América Septentrional

Synonyms
North America
Area code (UN M.49)
021

Dynamic Intrahousehold Bargaining, Matrimonial Property Law, and Suicide in Canada

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Economists who analyze household decisionmaking allocation have traditionally assumed that the household acts as a single unit. They assume that there exists one decisionmaker whose preferences form the basis of household welfare and that all household resources are effectively pooled. This approach is known as the “unitary model,” the “common preference model,” or the “joint family utility model,” depending on the study consulted.

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Diciembre 2003

Army denies Dakota pipeline permit, in victory for Native tribes

By: Ernest Scheyder and Valerie Volcovici

Date: December 5, 2016

Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said on Sunday it turned down a permit for a controversial pipeline project running through North Dakota, in a victory for Native Americans and climate activists who have protested against the project for months.

Agricultores y Ecologistas advierten de los peligros del TTIP para la agricultura y la alimentación

Amigos de la Tierra y la Coordinadora de Organizaciones Agrarias y Ganaderas (COAG) celebraron ayer, 15 de junio, en Madrid, una charla informativa sobre los peligros del TTIP para nuestra agricultura y alimentación.

À l'écoute de la relève agricole - Le vécu et les attentes des jeunes agriculteurs québécois

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Source: Mapaq

En février 2015, le ministre Pierre Paradis confiait à Jean Pronovost, sous-ministre à la retraite et membre de plusieurs conseils d’administration d’institutions importantes des secteurs économique et culturel, la tâche de mener cette étude et de formuler des recommandations.

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Mayo 2016
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Ministry of agriculture Canada

2012 Global food policy report: Overview

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This 2012 Global Food Policy Report is the second in an annual series that provides an in-depth look at major food policy developments and events. Initiated in response to resurgent interest in food security, the series offers a yearly overview of the food policy developments that have contributed to or hindered progress in food and nutrition security. It reviews what happened in food policy and why, examines key challenges and opportunities, shares new evidence and knowledge, and highlights emerging issues.

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Diciembre 2013

2012 Politiques alimentaires mondiales rapport: Aperçu

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This 2012 Global Food Policy Report is the second in an annual series that provides an in-depth look at major food policy developments and events. Initiated in response to resurgent interest in food security, the series offers a yearly overview of the food policy developments that have contributed to or hindered progress in food and nutrition security. It reviews what happened in food policy and why, examines key challenges and opportunities, shares new evidence and knowledge, and highlights emerging issues.

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Diciembre 2013

Food security in a world of natural resource scarcity: The role of agricultural technologies

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The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) business-asusual projections of agricultural supply and demand anticipate a rise in food prices of most cereals and meats, reversing long-established downward trends. Between 2005 and 2050, food prices for maize, rice, and wheat are projected to increase by 104, 79, and 88 percent, respectively, while those for beef, pork, and poultry will rise by 32, 70, and 77 percent, respectively.

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Enero 2014
Publisher(s)
International Food Policy Research Institute

Monitoring systems for managing natural resources

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The worsening degradation of natural resources urgently requires the adoption of more sustainable management practices. This need has led to growing interest and investment in monitoring systems for tracking the condition of natural resources. This study is concerned with the design of monitoring systems that have direct relevance for the management of natural resources. We call these Policy Relevant Monitoring Systems (PRMS). Such systems have several key characteristics.

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Diciembre 2001

Innovations in insuring the poor: Index insurance applied to agriculture

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Uncertainty and risk are characteristics inherent in agricultural activities, and one of the main sources of risk is weather. Because agriculture depends heavily on rainfall, it is sensitive to weather changes. Agriculture is also vulnerable to extreme weather events; floods, droughts, and frosts cause both production and capital losses. Approximately 98 percent of the catastrophic risk to agriculture in Mexico stems from two types of weather events: droughts (accounting for 80 percent) and cyclones (accounting for 18 percent).

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Enero 2009
Publisher(s)
International Food Policy Research Institute

2012 Global food policy report

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This 2012 Global Food Policy Report is the second in an annual series that provides an in-depth look at major food policy developments and events. Initiated in response to resurgent interest in food security, the series offers a yearly overview of the food policy developments that have contributed to or hindered progress in food and nutrition security. It reviews what happened in food policy and why, examines key challenges and opportunities, shares new evidence and knowledge, and highlights emerging issues.

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Diciembre 2013