Searching with a thematic focus on Agriculture and food, Food security

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    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 and minimum importation costs. One of the critical factors in import decisionmaking is rice production.
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    Philippines: food security versus agricultural exports?

    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.
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    Bringing agriculture and nutrition together using a gender lens

    SNV, 2015
    The feminization of agriculture is well recognized: women are acknowledged as the main food producers in mainstream development policy and practice. However, women are dis­proportionally affected by hunger and malnourishment. A growing body of literature focuses on how to contribute to improved nutrition through agricultural interventions.
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    Made by Monsanto: the corporate shaping of GM crops as a technology for the poor

    STEPS Centre, Institute of Development Studies, 2008
    Genetically modified (GM, transgenic) crops have come to be widely invoked as a key technology for improving agriculture in the developing world, enhancing agricultural productivity, alleviating poverty and achieving food security at both household and global levels. Yet the types of GM crops and traits currently on the market are considered to have been designed to meet the needs of farme
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    The impact of an unconditional cash transfer on food security and nutrition: the Zambia child grant programme

    Institute of Development Studies UK, 2014
    The Child Grant Programme is one of the Government of Zambia’s largest social protection programmes. The programme provides a monthly cash payment of 60 kwacha (US$12) to very poor households with children under five years old.
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    Private standards, small farmers and donor policy: EUREPGAP in Kenya

    Institute of Development Studies UK, 2008
    Food safety has moved up the policy agenda in industrialised countries in recent years. Governments have tightened both product and process standards, and businesses have had to respond to ever more stringent public food safety standards and the need to maintain consumer confidence.
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    Food security and sovereignty in Africa: issues, policy challenges and opportunities

    African Capacity Building Foundation, 2012
    The last few decades have seen food insecurity as an emerging crisis that has bedeviled many African countries. While many post-colonial African governments have widely recognised the role of agriculture in national development and capacity development efforts for education and skills have been ongoing for several years, progress to attain food security has been slow.
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    Governing modern agricultural biotechnology in Kenya: implications for food security

    Institute of Development Studies UK, 2003
    This report reviews governance issues of modern biotechnology. The study used two case studies of transgenic sweet potato and Bt maize to examine how governance issues influence household and national food security in the country.
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    Gender review of selected programmes in the agriculture portfolio of the Norwegian Embassy in Malawi

    Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation - NORAD, 2015
    In Malawi, the Global Hunger Index classifies the food security situation as “serious”. Lack of food security causes child undernutrition and child mortality. Levels of malnutrition are alarmingly high. About half of all children under the age of five show signs of chronic malnutrition.
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    Owning seeds, accessing food: a human rights impact assessment of plant variety protection

    Development Fund, Norway, 2015
    RESEARCH • Ex ante human rights impact assessment (HRIA) • Case studies in six communities in Kenya, Peru and the Philippines • Assessing possible consequences of plant variety protection systems based on UPOV 91 model • Focus on the right to food of small-scale farmers in developing countries