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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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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...
Experiences with poverty mapping
H. Henninger; M. Snel / Poverty Mapping 2002
This document reports on the use of poverty mapping as an instrument for investigating and discussing social, economic, and environmental problems. Within the context of this report, Poverty Mapping is defined as the spatial represent...
How to reduce the risk of HIV for young people in conflict situations
Save the Children Fund 2002
This report reflects the International Save the Children Alliance’s experience of HIV/AIDS and its effects on young people in conflict situations around the world. In war, HIV/AIDS spreads rapidly as a result of sexual bar...
World Bank and IMF inspired policies have left poor farmers more vulnerable than ever
Oxfam 2002
The food crisis has many causes but the most significant according to this report, is the failure of agricultural policies. The paper asks why, after years of World Bank and IMF designed agricultural sector reforms, do Malawi, ...
Food security challenged by liberalisation of trade
L. Posner / Rights and Democracy, International Centre for Human Rights and Democratic Development 2001
This paper illustrates a sample of the day-to-day food-security challenges for agricultural workers in the face of liberalised trade policies. It calls for the human right to food to be integrated into the new negotiations on agricult...
Food security, HIV/AIDS and policy options
P. Piot; P. Pinstrup-Andersen; S. Gillespie; L. Haddad / International Food Policy Research Institute 2002
The first essay, titled, 'AIDS the new challenge to food security', considers the scale of the problem and describes some differences between the disease and other health or development problems. The authors note that AIDS brin...
Impact of the HIV Epidemic on agriculture, food security and rural livelihoods
J. du Guerny / HIV and Development in Asia and the Pacific, UNDP 2002
This paper brings together work done by FAO, focussing on identifying the impacts of the HIV epidemic. It argues that the agricultural sector should concentrate on areas in which it has a comparative advantage, as opposed to carrying ...
What is the best tool to measure the gender impact of new agrictultural technologies?
D. Andima / Kenya Agricultural Research Institute, Kenya 2002
This case study documents the development and testing of a gender-sensitive tool for impact evaluation of agricultural technology appropriate to conditions in Kenya. It also presents the findings of the impact evaluation conducted usi...
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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 ...
Drought coping strategies: migration and return
R. Haug / Noragric, Department of International Environment and Development Studies, Norwegian University of Life Sciences 2000
This paper focuses on the Hawaweer, a nomadic pastoralist group inhabiting the Northern part of Sudan. The Hawaweer were forced to migrate in the mid-eighties because of drought and hunger. The Hawaweer were selected for study mainly ...
Livelihoods and security issues in Malawi
M. Whiteside / Environment and Development Consultancy Ltd 1999
Ganyu is widely used in Malawi to describe a range of short term rural labour relationships, the most common of which is piecework weeding or ridging on the fields of other smallholders or on agricultural estates. Ganyu is a crucial p...
Policymakers must recognise that urban poverty exists and that it is increasing
D. Maxwell; L. Levin; M. Armar-Klemesu / International Food Policy Research Institute 2000
Substantial abstract of a report studying the impact of urban life on the livelihoods, food security, and nutritional status of the poor in Accra. Examines food consumption and employment and income, as well as hygiene practices, sani...
Effects of Agricultural Commercialization on Food Crop Input Use and Productivity in Kenya
P.J. Strasberg; T.S. Jayne; T. Yamano; J. Nyoro; D. Karanja; J. Strauss / Food Security III Cooperative Agreement, Michigan State University 1999
Analyses the effects of smallholder commercialization on foodcrop input use and productivity in rural Kenya. The main research issues were: To examine the determinants of smallholder fertilizer use on food crops, with ...
Effects of Cash Crop Production on Food Crop Productivity in Zimbabwe: Synergies or Trade-offs?
J. Govereh; T.S. Jayne / Food Security III Cooperative Agreement, Michigan State University 1998
Studies the dynamics between cash crop and food crop productivity in Gokwe North District in Zimbabwe, a major cotton producing area. The main research issues were: to identify the determinants of commercialized crop p...
Toolkit on gender in agriculture
Gendernet, World Bank 1999
Designed to provide tools and know-how to Bank Task Managers in integrating gender issues into their work. They should also be of use to development practitioners outside the Bank. They contain ready-to-use material, including a range...
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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.
Global Panel on Agriculture and Food Systems for Nutrition
The Global Panel is an independent group of influential experts with a commitment to tackling global challenges in food and nutrition security. Objectives: Generate and stimulate a stronger evidence-base for how changes in agriculture and food systems can improve nutrition. Create and promote a new understand...
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