Agriculture

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World Development Report 2008 - Agriculture for development

Information on the World Development Report 2008 including updates on recent civil society consultations.

17 January 2007

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World Development Report 2007 on youth: familiar prescriptions

The World Bank’s flagship annual report, the World Development Report was released in September, focusing on youth. Plans are already underway for next year’s edition on agriculture, and follow-up continues on last year’s report on equity.

23 November 2006

Environment

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Bank environmental commitment under fire

Details of the World Bank's current sustainability disasters in light of the dismantling of ESSD

11 September 2006

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Setbacks to privatisations across Africa

The collapse of a flagship water privatisation in Tanzania, and opposition to both a planned privatisation of the state cotton board and the completed privatisation of the state railway in Mali, highlight the continuing struggle over pressure from the Bretton Woods institutions to privatise in Africa.

13 June 2005

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Aid, death and dogma

A report released in May by UK NGO Christian Aid, documents case studies in India, Ghana and Jamaica where imposed liberalisation has ravaged local industry with devastating social impacts.

13 June 2005

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Bank on agricultural trade: export strategy “impoverishing”

The latest World Bank publication on agricultural trade finds that a "development strategy based on agricultural commodity exports is likely to be impoverishing in the current policy environment".

2 February 2005

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IFC funds Amazon deforestation, undermines safeguard policies

Brazilian and international NGOs charge that IFC-funded soy and cattle projects in the Amazon further deforestation, ignore social and environmental risks and contradict World Bank policy.

26 January 2005

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IFC-funded goldmine shut down by local protest

Following two weeks of protests and road blocks that shut down the city of Cajamarca…

22 November 2004

Rights

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Concerns about Brazil soya project

Brazilian NGOs challenge proposed World Bank Group support for soya farming in the Amazon region.

28 May 2004

Rights

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World Bank pushes Malawi agriculture privatisation

World Bank manoeuvres to ensure parliamentary approval of a controversial agriculture privatisation policy demonstrates the continued influence of the Bank and the problems with Poverty and Social Impact Analysis.

5 April 2004