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

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    South Africa: encouraging sustainable smallholder agriculture

    Environment and Development Consultancy Ltd, 1998
    Concentrates on the black smallholder farming sector. Policy objectives should include:Resource Conserving Technologies: re-orientation away from large scale farmers, consideration of goals other than high input/output (risk management, labour input, gender).
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    Botswana: Encouraging sustainable family sector agriculture

    Environment and Development Consultancy Ltd, 1997
    Paper concentrates on services and policies needed to support sustainable family sector agriculture in the east of Botswana where the majority of the population and the largest number of resource poor people are concentrated. It does not attempt to look in detail at the needs of the 'Remote Area Dwellers’ although they experience extreme poverty, as this is a specific subject area.
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    Being Poor and Becoming Poor: Poverty Status and Poverty Transitions in Rural Pakistan

    Institute of Development Studies UK, 1998
    Conventional poverty profiles and poverty status regressions are often criticised by policy makers for telling them a lot about who the poor are, but very little about what to do to combat poverty. Essentially this is because the correlates of poverty status are distinct from the dynamic processes that lead households to fall into or escape from poverty.
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    A critical analysis of the causes of world food insecurity

    Land Reform, Land Settlement and Cooperatives, 1997
    Although world food and agricultural production, based on current trends, should be sufficient to meet demand in the decades ahead, the world still faces a serious food crisis that is as dangerous and life-threatening for millions of poor people today as in the past.
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    Assessing the Impact of Rice Policy Changes in Viet Nam and the Contribution of Policy Research

    International Food Policy Research Institute, 1999
    Analysis of the economic impact of IFPRI research on the rice policy and marketing in Vietnam between 1995-1997.The research is described, and the conclusions and recommendations that emerged are discussed in the context of the decisionmaking processes in Viet Nam.
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    Evaluation of the Wajir relief programme: 1996 - 1998

    Oxfam, 1999
    OXFAM (UK & I) Kenya was engaged in relief work in Wajir District from September 1996 until October 1998. These interventions were undertaken in response to a series of natural disasters including both the drought of 1996/97 and the El Nino flood of 1998.
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    Food security and the WTO

    Institute of Development Studies UK, 2001
    The link between multilateral rules and the food security of individuals is often indirect, and the data required to forecast the effects of change are often lacking. This Briefing provides a road map from the deliberations in Geneva to the potential effects on the ground.
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    Rural women’s access to land in Latin America

    Sustainable Development Department, FAO SD Dimensions, 1999
    Paper addresses the following concerns:rural women have limited access to and control of landmost agrarian reforms and legislation that directly or indirectly regulate access to land discriminate against womenthe establishment of legal frameworks with a gender perspective and the elimination of cultural and institutional factors that prevent the recognition of women as producers ar
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    Enhancing rural Livelihoods through Participatory Watershed Development in India

    Natural Resource Perspectives, ODI, 1998
    India is remarkable not only in the scale of its wastelands, and in the volume of government funds committed to reversing degradation, but especially in the attempt to link environmental improvement and poverty reduction.
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    Making less last longer: informal safety nets in Malawi

    Institute of Development Studies UK, 1999
    Examines role of informal safety nets in providing protection against livelihood shocks.Summarises state of knowledge on informal safety nets by reviewing available literature and also reporting on household survey carried out in Malawi in 1999.Key finding is that informal transfers, either between rich and poor or the poor themselves, appear to be declining over time, partly as a general co