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Analysis of approaches to understanding and addressing food security issues; examination of the structural causes of food insecurity and different policy responses.
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Which countries and regions are on track in the fight against hunger?
H. Dalzell; L. Kiess; T. Arnold; S. Collins / International Food Policy Research Institute 2007
This document presents an index on key facts, determinants, and trends in relation to hunger and malnutrition. It also details countries and regions are on track in the fight against hunger, that is, with regard to meeting the hunger-...
Lessons learnt and new responses to food insecurity in Southern Africa
N. Maunder; S. Wiggins / Overseas Development Institute 2007
This paper reviews progress in addressing widespread chronic food insecurity since the crisis of 2001–03. It assesses changes regarding the understanding of the ‘problem’, to how it has been incorporated into policy,...
How globalisation in agribusiness is affecting South Asian farmers
S. Sigh / Make Trade Fair Campaign, Oxfam International 2007
This paper reviews the nature, profile and functioning of South Asia’s agribusiness sector which has been undergoing rapid changes in the wake of globalisation. Its principal focus is the impact of agribusiness corporations, sup...
Governments have to help people adapt to drought and climate change
P. Trench; J. Rowley; M. Diarra / International Institute for Environment and Development 2007
This paper examines vulnerability to droughts in Mali, Niger and Burkina Faso against the background of the 2005 food crisis in the Sahel region. The authors argue that vulnerability to droughts is due to a combination of political, e...
"Business as usual" will fail to meet global hunger targets
M., J. Cohen / Food, Agriculture and Natural Resource Policy Analysis Network 2008
This paper provides an overview of current thinking on food security, identifies the major food security challenges that lie ahead and makes detailed recommendations for tackling these challenges. It warns that, with a busin...
What factors influence how African governments respond to drought?
N. Munemo / Brooks World Poverty Institute, University of Manchester 2008
This paper examines the reasoning behind some African governments' selection of policies of universal food relief, when others adopt food or cash-for-work programmes in times of drought. It examines the key factors that shap...
Does US agriculture policy contribute to obesity?
M. Muller; H. Schoonover; D. Wallinga / Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy 2007
Nearly one in three American adults are now obese and two-thirds are overweight or obese. These proportions have increased steadily over the past 30 years. Direct and indirect costs of obesity alone have been estimated at $117 billion...
Innovative practices for connecting small-scale producers with local and regional markets
International Institute for Environment and Development 2007
Rapid changes are taking place in agri-food markets in middle and low-income countries and small-scale agriculture, which supports the livelihoods of the majority of rural poor, is poorly prepared for these changes. These 8 case studi...
Who will be left behind by the MDGs?
A., U. Ahmed; R., V. Hill; L., C. Smith / International Food Policy Research Institute 2007
Despite considerable progress in poverty reduction in the past decade, millions of people around the world remain preoccupied solely with survival, and hunger is a reality in their everyday lives. This paper examines the first Millenn...
What is the food security outlook for Southern Africa for 2008?
Food, Agriculture and Natural Resource Policy Analysis Network 2007
This report summarises the results of a study of the food security outlook for Southern Africa, highlighting the major threats to food security in the period October 2007 to March 2008. It incorporates the findings from six country ou...
Items 1 to 10 of 627

Items 1 to 10 of 627

Which countries and regions are on track in the fight against hunger?
H. Dalzell; L. Kiess; T. Arnold; S. Collins / International Food Policy Research Institute 2007
This document presents an index on key facts, determinants, and trends in relation to hunger and malnutrition. It also details countries and regions are on track in the fight against hunger, that is, with regard to meeting the hunger-...
Lessons learnt and new responses to food insecurity in Southern Africa
N. Maunder; S. Wiggins / Overseas Development Institute 2007
This paper reviews progress in addressing widespread chronic food insecurity since the crisis of 2001–03. It assesses changes regarding the understanding of the ‘problem’, to how it has been incorporated into policy,...
How globalisation in agribusiness is affecting South Asian farmers
S. Sigh / Make Trade Fair Campaign, Oxfam International 2007
This paper reviews the nature, profile and functioning of South Asia’s agribusiness sector which has been undergoing rapid changes in the wake of globalisation. Its principal focus is the impact of agribusiness corporations, sup...
Governments have to help people adapt to drought and climate change
P. Trench; J. Rowley; M. Diarra / International Institute for Environment and Development 2007
This paper examines vulnerability to droughts in Mali, Niger and Burkina Faso against the background of the 2005 food crisis in the Sahel region. The authors argue that vulnerability to droughts is due to a combination of political, e...
"Business as usual" will fail to meet global hunger targets
M., J. Cohen / Food, Agriculture and Natural Resource Policy Analysis Network 2008
This paper provides an overview of current thinking on food security, identifies the major food security challenges that lie ahead and makes detailed recommendations for tackling these challenges. It warns that, with a busin...
What factors influence how African governments respond to drought?
N. Munemo / Brooks World Poverty Institute, University of Manchester 2008
This paper examines the reasoning behind some African governments' selection of policies of universal food relief, when others adopt food or cash-for-work programmes in times of drought. It examines the key factors that shap...
Does US agriculture policy contribute to obesity?
M. Muller; H. Schoonover; D. Wallinga / Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy 2007
Nearly one in three American adults are now obese and two-thirds are overweight or obese. These proportions have increased steadily over the past 30 years. Direct and indirect costs of obesity alone have been estimated at $117 billion...
Innovative practices for connecting small-scale producers with local and regional markets
International Institute for Environment and Development 2007
Rapid changes are taking place in agri-food markets in middle and low-income countries and small-scale agriculture, which supports the livelihoods of the majority of rural poor, is poorly prepared for these changes. These 8 case studi...
Who will be left behind by the MDGs?
A., U. Ahmed; R., V. Hill; L., C. Smith / International Food Policy Research Institute 2007
Despite considerable progress in poverty reduction in the past decade, millions of people around the world remain preoccupied solely with survival, and hunger is a reality in their everyday lives. This paper examines the first Millenn...
What is the food security outlook for Southern Africa for 2008?
Food, Agriculture and Natural Resource Policy Analysis Network 2007
This report summarises the results of a study of the food security outlook for Southern Africa, highlighting the major threats to food security in the period October 2007 to March 2008. It incorporates the findings from six country ou...
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