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Agriculture Policy Reform in the Eca Transition Economies, 1991-2002

By: John R. Heath

Economics

The main findings were as follows. First, ECSSD?s assistance program has grown substantially. ECA-wide, per head of the rural population, the Bank?s lending and administrative spending are twice the mean for all Bank regions. Between 1991-96 and 1997- 02, in per capita terms, there was an increase of 12 percent in commitments and 35 percent in Bank administrative spending to the transition economies of ECA. Taking the evaluation period as a whole (1991-02), of the five p...

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David B. Hill : The Leading Points of His Political Career

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Financial Regulation Review of Selected Operations of the Federal ...

By: General Accounting Office

Government Accountability Integrity Reliability Office Collection

Excerpt: FHFB?s chair has greater authority to make key administrative decisions than the chairs at five of the six other financial regulators GAO reviewed. FHFB?s chair has the authority to appoint and remove officials and reorganize the agency without a vote by the board. In contrast, statutes, regulations, and practices limit the chairs? authorities at most other regulators. In particular, the boards or commissions at these agencies approve most senior-level appointme...

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Tax Barriers to Technology Transfers

By: George N. Carlson

Government Reference Publication

Excerpt: The developed countries realize the importance of making more technology available to the developing countries. This is particularly true since developed countries conduct more than 95 percent of the world's research and development. But the developed countries cannot simply mandate that privately held technology be made freely available. As with any other good or service, the holders of technology will be willing to sell if they receive an attractive rate of re...

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Industry of the Rhine Series I : Agriculture

By: T.C. Banfield

Economic Theory Literature

Excerpt: AGRICULTURE OF THE RHINE. CHAPTER I. AMONGST the many thousands who yearly flock to the banks of the Rhine there are not a few for whom the social activity, the condition, the wants and wishes, of the people they mingle with are as attractive objects as the picturesque scenery and romantic legends of the farfamed river. The figures in the landscape are its prominent feature for the deeper observer. For such travellers the following volume is written, far from su...

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Accountability Anti-Corruption Oas Experts Approve Review Plan

By: Pablo Fonte

Economics

The committee decided that the remaining State Parties would be reviewed according to the chronological order in which they ratified the Convention. In groups of four, they are: Bolivia, Peru, Costa Rica, and Venezuela; Mexico, Trinidad and Tobago, Honduras, and El Salvador; the Dominican Republic, the Bahamas, Canada, and the United States; and, Jamaica and Guatemala ?? Composition of review sub-groups - Each State Party will be reviewed by a sub-group of two states, wh...

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Department of Agriculture

By: Government Printing Office

Government Reference Publication

Excerpt: For necessary expenses of the Office of the Secretary of Agriculture, and not to exceed $75, 000 for employment under 5 U.S.C. 3109, $2, 836, 000A $2, 941, 000: Provided, That not to exceed $11, 000 of this amount, along with any unobligated balances of representation funds in the Foreign Agricultural Service, shall be available for official reception and representation expenses, not otherwise provided for, as determined by the Secretary: Provided further, That ...

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Department of Agriculture

By: Government Printing Office

Government Reference Publication

Excerpt: General And Special Funds - Office Of The Secretary (Including Transfers Of Funds) For necessary expenses of the Office of the Secretary of Agriculture, and not to exceed $75, 000 for employment under 5 U.S.C. 3109, 0$2, 914, 000 $2, 992, 000: Provided, That not to exceed $11, 000 of this amount shall be available for official reception and representation expenses, not otherwise provided for, as determined by the Secretary: Provided further, That none of the fun...

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Agricultural Trade and Food Security

By: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

Nutrition Reference Publication

Excerpt: Trade contributes to food security in a number of ways: it augments domestic supplies to meet consumption needs; it reduces supply variability, though not necessarily price instability; it fosters economic growth; it makes efficient use of world resources; and it permits global production to take place in those regions most suited to it. Trade is of continuing importance for both developed and developing countries.

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Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, And ...

By: Government Printing Office

Government Reference Publication

Excerpt: Public Law 106-387 106th Congress An Act Making appropriations for Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies programs for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2001, and for other purposes. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, Section 1. (a) The provisions of H.R. 5426 of the 106th Congress, as introduced on October 6, 2000, are hereby enacted into ...

