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World Development Report 2008: Agriculture for Development


World Development Report 2008 in multiple languages
French   |   Spanish   |   Arabic

All World Development Reports
An archive of all World Development Reports, with links to comprehensive online material for each report where available.

World Bank Agriculture and Rural Development Department
The World Bank’s Agriculture and Rural Development works to reduce poverty through sustainable rural development. It provides analytical and advisory services to the Bank's regions on a wide range of agriculture and rural development topics.


Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR)
The Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR) was established in 1971. The CGIAR is a strategic partnership of countries, international and regional organizations and private foundations supporting the work of 15 international Centers.

International Food Policy Research Institute
IFPRI's mission is to provide policy solutions that cut hunger and malnutrition. This mission flows from the CGIAR mission: "To achieve sustainable food security and reduce poverty in developing countries through scientific research and research-related activities in the fields of agriculture, livestock, forestry, fisheries, policy, and natural resources management."

Food & Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
The FAO leads international efforts to defeat hunger. Serving both developed and developing countries, FAO acts as a neutral forum where all nations meet as equals to negotiate agreements and debate policy.

International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)
The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), a specialized agency of the United Nations, was established as an international financial institution in 1977 as one of the major outcomes of the 1974 World Food Conference.

International Federation of Agricultural Producers (IFAP)
IFAP is a global network in which farmers from industrialized and developing countries exchange concerns and set common priorities. IFAP has advocated farmers’ interests at the international level since 1946.

Global Donor Platform for Rural Development
The ultimate goal of this joint donor initiative is to reduce poverty and promote economic growth in rural areas in developing countries. This website also contains a special compilation of best practices and success stories in agriculture and rural development (from member organizations) that provided the World Development Report 2008 with valuable inputs. 

Partnership to Cut Poverty and Hunger in Africa
The Partnership to Cut Hunger and Poverty in Africa was founded in early 2000 to mobilize public and private support in the United States for increased levels of assistance to Africa.

RIMISP – Centro Latinoamericano para el Desarollo Rural
A civil society network teaching orgnaizational innovation and promoting equality and social inclusión in rural societies in Latin America.

Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa 
AGRA is an African-led partnership working across Africa to help smallholder farmers. AGRA programs develop practical solutions to significantly boost farm productivity and incomes for the poor while safeguarding the environment.

Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation - Global Development
The foundation's Agricultural Development initiative is working with a wide range of partners to provide millions of small farmers in the world's poorest areas with tools and opportunities to lift themselves and their families out of hunger and poverty.

Lecture by Professor Alain de Janvry at University of California at Berkeley
Agriculture for Development – Implications for Latin America

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