Searching with a thematic focus on Agriculture and food, Food security
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- DocumentInstitute of Development Studies UK, 2008Food 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.DocumentAfrican Capacity Building Foundation, 2012The 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.DocumentInstitute of Development Studies UK, 2003This 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.Document
Gender review of selected programmes in the agriculture portfolio of the Norwegian Embassy in MalawiNorwegian Agency for Development Cooperation - NORAD, 2015In 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.DocumentDevelopment Fund, Norway, 2015RESEARCH • 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 countriesDocument
Capacity building material for the realization of farmers rights in Malawi: farmers' rights related to plant genetic resources for food and agriculture in MalawiDevelopment Fund, Norway, 2015The capacity building material on Farmers’ Rights is framed within the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture.Document
Looking within the household: a study on gender, food security, and resilience in cocoa-growing communitiesOxfam, 2015Many West African cocoa households experience a ‘lean season’ before the cocoa harvest - many food crops cannot be harvested in the July to August dry season - leaving them vulnerable to various events and issues which potentially cause stress – most notably food insecurity.DocumentObserver Research Foundation, New Delhi, 2015Africa with its 54 countries is over ten times the size of India but has roughly the same population -- just over one billion people. The demographic structures are also very similar. In India more than fifty percent of the population is below the age of twenty five and in most African states, half or more of thepopulation is under twenty five years of age.Document
Climate change impacts on agriculture and food security in the Caribbean: A food importation perspectiveCaribbean Community Climate Change Centre, 2003This report is a sub-component of the Adaptation to Climate Change in the Caribbean (ACCC) project. Its purpose is to determine the extent to which climatic change might alter food production opportunities in countries which have traditionally been major suppliers of food to six selected Caricom countries and thereby alter food security in the region.DocumentEvidence on Demand, 2015Foodborne disease matters for development. It is a major public health problem. It presents a barrier to countries that wish to export and to smallholder farmers who wish to sell produce in high value domestic markets. It is also a major concern of consumers.