A jointly-sponsored 1818 Society Agriculture and Rural Development TG, WBG History TG, and Library Session.
The book tells the history of international assistance to food and agriculture with a focus on the “Big Five” international organizations—World Bank/IDA, FAO, WFP, CGIAR, and IFAD- since the establishment of each organization and through their evolution with changing times, along with the concurrent changes in developing countries, including their progress on structural transformation from agriculture to manufacturing and service sectors.
The book is written with students of development in mind, to provide an understanding of the history of cooperation and to explain why “business as usual” is no longer sufficient, given the challenges of pandemics, climate change, and nutrition transition.
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Meeting number: 2318 844 5092
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