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

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    Irrigation Sector Guide: Socioeconomic and Gender Analysis Programme, FAO

    Finance and Development, IMF, 1998
    Purpose of the guide is to support participatory planning of irrigation schemes and the integration of socioeconomic and gender issues in the planning process. The ultimate aim is to improve irrigation scheme performance, while strengthening the position of rural women and disadvantaged groups.
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    Rural livelihood diversity in developing countries: evidence and policy implications

    Natural Resource Perspectives, ODI, 1999
    Examines livelihood diversification as a survival strategy of rural households in developing countries. Although still of central importance, farming on its own is increasingly unable to provide a sufficient means of survival in rural areas.
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    Non-farm rural livelihoods

    Natural Resources Institute, UK, 2000
    Paper suggests that poor rural people seek livelihoods in the non-farm sector: (a) to complement seasonal agricultural incomes; (b) to supplement inadequate (or absent) agricultural incomes; and (c) to take advantage of opportunities arising in the non-farm sector.
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    Livelihood security among pastoralists in Northern Sudan: post-hunger development in a country at war

    Noragric, Department of International Environment and Development Studies, Norwegian University of Life Sciences, 2000
    This paper focuses on the Hawaweer, a nomadic pastoralist group inhabiting the Northern part of Sudan. The Hawaweer were forced to migrate in the mid-eighties because of drought and hunger.
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    Ganyu Labour in Malawi and its implications for Livelihood Security Interventions:An analysis of recent literature and implications for poverty alleviation

    Environment and Development Consultancy Ltd, 1999
    Ganyu is widely used in Malawi to describe a range of short term rural labour relationships, the most common of which is piecework weeding or ridging on the fields of other smallholders or on agricultural estates.
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    Urban livelihoods and food and nutrition security in Greater Accra, Ghana

    International Food Policy Research Institute, 2000
    Substantial abstract of a report studying the impact of urban life on the livelihoods, food security, and nutritional status of the poor in Accra. Examines food consumption and employment and income, as well as hygiene practices, sanitation conditions, and practices related to the care and feeding of children to determine their contributions to malnutrition.
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    Effects of Agricultural Commercialization on Food Crop Input Use and Productivity in Kenya

    Food Security III Cooperative Agreement, Michigan State University, 1999
    Analyses the effects of smallholder commercialization on foodcrop input use and productivity in rural Kenya.
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    Effects of Cash Crop Production on Food Crop Productivity in Zimbabwe: Synergies or Trade-offs?

    Food Security III Cooperative Agreement, Michigan State University, 1998
    Studies the dynamics between cash crop and food crop productivity in Gokwe North District in Zimbabwe, a major cotton producing area. The main research issues were: to identify the determinants of commercialized crop production at the household levelto determine the effect of increasing crop commercialization on household food productivity
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    Toolkit on gender in agriculture

    Gendernet, World Bank, 1999
    Designed to provide tools and know-how to Bank Task Managers in integrating gender issues into their work. They should also be of use to development practitioners outside the Bank. They contain ready-to-use material, including a range of tools for gender analysis and practical “how-to” strategies collected from program and project experience around the world.