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  • Palawija newsletter. Vol.33, No.1, April 2016 

    UN.ESCAP; Centre for Alleviation of Poverty through Sustainable Agriculture (CAPSA) (United Nations, 2016)

    The current issue of CAPSA's Palawija News focuses on the theme of nutrition-sensitive agriculture to highlight the importance of this topic and its role in improving food and agricultural systems.

    Noortje Verhart ...

  • Palawija newsletter. Vol.32, No.3, December 2015 

    UN.ESCAP; Centre for Alleviation of Poverty through Sustainable Agriculture (CAPSA) (United Nations, 2015)

    The final 2015 issue of the Palawija Newsletter revolves around the impact of natural disasters on agriculture in the Asia-Pacific region and strategies to mitigate those impacts.

    In the article Role of Agroecosystem ...

  • Palawija newsletter. Vol.32, No.2, August 2015 

    UN.ESCAP; Centre for Alleviation of Poverty through Sustainable Agriculture (CAPSA) (United Nations, 2015)

    The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) estimates that globally, about one billion people go hungry every day, while a third of the food produced goes to waste. The reduction of food losses and waste ...

  • Palawija newsletter. Vol.32, No.1, April 2015 

    UN.ESCAP; Centre for Alleviation of Poverty through Sustainable Agriculture (CAPSA) (United Nations, 2015)

    This issue of Palawija News focuses on evaluating impacts of agricultural policy and programme interventions on sustainable development outcomes. It comes in the wake of a recent multi-stakeholder Policy Dialogue organized ...

  • Palawija newsletter. Vol.31, No.3, December 2014 

    UN.ESCAP; Centre for Alleviation of Poverty through Sustainable Agriculture (CAPSA) (United Nations, 2014)

    Women play an important role in agricultural production in developing countries but twenty years after the world conference on women in 1995, the majority of rural women continue to live in poverty and social marginalization. ...

  • Palawija newsletter. Vol.31, No.2, August 2014 

    UN.ESCAP; Centre for Alleviation of Poverty through Sustainable Agriculture (CAPSA) (United Nations, 2014)

    The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has projected that food production will need to increase by 60-70 per cent by 2050 in order to feed all. Adding to this challenge to food security is the ...

  • Palawija newsletter. Vol.30, No.2, August 2013 

    UN.ESCAP; Centre for Alleviation of Poverty through Sustainable Agriculture (CAPSA) (United Nations, 2013)

    The research article by Takashi Yamano et al. discusses the application of Direct Seeded Rice (DSR) technology in Eastern India. DSR is a rice establishment technology which can help farmers adapt to climate change and ...

  • Palawija newsletter. Vol.29, No.3, December 2012 

    UN.ESCAP; Centre for Alleviation of Poverty through Sustainable Agriculture (CAPSA) (United Nations, 2012)

    Following the recommendation of the Governing Council, beginning in late 2012, CAPSA has initiated research activities in the Pacific region. CAPSA is currently providing technical assistance to the National Agricultural ...

  • Palawija newsletter. Vol.29, No.2, August 2012 

    UN.ESCAP; Centre for Alleviation of Poverty through Sustainable Agriculture (CAPSA) (United Nations, 2012)

    This issue of Palawija News is dedicated to the topic of sustainable agriculture. The article by Mohammad Chowdhury entitled: “Meeting food security needs through sustainable agriculture: A perspective with reference ...

  • Palawija newsletter. Vol.29, No.1, April 2012 

    UN.ESCAP; Centre for Alleviation of Poverty through Sustainable Agriculture (CAPSA) (United Nations, 2012)

    Both articles in this issue highlight the importance of innovation and knowledge within systems. The contribution by Martina Spisiakova, “From 'Knowledge is Power' to 'Sharing Knowledge is More Powerful': The ...

  • Palawija newsletter. Vol.28, No.3, December 2011 

    UN.ESCAP; Centre for Alleviation of Poverty through Sustainable Agriculture (CAPSA) (United Nations, 2011)

    Reducing postharvest losses and crop diversification are the two critical issues highlighted in this issue of Palawija News. Lisa Kitinoja in “Developing and promoting sustainable postharvest technologies for India ...

  • Palawija newsletter. Vol.28, No.2, August 2011 

    UN.ESCAP; Centre for Alleviation of Poverty through Sustainable Agriculture (CAPSA) (United Nations, 2011)

    Investment in the food retail sector may be one conduit toward enhancing food security for the poor. Thomas Reardon and Bart Minten, in “Surprised by Supermarkets: Diffusion of Modern Food Retailing in India”, ...

  • Palawija newsletter. Vol.28, No.1, April 2011 

    UN.ESCAP; Centre for Alleviation of Poverty through Sustainable Agriculture (CAPSA) (United Nations, 2011)

    The short article in this issue reviews policy measures used by governments to insulate their food markets from international prices during the 2007/08 global food crisis and their policy implications in a few countries ...

  • Palawija newsletter. Vol.27, No.3, December 2010 

    UN.ESCAP; Centre for Alleviation of Poverty through Sustainable Agriculture (CAPSA) (United Nations, 2010)

    Both articles in this issue of the Palawija News deal with food crisis in the Asia Pacific context. The recent instability of agricultural commodity prices has caused some commentators to wonder if another food crisis, ...

  • Palawija newsletter. Vol.27, No.2, August 2010 

    UN.ESCAP; Centre for Alleviation of Poverty through Sustainable Agriculture (CAPSA) (United Nations, 2010)

    The first article is a contribution to what could be a range of response to anticipated impact of El Nino on food production under three strategies: anticipation, adaptation and mitigation strategies. Given the diversity ...

  • Palawija newsletter. Vol.27, No.1, April 2010 

    UN.ESCAP; Centre for Alleviation of Poverty through Sustainable Agriculture (CAPSA) (United Nations, 2010)

    This issue of "Palawija News" has two related but distinct articles on food security. The article on "Food Security Assessment under Climate Change Scenario in Malaysia" is an important methodological contribution to ...

  • Palawija newsletter. Vol.26, No.3, December 2009 

    UN.ESCAP; Centre for Alleviation of Poverty through Sustainable Agriculture (CAPSA) (United Nations, 2009)

    This edition of Palawija News comes at an historic time in the process of global climate change talks. From 7-18 December 2009 thousands will gather in Copenhagen, Denmark, trying yet again to collectively agree on ...

  • Palawija newsletter. Vol.26, No.2, August 2009 

    UN.ESCAP; Centre for Alleviation of Poverty through Sustainable Agriculture (CAPSA) (United Nations, 2009)

    During ESCAP's Sixty-fifth Session held in Bangkok 23 -29 April 2009, agreement was reach for sweeping changes that will guide CAPSA going forward including taking the right steps for the organization to become a regional ...

  • Palawija newsletter. Vol.26, No.1, April 2009 

    UN.ESCAP; Centre for Alleviation of Poverty through Sustainable Agriculture (CAPSA) (United Nations, 2009)

    The 5th session of the Governing Council of CAPSA was held on 4 March 2009 at the United Nations Conference Centre in Bangkok, Thailand. The main theme of the discussion was the strengthening of the ownership of CAPSA ...

  • Palawija newsletter. Vol.31, No.1, April 2014 

    UN.ESCAP; Centre for Alleviation of Poverty through Sustainable Agriculture (CAPSA) (United Nations, 2014)
    Youth and agriculture has emerged as an important theme in the global development agenda amid growing concern about the declining interest among young people in engaging in agriculture. As highlighted by the High-Level ...

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