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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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Targeting transfers to the poor: the case of food subsidies
A. Balisacan / Philippine Institute for Development Studies 1994
Provision of safety nets for the poor is a popular call in development policies especially in light of the government’s pursuit of structural and macroeconomic adjustments. A simple exercise in this article shows that eve...
The next global breadbasket: how Latin America can feed the world: a call to action for addressing challenges & developing solutions
M. Zeigler; G. Truitt Nakata / Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo / Inter-American Development Bank (IADB) 2014
Addressing humanity’s great challenge — finding sustainable ways to feed rapidly increasing numbers of people around the world — is Latin America’s great opportunity. Across Latin America and the Caribbe...
Seeds of adaptation: climate change, crop diversification, and the role of women farmers
R. Vernooy 2015
Around the world, women farmers are taking a leading role in implementing strategies aimed at crop variety conservation and diversification, with the goal of strengthening local climate change adaptation capacities. That is the messag...
The role of rural women farmers in household food security in Cross River State, Nigeria
C. B. Ben 2015
Women play a key role in ensuring food security, yet in Nigeria rural women farmers have suffered long-term marginalisation in the nation’s affairs. In light of this fact, this study seeks to determine and better understand the ...
Sustainable food security: re-igniting Nigeria's economy via systems strengthening
W. Ogundare 2015
The use of ‘systems strengthening’ can help achieve food and nutrition security, contribute to growing a more sustainable economy, and better respond to inherent systemic challenges. That is the argument of this topic brie...
Celebrating African rural women: custodians of seed, food, and traditional knowledge for climate change resilience
L. Hosken (ed) 2015
In unprecedented fashion, much of Africa is currently at risk of losing a vast wealth of knowledge about crops, nutrition, medicines, biodiversity, and ecosystems, just as it is needed most.   Rapidly changing social and environm...
Climate variability, seasonal climate forecast, and corn farming in Isabela, Philippines: a farm and household level analysis
2009
Seasonal Climate Forecast (SCF) is one of the tools, which could help farmers and decision makers better prepare for seasonal variability. Using probabilistic principles in projecting climatic deviations, SCF allows farmers to make in...
Profitable use of SCF in a policy context: the case of rice stockholding in the Philippines
C.M. Reyes; C.D. Mina / Philippine Institute for Development Studies 2009
This paper documents the activities of the National Food Authority (NFA), particularly on rice marketing, in realizing its mandates of buying high and selling low. Because the Philippine agriculture is greatly affected by extreme clim...
Estimation of the food poverty line
J.R. Albert; W. Molano / Philippine Institute for Development Studies 2009
The measurement of poverty essentially hinges on choosing a welfare indicator, and setting a poverty line, i.e. a minimum value of the welfare indicator that households (or persons) must have to fulfill their basic needs. In developin...
Incorporating regional rice production models in rice importation simulation models: a stochastic programming approach
Philippine Institute for Development Studies 2009
In the Philippines, importation has remained as one of the most feasible options for the government to meet the growing demand for rice. It is thus imperative for the government to develop a strategy that would ensure adequate supply ...
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Celebrating African rural women: custodians of seed, food, and traditional knowledge for climate change resilience
L. Hosken (ed) 2015
In unprecedented fashion, much of Africa is currently at risk of losing a vast wealth of knowledge about crops, nutrition, medicines, biodiversity, and ecosystems, just as it is needed most.   Rapidly changing social and environm...
Climate variability, seasonal climate forecast, and corn farming in Isabela, Philippines: a farm and household level analysis
2009
Seasonal Climate Forecast (SCF) is one of the tools, which could help farmers and decision makers better prepare for seasonal variability. Using probabilistic principles in projecting climatic deviations, SCF allows farmers to make in...
Profitable use of SCF in a policy context: the case of rice stockholding in the Philippines
C.M. Reyes; C.D. Mina / Philippine Institute for Development Studies 2009
This paper documents the activities of the National Food Authority (NFA), particularly on rice marketing, in realizing its mandates of buying high and selling low. Because the Philippine agriculture is greatly affected by extreme clim...
Estimation of the food poverty line
J.R. Albert; W. Molano / Philippine Institute for Development Studies 2009
The measurement of poverty essentially hinges on choosing a welfare indicator, and setting a poverty line, i.e. a minimum value of the welfare indicator that households (or persons) must have to fulfill their basic needs. In developin...
Incorporating regional rice production models in rice importation simulation models: a stochastic programming approach
Philippine Institute for Development Studies 2009
In the Philippines, importation has remained as one of the most feasible options for the government to meet the growing demand for rice. It is thus imperative for the government to develop a strategy that would ensure adequate supply ...
