Daily List 207
Tuesday 26 October 2021
Reigniting the engine of growth: a forward-looking business model for the Mauritian tea industry.
- Corporate Author:
- Food and Agriculture Organization
This report finds that the decline in the tea sector in Mauritius is the result of uncoordinated institutional actions, the absence of comprehensive policy and national strategies, weak legislation and regulatory framework. The decline can be attributed to the low level of technology adoption, lack of organizational innovation in the business model, lack of action plans and strategies to navigate the declining global price of tea, rising costs of production, the continued pressure caused by the ageing tea growers and labour shortage. The over-dependency on government programmes and support for the development of the sector in the early days is also one of the causes. The tea sector is currently facing unprecedented and unpredictable challenges for improving productivity, reducing the high costs of production, addressing the ageing of tea growers, shortage of labour and improving the quality of tea. A programmatic and innovative approach that includes a systems-based policy, legislation, and regulatory framework should be the guiding principle for reviving the sector. The proposed business model aims to make optimal use of innovation and digital solutions. In sum, the proposed novel dimension could make an important contribution to carving a niche for Mauritian tea in the competitive global tea markets. Strong government engagement is a pre-requisite for its revival, given the fact that the internal market is satiated, and production is threatened. A holistic approach, from bush to cup is key to a successful transformation of the tea industry
- ISBN: 9789251344453
Monitoring global progress on antimicrobial resistance: tripartite AMR country self-assessment survey (TrACSS) 2019-2020: global analysis report.
- Corporate Author:
- Food and Agriculture Organization. World Health Organization. + World Organization for Animal Health.
Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is a grave threat to human health and economic development. Countries are at different stages in responding to the growing threat posed by AMR. Some countries, including many European countries, have experience with AMR policies in human and agricultural sectors for more than two decades. Others have only recently acted to contain AMR. WHO, FAO, OIE developed a Global Action Plan on AMR (GAP) in 2015 as a cross-sectoral approach to combatting AMR. All countries approved the GAP and agreed to adopt National Action Plans on AMR by 2017. The Tripartite Organisations have developed a framework for monitoring and evaluation to assist with the achievement of GAP, and created a national self-assessment survey containing questions structured around the objectives of the GAP. The first wave of this survey was sent to WHO's 194 member countries in late-2016. The survey instrument was subsequently revised and a second wave was initiated in late-2017.In this report, we analyze countries' responses to the second wave of the tripartite survey and describe the current level of global progress on AMR. We convey progress achieved towards the goals of the GAP across WHO regions and across country income groups to identify differences in progress and explore progress in relation to key agricultural sector indicators to examine whether the presence of a strong agricultural sector impacts progress made towards One Health goals at the national level
- ISBN: 9789251340783
IT & Communications
Sub-regional innovation policy outlook 2020: Eastern Europe and the South Caucasus.
- Corporate Author:
- United Nations. Economic Commission for Europe
Countries in the Eastern Europe and the South Caucasus (EESC) sub-region have considerable potential for sustainable growth and development that will require systematic experimentation with ideas and technologies across their respective economies and societies. This publication supports EESC countries in this challenge through a comparative assessment of the quality and scope of innovation policies, institutions and processes with a clear sustainable-development perspective. Offering policymakers a framework for identifying strengths and weaknesses in their national innovation systems, it delivers actionable policy recommendations at the national and sub-regional levels, including guidance on setting priorities and designing effective interventions. It further identifies opportunities for international donors and private investors to support and invest in innovation for sustainable development in the EESC sub-region
- ISBN: 9789211172614