The Changing Face of Rural Space : Agriculture and Rural Development in the Western Balkans Lampietti, Julian A. Lugg, David G. Van der Celen, Philip Branczik, Amelia 2013-05-24T16:16:18Z 2013-05-24T16:16:18Z 2009
dc.description.abstract This report brings together lessons from previous studies, supplemented by new analysis. It frames the challenges facing the rural and agri-food sector in the Western Balkans to illustrate the directions for policies, now and in the future. Part one looks at the characteristics of the rural and agri-food sector today, its potential and its obstacles. Part two looks at the future of the agri-food sector and rural space. Value chains will change with more competitive imports, with larger retailers influencing value chains, and with farmers and processors needing to respond to these trends by producing goods that meet quality and safety standards consistently and reliably. These changes will drive the modernization of agriculture, leading to an agri-food sector with fewer and more productive farms. Beyond the agri-food sector, effective rural development programs will be needed to ensure that agriculture's modernization is balanced and equitable. Local authorities and rural communities will have to be involved in developing and implementing territorial strategies for leveraging the non-farm potential of rural areas. Food safety standards will become more important as countries strive to meet private and public standards, and climate change will introduce uncertainty and compel farmers to adapt. Part three provides a roadmap to help governments create a strong and healthy rural and agri-food sector able to respond to these challenges. It looks first at the strategy that should drive public spending in agriculture and the composition of that spending. It then looks at how governments can best provide public services to agriculture, in extension advisory services, agricultural information services, and agricultural education and research. The report's aim is to enable governments and donors to have a common vision of the goals and directions of their policies and programs. It identifies future threats and challenges to the sector, and provides a framework of outcomes and objectives to inform future government policies and donor assistance to the sector. en
dc.identifier.isbn 978-0-8213-7931-8
dc.language.iso en_US
dc.publisher Washington, DC: World Bank
dc.relation.ispartofseries Directions in Development--Agriculture and Rural Development;
dc.rights CC BY 3.0 IGO
dc.rights.holder World Bank
dc.subject access to credit
dc.subject access to infrastructure
dc.subject agricultural areas
dc.subject agricultural development
dc.subject Agricultural Education
dc.subject agricultural exports
dc.subject agricultural extension
dc.subject agricultural extension services
dc.subject agricultural growth
dc.subject agricultural information
dc.subject agricultural information services
dc.subject agricultural inputs
dc.subject Agricultural land
dc.subject agricultural policies
dc.subject Agricultural Policy
dc.subject agricultural producers
dc.subject agricultural production
dc.subject agricultural production systems
dc.subject agricultural productivity
dc.subject Agricultural Products
dc.subject Agricultural Research
dc.subject agricultural research programs
dc.subject Agricultural Research System
dc.subject agricultural resources
dc.subject Agricultural Sector
dc.subject agricultural services
dc.subject Agricultural Support
dc.subject Agricultural trade
dc.subject agricultural wages
dc.subject agricultural workers
dc.subject agricultural yields
dc.subject Agriculture
dc.subject Agriculture Organization
dc.subject Agriculture Policy
dc.subject Agriculture Research
dc.subject animal health
dc.subject animal products
dc.subject animal welfare
dc.subject animals
dc.subject arable land
dc.subject average wages
dc.subject beer
dc.subject beverages
dc.subject Brucellosis
dc.subject capacity-building
dc.subject capacity-building support
dc.subject Cattle
dc.subject cereal imports
dc.subject cereal production
dc.subject cereals
dc.subject CGIAR
dc.subject Climate Change
dc.subject cold chain
dc.subject collective farms
dc.subject commercial agriculture
dc.subject commercial farmers
dc.subject commercial farms
dc.subject commodities
dc.subject competitive grants
dc.subject consumer demand
dc.subject credit markets
dc.subject crop
dc.subject crop varieties
dc.subject crops
dc.subject dairies
dc.subject dairy
dc.subject dairy sector
dc.subject determinant of poverty
dc.subject diseases
dc.subject diversification
dc.subject economic growth
dc.subject employment opportunities
dc.subject European Commission
