identifies areas for investment and recommendations on implementation of policies that will positively affect the rural poor, the environment, and encourage private agribusiness investment. Paperback. September 2007. Stock no. D16807 (ISBN: 978-0-8213-6807-7). US$26 Hardcover. September 2007. Stock no. D16808 (ISBN: 978-0-8213- 6808-4). US$50

Distortions to Agricultural Incentives A Global Perspective, 1955-2007 Edited by Kym Anderson and associates

The fifth and last volume in the series focuses on distortions to agricultural incentives from a global perspective. It brings together the first-ever comprehensive and consistent set of estimates of the changing extent of those distortions over the past half-century. Also provided are analytical narratives of the evolution of farm versus non-farm policies in each of dozens of countries, covering in aggregate around 90 percent of agricultural output and 95 percent of the world economy. Such a comprehensive coverage exposes also the different degrees to which the key agricultural product markets have been and still are distorted. The book concludes with new estimates of the effects of reforms since the early 1980s and of current policies – agricultural vs industrial – on such things as global goods markets, national economic welfare, and net farm incomes in all the major developing and highincome countries. A COPUBLICATION WITH PALGRAVE MACMILLAN UK* Trade and Development Series

Paperback. October 2009. 592 pages. Stock no. D17665 (ISBN: 978-0-8213-7665-2). US$39.95 Hardcover. October 2009. 592 pages. Stock no. D17973 (ISBN: 978-0-8213-7973-8). US$80.00 * Customers in Western Europe and Japan please order from Palgrave Macmillan online at www.palgrave.com

Distortions to Agricultural Incentives in Africa Edited by Kym Anderson and William A. Masters

This volume provides an overview of the evolution of distortions to agricultural incentives caused by price and trade policies in the Arab Republic of Egypt plus 20 countries that account for about 90 percent of Sub-Saharan Africa’s population, farm households, agricultural output, and overall GDP. Trade and Development Series

March 2009. 656 pages. Stock no. D17652 (ISBN: 978-0-8213-7652-2). US$39.95

Distortions to Agricultural Incentives in Latin America Edited by Kym Anderson and Alberto Valdes

This title looks at the evolution of distortions to agricultural incentives caused by price and trade policies in the economies of South America, plus the Dominican Republic, Nicaragua, and Mexico. Together these countries constitute about 80 percent of the region’s population, agricultural output, and overall GDP. Trade and Development Series

October 2008. 440 pages. Stock no. D17513 (ISBN: 978-0-8213-7513-6). US$39.95

Distortions to Agricultural Incentives in Asia Edited by Kym Anderson and Will Martin

This title provides an overview of the evolution of distortions to agricultural incentives caused by price and trade policies in the 12 largest economies of East and South Asia. Together these countries constitute more than 95 percent of the region’s population, agricultural output, and overall GDP. Trade and Development Series

February 2009. 608 pages. Stock no. D17662 (ISBN: 978-0-8213-7662-1). US$39.95

At Loggerheads Agricultural Expansion, Poverty Reduction, and Environment in the Tropical Forests This book seeks to describe ways to reconcile pressures for agricultural expansion in the tropics with the urgent needs for both forest conservation and poverty alleviation. It diagnoses the causes and impacts of forest loss and the reasons for the association of forests with poverty. It looks at how policies, modulated by local conditions, act simultaneously on deforestation and poverty – creating tradeoffs or complementarities, depending on the situation. The report brings to the surface problems that impede adoption of favorable policies, describing institutional and technological innovations that might help to overcome these impediments.

World Development Report 2010 Development and Climate Change This title explores how public policy can change to better help people cope with new or worsened risks, how land and water management must adapt to better protect a threatened natural environment while feeding an expanding and more prosperous population, and how energy systems will need to be transformed. Paperback. November 2009. 397 pages. Stock no. D17987 (ISBN: 978-0-8213-7987-5). US$26 Hardcover. November 2009. 397 pages. Stock no. D17989 (ISBN: 978-0-8213-7989-9). US$50

Sustainable Land Management for Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation The objective of this book is to show that sustained investment in sustainable land management (SLM) practices is good business for adaptation to and mitigation of climate change. SLM is local, and efforts to adapt to climate change must also be local and site-specific to be successful. Hence the report is aimed at highlighting SLM’s potential contribution to climate change adaptation and mitigation in developing countries. The report demonstrates that the need to scale up SLM investments is good not only for land, but for climate action as well. It further synthesizes the SLM-related adaptation and mitigation win-wins while noting the crucial on-the-ground operational trade-offs.

Bioenergy Development

Issues and Impacts for Poverty and Natural Resource Management By Elizabeth Cushion, Adrian Whiteman, and Gerhard Dieterle

Environment and Development Series

April 2010. 104 pages. Stock no. D18056 (ISBN: 978-0-8213-8056-7). US$22.95

Government Support to Agricultural Insurance Challenges and Options for Developing Countries By Olivier Mahul and Charles J. Stutley

Based on a comparative review of agricultural insurance programs in 65 countries, the book offers valuable advice for public intervention in agricultural insurance in middle- and low-income countries to promote the development of sustainable, scalable and affordable agricultural insurance. March 2010. 224 pages. Stock no. D18213 (ISBN: 978-0-8213-8217-2). US$30

October 2006. 230 pages. Stock no. D16735 (ISBN: 978-0-8213-6735-3). US$28

To Order: World Bank Publications • www.worldbank.org/publications • By phone: +1-703-661-1580 or 800-645-7247 By fax: +1-703-661-1501 • By mail: P.O. Box 960, Herndon, VA 20172-0960, USA • Questions? E-mail us at books@worldbank.org

The reference of choice on development

2010

With this series, the World Bank highlights and addresses issues important to both agricultural and rural development, ranging from agribusiness, rural infrastructure, health, and education, to the institutions that serve rural people.

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Bioenergy has been critical to humanity since the cave dwellers first used wood to cook their food and stay warm at night. Ancient forms of bioenergy— firewood and cow dung patties— remain primary fuel sources for rural and poor people. New sources of bioenergy including “black liquor”, biodiesel, cellulosic ethanol and many more, have great promise and generate great controversy. This book gives an overview of bioenergy developments and examines the main issues and possible socioeconomic implications of these developments and their potential impacts on land use and the environment, especially with respect to forests. The paper presents an introduction to bioenergy, provides a background and overview of solid biomass and liquid biofuels, and examines opportunities and challenges at the regional and country level. It also examines potential impacts for specific types of bioenergy.

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The book does not pretend to be definitive, especially with respect to the controversial interplay of subjects like the impact of bioenergy on food prices, but it does try to suggest the tradeoffs that need to be examined in considering bioenergy policies, and it has five main findings: n

Solid biomass will continue to provide a principal source of energy and should not be overlooked.

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There will be major land use implications resulting from bioenergy developments.

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It is critical to consider tradeoffs, including those related to poverty, equity and the environment, when considering bioenergy policies.

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There is considerable potential for greater use of forestry and timber waste as a bioenergy feedstock.

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The climate change impacts of bioenergy development are uncertain, and highly location and feedstock specific.

December 2009. 232 pages. Stock no. D17629 (ISBN: 978-0-8213-7629-2). US$35.00

The reference of choice on development

Available at Better Bookstores

World Bank Publications Agricultural and Rural Development Series  

With this series, the World Bank highlights and addresses issues important to both agricultural and rural development, ranging from agribusi...