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Farms Trees and Farmers: Responses to Agricultural Intensification | Routledge

Farms Trees and Farmers: Responses to Agricultural Intensification | Routledge | Development, agriculture, hunger, malnutrition | Scoop.it
This title aims to provide introductory and concluding surveys of the subject of farms, trees and farmers. Two central parts explore trends in farmer tree-growing and the factors which influence decision-making. Eight case studies cover, among other topics, the need for tree products, market access, the allocation of land and labour, and exposure to risk. In showing why farmers decide to grow or not grow trees, it seeks to increase the reader's knowledge about farming systems and to provide a guide to encouraging farm forestry throughout the world.
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Precarious Lives: Food, Work and Care After the Global Food Crisis | IDS and OXFAM

Precarious Lives: Food, Work and Care After the Global Food Crisis | IDS and OXFAM | Development, agriculture, hunger, malnutrition | Scoop.it

A new report by the Institute of Development Studies and
Oxfam finds that the global food crisis of 2007-11 brought
about lasting changes to the relationship between the work people do and the food they eat – the costs of which have gone uncounted by global policymakers.

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Land and Hydropolitics in the Nile River Basin

Land and Hydropolitics in the Nile River Basin | Development, agriculture, hunger, malnutrition | Scoop.it
The Nile River Basin supports the livelihoods of millions of people in Egypt, Ethiopia, Sudan and Uganda, principally as water for agriculture and hydropower. The resource is the focus of much contested development, not only between upstream and downstream neighbours, but also from countries outside the region. This book investigates the water, land and energy nexus in the Nile Basin.
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Measuring Distance to the SDGs Targets: a pilot assessment of where OECD countries stand - OECD

Measuring Distance to the SDGs Targets: a pilot assessment of where OECD countries stand - OECD | Development, agriculture, hunger, malnutrition | Scoop.it

This Study, estimates  the distance that OECD countries have to travel to achieve the target SDG levels set for 2030.

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OECD members have made most progress on health, water and energy, and have furthest to go on gender equality.
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SDG Index & Dashboards | A Global Report

The report creates a measure of the SDG starting point for 2015 at the country level. It will help every country identify priorities for early action, understand the key implementation challenges and identify the gaps that must be closed in order to achieve the SDGs by 2030. In addition to the full report, the datasets for the SDG Index and Dashboards can also be downloaded below.

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The future of agriculture

The future of agriculture | Development, agriculture, hunger, malnutrition | Scoop.it
But while it is fine for the well-fed to be prissy about not eating food containing genetically modified ingredients, their fears have cast a shadow over the development of transgenic crops that might help those whose bellies are not so full. That is unconscionable. With luck, the new generation of genome-edited plants, and maybe even animals, will not provoke such a reaction.
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World Humanitarian Data and Trends 2015 | UN

World Humanitarian Data and Trends 2015 | UN | Development, agriculture, hunger, malnutrition | Scoop.it
World Humanitarian Data and Trends presents global- and country-level data-and-trend analysis about humanitarian crises and assistance. Its purpose is to consolidate this information and present it in an accessible way, providing policymakers, researchers and humanitarian practitioners with an evidence base to support humanitarian policy decisions and provide context for operational decisions.
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Our World in Data |

Our World in Data | | Development, agriculture, hunger, malnutrition | Scoop.it
Visualised in graphs I am presenting the long-term data on how we are changing our world. This is the Empirical View on How We Are Making Our World a Better Place. Topic by topic I cover the decline of violence and the increase of tolerance and political rights. Improving living standards, health and well-being; population changes and associated success in preserving our environment. Increasing knowledge about our word and spreading education.
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A web publication authored by Max Roser, from University of Oxford.  always being updated with new data and content. 

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A web publication authored by Max Roser, from University of Oxford.  always being updated with new data and content. 

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Dietary Change and Global Drivers of Change: How Can We Improve the Nutritional Status of the Bottom Billion? : Food Security in an Uncertain World

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Development Challenges and Solutions After the Arab Spring

Development Challenges and Solutions After the Arab Spring | Development, agriculture, hunger, malnutrition | Scoop.it
Since the extraordinary events of early 2011, most Arab countries have slipped into a state of war, and living conditions for the majority of the working population have not improved. The revolution did not restructure society in favour of working people. The reason is that the prevailing ideology remains set in the neoliberal discourse. The policies behind the resource allocation mechanisms, the conveyor belts of income and wealth distribution, have not changed.
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Vision of Humanity

Vision of Humanity | Development, agriculture, hunger, malnutrition | Scoop.it

An Index that ranks the nations of the world by their peacefulness and identifies some of the drivers of that peace.

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Women's Empowerment Index | The Hunger Project

Women's Empowerment Index | The Hunger Project | Development, agriculture, hunger, malnutrition | Scoop.it
The Women’s Empowerment Index (WEI) is a composite index designed to measure progress in the multi-dimensional aspects of women’s empowerment. It considers empowerment to be a factor of both women’s achievements as well as of gender parity with men. WEI measures progress on women’s empowerment by aggregating results across five key areas (or “domains”). Each domain is comprised of a series of metrics (or “indicators”) which quantifies performance in this domain.
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Uses the Women’s Empowerment in Agriculture Index (WEAI)

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Framing African Development |

Framing African Development | | Development, agriculture, hunger, malnutrition | Scoop.it
Where do the concepts come from, at what time and why? How has the content of the concepts changed over time, and why? What can the use of the concepts in research add to the understanding of societal change and development?
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The Future of Knowledge Sharing in a Digital Age: Exploring Impacts and Policy Implications for Development | IDS

The Future of Knowledge Sharing in a Digital Age: Exploring Impacts and Policy Implications for Development | IDS | Development, agriculture, hunger, malnutrition | Scoop.it
We live in a Digital Age that gives us instant access to information at greater and greater volumes. The rapid growth of digital content and tools is already changing how we create, consume and distri...
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Combining satellite imagery and machine learning to predict poverty

Combining satellite imagery and machine learning to predict poverty | Development, agriculture, hunger, malnutrition | Scoop.it
Nighttime lighting is a rough proxy for economic wealth, and nighttime maps of the world show that many developing countries are sparsely illuminated. Jean et al. combined nighttime maps with high-resolution daytime satellite images (see the Perspective by Blumenstock). With a bit of machine-learning wizardry, the combined images can be converted into accurate estimates of household consumption and assets, both of which are hard to measure in poorer countries. Furthermore, the night- and day-time data are publicly available and nonproprietary.

