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Food security and social protection

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.

Latest Documents

Measuring health and well-being of young people in the Transfer Project
T. Palermo / UNICEF Innocenti Research Centre 2015
This policy brief addresses the knowledge gap that exists about the effectiveness of cash transfer programmes to impact young people’s health, development and well-being. The brief maps out a variety of emotional and physical as...
The State of Food and Agriculture: social protection and agriculture: breaking the cycle of rural poverty
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations 2015
This edition of The State of Food and Agriculture 2015 reviews the effectiveness of social protection interventions in reducing poverty, raising food consumption, relieving household food insecurity and hunger, and promoting longer-te...
Urban malnutrition: a review of food security and nutrition among the urban poor
L. Phelps; T. Walters; L. Mohiddin 2013
NutritionWorks has conducted a review on 'food security and nutrition among the urban poor' on behalf of Save the Children. This work was carried out by Lili Mohiddin, Laura Phelps and Tamsin Walters.  The project ...
Squeezed: life in a time of food price volatility, year 1 results
N. Hossain; R. King; A. Kelbert / Oxfam 2013
Half a decade after the price spike of 2007-2008, food price volatility has become the new norm: people have come to expect food prices to rapidly rise and fall, though nobody knows by how much or when. So what does the accumulation o...
Adaptational farming practices can halve the increase in hunger resulting from climate change
M. Parry; A. Evans; M. W. Rosegrant / International Food Policy Research Institute 2009
This report reviews current knowledge of the effects of climate change on hunger and provides an overview of actions that can be taken to address the challenge. The report argues that unless climate change is mitigated by...
Improving diet quality and micronutrient nutrition: homestead food production in Bangladesh
L. Iannotti; K. Cunningham; M. Ruel / International Food Policy Research Institute 2009
A critical yet often overlooked component of food security is diet quality. Even households who have access to sufficient amounts of food and calories may still lack essential micronutrients, increasing their risk for both short- and ...
Discrimination and food rights
UN Human Rights Council 2010
This study on discrimination in the context of the right to food was produced for the fourth session of the Advisory Committee of the UN Human Rights Council held in February 2010. The study covers discrimination in terms of regi...
Taking a multi pronged approach to tackling food insecurity in Arab countries
J. Lampietti; N. Magnan; S. Michaels; et al. / World Bank Publications 2009
Arab countries are more exposed than other countries to severe swings in agricultural commodity prices due to the high level of food imports, especially cereals, and continued population growth and urbanisation. Countries need to act ...
Livelihoods programming in the context of emergencies
S. Jaspars / Emergency Nutrition Network 2006
This article begins with an overview of livelihoods programming in the context of emergencies; an increasingly popular approach, going beyond a focus on food aid alone. In general there is a lack of written analysis of emergency livel...
Why do some people in the US continue to struggle with inadequate food supplies?
C. Kaiser / Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy 2008
Since the late 1930s, the United States government has recognised hunger and malnutrition as a condition that affects people at all income levels, inside and outside of their homes. Today’s government continues to reco...