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Analysis of approaches to understanding and addressing food security issues; examination of the structural causes of food insecurity and different policy responses.
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Women’s empowerment and nutrition: what does the evidence tell us?
M van den Bold / Transform Nutrition, 2014
Development programmes aimed at alleviating poverty and improving nutrition often  consider women’s empowerment as an effective way to achieve impact. However, while  nutrition outcomes are often measured, ef...
Rice self-sufficiency: is it feasible?
R.M. Briones / Philippine Institute for Development Studies, 2012
Rice self-sufficiency has long captivated public imagination in the Philippines. This Policy Note assesses whether the rice self-sufficiency target can be attained and sustained at reasonable cost. The assessment is based on two appro...
Policy coordination for food security: the case of the ASEAN Rice Trade Forum
R.M. Briones / Philippine Institute for Development Studies, 2012
Rice is the most important staple crop in Asia. Rice is regarded not merely as a source of food and livelihood, but also a political commodity and barometer of state legitimacy. Intervention in rice markets is therefore the status quo...
Sustainable fisheries and aquaculture for food security and nutrition: A report by The High Level Panel of Experts on Food Security and Nutrition
Committee on World Food Security, FAO, 2014
This report has a focus on fish for food security in the face of challenges in sustainability governance and economic constraints. This report argues that the contribution of fisheries and aquaculture to food security and nutri...
Wheat consumption in Sub-Saharan Africa: trends, drivers, and policy implications
N.M. Mason; T.S. Jayne; B. Shiferaw / Food Security III Cooperative Agreement, Michigan State University, 2012
Staple grain consumption in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) is rising at the same time that the region is becoming more dependent on imported staples. This paper discusses the potential dilemmas posed by SSA’s increasing reliance on im...
The state of food insecurity in the World 2014: Strengthening the enabling environment for food security and nutrition
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, 2014
The latest FAO estimates indicate that the trend in global hunger reduction continues. About 805 million people were estimated to be chronically undernourished in 2012–14, down by more than 100 million over the last de...
The Netherlands Commission for Environmental Assessment (NCEA)
The Netherlands Commission for Environmental Assessment (NCEA) is an independent expert body that provides advisory services and capacity development on environmental assessment.
Can Market-Based Approaches to Technology Development and Dissemination Benefit Women Smallholder Farmers? A Qualitative Assessment of Gender Dynamics in the Ownership, Purchase, and use of Irrigation Pumps in Kenya and Tanzania
International Food Policy Research Institute, 2014
Rural household economies dependent on rainfed agriculture are increasingly turning to irrigation technology solutions to reduce the effects of weather variability and guard against inconsistent and low crop output. Organisations are ...
Measuring progress toward empowerment Women's Empowerment in Agriculture Index: baseline report
H. J. Malapit / International Food Policy Research Institute, 2014
This report provides a comprehensive analysis of the Women’s Empowerment in Agriculture Index (WEAI) baseline survey results, summarising both findings from the WEAI survey and the relationships between the WEAI and various outc...
African leaders champion women’s empowerment as the key to unlocking the continent’s agricultural potential. The initiative to Empower Women in Agriculture (EWA) recognises women as the unsung heroines of African agriculture
African Capacity Building Foundation, 2012
"Strengthening the role of women in agriculture has far-reaching consequences on economic and agricultural growth, food security, and better standards of living in Africa. The Empower Women in Agriculture initiative (EWA), launched in...
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Women’s empowerment and nutrition: what does the evidence tell us?
M van den Bold / Transform Nutrition, 2014
Development programmes aimed at alleviating poverty and improving nutrition often  consider women’s empowerment as an effective way to achieve impact. However, while  nutrition outcomes are often measured, ef...
Rice self-sufficiency: is it feasible?
R.M. Briones / Philippine Institute for Development Studies, 2012
Rice self-sufficiency has long captivated public imagination in the Philippines. This Policy Note assesses whether the rice self-sufficiency target can be attained and sustained at reasonable cost. The assessment is based on two appro...
Policy coordination for food security: the case of the ASEAN Rice Trade Forum
R.M. Briones / Philippine Institute for Development Studies, 2012
Rice is the most important staple crop in Asia. Rice is regarded not merely as a source of food and livelihood, but also a political commodity and barometer of state legitimacy. Intervention in rice markets is therefore the status quo...
Sustainable fisheries and aquaculture for food security and nutrition: A report by The High Level Panel of Experts on Food Security and Nutrition
Committee on World Food Security, FAO, 2014
This report has a focus on fish for food security in the face of challenges in sustainability governance and economic constraints. This report argues that the contribution of fisheries and aquaculture to food security and nutri...
