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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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Are Southern African nations right to reject GM food aid?
D. Dickson / SciDev.Net 2002
This short editorial from SciDev.Net explores the issues around the decision by Zimbabwe and Zambia to reject US food aid because it contains some genetically modified grain. The author briefly discusses the perceived health ri...
Were African nations right to refuse GM food aid?
GRAIN 2002
Article from GRAIN which provides commentary on the controvesy surrounding the use of GM food aid in the Southern Africa food crisis. The author argues that the risk of contamination resulting from the planting of GM maize supplied as...
WFP discussion document on GM food aid
United Nations [UN] World Food Programme 2002
This paper, presented to the WFP Executive Board for consideration, outlines the WFP policy on donations of foods derived from biotechnology, summarises lessons learned from the Southern Africa emergency and outlines follow-up measure...
An introduction to agricultural biotechnology in a developing country context
D. Glover / Environment Team, IDS Sussex 2002
This essay provides and introduction to agricultural biotechnology in a developing country context. The author looks at issues of food security, consumer acceptance, sectoral change and regulation in the context of advances in genomic...
Is the US forcing GM maize on Southern Africa?
Greenpeace International 2002
This paper is essentially a rebuttal of claims by the head of USAID that environmental groups were "endangering the lives of millions of people in southern Africa by encouraging local governments to reject genetically modified (GM) fo...
Suitability of GM technology for Zambian agriculture
A. Apel; G. Conko; R. Defez; D. Ederle; D. Kershen; P. Morandini; W. Parrott; C. S. Prakash / AgBioWorld Foundation 2002
This paper from the AgBioWorld Foundation is a direct response to an earlier paper from the Zambian Kasisi Agricultural Training Centre (KATC) and the Jesuit Centre for Theological Reflection (JCTR) which challenged the suitability of...
Should GM crops be introduced in Zambia?
B. Lubozhya / Jesuit Centre for Theological Reflection, Zambia 2002
This study argues strongly that the introduction of GM crops to Zambia will have considerable negative effects and negligable benefits for the development of small scale agricutlure on which the country's food security depends. ...
Crisis management does not go far enough in tackling drought
UNESDOC: Online UNESCO documents 2002
The document discusses the need for a more integrated approach to drought than has been the case. It argues that the focus on drought should become wider than addressing food security and crisis water provision. In moving from ...
Will African IPR policy decisions benefit small farmers or seed companies?
D. Kuyek / GRAIN 2002
This paper looks at the choice facing African policy-makers over which of two opposing models of agricultural R&D to choose to support. One is driven by multinational companies in the North and relies upon private monopolies and g...
Microfinance structures tend to exclude the very poor
I. Matin / Chronic Poverty Research Centre, UK 2002
This paper, published by the Chronic Poverty Research Centre (CPRC), analyses Income Generation for Vulnerable Group Development (IGVGD), a programme initiated by the Bangladesh Rural Advancement Committee (BRAC) which aimed to link f...
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Practical guidelines for principled food distribution by humanitarian agencies
S. Jaspars / Humanitarian Policy Group, ODI 2000
This report is a review of current principles and practice for food distribution in conflict. The objective is to assist humanitarian agencies develop a more principled approach to food distribution, which it identifies as one that ai...
Was OXFAM (Kenya)'s relief work in Wajir successful?
M. Buchanan-Smith; D. Barton / Oxfam 1999
OXFAM (UK & I) Kenya was engaged in relief work in Wajir District from September 1996 until October 1998. These interventions were undertaken in response to a series of natural disasters including both the drought of 1996/97 and t...
How government policy can impact on food security
C. Stevens / Institute of Development Studies UK 2001
The link between multilateral rules and the food security of individuals is often indirect, and the data required to forecast the effects of change are often lacking. This Briefing provides a road map from the deliberations in Geneva ...
Introducing equality in land access
Sustainable Development Department, FAO SD Dimensions 1999
Paper addresses the following concerns: rural women have limited access to and control of land most agrarian reforms and legislation that directly or indirectly regulate access to land discriminate against wome...
Livelihoods and watershed development in India
C. Turton; J. Farrington / Natural Resource Perspectives, ODI 1998
India is remarkable not only in the scale of its wastelands, and in the volume of government funds committed to reversing degradation, but especially in the attempt to link environmental improvement and poverty reduction. The governme...
Implications for the design and targetting of more formal safety nets
S. Devereux / Institute of Development Studies UK 1999
Examines role of informal safety nets in providing protection against livelihood shocks. Summarises state of knowledge on informal safety nets by reviewing available literature and also reporting on household survey carried out...
Interactions between wildlife, livestock and people from a livelihoods perspective
C. Boyd; R. Blench; D. Bourn; L. Drake; P. Stevenson / Natural Resource Perspectives, ODI 1999
From the perspective of local livelihoods this paper explores the complex interactions between wildlife, livestock and people, and options for integrated wildlife and livestock management in the semi-arid rangelands of eastern Africa....
Irrigation Sector Guide: Socioeconomic and Gender Analysis Programme, FAO
Finance and Development, IMF 1998
Purpose of the guide is to support participatory planning of irrigation schemes and the integration of socioeconomic and gender issues in the planning process. The ultimate aim is to improve irrigation scheme performance, while streng...
Livelihoods diversification in rural development
F. Ellis / Natural Resource Perspectives, ODI 1999
Examines livelihood diversification as a survival strategy of rural households in developing countries. Although still of central importance, farming on its own is increasingly unable to provide a sufficient means of survival in rural...
Factors which encourage and affect non-farm based employment
A. Gordon / Natural Resources Institute, UK 2000
Paper suggests that poor rural people seek livelihoods in the non-farm sector: (a) to complement seasonal agricultural incomes; (b) to supplement inadequate (or absent) agricultural incomes; and (c) to take advantage of opportunities ...
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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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