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This yearbook delivers statistical data on government financial operations for 133 IMF member countries in one definitive volume. Detailed annual data are presented on revenue, expense, net acquisition of non-financial assets, financing transactions, other economic flows, as well as balance sheet information; budgetary operations, extra- budgetary operations, social security, and...
Provides a global analysis of labour market and social trends, assesses risks of social unrest, and presents employment projections for the next few years. This title examines conditions for restoring job-rich growth in severely crisis-hit advanced economies as well as in emerging economies.
A summary of the World Trade Organization's mission and general operation, as well as an overview of its accomplishments in 2012. It also provides a review of the WTO's main areas of activity: trade negotiations; implementation of WTO agreements and trade monitoring; dispute settlement; building trade capacity; and, outreach.
Enabling Environments for Agribusiness and Agro-Industries Development: Regional and Country Perspectives
By Gabor Konig
This document is intended as a contribution to advancing knowledge on enabling environments for the development of agrifood value chains. It draws primarily from workshops organised by FAO in collaboration with other United Nations agencies and development partners between 2006 and 2008.
Forests play a crucial role in the hydrological cycle. Forests influence the amount of water available and regulate surface and groundwater flows while maintaining high water quality. Forests and trees contribute to the reduction of water-related risks such as landslides, local floods and droughts and help prevent desertification and salinisation....
Enhancing Animal Welfare and Farmer Income Through Strategic Animal Feeding: Some Case Studies (Fao Animal Production and Health Papers)
Animal welfare includes the combination of both physical and mental well-being. A properly balanced diet and water supplied in adequate amounts avoid physical and psychological suffering from hunger and thirst; furthermore correct nutrition is crucial for optimal performance and to sustain optimal fitness. So far little attention has been paid...
This report is a comprehensive look at the efforts of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office FCO to promote human rights around the world in 2012. It highlights the UK's human rights concerns in key countries and advances the promotion and protection of human rights as the focus of UK foreign...
State of Food and Agriculture (SOFA) 2012: Investing in Agriculture for a Better Future (Chinese Edition)
The State of Food and Agriculture 2012: Investing in Agriculture for a Better Future shows that farmers are the largest investors in developing country agriculture and argues, therefore, that farmers and their investment decisions must be central to any strategy aimed at improving agricultural investment. The report also presents evidence...