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Governance and Corruption : Empirics, Lessons and Implications Ahead

By: Daniel Kaufmann

Economics

Six Dimensions of GovernanceGovernance as the set of traditions and institutions by which authority in a country is exercised --specifically: The process by which those in authority are selected and replaced ?VOICE AND ACCOUNTABILITY ?POLITICAL STABILITY & ABSENCE OF VIOLENCE/TERRORISM -- The capacity of government to formulate and implement policies ?GOVERNMENT EFFECTIVENESS ?REGULATORY QUALITY -- The respect of citizens and state for institutions that govern interactio...

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Globally Confronting the Challenge of Governance and Corruption So...

By: Daniel Kaufmann

Economics

Governance: Missing in the Washington Consensus -- 2. Governance can be measured, analyzed, & monitored -- 3. Governance Matters for Development and Security -- 4. Learn from Variation across countries & Institutions -- 5. Learning from in-depth work within a country -- 6. Does corruption necessarily imply illegality? -- 7. Some Key Findings ? and Addressing Misconceptions -- 8. Salient Policy Implications and Challenges ahead...

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Production and Processing of Small Seeds for Birds

By: Edo Lin

Nutrition Reference Publication

Excerpt: The market for bird food1 is growing rapidly. By some estimates, growth is 4 percent per annum (Plimsoll, 2003). More disposable income and more leisure time in industrialized countries have led to an increased number of people keeping companion birds2. In addition many people have taken up breeding of exotic birds as a hobby, demanding bird food of high quality. At the same time, environmental awareness and an increase in nature-related and outdoor activities h...

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Census of Agriculture

By: U.S. Census Bureau Department

Statistical Reference Document

Excerpt: The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) prohibits discrimination in all its programs and activities on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, religion, age, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation, and marital or family status. (No ...

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Department of Agriculture

By: Government Printing Office

Government Reference Publication

Excerpt: The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) implements programs that meet a wide range of the Nation’s needs. The Department promotes agricultural production and trade; protects animal and plant health; works to assure food safety; protects natural resources; fosters strong rural communities; and fights hunger in America and abroad. For example, the Department: // Provides a financial safety net for farmers, insuring an economically sound future for Ameri...

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Agriculture Acts Public Law 106-224

By: Government Printing Office

Government Reference Publication

Excerpt: To amend the Federal Crop Insurance Act to strengthen the safety net for agricultural producers by providing greater access to more affordable risk management tools and improved protection from production and income loss, to improve the efficiency and integrity of the Federal crop insurance program.

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2004 Consumer Action Handbook

Excerpt: Federal Citizen Information Center (FCIC): Part of the Office of Citizen Services and Communications in the U.S. General Services Administration, FCIC is a one-stop source for consumer information from the federal government. The free Consumer Information Catalog lists more than 200 free and low-cost publications on topics such as cars, child care, education, federal benefits, money management, food and nutrition, health, housing and travel.

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Crs Issue Brief for Congress Received through the Crs Web Exemptin...

By: Remy Jurenas

Summary: Falling agricultural exports and declining commodity prices led farm groups and agribusiness firms to urge the 106th Congress to pass legislation exempting foods and agricultural commodities from U.S. economic sanctions against certain countries. In completing action on the FY2001 agriculture appropriations bill, Congress codified the lifting of unilateral sanctions on commercial sales of food, agricultural commodities, medicine, and medical products to Iran, Li...

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The Economic Effects of 9/11: A Retrospective Assessment

By: Gail Makinen

Excerpt: On the morning of September 11, 2001, a small group of dedicated fanatics hijacked four commercial airplanes in flight, crashed three of them into buildings symbolic in various ways of what they found offensive about the United States, and changed the course of American history. Shortly after this occurred, a group of CRS analysts was called upon to assess the possible effects of the terrorist attacks on the U.S. economy and the ability of the government to deal...

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China and Proliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction and Missile...

By: Shirley A. Kan

Summary: Congress has long been concerned about whether U.S. policy advances the U.S. interest in reducing the role of the People’s Republic of China (PRC) in the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction (WMD) and missiles that could deliver them. Recipients of China’s technology include Pakistan and countries that the State Department says support terrorism, such as Iran, North Korea, and Libya. The terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001, added an urgent U.S. inter...

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