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- DocumentSTEPS Centre, Institute of Development Studies, 2008Genetically 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 farmeDocument
The impact of an unconditional cash transfer on food security and nutrition: the Zambia child grant programmeInstitute of Development Studies UK, 2014The 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.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.