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- DocumentIDRC Economy and Environment Program for Southeast Asia, 1998This study is an empirical test of the possibility of developing meaningful scales of relative importance that could be used to construct the damage schedules. The study aims at investigating people’s ability in providing consistent judgements about the importance of resource losses and activities in consideration.DocumentIDRC Economy and Environment Program for Southeast Asia, 1999Paddy productivity and variable factors efficiency were calculated based on a farm survey. Logit regression was employed to relate econometrically a set of farmer characteristics to indicators of pesticide exposure to identify types of health impairments that may be attributed to prolonged pesticide use.DocumentFood and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, 2000This article explores the opportunities and constraints associated with sustainable, organic agriculture. The focus of its investigation lies in exploring the social and institutional dimensions of such agricultural techniques.Protecting soils and enhancing their fertility (land stewardship) implies ensuring productive capacity for future generations.DocumentFood and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, 2001This article deals with ethical issues relating to Genetically Modified Organisms, biotechnology and food security.The article outlines the ethical issues involved in this area as being about:food safety: The foundation of consumers' concern about GMOs is food safety.DocumentFood and Nutrition Technical Assistance Project, 2000This article looks at ways of using food aid as an intervention to mitigate the impacts of HIV/AIDS.DocumentHumanitarian Policy Group, ODI, 2000This report is a review of current principles and practice for food distribution in conflict.DocumentHumanitarian Policy Group, ODI, 2001Looks critically at the organisational structures, management tools and policies that aid agencies are using, or could use, to improve the overall quality of their safety and security management.The briefing suggests principles for a security policy, identifies types of management systems for strengthening safety and security currently in practice, explores their strengths and weaknesses.DocumentSave the Children Fund, 2001World leaders are discussing a multi-billion dollar package of initiatives aimed at tackling major diseases in poor countries. However, economic crisis and unsuccessful reforms in the past two decades have left many nations with failing health systems. What groundwork is needed before such vast resources are committed?Document
In search of higher ground: the intellectual property challange to public agricultural research and human rights and 28 alternative initiativesAction Group on Erosion, Technology and Concentration formerly RAFI, 2000Paper argues that public research institutes have not thought through their context, or their choices. They have taken the path of least resistance and followed the IP trail. There are at least 28 specific policy initiatives they should consider.