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Rural transformation, agricultural and food system transition: Building the evidence base for policies that promote sustainable development, food and nutrition security and poverty reduction








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    Pathways to Commercialisation of Semi-Subsistence Farms: Lessons Learnt from Rural Transformation in Central and Eastern European Countries 2016
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    This paper investigates the determinants of, and barriers to, the increased commercialisation of subsistence and semi-subsistence farmers in three regions within each of five Central and Eastern European Countries (CEECs) (Bulgaria, Hungary, Poland, Romania and Slovenia). Collectively, these five countries account for 82 per cent of semi-subsistence farms in the European Union (EU) (Eurostat, 2007). The selected countries present a variety of regional contexts, followed different pathways of rur al transformation and agricultural transition, and possess different degrees of rurality and dependence on farming. The study employs a mixed quantitative and qualitative methodology. The analysis presented utilises cross-regional survey data along with follow-up qualitative interviews with a sub-sample of households in 2010 and 2014. The quantitative analysis tests the significance of factors assumed to determine market integration. As a complement, the qualitative analysis helps, first, to dee pen our understanding of the dynamic effects of these determinants, and second, to produce additional insights which may be difficult to quantify. Results suggest the absence of subsistence poverty trap. Market engagement depends on market access costs which vary with location, the household’s endowment of productive assets, specialisation, and risk propensity. .
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    Evolution of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza type H5N1 in Europe: review of disease ecology, trends and prospects of spread in autumn-winter 2006 2006
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    Following the introduction of H5N1 HPAI into Turkey in October 2005, the disease has been reported (as of August 2006) in poultry or wild birds in 26 European countries. From October 2005 onwards, outbreaks of HPAI in domestic poultry have been reported in Albania, Austria, Azerbaijan, Denmark, France, Germany, Hungary, Romania, Russian Federation, Serbia, Turkey and Ukraine, with over 230 recorded outbreaks in Romania alone. With the exception of Albania, all countries also detected HPAI in wil d birds. Thirteen countries reported HPAI in wild birds only (Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Georgia, Greece, Italy, Poland, Slovakia, Spain, Slovenia, Switzerland, United Kingdom). HPAI was also reported in mammals (cats, dogs, and stone marten) and captive wild birds (game and zoo birds).
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    European Regional Assessment for the FAO Voluntary Guidelines on Responsible Governance of Tenure of Land and other Natural Resources 2010
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    FAO (Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations) and other development partners are working together with countries to prepare Voluntary Guidelines that will provide practical guidance to states, civil society, the private sector, donors and development specialists on the responsible governance of tenure. By setting out principles and internationally accepted standards for responsible practices, the Voluntary Guidelines will provide a framework and point of reference that stakeholde rs can use when developing their own policies and actions. Regional consultations on the proposed Voluntary Guidelines are an important part of the process. They bring together regionally representative, multidisciplinary groups to assess regional priorities and issues that should be considered when the Voluntary Guidelines are drafted. The regional consultation for Europe was hosted by the National Agency for Cadastre and Land Registration, Romania, and was opened by Ms Irina Alexe, the Se cretary of State, Ministry of Administration and Interior. The consultation was cosponsored by the National Agency for Cadastre and Land Registration, Romania; GTZ (Gesellschaft für Technische Zusammenarbeit) and BMZ (Ministry for Economic Development), Germany; the World Bank and FAO. It was attended by 91 people from 28 countries and territories of the region who contributed their substantial knowledge and experience of the public sector, private sector, civil society and academia. Regional pa rticipants came from Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Georgia, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Kosovo, Latvia, Lithuania, The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland and United Kingdom.

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