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- DocumentOxfam, 2011Global food prices rose through much of 2010 and into early 2011. What does that mean for the lives of poor people in developing countries, who spend up to 80 per cent of their household income on food?DocumentInstitute of Development Studies UK, 2015Between 2007 and 2012 global food price volatility affected millions of people on low and precarious incomes. As food has been increasingly commodified and people on low incomes have struggled to pay for life's necessities, they have responded by changing their ways of making a living, residences, diets, family relationships and ways of caring for one another.OrganisationObjectives of the International Union of Nutritional Sciences are:Document
Economic Assessment of the impacts of climate change in Uganda: National Level Assessment - agricultural sector reportClimate and Development Knowledge Network, 2015The agricultural sector is a fundamental part of the Ugandan economy, employing about 66 percent of the working population in 2009/10 and contributing about 22 percent to total GDP in the year 2012 (UBOS, 2013).DocumentFood and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, 2016The potential of pulses - beans, peas, chickpeas, lentils, and other pulses - to help address future global food security, nutrition and environmental sustainability needs has been acknowledged through the UN declaration of the 2016 International Year of Pulses. However, the full set of benefits that pulse crops can offer has not been systematically characterised.DocumentConsultative Group on International Agricultural Research, 2015In Africa and Latin America, the production of beans ( Phaseolus vulgaris ) is highly vulnerable to climate change impacts, which include higher temperatures and more frequent drought.Document
The impact of climate change, desertification and land degradation on the development prospects of landlocked developing countriesUN Office of the High Representative of the Least Developed Countries, Landlocked Developing Countries and Small Island Developing States, 2016Landlocked developing countries (LLDCs) are disadvantaged in a myriad of ways and they have special needs which require special attention. Challenges such as undiversified economies, vulnerability to climate change and climate variability, land degradation and desertification, among others, are undermining the economic potential of many LLDCs.Document
Africa’s smallholders adapting to climate change: the need for national governments and international climate finance to support women producersOxfam, 2015The need for national governments and international climate finance to support women producers Climate change is undermining the ability of African nations to feed themselves. Women smallholder producers are on the front line of dealing with the impacts, but are not first in line for international climate finance.