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    Farmer-led irrigation development and investment strategies for food security, growth and employment in Africa

    Global Development Institute, University of Manchester, 2018
    Following a three year research programme, the SAFI research project gathered a group of researchers, policy-makers and irrigation specialists to define the characteristics of farmer-led irrigation development in Africa, and identify potential interventions by government and development agenci
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    Would the people of Chhattisgarh prefer cash transfers instead of foodgrain?

    Sameeksha Trust, 2017
    The overwhelming and consistent preference for grain over cash is striking, especially since this preference was expressed by both men and women, irrespective of class, age, or community. It is useful to examine reasons for this sharp preference for grain over cash against the background of national debates about cash transfers.
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    Norwegian aid to food security, nutrition and agriculture

    Chr. Michelsen Institute, Norway, 2018
    This report reviews available research on the links between agriculture and the rest of the economy, with a focus on structural adjustment and the role of agriculture in economic growth and poverty reduction. Furthermore, the report discusses the links between agricultural production, nutrition and food security.
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    Food security indicators: how to measure and communicate results

    Noragric, Department of International Environment and Development Studies, Norwegian University of Life Sciences, 2018
    The purpose of this paper is to assess how to measure food security and how to communicate results of activities that have improved food security as a goal. There are many challenges in measuring and communicating food security results.
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    Land tenure reforms, tenure security and food security in poor agrarian economies: causal linkages and research gaps

    Global Food Security - journal, 2016
    This paper reviews the literature to identify the relationship between tenure security and food security. The literatures on tenure issues and food security issues are not well connected and the scientific evidence on the causal links between tenure security and food security is very limited.
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    Food for Work and diet diversity in Ethiopia

    Norwegian University of Life Sciences, 2017
    We use four waves of panel data from Northern Ethiopia to investigate the link between Food for Work (FFW) participation and the diversity of food consumption and production. Food-based transfer programs have become a standard tool for addressing the problem of chronic food insecurity in developing countries.
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    Situational analysis of pulse production and consumption in India

    Leveraging Agriculture for Nutrition in South Asia, 2017
    Encouraging the production and consumption of pulses is in line with the second Sustainable Development Goal’s three-fold objective to end hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition, and promote sustainable agriculture. This paper discusses the importance of encouraging the production and consumption of pulses, given their nutritional benefits.
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    Policies for improved food security: The roles of land tenure policies and land markets

    Norwegian University of Life Sciences, 2017
    This paper provides an overview of what we know about farm size distributions, the emerging land markets, the role of tenure systems, tenure reforms and land policies in shaping the distribution of increasingly scarce land resources. The primary focus is on Africa while making some comparisons with Asia.
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    Rethinking food aid in a chronically food-insecure region: Effects of food aid on local power relations and vulnerability patterns in Northwestern Nepal

    Institute of Development Studies UK, 2017
    The impacts of repeated food aid programmes on households’ livelihood strategies and capacity to adapt to stressors such as climate change were investigated in the chronically food-insecure district of Humla in Nepal, using food security as an entry point for analysing vulnerability.
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    Household approaches to factors affecting nutrition: a study of two Indian districts

    Leveraging Agriculture for Nutrition in South Asia, 2017
    A number of factors affect a household’s nutritional status: food production; access and availability of food; care in the home; health, water, sanitation and hygiene practices; women’s agency and empowerment; and women’s role as primary caregivers.

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