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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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Food prices and wages in post-war Afghanistan
H. Maletta / Economic and Social Department, FAO 2002
This paper contains the main results of a FAO study on staple food prices and real wages in Afghanistan during the period 1996-2002, based on information systematically collected weekly by WFP in all major cities (Kabul, Kandahar, Jal...
Gender targetting and food security programmes in Mexico
M. Ruiz-Arranz; B. Davis; M. Stampini; P. Winters; S. Handa / Economic and Social Department, FAO 2002
This paper examines the PROGRESA and PROCAMPO cash transfer programs in Mexico and evaluates their impact on household food security and nutrition. These two programs differ in their gender targeting, with PROGRESA aimed at women and ...
Iraq factsheet
US Agency for International Development 2003
This factsheet lists the background humanitarian situation in Iraq before the 2003 war and recent assessments by area and sector. Areas include: Umm Qasr Al Basrah Northern Iraq Sectors as...
What lies ahead for developing countries as they implement IPRs?
Development Gateway 2003
In honor of Intellectual Property Day 2003 this Development Gateway feature considers what lies ahead for developing countries as they implement IPRs, including the potential threat that IPR pose to food security in Africa, issues beh...
Food aid fallen short of its objectives
S. Gupta; B. Clements; E. Tionson / International Monetary Fund Working Papers 2003
This paper evaluates the effectiveness of food aid as a specific component of foreign aid. In particular the authors focus on whether food aid works to stabilize consumption in recipient countries and whether it has been targeted to t...
Has global and national IPR policy development in the field of biotechnology impacted on food security?
F. Yamin / Gapresearch.org, IDS 2002
This paper examines the development and enforcement of intellectual property rights (IPRs) at the international and national level and the impacts of IPRs on biotechnology, agricultural practices and food security concerns in the cont...
Proceedings of a seminar on ways forward for education in rural areas of Asia
I. Birch / International Institute for Educational Planning, UNESCO 2002
This documents the proceedings of a seminar held in 2002 in Bangkok in Thailand to address current issues in rural education. The editor states that rural education has historically focused on higher level agricultural training, but t...
Statement from SADC health ministers on nutrition and HIV
Southern African Regional Poverty Network 2003
This is a brief statement published following the SADC Health Ministerial Consultative Meeting in Johannesburg, South Africa, from 20-21 January 2003. The meeting of Ministers deliberated on strategies to urgently and effective...
Humanitarian impacts of war in Iraq
Eldis Questioning Development Resource Guide 2003
Collection of documents forecasting the humanitarian consequences of the current war on Iraq. Common to these are assertions that: as a result of 12 years of sanctions, the Iraqi population is far more vulnerable...
Study on the economic impacts of AIDS related death on rural Kenyan households
T. Yamano; T. Jayne1 / The Department of Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics - Michigan State University 2002
This paper describes two year study of Kenyan households where a 'prime age' member had died. It assesses the proportion of these deaths that can be attributed to HIV/AIDS and finds that only a quarter of the prime-age female deaths i...
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Integrating gender into environmental research and policy
S. Joekes; C. Green; M. Leach / Institute of Development Studies UK 1996
The purpose of this paper is to show why gender issues are important in local natural resource management; to examine in what ways and with what effects environmental policies and programmes have attempted to incorporate concerns for ...
Poverty and environment: priorities for research and policy
T. Forsyth; M. Leach; I. Scoones / Institute of Development Studies UK 1998
Objectives of this study are: (a) to provide an analytical overview of existing research and approaches adopted to address interlinkages between poverty and environment; (b) to identify gaps in understanding and potential conflicts be...
Zimbabwe: encouraging sustainable smallholder agriculture
M. Whiteside / Environment and Development Consultancy Ltd 1998
Report concentrates on ways of encouraging more sustainable smallholder agriculture in the drier regions of Zimbabwe within the context of reforms in agricultural services in a more liberal and plural economic and service environment....
Zambia: encouraging sustainable smallholder agriculture
J.G. Copestake / Environment and Development Consultancy Ltd 1997
Main purpose of this report is to present a balanced assessment of prospects for sustainable growth in smallholder agriculture in Zambia in the light of recent reforms. Given their historical underdevelopment in Zambia, and policy emp...
South Africa: encouraging sustainable smallholder agriculture
N. Oettle; S. Fakir; W. Wentzel; S. Giddings; M. Whiteside / Environment and Development Consultancy Ltd 1998
Concentrates on the black smallholder farming sector. Policy objectives should include: Resource Conserving Technologies: re-orientation away from large scale farmers, consideration of goals other than high input/output...
Botswana: Encouraging sustainable family sector agriculture
M. Whiteside / Environment and Development Consultancy Ltd 1997
Paper concentrates on services and policies needed to support sustainable family sector agriculture in the east of Botswana where the majority of the population and the largest number of resource poor people are concentrated. It does ...
Food Security Indicators and Framework for Use in the Monitoring and Evaluation Food Aid Programs
Food and Nutrition Technical Assistance Project 1999
Guide to assist in the identification of food security indicators to be used in the monitoring and evaluation of U.S. P.L. 480 Title II food aid programs. Effectively integrating food security indicators into the monitoring and evalua...
Being Poor and Becoming Poor: Poverty Status and Poverty Transitions in Rural Pakistan
B. Baulch; N. McCulloch / Institute of Development Studies UK 1998
Conventional poverty profiles and poverty status regressions are often criticised by policy makers for telling them a lot about who the poor are, but very little about what to do to combat poverty. Essentially this is because the corr...
Review of progress made in the definition of the right to adequate food in international law: States' obligations, international organizations' obligations and the role of the private sector.
Asbjørn Eide / FAO Right to Food 1999
The paper places the effort to define and clarify the rights to food and nutrition within the wider framework of international law and relations based on the United Nations Charter. It examines the request made by the World Food Summi...
Extracts from International and Regional Instruments and Declarations, as well as Some Other Authoritative Texts Addressing the Right to Food
FAO Right to Food 1999
This paper is issued as a legislative study by the FAO Legal Office. It contains a selection of extracts from international and regional instruments, as well as from some other authoritative texts, addressing the right to food. Extrac...
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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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