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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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Broadening poverty research in Bangladesh to include secondary cities
Development Experience Clearinghouse, USAID 2002
How can the rising numbers of people living in extreme poverty in the slums of towns and cities in Bangladesh they be raised from poverty? How can they be employed, housed, fed, educated and cared for? This bulletin presents da...
Research programme on food insecurity and malnutrition in urban areas
J. Garrett; M. Ruel / International Food Policy Research Institute 2004
This research centre holds information from IFPRI's research program Urban Challenges to Food and Nutrition Security. The programme began in 1995 and aims at providing policy makers, program administrators and development practitioner...
Workshop reports on street-food vending in Ghana
P-N. T. Johnson; R. M. Yawson / Natural Resources Institute, UK 2000
This document reports on the DFID/NRI/FRI workshop on food security. It details the following reports offered by advisers: Socio-economic survey of street-vended foods in Accra Street-vended foods and Hygiene ...
Why do female-headed households, petty traders, and street food vendors have the largest percentage of food secure households in Ghana?
C. E. Levin; D. G. Maxwell; M. Armar-Klemesu; M. T. Ruel; S. S. Morris; C. Ahiadeke / International Food Policy Research Institute 1999
Despite lower incomes and additional demands on their time as housewives and mothers, female-headed households, petty traders, and street food vendors have the largest percentage of food secure households. Women may be achieving house...
Gender and soil fertility in Uganda
P. Nkedi-Kizza; J. Aniku; K. Awuma; C. H. Gladwin / African Studies Quarterly 2002
The study was conducted to determine whether the gender difference in wealth and land allocation between male and female farmers in male-headed households is manifested in soil fertility indicators. It determined chemical fertility le...
Intergrating the right to food into Norwegian aid policy
R. Haug; E. C. Rauan / Noragric, Department of International Environment and Development Studies, Norwegian University of Life Sciences 2001
This report focuses on how to implement the right to food in four countries in Africa (Ethiopia, Malawi, Tanzania and Zambia). The main purpose is to assess how rights-based development exemplified by the right to food can be better i...
A commitment to agiculture is the way out of poverty for Ethiopia
International Food Policy Research Institute 2003
This paper looks at the issue of poverty and food shortage in Ethiopia and questions why this continues to be a burgeoning issue when Ethiopia has increased its food production by 70% since the 1980s. Reasons for poverty and fo...
Impact of world trade in GM products in different scenarios
C. P. Nielsen; S. Robinson; K. Thierfelder / International Food Policy Research Institute 2002
This paper analyses the current and potential economic impact of GM commodities on world trade. It concludes that: in general, adopters of the more productive GM technologies gain, while non-adopters or GM-critic...
Collection of papers examining livelihoods in rural Bangladesh
K A. Toufique; C Turton / Bangladesh Institute of Development Studies 2002
This book provides some ideas for development practitioners on how to approach the challenge of the eradication of poverty in Bangladesh. Its origins lie in a study of rural livelihoods commissioned in 2000-2001 by DFID UK This...
Manual on FAO's Food Security and Early Warning Information System
Economic and Social Department, FAO 2001
The aim of this handbook is to describe the FSIEWS (Food Security and Early Warning Information System) method for the benefit of the community of governmental and non-governmental actors engaged in the fight against hunger. Th...
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Biotechnology Policy for Development Country Agriculture
C. Brenner / OECD Development Centre 1997
Biotechnology offers the potential for more environmentally-friendly agriculture but the conditions for developing countries to take advantage of that potential should be created. Policy intervention is needed to ensure that biotechno...
Employment Creation and Development Strategy
D. Turnham / OECD Development Centre 1993
Developing countries will account for almost all the increase in the world's labour force over the next 25 years; most countries, especially in Africa, will experience very rapid labour force growth. Labour-intensive development ...
Trends in real food prices in six sub-Saharan African countries
Development Experience Clearinghouse, USAID 1996
The objectives of this research were to assess the direction and magnitude of food prices since the implementation of food sector policy reforms, to identify the major factors affecting such changes, and to assess the resulting effect...
Effects of market reform on access to food by low-income households : evidence from four countries in Eastern and Southern Africa
Development Experience Clearinghouse, USAID 1996
This report highlights conclusions from the study which have broader implications for targeting vulnerable groups. There appear to be major opportunities to promote household food security through the use of self-targeting. By further...
Urban maize meal consumption patterns: strategies for improving food access for vulnerable urban households in Kenya
Mulinge Mukumbu; T.S. Jayne / Development Experience Clearinghouse, USAID 1995
This report examines maize consumption patterns in response to policy changes in Kenya and the implications for urban food security. It is based on empirical evidence from a household survey. The researchers’ five conclusions cha...
