No 143 - October 2009

Food crisis

Volatile prices for agricultural commodities have serious repercussions for both consumers and producers. The revenues of these latter fluctuate dramatically Read More


Falling prices, falling output

A global crisis with limited solutions

Lower purchase prices for seed cotton and the rising cost of inputs are fueling the cotton Read More

• Intellectual heritage

• Report from Burkina Faso


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From bikes to biofuels

An extraordinary plant with many uses

Bamboo is one of the world’s fastest growing and most versatile plants. It offers excellent prospects for processing into materials for construction, Read More