Trends in household Vulnerability
J.R.G. Albert; A.P. Ramos / Philippine Institute for Development Studies 2010
Increasingly, development policy has taken a social reform focus. Public policies and government programs articulated in the Medium Term Philippine Development Plans reflect the thrust toward sustainable development. However, since al...
Chronic and transient poverty (PIDS)
Philippine Institute for Development Studies 2010
The Philippines has been posting progress in terms of poverty reduction since the early 1990s. However, reversal in the trend was observed in 2006. Further worsening of the poverty situation is expected given the various economic and ...
Philippines: food security versus agricultural exports?
M.M. Tiongco; K.A. Francisco / Philippine Institute for Development Studies 2011
This paper tries to characterize the current situation in the Philippines with respect to the goal of the Aquino administration to be food secure and self-sufficient in rice by 2016. Specifically, it aims to address the question: "Sho...
Inputs for Philippine hosting of APEC 2015: food security
R.M. Briones; I.M.R. Galang; D.C. Israel / Philippine Institute for Development Studies 2015
Initiatives toward the attainment of global food security have been done not just unilaterally but also regionally and globally. Among the platforms which have made great efforts in this aspect is the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation...
Transforming state-citizen relations in food security schemes: the computerized ration card management system in Kerala
S. Masiero / Centre for Development Studies, Kerala, India 2012
This paper looks at the application of ICTs to the improvement of state-citizen relations in a developing country context. It argues that, to maximise responsiveness of the government, ICTs need to target the structural problems in st...
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Pacific Network on Globalisation (PANG)
PANG is a pacific regional network promoting economic justice in globalisation with specific attention to: accountability and transparency in economic and trade policy processes poverty eradication equitable development and sustainable livelihoods (opportunity, access, impact) food security and environmental sustainability...
The Berkeley Electronic Press
The Berkeley Electronic Press ("bepress") produces tools to improve scholarly communication. These tools provide innovative and effective means of content production and dissemination. Founded by academics in 1999, bepress has a portfolio of products and services that reduces the costs of, and barriers to, access. To learn more about our journals, institutional repositories, s...
Instituto de Estudios del Hambre (Institute of Hunger Studies)
The Institute of Hunger Studies (Instituto de Estudios del Hambre IEH) is a non-profit and independent organization founded in Spain in 2001 with the goal to fight against hunger and improve feeding in developing countries. IEH´s main activities aim at providing support through research, training and technical assistance to governments, public and private institutions and civil s...
Community Food Security Coalition
The Community Food Security Coalition (CFSC) is an organization made up of social and economic justice, environmental, sustainable agriculture, community development, and other groups. The Coalition has 325 organisational members across the United States and Canada. The aim of CFSC is to develop self-reliance among communities in obtaining their food and that is regionally based and grounded....
Integrated Food Security Phase Classification Website (IPC)
The Integrated Food Security Phase Classification (IPC) is a standardised tool that aims at providing a “common currency” for classifying food security. By using a common scale, which is comparable across countries, the tool is designed to make it easier for donors, agencies and governments to identify priorities for intervention before they become catastrophic. The IPC web...
International Assessment of Agricultural Knowledge, Science and Technology for Development (IAASTD)
IAASTD is an intergovernmental process with a multi-stakeholder bureau comprised of representatives from the government and civil society. It is cosponsored by multiple international organisations: FAO, GEF, UNDP, UNEP, UNESCO, World Bank, and WHO. The framework of IAASTD, which is composed of one global assessment and five sub-global assessments looks at the impacts of agricultural kn...
STEPS Centre, Institute of Development Studies (STEPS)
The STEPS Centre is a new interdisciplinary global research and policy engagement hub, funded by the Economic and Social Research Council. STEPS aims to develop a new approach to understanding, action and communication on sustainability and development. By acknowledging the interactions between social, technological and environmental factors in diverse local settings the&n...
Bunda College of Agriculture
  The college aims to advance and promote knowledge , skills, self-reliance and sound character for: sustainable food production and utilization improving income, food security and nutrition Conservation and management of biodiversity, the environment and natural resources through the provision of information se...
European Commission Directorate-General Joint Research Centre Institute for Environment and Sustainability (IES)
The mission of the Institute for Environment and Sustainability is to provide scientific-technical support to the European Union's policies for the protection and sustainable development of the European and global environment.
Global Forum on Food Security and Nutrition
The FSN Forum was launched on the World Food Day 16th October 2007 with a 3-weeks e-discussion on “Drawing lessons from food security and nutrition research, analysis and information for improved decision making and response”, facilitated by Mr. Mark Smulders, coordinator of the FAO-FIVIMS Programme. As of 29th October 2007, the Forum brings together 418 people from more than 60 cou...
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