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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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Review of Agri-Food Chain Interventions Aimed at Enhancing Consumption of Nutritious Food by the Poor: Bangladesh
M.S. Islam; M. Abid-Ul-Kabir; B. Chakraborty; M. Hossain / Leveraging Agriculture for Nutrition in South Asia 2017
Bangladesh is primarily an agrarian nation. Most of the people of the country directly or indirectly depend on agriculture. Rural people are more involved in this sector compared to urban people. Agriculture is the single largest prod...
Food price differences across Indian states: patterns and determinants
A. Melchior / Norwegian Institute for International Affairs 2016
The paper examines food price differences across Indian states during 2004-2014 using food consumer prices from household surveys and wholesale/retail prices for selected goods. At the individual product level there are large price di...
Transformation in governance towards resilient food systems
Climate Change Agriculture Food Security 2016
The dynamics of systemic societal transformations are not well understood, and the extent to which such transformations can be governed is contested. This research paper is the result of a joint effort among a small group of r...
Averting 'New Variant Famine' in Southern Africa: building food-secure livelihoods with AIDS-affected young people
N. Ansell; E. Robson; L. van Blerk; F. Hajdu / Economic and Social Research Council, UK 2009
Numerous reports have linked AIDS’ impacts on young people and their long term food insecurity, through, for instance, orphans’ failure to inherit property and resources; inability to retain rights to land which they are too...
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...
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