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Institutions and policy processes

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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Scoping Study: Review on food and nutrition security: India’s domestic story and scope to build global partnerships
N.C. Saxena; S. Vir; H. Mander / Knowledge Partnership Programme 2014
Between 1950 and 2012 India’s foodgrain production has gone up by five times, whereas its population increased during this period by roughly three and a half times. This has helped India in reducing poverty, ending famines and m...
Food Security in India Scope to build global partnerships through South-South knowledge cooperation
H. Mander / Knowledge Partnership Programme 2014
Despite many caveats, gaps and continuing challenges, there is a great deal that the Indian experience in ensuring greater food security to its people, can offer as learning to other countries of the South. Many countries, both low in...
Adapting to climate change and increasing food production through climate smart agriculture
C. Pye-Smith / Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research 2011
This paper places agriculture at the heart of climate change policy stating that climate change is already changing the face of farming. Increases in temperature, changing patterns of rainfall, more extreme droughts and floods, and th...
Engineers respond to population increases with a set of Engineering Development Goals
T. Fox (ed) / Institution of Mechanical Engineers 2011
Energy, food, water, urbanisation and finance are areas significantly affected by the effects of population growth. How can the engineering profession respond to key challenges in order to ensure the provision of food, water, shelter ...
Improving the ability of small-scale fisheries in the developing world
L. Evans; N. Andrew / The WorldFish Center 2009
Diagnosis and adaptive management can help improve the ability of small-scale fisheries (SSF) in the developing world. This paper presents a framework for diagnosis and adaptive management and discusses ways of implementing the first ...
Negotiating agriculture into the climate change agenda
G. Nelson (ed) / International Food Policy Research Institute 2009
Negotiations have been underway in advance of the meeting of the 15th Conference of Parties of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in Copenhagen in December 2009. This brief is a compilation of views of leading expe...
Can science and technology improve Africa’s future?
C. Webersik; C. Wilson / Environment and Sustainable Development Programme, United Nations University 2008
Focusing on sustainability through science and technology, this paper looks at the key environmental challenges for Africa in the near future. It also identifies environmental best practices and addresses the need for action before lo...
What can G8 leaders do to address the food crisis?
ActionAid International 2008
Three years after the G8 pledged to ‘make poverty history’, the current global food crisis has left close to a quarter of the world’s population lacking basic food security. In this policy brief, Actionaid calls on G...
How can recent EPAs with Europe help strengthen African agriculture?
South Centre 2008
This South Centre Analytical Note provides an overview of the provisions on agriculture contained in the interim Economic Partnership Agreements (EPAs) initiated in late 2007 by the EU and 35 countries of Africa, the Caribbean and the...
Raising productivity in African agriculture: innovative approaches
New Agriculturalist 2008
Forty years after the Asian Green Revolution , the spotlight has now turned on African agriculture. Increasing attention is being paid to the need for greater investment in African agriculture and key organisations are pushing for a N...
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