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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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The role of rural women farmers in household food security in Cross River State, Nigeria
C. B. Ben 2015
Women play a key role in ensuring food security, yet in Nigeria rural women farmers have suffered long-term marginalisation in the nation’s affairs. In light of this fact, this study seeks to determine and better understand the ...
Estimation of the food poverty line
J.R. Albert; W. Molano / Philippine Institute for Development Studies 2009
The measurement of poverty essentially hinges on choosing a welfare indicator, and setting a poverty line, i.e. a minimum value of the welfare indicator that households (or persons) must have to fulfill their basic needs. In developin...
Trends in household Vulnerability
J.R.G. Albert; A.P. Ramos / Philippine Institute for Development Studies 2010
Increasingly, development policy has taken a social reform focus. Public policies and government programs articulated in the Medium Term Philippine Development Plans reflect the thrust toward sustainable development. However, since al...
Chronic and transient poverty (PIDS)
Philippine Institute for Development Studies 2010
The Philippines has been posting progress in terms of poverty reduction since the early 1990s. However, reversal in the trend was observed in 2006. Further worsening of the poverty situation is expected given the various economic and ...
Philippines: food security versus agricultural exports?
M.M. Tiongco; K.A. Francisco / Philippine Institute for Development Studies 2011
This paper tries to characterize the current situation in the Philippines with respect to the goal of the Aquino administration to be food secure and self-sufficient in rice by 2016. Specifically, it aims to address the question: "Sho...
Expanding lessons from a randomised impact evaluation of cash and food transfers in Ecuador and Uganda
International Initiative for Impact Evaluation 2015
There is now substantial evidence that periodic cash transfers to poor households as a form of social protection, particularly when conditional on complementary investments in child schooling and health, can lead to substantial and su...
Food security in a climate perspective. NORAD Annual Report 2014
Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation - NORAD 2015
More than 805 million still suffered from undernutrition and hunger in 2014. The vast majority of these people live in developing regions. In Sub-Saharan Africa, one in every fourth person remained undernourished in 2014. The world&rs...
The social uses of livestock among pastoralists in Sudan: food systems, stores of value, wealth, power, and authority
A.G.M. Ahmed / Chr. Michelsen Institute, Norway 2014
The impact of livestock on the economy of Sudan and its social uses within the pastoral sector are of great importance in the future development of the country. The role of livestock is that of a food system and store of value, wealth...
Food outlook: biannual report on global food markets: FAO/UNDP
Knowledge Partnership Programme 2013
Food commodity markets are set to be more balanced in 2013/14, in particular cereals. The global food import bill is forecast to reach USD 1.09 trillion in 2013, 13 percent below the record of 2011 but close to the 2012 estimate, as h...
Democratic politics and legal rights: employment guarantee and food security in India
R. Khera / Institute of Economic Growth, India 2013
Since 2004, legislation related to social and economic rights has been taken up with renewed energy in India. In its first term, from 2004 to 2009, the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government enacted the Right to Information Act ...
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