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The role of agricultural production and food policy in achieving broad development goals. Covering food security, land issues, food prices, gender, extension, the right to food and the role of technology and innovation.

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Maximising niche markets: South African abalone
J. Chigumira / Trade and Industrial Policy Strategies, South Africa 2016
Agricultural abalone, commonly known as perlemoen in South Africa, is a sea snail in the mollusc family which generally includes clams, scallops, sea slugs, octopuses and squid. Aquaculture is the fastest growing food producing...
Agriculture, nutrition and the green revolution in Bangladesh
D.D. Headey; J. Hoddinott / Science Direct 2016
This paper explores agriculture and nutrition linkages in Bangladesh, a country that achieved rapid growth in rice productivity at a relatively late stage in Asia's Green Revolution, as well as unheralded progress against undernutriti...
Climate change and food security in India
M. Chakrabarty / Observer Research Foundation, New Delhi 2016
Climate change has added to the enormity of India's food-security challenges. While the relationship between climate change and food security is complex, most studies focus on one dimension of food security, i.e., food availability. ...
Promotion of the off-season vegetable value chain in India
International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development, (ICIMOD), Nepal 2015
The Kailash Sacred Landscape Conservation and Development Initiative (KSLCDI) includes remote portions of the Tibet Autonomous Region of China and contiguous areas of Nepal and India. The landscape is environmentally fragile and its p...
Living on a spike: how is the 2011 food price crisis affecting poor people?
N. Hossain; D. Green / Oxfam 2011
Global food prices rose through much of 2010 and into early 2011. What does that mean for the lives of poor people in developing countries, who spend up to 80 per cent of their household income on food? To find out, IDS research partn...
Pulse crops and sustainability: a framework to evaluate multiple benefits
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations 2016
The potential of pulses - beans, peas, chickpeas, lentils, and other pulses - to help address future global food security, nutrition and environmental sustainability needs has been acknowledged through the UN declaration of the 2016 I...
The challenges of climate change: testing climate smart agricultural solutions for improved food security
Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research 2016
Climate change is likely to have far-reaching consequences for agriculture, natural resources and food security, demanding a response that integrates research, development and policy. Because of the disproportionate impact of climate ...
Opportunities for strategic intervention in the South African agricultural sector: trade and employment
B. Chipanda / Trade and Industrial Policy Strategies, South Africa 2016
There is scope for a number of strategic interventions by the South African government to support agro-industrial production. These could make a significant difference to the country’s foreign trade and its domestic employment re...
Feeding climate change: what the Paris Agreement means for food and beverage companies
Oxfam 2016
The Paris Agreement marked a major breakthrough in support for climate action from many parts of the business community, including from key actors in the food and beverage sector. But despite significant progress, much work re...
Changing climate, changing diets: pathways to lower meat consumption
L. Wellesley; C. Happer; A Froggatt / Chatham House [Royal Institute of International Affairs], UK 2015
Demand for animal protein is growing. Global consumption of meat is forecast to increase 76 per cent on recent levels by mid-century. A â??protein transitionâ?? is playing out across the developing world: as incomes rise, ...
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