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International Migration 2013 Wall Chart | UN

International Migration 2013 Wall Chart | UN | Development, agriculture, hunger, malnutrition | Scoop.it

The International Migration Wall chart 2013 displays the latest data and information available on international migration and development, covering topics such as size of the migrant stock, refugees, net migration, remittances, and ratification status in respect of relevant United Nations instruments.

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What the World Eats : Daily Diet and Meat consumption | Interactive Tool National Geographic

Interactive tool for daily diets around the world.

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The State of Food and Agriculture 2014 | FAO | Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

The State of Food and Agriculture 2014 | FAO | Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations | Development, agriculture, hunger, malnutrition | Scoop.it
More than 500 million family farms manage the majority of the world’s agricultural land and produce most of the world’s food. We need family farms to ensure global food security, to care for and protect the natural environment and to end poverty, undernourishment and malnutrition. But these goals can be thoroughly achieved if public policies support family farms to become more productive and sustainable; in other words policies must support family farms to innovate within a system that recognizes their diversity and the complexity of the challenges faced.

The State of Food and Agriculture 2014: Innovation in family farming analyses family farms and the role of innovation in ensuring global food security, poverty reduction and environmental sustainability. It argues that family farms must be supported to innovate in ways that promote sustainable intensification of production and improvements in rural livelihoods. Innovation is a process through which farmers improve their production and farm management practices.
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Open Foris

Open Foris | Development, agriculture, hunger, malnutrition | Scoop.it
Open Foris is a set of free and open-source software tools that facilitates flexible and efficient data collection, analysis and reporting.
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Beyond nutrition and agriculture policy: collaborating for a food policy. British Journal of Nutrition

Global interest in food policy is emerging in parallel with mounting challenges to the food supply and the rising prevalence of diet-related chronic health conditions.
Some of the foundational elements of food policies are agricultural practices, finite resources, as well as economic burdens associated with a growing and ageing population.
At the intersection of these interests is the need for policy synchronisation and a better understanding of the dynamics within local, regional and national government decision-making that ultimately affect the wellness of the populous and the safety, quality, affordability and quantity of the food supply.
Policies, synchronised or not, need to be implemented and, for the food industry, this has seen a myriad of approaches with respect to condensing complex nutritional information and health claims.
These include front and/or back of pack labelling, traffic light systems, etc. but in general there is little uniformity at the more regional and global scales.
This translation of the nutritional and health-beneficial messages accompanying specific products to the consumer will undoubtedly be an area of intense activity, and hopefully interaction with policy makers, as the food industry continues to become a more global industry.
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2014 State of Participatory Local Democracy Report | The Hunger Project

2014 State of Participatory Local Democracy Report | The Hunger Project | Development, agriculture, hunger, malnutrition | Scoop.it

Why is participatory local democracy absolutely critical for ending hunger? People are hungry when they are denied the political power to improve their own lives. And, the first place they have to gain that power is in local government. “The issues that really matter in people’s daily lives – water, sanitation, primary health care, primary education, year-round access to affordable nutrition food, basic safety and social justices – must all be resolved locally,” the report reads. “Ensuring such services is never simply an administrative matter, rather an exercise in ensuring human rights.”

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The Economics of Food Price Volatility | University of Chicago Press

The Economics of Food Price Volatility | University of Chicago Press | Development, agriculture, hunger, malnutrition | Scoop.it
There has been an increase in food price instability in recent years, with varied consequences for farmers, market participants, and consumers. Before policy makers can design schemes to reduce food price uncertainty or ameliorate its effects, they must first understand the factors that have contributed to recent price instability. Does it arise primarily from technological or weather-related supply shocks, or from changes in demand like those induced by the growing use of biofuel? Does financial speculation affect food price volatility? The researchers who contributed to The Economics of Food Price Volatility address these and other questions. They examine the forces driving both recent and historical patterns in food price volatility, as well as the effects of various public policies in affecting this volatility. The chapters include studies of the links between food and energy markets, the impact of biofuel policy on the level and variability of food prices, and the effects of weather-related disruptions in supply. The findings shed light on the way price volatility affects the welfare of farmers, traders, and consumers.
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A Road Trip Without a Map: Why Research Is Vital for Confronting Climate Change

A Road Trip Without a Map: Why Research Is Vital for Confronting Climate Change | Development, agriculture, hunger, malnutrition | Scoop.it
As we are on the verge of the UN Climate Summit being held in New York on September 23, it is important to consider whether the maps we have on climate change are sufficiently up-to-date and whether we have the ability to understand them. Miscalculat...
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Importance of food-demand management for climate mitigation | Nature Climate Change

