Searching with a thematic focus on Nutrition, Food security, Agriculture and food
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- DocumentAgEcon Search, 1993The persistent pressure to increase food production to keep pace with population growth has forced many countries to accept short-term solutions that ultimately threaten the sustainability of initial food production gains. This paper is sought to help carving a rationalised relationship between agriculture and nutrition.DocumentJournal of Nutrition, 2003Nutrition programmers usually discards the option of increasing animal food intake, due to the belief that poor populations lack the necessary resources to be successful in animal production, and due to the potential for ecological harm.Document
Agricultural research and policy for better health and nutrition in developing countries: a food systems approachAgEcon Search, 2006A large number of diseases and health hazards link human health and the global food system, while malnutrition interacts with many of these diseases. This paper argues that the global food system begins and ends with health, and that the prioritisation and implementation of agricultural research and policy should consider health and nutrition effects.DocumentFood and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, 2004Street foods and supermarkets are becoming increasingly important, but nutritionists are growing progressively concerned. This compilation of articles examines the impact of globalisation and urbanisation on dietary patterns and nutritional status of urban populations in developing countries.Document
Food security and climate change: a report by the high level panel of experts on food security and nutrition of the committee on world food securityFood and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, 2012This report analyses the connected problem of food security and climate change. It observes that a social vulnerability lens is essential to understand why certain individuals, households or communities experience differences in food insecurity risks, even when they are in the same geographic region.DocumentInternational Food Policy Research Institute, 20122011 saw significantly increased support of agriculture and food policy as tools for global poverty reduction. It also brought serious challenges, most notably in the form of food price volatility, extreme weather shocks, famine, unrest, and conflicts.Document
Effectiveness of agricultural interventions that aim to improve nutritional status of children: systematic reviewBritish Medical Journal, 2012This systematic review's main objective was to assess the effectiveness of agricultural interventions in improving the nutritional status of children indeveloping countries.The review included 23 studies,mostly evaluating home garden interventions. Key findings include:Document
The State of Food and Agriculture 2010–2011: Women in Agriculture. Closing the Gender Gap for DevelopmentFood and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, 2011Women account for a high proportion of farmers in many developing countries yet often have very little access to the resources they need to support their livelihoods, including land, livestock, technology, farm labour, extension services, financial services and education. This can significantly affect women’s ability to adapt to new agricultural conditions in the face of climate change.DocumentInternational Food Policy Research Institute, 2009Climate change, together with global population and income growth, is a major threat to food security in the world. This food policy report presents research results which quantify climate change impact, assess the consequences for food security and estimate the investment required to offset the negative effects on human wellbeing.DocumentFood & Nutrition Security and Permaculture in Malawi, 2005Tackling food insecurity in Malawi has moved away from emergency aid towards relief and recovery, with government policy looking at food diversification and nutrition. Produced following a nine-month study conducted in Malawi throughout 2005 involving twenty pilot projects, this manual presents a step by step and hands-on approach to achieve food security.