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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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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...
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...
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Measuring the commitment to reduce hunger: a hunger reduction commitment index hunger reduction commitment index
D.J.H. te Lintelo; L. Haddad; J. Leavy; R. Lakshman / Food Policy 2014
Can an index be constructed to assess governments’ commitment to reduce hunger? This paper argues for the need for such an index and outlines one way of constructing it. The authors use secondary data to construct the Hunger Redu...
Review of Agri-Food Chain Interventions Aimed at Enhancing Consumption of Nutritious Food by the Poor: Bangladesh
M.S. Islam; M. Abid-Ul-Kabir; B. Chakraborty; M. Hossain / Leveraging Agriculture for Nutrition in South Asia 2017
Bangladesh is primarily an agrarian nation. Most of the people of the country directly or indirectly depend on agriculture. Rural people are more involved in this sector compared to urban people. Agriculture is the single largest prod...
Food price differences across Indian states: patterns and determinants
A. Melchior / Norwegian Institute for International Affairs 2016
The paper examines food price differences across Indian states during 2004-2014 using food consumer prices from household surveys and wholesale/retail prices for selected goods. At the individual product level there are large price di...
Transformation in governance towards resilient food systems
Climate Change Agriculture Food Security 2016
The dynamics of systemic societal transformations are not well understood, and the extent to which such transformations can be governed is contested. This research paper is the result of a joint effort among a small group of r...
The future of food security, environments and livelihoods in Western Africa: four socio-economic scenarios
Climate Change Agriculture Food Security 2016
Researchers, policy makers, entrepreneurs and development practitioners working to improve food security, environmental health and rural livelihoods in the developing world face many uncertainties when exploring the future of food sys...
Averting 'New Variant Famine' in Southern Africa: building food-secure livelihoods with AIDS-affected young people
N. Ansell; E. Robson; L. van Blerk; F. Hajdu / Economic and Social Research Council, UK 2009
Numerous reports have linked AIDS’ impacts on young people and their long term food insecurity, through, for instance, orphans’ failure to inherit property and resources; inability to retain rights to land which they are too...
Climate adaptation readiness for agriculture: drought lessons from the Western Cape, South Africa
S. Midgely; N. Methner / South African Institute of International Affairs 2016
Agriculture is a critical component of national and sub-national economies, yet it is also highly vulnerable to weather extremes and scarce water resources. Climate change is increasing disaster risks in Southern Africa. Despite progr...
Climate change in Afghanistan: what does it mean for rural livelihoods and food security?
United Nations [UN] Environment Programme 2016
Afghanistan has already been, and will continue to be, heavily affected by the negative impacts of climate change. And it is the most vulnerable people - particularly subsistence farmers and pastoralists who de-pend on natural resourc...
Averting ‘New Variant Famine’ in Southern Africa: building food secure rural livelihoods with AIDS-affected young people
Department for International Development, UK 2009
Southern Africa is experi-encing the world’s highest HIV prevalence rates alongside recurrent food crises. This has prompted scholars to hypothesise a 'New Variant Famine' in which inability to access food is driven by the ef-fec...
Agricultural practices and technologies to enhance food security, resilience and productivity in a sustainable manner: messages to the SBSTA 44 agriculture workshops
D. Dinesh (ed) / Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research 2016
This paper synthesizes knowledge within CGIAR and its partners on agricultural practices and technologies to enhance food security, resilience and productivity in a sustainable manner. A number of agricultural practices and...
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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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