Daily List 016
Tuesday 25 January 2022
Motivating farmers' market-oriented production: smallholder horticulture empowerment and promotion approach in Kenya.
Country investment highlights 6.
- Corporate Author:
- Food and Agriculture Organization. FAO Investment Centre.
- Maina Mwangi
Investing in farmers - or agriculture human capital - is crucial to addressing challenges in our agri-food systems. A global study carried out by the FAO Investment Centre and the International Food Policy Research Institute, with support from the CGIAR Research Programme on Policies, Institutions and Markets and the FAO Research and Extension Unit, looks at agriculture human capital investments, from trends to promising initiatives. One of the nine featured case studies is Kenya's Smallholder Horticulture Empowerment and Promotion Approach, which provides technical and soft skills based on the theory of self-determination. The training has influenced farmers to change their mindsets and behaviour towards market-oriented horticulture. In addition, most farmers gained confidence in applying the skills acquired, which resulted in improved production and marketing and increased incomes. The approach was found to be effective in developing human capital and is therefore recommended for use in smallholder horticulture production systems or enterprises. This publication is part of the Country Investment Highlights series under the FAO Investment Centre's Knowledge for Investment (K4I) programme
- ISBN: 9789251350447
Making dispute resolution more effective: MAP peer review report, Brunei Darussalam (Stage 2): inclusive framework on BEPs: Action 14.
OECD/G20 base erosion and profit shifting project
- Corporate Author:
- Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development
Under Action 14, countries have committed to implement a minimum standard to strengthen the effectiveness and efficiency of the mutual agreement procedure (MAP). The MAP is included in Article 25 of the OECD Model Tax Convention and commits countries to endeavour to resolve disputes related to the interpretation and application of tax treaties. The Action 14 Minimum Standard has been translated into specific terms of reference and a methodology for the peer review and monitoring process. The peer review process is conducted in two stages. Stage 1 assesses countries against the terms of reference of the minimum standard according to an agreed schedule of review. Stage 2 focuses on monitoring the follow-up of any recommendations resulting from jurisdictions' stage 1 peer review report. This report reflects the outcome of the stage 2 peer monitoring of the implementation of the Action 14 Minimum Standard by Brunei Darussalam
- ISBN: 9789264908239
Harvesting trees to harvest cash crops: the role of internal migrants in forest land conversion in Uganda.
FAO agricultural development economics working paper 21-08.
- Corporate Author:
- Food and Agriculture Organization
- Adriana Ignaciuk
In this work, we merge socio-economic data with data on deforestation to explore the interrelationship between rural migration, the development of commercial agricultural sector, and forest cover loss. Specifically we test the role of cash crop producers and inter-district migrants on the tree loss in the parish of residence, while controlling for several other household-level and parish-level contributing factors of deforestation, including population density, proximity to markets and protected areas. Also, we investigate the agricultural channel, specifically producing cash crops, as one major channel through which inter-district migration affects deforestation. Our analysis aims to support the identification of policy strategies to reduce the adverse impacts of agricultural commercialisation initiatives on Uganda's critical natural resources; and identify policy options that maximise migrant's benefits on recipient areas while minimizing downside risks of migration related to over-exploitation of resources and deforestation
- ISBN: 9789251350683