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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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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...
Foresight Project on Global Food and Farming Futures: Science review SR: 48: Gender in the food system
The Government Office for Science 2011
This report highlights the need for institutional changes that would benefit women within food systems globally, as consumers, producers, entrepreneurs and workers.  The report identifies three emergent trends to be addressed in ...
Food insecurity and vulnerability in the face of HIV/AIDS: the case of Malawi
M. Palamuleni; P. Kambewa; J. Kadzandira / Chancellor College, University of Malawi 2003
In December 2002/January 2003, the World Food Programme commissioned a study to provide an analysis of the linkages between HIV/AIDS and food security in Malawi. It also aimed to build an analysis of the linkages between HIV/AIDS and ...
Addressing the rejection of traditional food sources in Malawi
C.M. Chawenje; W.E. Barbeua; I. Gruen / University of Malawi - The Polytechnic 2000
Researchers have documented declining interest among young people for traditional food sources and substantial loss in knowledge for traditional foods. As migration from Malawi's rural to urban areas increases it has become common kno...
Can urban agriculture generate adequate livelihoods and food security?
M. Redwood (ed) / International Development Research Centre 2009
This report, by researchers working in urban agriculture (UA), examines concrete strategies to integrate city farming into the urban landscape. Drawing on original field work in cities across the rapidly urbanising global South, the b...
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...
How can urban farmers be supported to improve their livelihoods?
R. van Veenhuizen (ed) / RUAF Urban Agriculture Magazine 2008
Urban farming systems are in constant development as urban farmers adapt their existing practices or come up with new ones, yet are rarely given formal support for their innovations. This issue of looks at how urban farmers can b...
Updated information on food security in the West Bank and Gaza Strip
United Nations [UN] World Food Programme 2007
What are the recent changes in the political and economic situation of the West Bank and Gaza Strip (WBGS)? Updated information is greatly needed to inform policy development and programme planning as it relates to food security. This...
China’s rich don’t want more food, they want better food
F. Gale; K. Huang / Economic Research Service, USDA 2007
Why has China’s surging income growth not pushed its demand for food beyond domestic production capacity?This study assesses changes in food demand in China.Essentially it reveals that as household incomes rise, consumers demand...
Managing physical and spatial dimensions of a city
O. Argenti; C. Marocchino / Agricultural Support Systems Division, FAO 2005
This guide describes the principal activities of food supply and distribution systems (FSDSs) and suggests planning criteria for managing the physical and spatial dimensions of a city in order to improve the quantity, quality, variety...
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