Importance of food-demand management for climate mitigation | Nature Climate Change | Development, agriculture, hunger, malnutrition | Scoop.it
With food demand set to double, agriculture will account for a larger proportion of total future greenhouse-gas emissions. Yet global food production and land-use scenarios have received relatively little attention in relation to climate change mitigation. This study shows that to avoid dangerous climate change, we must address food demand, as sustainable intensification of agriculture does not, in itself, suffice.
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The Evolving Sphere of Food Security: Paperback: Rosamond L. Naylor - Oxford University Press

The Evolving Sphere of Food Security: Paperback: Rosamond L. Naylor - Oxford University Press | Development, agriculture, hunger, malnutrition | Scoop.it
A multidisciplinary group of scholars present the many faces and facets of global food insecurity—-their symptoms, roots, and possible remedies—-through personal stories of research and policy advising at local and global scales. The authors explore the interconnectedness of food security and energy, water, climate, health, and national security as well as its policy implications.
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Vulnerability of Food Security to Global Change | Global Environmental Change, Springer

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Water for the Americas | Routledge

Water for the Americas | Routledge | Development, agriculture, hunger, malnutrition | Scoop.it
The chapters in this volume are peer reviewed editions of the papers presented at the 7th meeting of the Rosenberg International Forum on Water Policy which was held in Buenos Aires, Argentina on November 15-17, 2010. The theme for Forum VII was Water for the Americas: Challenges and Opportunities. This Forum was unique in examining the water problems of the Americas and identifying water management experience gleaned in other parts of the world that might be useful in addressing the problems of the Americas. The sessions illustrated how the water problems of the Americas are common problems, differing only in degree from basin to basin. There was unanimity among the participants about the need for all inhabitants of the Americas to work together to ensure that everyone has access to adequate quantities of healthy water supplies and to appropriate sanitation services. This volume’s approach is to identify different responses and policies that address common issues and learn from contrasts and experiences. The value and potential that this approach affords is that it provides critical judgments about what has worked well and what needs to be done to gain a better future for the Americas’ water resources and society. Some issues covered in the volume are so pressing and urgent, chief among them is serving the unserved, that any delays putting out new facilities in many a rural areas of Central America may cost lives and reduce the outlook for children. Additionally, the volume makes clear that the outlook for the poorest and the future of hundreds of growing cities are threatened by climate change. This book looks into the future by analyzing present and relevant data and gains insight from the different developmental stages of the hemisphere.
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GETTING TO ‘YES’: GOVERNING GENETICALLY MODIFIED CROPS IN UGANDA - Schnurr | J. of International Development

GETTING TO ‘YES’: GOVERNING GENETICALLY MODIFIED CROPS IN UGANDA - Schnurr | J. of International Development | Development, agriculture, hunger, malnutrition | Scoop.it
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2013-2014 New Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition Progress Report

Public and private stakeholders in the New Alliance commit to policy changes and investments that accelerate implementation of African country plans for improving food security and nutrition.
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Under Nutrition, the mention of the forthcoming  Global Nutrition Report.  Also, launch a Technology Platform by CGIAR/IFPRI  and  Forum on Agricultural Research in Africa

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First World Hunger Revisited: Food charity or the right to food

First World Hunger Revisited: Food charity or the right to food | Development, agriculture, hunger, malnutrition | Scoop.it
First World Hunger Revisited exposes the hidden functions and limits of food charity and corporately sponsored food banks as primary responses to widespread domestic hunger and income poverty in twelve rich 'food-secure' societies and emerging economies: Australia, Brazil, Canada, Estonia, Finland, Hong Kong, New Zealand, South Africa, Spain, Turkey, the UK and the USA. Who wins, who loses when governments violate their Right to Food obligations under international law to ensure the food security of their vulnerable populations? It challenges the effectiveness of food aid and argues for integrated income redistribution, agriculture, food, health and social policies informed by the Right to Food, whilst critiquing the lack of public policy and political will in achieving food security for all.
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Global Biodiversity Outlook 4 | Global Convention on Biological Diversity (COP 12)

Global Biodiversity Outlook 4 | Global Convention on Biological Diversity (COP 12) | Development, agriculture, hunger, malnutrition | Scoop.it
summarizes the latest data on the status and trends of biodiversity and draws conclusions relevant to the further implementation of the Convention.
The fourth edition of the Global Biodiversity Outlook will be officially launched on the opening day of the Twelfth Meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (COP 12) in Pyeongchang, Korea. The report draws on various sources of information to provide a mid-term assessment of progress towards the implementation of the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity, an issue which will be discussed during COP-12.
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A Measured Approach to Ending Poverty and Boosting Shared Prosperity: Concepts, Data, and the Twin Goals | World Bank

