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Responding to food crises

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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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...
Climate change vulnerability - cases from CIRDAP member countries
Centre on Integrated Rural Development for Asia and the Pacific 2016
Countries of the Asia Pacific region are particularly vulnerable to the impacts of climate change as indicated by the global assessments by the IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change). This monograph focuses on...
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...
WFP and Norway: partners against hunger
United Nations [UN] World Food Programme 2016
This report provides an overview of the use and impact of the Norwegian aid contribution to the World Food Programme's (WFP) humanitarian activities.
The next global breadbasket: how Latin America can feed the world: a call to action for addressing challenges & developing solutions
M. Zeigler; G. Truitt Nakata / Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo / Inter-American Development Bank (IADB) 2014
Addressing humanity’s great challenge — finding sustainable ways to feed rapidly increasing numbers of people around the world — is Latin America’s great opportunity. Across Latin America and the Caribbe...
Climate variability, seasonal climate forecast, and corn farming in Isabela, Philippines: a farm and household level analysis
Seasonal Climate Forecast (SCF) is one of the tools, which could help farmers and decision makers better prepare for seasonal variability. Using probabilistic principles in projecting climatic deviations, SCF allows farmers to make in...
Profitable use of SCF in a policy context: the case of rice stockholding in the Philippines
C.M. Reyes; C.D. Mina / Philippine Institute for Development Studies 2009
This paper documents the activities of the National Food Authority (NFA), particularly on rice marketing, in realizing its mandates of buying high and selling low. Because the Philippine agriculture is greatly affected by extreme clim...
Inputs for Philippine hosting of APEC 2015: food security
R.M. Briones; I.M.R. Galang; D.C. Israel / Philippine Institute for Development Studies 2015
Initiatives toward the attainment of global food security have been done not just unilaterally but also regionally and globally. Among the platforms which have made great efforts in this aspect is the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation...
Revisiting the global food crisis: magnitude, causes, impact and policy options
A Banerjee / Research and Information System for Developing Countries 2010
The brief period of the 21st century has been marked by a drastic intensification of the global food crisis. The phenomenal surge in fuel and food prices followed by the on-going economic crisis have worked in tandem to increasingly d...
Report on the state of food insecurity in urban India
MS Swaminathan Research Foundation 2010
A review of the global context in respect of food security shows that the slow growth rate of food production has led to a decline in per capita output of grain between the 1970s and the first decade of the twenty-first century, due i...
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