Science , this issue p. [790][1]; see also p. [753][2]

[1]: /lookup/doi/10.1126/science.aaf7894
[2]: /lookup/doi/10.1126/science.aah5217
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Impact Evaluation Repository-3ie:International Initiative for Impact Evaluation | Evaluating Impact, Informing Policy, Improving Lives

The Impact Evaluation Repository is an index of all published impact evaluations of development interventions.
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Millions Saved: New Cases of Proven Success in Global Health | Center for Global Development

Millions Saved: New Cases of Proven Success in Global Health | Center for Global Development | Development, agriculture, hunger, malnutrition | Scoop.it
Millions Saved is a collection of success stories in global health—remarkable cases in which large-scale efforts to improve health in developing countries have succeeded.
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Air Pollution Highest in World’s Poorest Cities

Air Pollution Highest in World’s Poorest Cities | Development, agriculture, hunger, malnutrition | Scoop.it
In 98% of cities with populations greater than 100 000 in low- and middle-income countries, people are breathing air with pollution levels that exceed World Health Organization (WHO) safety limits, according to the latest WHO Global Urban Ambient Air Pollution Database (http://bit.ly/1XrMGm1).The WHO recently reported that cities in low- and middle-income countries carry the highest global burden of air pollution (Cairo pictured above).
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Access to seeds Index 2016 | Access to Seeds Foundation

Access to seeds Index 2016 | Access to Seeds Foundation | Development, agriculture, hunger, malnutrition | Scoop.it
The Access to Seeds Index measures and compares the efforts of the world’s leading seed companies to enhance the productivity of smallholder farmers. By matching the expectations of stakeholders in and around the seed industry with company performance, it helps to clarify the role that the seed industry can play and brings transparency to the…
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An accounting of conflict deaths is central to the new Sustainable Development Goals - ODI HPN

An accounting of conflict deaths is central to the new Sustainable Development Goals - ODI HPN | Development, agriculture, hunger, malnutrition | Scoop.it
Governments need to commit to SDG 16 and tracking conflict deaths, arguably the single most important metric of a just, peaceful and inclusive society.
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Once stunted always stunted? What’s up with catch-up growth?| BMC Pediatrics Open access

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"Poor nutrition can cause young children to become stunted, that is, to be too short for their age. In fact, an estimated 159 million children under five worldwide are stunted due to chronic malnutrition. Linear growth retardation, resulting in stunting, begins in utero and continues into infancy and early childhood" IFPRI blog http://bit.ly/1UPQwBO

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The environmental Food Crisis | UNEP-Publications

The environmental Food Crisis | UNEP-Publications | Development, agriculture, hunger, malnutrition | Scoop.it
The surge in food prices in the last years, following a century of decline, has been the most marked of the past century in its magnitude, duration and the number of commodity groups whose prices have increased. The ensuing crisis has resulted in a 50-200% increase in selected commodity prices, driven 110 million people into poverty and added 44 million more to the undernourished. Elevated food prices have had dramatic impacts on the lives and livelihoods, including increased infant and child mortality, of those already undernourished or living in poverty and spending 70-80% of their daily income on food. Key causes of the current food crisis are the combined effects of speculation in food stocks, extreme weather events, low cereal stocks, growth in biofuels competing for cropland and high oil prices.
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Reducing Global Health Risks from climate pollutants | WHO

Reducing Global Health Risks from climate pollutants | WHO | Development, agriculture, hunger, malnutrition | Scoop.it
This report reviews a range of strategies and policies for action covering sectors such as urban planning, transport, household energy and building design, food production and consumption, power generation, industry, and waste management. Reducing SLCP emissions can yield near-term benefits to health making measures particularly attractive to policy-makers, as well as slowing the pace of climate change over the next few decades.
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Re-engaging the health community around peace - The Lancet

Re-engaging the health community around peace - The Lancet | Development, agriculture, hunger, malnutrition | Scoop.it

Good health is incompatible with war and conflict. Apart from their direct physical and psychological effects, wars and conflict damage health-care, food, water, and sanitation systems; pollute and degrade the environment; and undermine development.The effect of violence on the global economy in 2014 cost about US$14·3 trillion, equivalent to a hundred times the total official development assistance from rich to poor countries.

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The debt humanity owes the environment - Anglejournal.com

The debt humanity owes the environment - Anglejournal.com | Development, agriculture, hunger, malnutrition | Scoop.it
The recent Lancet-Rockefeller report on planetary health1 draws our attention to the enormous debt that humanity has contracted with the environment. In the case of the economy, most human activities are currently based on loans from Nature, the extent of which has not yet been quantified. The overall monetary debt in the world has been estimated to be 200K billion dollars, corresponding to 286% of the overall Gross Product. But the debt towards Nature (due to the loans in kind) is likely to be much larger. The use of land and the related erosion and impoverishment, the misuse of water, fisheries or the atmosphere, just to give some examples, are creating a debt with Nature that cannot be returned, not even within decades.
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