Searching with a thematic focus on Agriculture and food, Food security
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- DocumentUnited Nations [UN] Research Institute for Social Development, 1996Urban poverty is increasing in the wake of neoliberal restructuring in both North and South, and much of the responsibility for providing basic welfare services is simultaneously being shifted from public to private hands.Document
Analysis of policy reforms and structural adjustment programs in Malawi with emphasis on agriculture and tradeDevelopment Experience Clearinghouse, USAID, 1996This study’s emphasis on agriculture’s elevated role in Malawi’s medium-term adjustment strategy and its articulation of the sector’s key role as the engine of growth and employment aptly makes an important point. Dr.DocumentOECD Development Centre, 1997Biotechnology offers the potential for more environmentally-friendly agriculture but the conditions for developing countries to take advantage of that potential should be created. Policy intervention is needed to ensure that biotechnology responds to the priorities set for agriculture.DocumentOECD Development Centre, 1993Developing countries will account for almost all the increase in the world's labour force over the next 25 years; most countries, especially in Africa, will experience very rapid labour force growth. Labour-intensive development has been spectacularly successful in some countries and others have begun to emulate them.DocumentDevelopment Experience Clearinghouse, USAID, 1996The objectives of this research were to assess the direction and magnitude of food prices since the implementation of food sector policy reforms, to identify the major factors affecting such changes, and to assess the resulting effects of food system reforms on household-level food security in East Africa, Southern Africa, and West Africa.The report highlights several conclusions: grain and graDocument
Effects of market reform on access to food by low-income households : evidence from four countries in Eastern and Southern AfricaDevelopment Experience Clearinghouse, USAID, 1996This report highlights conclusions from the study which have broader implications for targeting vulnerable groups. There appear to be major opportunities to promote household food security through the use of self-targeting.Document
Urban maize meal consumption patterns: strategies for improving food access for vulnerable urban households in KenyaDevelopment Experience Clearinghouse, USAID, 1995This report examines maize consumption patterns in response to policy changes in Kenya and the implications for urban food security. It is based on empirical evidence from a household survey. The researchers’ five conclusions challenge conventional assumptions about fixed consumer tastes and preferences in relation to agriculture policy.Document
Understanding linkages among food availability, access, consumption, and nutrition in Africa: empirical findings and issues from the literatureDevelopment Experience Clearinghouse, USAID, 1995By providing new perspectives on linkages between food availability, access, consumption, and nutrition, this report intends to assist policymakers in understanding the nature and extent of relationships among all variables involved in this issue, so as to encourage formulation of more appropriate and sustainable food policies.DocumentDevelopment Experience Clearinghouse, USAID, 1997This document provides a synthesis of nearly a decade of socio-economic studies, conducted by a number of scientists funded from a variety of sources, quantifying the impacts of Technology development and transfer (TDT), institutionalization of impact assessment, and needed innovations in African agricultural TDT.Document
Stimulating indigenous agribusiness development in the northern communal areas of Namibia : a concept paperDevelopment Experience Clearinghouse, USAID, 1997This concept paper proposes (a) market driven farm and off-farm entrepreneurial options, that could take advantage of the existing opportunities, thus leading to the creation of indigenous oriented economic growth and (b) empowerment of the small and medium scale private enterprises to create an enabling environment conducive for equitable growth of their businesses.