Agriculture in the Commonwealth

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"Agriculture in the Commonwealth" is the product of an innovative tripartite alliance between the Commonwealth Secretariat, the Commonwealth Business Council and the Royal Agricultural Society of the Commonwealth. It is the official publication of the 21st Commonwealth Agriculture Conference, taking place in New South Wales, Australia March 2004. It is an extremely valuable tool, which acts as a digest of current agricultural practices and examines and showcases sustainable and cost-effective agricultural models across the diverse geographies of Commonwealth member nations.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780954291785
  • Publisher: Commonwealth Secretariat
  • Publication date: 7/28/2004
  • Pages: 168
  • Product dimensions: 7.28 (w) x 7.88 (h) x 0.22 (d)

Table of Contents

CBC foreword 5
Introduction 6
The impact of liberalising global trade in agriculture 9
Protectionism and poverty 14
Developing countries' agricultural exports : meeting global standards 17
DFID : helping in the worldwide struggle against HIV/AIDS 21
Development targets are at risk without agricultural growth 22
Rural development : the key to reaching the UN millennium development goals 26
Sustainable agriculture for the future - Australia shows the way 36
Agriculture in an open market : the New Zealand experience 40
Agricultural biotechnology in small states : the Mauritius experience 42
Sustainable agriculture, plant science and the environment 45
The CTA's experience 48
An analysis of linkages in the food industry supply chain 52
Fairtrade in agricultural commodities 55
Helping farmers achieve sustainability in agriculture 57
The 21st Commonwealth agricultural conference 70
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