Some notes on the proposal entitled ¿a development plan for the Philippine coconut industry¿

The proposal is a study-project type which aims to address issues confronting the coconut industry in the Philippines: demand and supply magnitudes (projections); trade and global competitiveness issues; price determination in domestic and foreign markets; market structures; management practices; and determination of credit requirements and arrangements for the coconut sector, among others

Commodity Chain Unit in Montpellier WORK PLAN for 2000/2001

At the GFAR SC meeting in Beijing, in May 1999, a discussion paper1 was presented to the steering committee on the establishment of Global Programmes for Commodity Chains. The term « Commodity Chains » was used to define, in positive terms, these crops which were not formally covered by the « CGIAR Mandate » These crops represent one of the five priority areas identified by the GFAR SC in May 1998, and the purpose of the discussion was to propose possible ways to foster new partnerships for the commodity chains through the establishment of global programmes.

The establishment of Global Programmes for Commodity Chains. Discussion Paper for the GFAR Steering Committee meeting of 23 May 1999

One of the five high priority areas identified by the GFAR Steering Committee in May 1998 was defined as ¿non-CG mandated crops¿. In order to define it in positive terms, and to better reflect the results of the discussions which took place over the last couple of months among the GFAR Stakeholders on the possible content of such a programme, the name of ¿Commodity Chains¿ has recently been adopted. To contribute to the formulation of this GFAR priority programme, a paper prepared by the ESDAR group of the World Bank on : ¿Crops outside the CGIAR mandate ¿ Institutional and operational

Proceedings of the Inter-Regional Cotton Workshop, Teheran (Iran). 12-13 October, 2001

The Inter-regional Cotton Workshop was jointly organized by the Agricultural, Research, Education and Extension Organization (AREEO) of Iran, ICARDA, AARINENA, GFAR and CAC-forum to encourage research partnerships among NARS of Central and West Asia and the Caucasus in cotton research areas of common interest. Cotton has been an important industrial and commercial crop of countries of this region. However, the recent developments at global level in recent years, have directly or indirectly affected cotton production.

Report of the workshop on Global programmes for commodity chains . Results and prospects

The workshop aimed at reviewing the progress of activities carried out in the GFAR line of action ¿International cooperation on commodity chains¿. It analysed the activity report of the Facilitation Unit set up by IPGRI and Cirad in Montpellier to study the feasibility of establishing global programmes for commodity chains, and it considered the progress of two global programmes in preparation on Coconut and Cocoa. The objectives and work plan of a Facilitation Unit on under-utilised crops, set up by BMZ and hosted by IPGRI were also presented and discussed.

High value agricultural products in Asia and the Pacific for small-holder farmers: Trends, opportunities and research priorities

In many Asian countries the agricultural sector is undergoing transformation, with changes in the contribution of the different sub-sectors occurring. High value agricultural products (HVAP) are defined here as products that are typically perishable, that are of specific high-value, and that are sold through specialized markets (CGIAR, 2004). They can include livestock, dairy products, fish, fruit and vegetables; products that are growing in importance, albeit at varying degree.

How can the poor benefit from the growing markets for high value agricultural products?

This paper aims to identify critical areas for trade, marketing, capital market development and regulatory reforms that can facilitate the integration of small-scale farmers (small-scale farmers) in domestic, regional and global markets for high-value agricultural (HVA) products in particular high value crops, livestock, fish and non timber forest products in a sustainable manner and to increase and diversify the incomes of small-scale farmers in the long-run.

Global Programmes for Commodity Chains. Results and Prospects

The Global Forum identified commodity chains, both major crops and under-utilised species, as one of its priorities to facilitate research cooperation and promote partnerships. The proposed approach is based on the concept of a Global Programme.