Wheat consumption in Sub-Saharan Africa: trends, drivers, and policy implications
N.M. Mason; T.S. Jayne; B. Shiferaw / Food Security III Cooperative Agreement, Michigan State University, 2012
Staple grain consumption in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) is rising at the same time that the region is becoming more dependent on imported staples. This paper discusses the potential dilemmas posed by SSA’s increasing reliance on im...
The state of food insecurity in the World 2014: Strengthening the enabling environment for food security and nutrition
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, 2014
The latest FAO estimates indicate that the trend in global hunger reduction continues. About 805 million people were estimated to be chronically undernourished in 2012–14, down by more than 100 million over the last de...
Can Market-Based Approaches to Technology Development and Dissemination Benefit Women Smallholder Farmers? A Qualitative Assessment of Gender Dynamics in the Ownership, Purchase, and use of Irrigation Pumps in Kenya and Tanzania
International Food Policy Research Institute, 2014
Rural household economies dependent on rainfed agriculture are increasingly turning to irrigation technology solutions to reduce the effects of weather variability and guard against inconsistent and low crop output. Organisations are ...
Measuring progress toward empowerment Women's Empowerment in Agriculture Index: baseline report
H. J. Malapit / International Food Policy Research Institute, 2014
This report provides a comprehensive analysis of the Women’s Empowerment in Agriculture Index (WEAI) baseline survey results, summarising both findings from the WEAI survey and the relationships between the WEAI and various outc...
African leaders champion women’s empowerment as the key to unlocking the continent’s agricultural potential. The initiative to Empower Women in Agriculture (EWA) recognises women as the unsung heroines of African agriculture
African Capacity Building Foundation, 2012
Using case studies, this paper explores the distributional consequences and gendered outcomes of the current international trade and financial policy regimes. The authors find that currently, coordination of macroeconomic policies, princip...
Fish for the future: Fisheries development and food security for Kiribati in an era of global climate change
B. Campbell; Q. Hanich / The WorldFish Center, 2014
This report provides background information for fisheries projects in Kiribati that aim to build food security, improve artisanal livelihoods and strengthen community engagement in fisheries governance. The report provides info...
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The Netherlands Commission for Environmental Assessment (NCEA)
The Netherlands Commission for Environmental Assessment (NCEA) is an independent expert body that provides advisory services and capacity development on environmental assessment.
Center for Food Safety
Center for Food Safety (CFS) is a national non-profit public interest and environmental advocacy organization with an interest in human health and the environment, curbing the use of harmful food production technologies and promoting organic and other forms of sustainable agriculture.
Modernizing Extension and Advisory Services (MEAS)
MEAS is a Center of Excellence that seeks to promote and support endeavors to change extension systems in Africa, Asia, the Middle East, Eastern Europe, and Central America to effectively serve the food security and economic development needs of resource-poor men and women farmers.
Association of International Research and Development Centers for Agriculture (AIRCA)
The Association of International Research and Development Centers for Agriculture is a nine-member alliance focused on increasing global food security by supporting smallholder agriculture within healthy, sustainable and climate-smart landscape. It consists of : AVRDC - The World Vegetable Center, CAB International (CABI), Crops for the Future (CFF), International Center for Biosaline Agricultu...
Leveraging Agriculture for Nutrition in South Asia (LANSA)
LANSA is a research partnership working together to find out how agriculture and agri-food systems can be better designed to improve nutrition. LANSA produces innovative research to inform agricultural and food value-chain policies, programmes and interventions. They aim to generate evidence that, with practical application, can improve nutrition outcomes. To make sure the research is relevant...
Journal of Natural Resources and Development (JNRD)
The Journal of Natural Resources and Development is part of the international network CNRD, Center for Natural Resources and Development, which was created to involve different universities of the world in the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) of the United Nations.
Centre For Non-Traditional Security Studies (NTS)
The Centre for Non-traditional Security Studies (NTS) conducts research and produces policy-relevant analyses aimed at furthering awareness and building capacity to address NTS issues and challenges in the Asia-Pacific region and beyond. NTS issues are challenges to the survival and well-being of peoples and states that arise from non-military sources, such as climate change, resource scarcity, in...
Journal of Agricultural Extension
Focus on agricultural extension
African Journal of Food, Agriculture, Nutrition and Development (AJFAND)
The African Journal of Food, Agriculture, Nutrition and Development (AJFAND) is a quarterly peer reviewed journal with a global reputation, published in Kenya by the Rural Outreach Programme (ROP) in Nairobi. Their publishing programme covers a wide range of scientific and development disciplines, including agriculture, food, nutrition, environmental management and sustainable developm...
Chars Livelihoods Programme (CLP)
The Chars Livelihoods Programme (CLP) works with extreme poor households living on island chars in north western Bangladesh, and aims to improve the livelihoods of over one million people. The CLP is jointly funded by UKaid through the Department for International Development and the Australian Government (AusAID), sponsored by the Rural Development and Co-operatives Division of the Government of...
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