dc.subject export markets
dc.subject FAO
dc.subject farm incomes
dc.subject farm size
dc.subject farm systems
dc.subject farm technologies
dc.subject farmer
dc.subject farmer organizations
dc.subject Farmers
dc.subject farming
dc.subject farming season
dc.subject feed
dc.subject fertilizers
dc.subject flour
dc.subject food chain
dc.subject food control
dc.subject food exports
dc.subject food imports
dc.subject food markets
dc.subject food preparation
dc.subject food prices
dc.subject food product
dc.subject food production
dc.subject food products
dc.subject food quality
dc.subject Food Safety
dc.subject food safety control
dc.subject food safety standards
dc.subject food safety system
dc.subject Food Safety Systems
dc.subject food security
dc.subject Food Supply
dc.subject food systems
dc.subject foods
dc.subject Forestry
dc.subject Fruit
dc.subject fruit juices
dc.subject fruits
dc.subject global markets
dc.subject Grain
dc.subject Grain Production
dc.subject Grocery products
dc.subject Hazard
dc.subject high-value products
dc.subject household size
dc.subject human capital
dc.subject hygiene
dc.subject hypermarkets
dc.subject income
dc.subject income gap
dc.subject income support
dc.subject income-generating opportunities
dc.subject indicators of poverty
dc.subject innovation
dc.subject Insurance
dc.subject insurance markets
dc.subject Integration
dc.subject irrigation
dc.subject labeling
dc.subject laboratories
dc.subject land ownership
dc.subject land rights
dc.subject land size
dc.subject large farms
dc.subject live animals
dc.subject livelihoods
dc.subject Livestock
dc.subject Livestock Production
dc.subject living standards
dc.subject marketing
dc.subject meat
dc.subject microbiological criteria
dc.subject milk
dc.subject mills
dc.subject national research
dc.subject new technologies
dc.subject nonfarm income
dc.subject organic foods
dc.subject organic produce
dc.subject packaging
dc.subject pesticides
dc.subject pests
dc.subject plant health
dc.subject poor
dc.subject poor people
dc.subject poor rural areas
dc.subject Poverty rate
dc.subject poverty rates
dc.subject poverty reduction
dc.subject Private Sector
dc.subject Production Systems
dc.subject production technology
dc.subject productive farms
dc.subject Public Services
dc.subject public spending
dc.subject raw milk
dc.subject remote areas
dc.subject research centers
dc.subject research systems
dc.subject risk management
dc.subject Rural
dc.subject Rural Areas
dc.subject rural communities
dc.subject rural credit
dc.subject Rural Development
dc.subject Rural Development Strategies
dc.subject Rural Economies
dc.subject rural economy
dc.subject rural employment
dc.subject rural entrepreneurs
dc.subject rural infrastructure
dc.subject rural inhabitants
dc.subject rural people
dc.subject Rural Phenomenon
dc.subject rural population
dc.subject rural poverty
dc.subject rural residents
dc.subject Rural Sector
dc.subject rural sectors
dc.subject rural workers
dc.subject safety net
dc.subject small farmers
dc.subject small farms
dc.subject smallholder farmers
dc.subject Social protection
dc.subject social safety nets
dc.subject social security
dc.subject soil degradation
dc.subject soil management
dc.subject Structural adjustment
dc.subject Structural adjustment programs
dc.subject subsistence
dc.subject supermarkets
dc.subject Sustainable Development
dc.subject Technical Assistance
dc.subject temperature control
dc.subject territorial development
dc.subject tomatoes
dc.subject traceability
dc.subject trade liberalization
dc.subject transaction costs
dc.subject transition economies
dc.subject unemployment
dc.subject United States Agency for International Development
dc.subject USAID
dc.subject vegetables
dc.subject war
dc.subject water use
dc.title The Changing Face of Rural Space : Agriculture and Rural Development in the Western Balkans en
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okr.crosscuttingsolutionarea Jobs 2009-05-10
okr.doctype Publications & Research :: Publication
okr.doctype Publications & Research
okr.globalpractice Agriculture
okr.globalpractice Poverty
okr.globalpractice Trade and Competitiveness
okr.identifier.doi 10.1596/978-0-8213-7931-8 48461
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okr.region.administrative Europe and Central Asia
okr.region.geographical Europe
okr.region.geographical Eastern Europe
okr.topic Agriculture :: Agricultural Knowledge & Information Systems
okr.topic Agriculture :: Agricultural Research
okr.topic Industry :: Food & Beverage Industry
okr.topic Poverty Reduction :: Rural Poverty Reduction
okr.unit Sustainable Development (MNSSD)
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