Understanding linkages among food availability, access, consumption, and nutrition in Africa: empirical findings and issues from the literature
Patrick Diskin / Development Experience Clearinghouse, USAID 1995
By providing new perspectives on linkages between food availability, access, consumption, and nutrition, this report intends to assist policymakers in understanding the nature and extent of relationships among all variables involved i...
Agricultural technology development and transfer in Africa : impacts achieved and lessons learned
J.F. Oehmke / Development Experience Clearinghouse, USAID 1997
This document provides a synthesis of nearly a decade of socio-economic studies, conducted by a number of scientists funded from a variety of sources, quantifying the impacts of Technology development and transfer (TDT), institutional...
Stimulating indigenous agribusiness development in the northern communal areas of Namibia : a concept paper
E.T. Acquah / Development Experience Clearinghouse, USAID 1997
This concept paper proposes (a) market driven farm and off-farm entrepreneurial options, that could take advantage of the existing opportunities, thus leading to the creation of indigenous oriented economic growth and (b) empowerment ...
Environmental guidelines for small-scale activities in Africa: environmentally sound design for planning and implementing humanitarian and development activities
W.I. Knausenberger; G.A. Booth; C.S. Bingham; J.J. Gaudet / Development Experience Clearinghouse, USAID 1996
The guidelines aim to provide PVOs and NGOs, and other recipients of USAID grants, a tool for activity design, implementation and monitoring. The focus is on smaller-scale field activities. While intended primarily for use by experien...
Non-governmental organizations and natural resource management in Africa : a literature review
T.R. Ramanathan / Development Experience Clearinghouse, USAID 1993
This report presents abstracts of 150 key publications drawn from recent literature (post 1982). The objective is to provide an overview of NGO activities in the field of natural resource management in Africa, and highlight those issu...
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Global Food Security - journal
The Journal aims to provide readers with: strategic views of experts from a wide range of disciplinary perspectives on prospects for ensuring food security, based on the best available science, in a clear and readable form for a wide audience, bridging the gap between biological, social and environmental sciences reviews, opinions and debates that synthesize, extend and criti...
International Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Studies (IJFAS)
International Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Studies is a Peer Reviewed Open Access Journal. It considers review and research articles related to: Aquaculture, Fisheries science, Fishery Hydrography, Fishery Engineering, Aquatic ecosystem, Fish farming, Fisheries management, Fishery Biology, Wild fisheries, Ocean fisheries.
Feed the Future - U.S Government's Global Hunger and Food Security initiative
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International Union of Nutritional Sciences (IUNS)
Objectives of the International Union of Nutritional Sciences are: To promote advancement in nutrition science, research and development through international cooperation at the global level. To encourage communication and collaboration among nutrition scientists as well as to disseminate information in nutritional sciences through modern communication technology.
The Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD)
The Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) in Eastern Africa was created in 1996 to supersede the Intergovernmental Authority on Drought and Development (IGADD) which was founded in 1986. The recurring and severe droughts and other natural disasters between 1974 and 1984 caused widespread famine, ecological degradation and economic hardship in the Eastern Africa region. Although indi...
IPES Food / The International Panel of Experts on Sustainable Food Systems (IPES-FOOD)
The International Panel of Experts on Sustainable Food Systems (IPES-Food) brings together expert voices representing different disciplines and different types of knowledge, to inform the policy debate on how to reform food systems across the world. The Panel will look at issues like under-nutrition, obesity, rural livelihood insecurity and environmental degradation through an integra...
Food Policy
Food Policy is a multidisciplinary journal publishing original research and critical reviews on issues in the formulation, implementation and analysis of policies for the food sector in developing, transition and advanced economies. Policy issues relevant to the journal include: Food production, trade, marketing and consumption. Nutrition and health aspects of food systems. Food needs, entit...
Global Food Security Programme
A multi-agency programme bringing together the interests of the Research Councils, Executive Agencies and Government Departments.
The Ecological Sequestration Trust
The Ecological Sequestration Trust was formed in 2011 to demonstrate at city-region scale how to create a step change in improving energy, water and food security in the face of the combined challenges of changes of climate, demography and increasing resource-scarcity. The non-profit organisation works globally with business, government and communities.
Right to Food and Nutrition Watch
The Right to Food and Nutrition Watch is a consortium whose work solely focuses on publishing an annual publication. Members include FIAN, WABA and Dan Church Aid.
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