A Measured Approach to Ending Poverty and Boosting Shared Prosperity: Concepts, Data, and the Twin Goals | World Bank | Development, agriculture, hunger, malnutrition | Scoop.it
The recently launched Policy Research Report 2014: A Measured Approach to Ending Poverty and Boosting Shared Prosperity: Concepts, Data, and the Twin Goals makes an urgent call for better and more timely collection of comparable household survey data, which provide information on people’s consumption or income. The report argues that data and measurement are pivotal to the assessment of the Bank Group’s twin goals, and, thereby, their achievement.
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The New Climate Economy 2014 Report: Better growth better climate

The New Climate Economy 2014 Report: Better growth better climate | Development, agriculture, hunger, malnutrition | Scoop.it
The New Climate Economy Report shows how countries at all levels of income can achieve economic growth while combating climate change
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Seven Million Lives Saved: Under-5 Mortality Since the Launch of the Millennium Development Goals

Seven Million Lives Saved: Under-5 Mortality Since the Launch of the Millennium Development Goals | Development, agriculture, hunger, malnutrition | Scoop.it
John McArthur examines the trends among developing countries in reducing under-5 mortality rates since the establishment of the Millennium Development Goals.
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The State of Food Insecurity in the World (SOFI) 2014 | FAO | Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

The State of Food Insecurity in the World (SOFI) 2014 | FAO | Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations | Development, agriculture, hunger, malnutrition | Scoop.it
The State of Food Insecurity in the World 2014 presents updated estimates of undernourishment and progress towards the Millennium Development Goal (MDG) and World Food Summit (WFS) hunger targets. A stock-taking of where we stand on reducing hunger and malnutrition shows that progress in hunger reduction at the global level and in many countries has continued but that substantial additional effort is needed in others.
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The State of Food Insecurity in the World 2013 | FAO, IFAD, WFP

The State of Food Insecurity in the World 2013 | FAO, IFAD, WFP | Development, agriculture, hunger, malnutrition | Scoop.it
The State of Food Insecurity in the World 2013 presents updated estimates of undernourishment and progress towards the Millennium Development Goal (MDG) and World Food Summit (WFS) hunger targets. The latest assessment shows that further progress has been made towards the 2015 MDG target, which remains within reach for the developing regions as a whole, although marked differences across regions persist and considerable and immediate additional efforts will be needed.

The 2013 report goes beyond measuring food deprivation. It presents a broader suite of indicators that aim to capture the multidimensional nature of food insecurity, its determinants and outcomes. This suite, compiled for every country, allows a more nuanced picture of their food security status, guiding policy-makers in the design and implementation of targeted and effective policy measures that can contribute to the eradication of hunger, food insecurity and malnutrition.

Drawing on the suite of indicators, the report also examines the diverse experiences of six countries in more detail, finding a mixed picture of progress and setbacks. Together, these country experiences show the importance of social protection and nutrition-enhancing interventions, policies to increase agricultural productivity and rural development, diverse sources of income and long-term commitment to mainstreaming food security and nutrition in public policies and programmes.
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How experts are chosen to inform public policy: Can the process be improved? | J. Health Policy

"This paper explores the issue in some depth, proposing a set of principles for determining considerations for service on expert advisory committees. Although the issues around scientific policy counsel and the selection of advisory panels clearly have global applicability, the context for their development had a US and Canadian focus in this work. The authors also call for a broader discussion in all sectors of the research community as to whether and how the process of empaneling food science and nutrition experts might be improved."

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Food Consumption in Global Perspective

Food Consumption in Global Perspective | Development, agriculture, hunger, malnutrition | Scoop.it
The globalization of food consumption has often been equated with the loss of culinary traditions and the homogenization of cuisines. By contrast, the anthropologists, historians and sociologists contributing to this collection reveal both rapid changes and also profound and sometimes surprising continuities in local food consumption practices in the nineteenth, twentieth and twenty-first centuries, and use these to shed light on shifting social boundaries and cultural identities. The volume combines ethnographic, historical and comparative analyses, situating local practices of eating, cooking and sharing food within transnational processes and contexts. In so doing, the volume celebrates and furthers approaches developed in Jack Goody's seminal 1982 book, Cooking, Cuisine and Class: A Study in Comparative Sociology. With studies of China, India, West Africa, South America and Europe, the book provides a truly global perspective on the social dynamics of food consumption in the modern world.
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The Global Food Security Index 2014: An annual measure of the state of global food security | The Economist

The Global Food Security Index 2014: An annual measure of the state of global food security | The Economist | Development, agriculture, hunger, malnutrition | Scoop.it

The Global Food Security Index considers the core issues of affordability, availability, and quality across a set of 109 countries. Learn more.

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To calculate the index they the GFSI uses the State of Food Insecurity in the World report (FAO), the Global Hunger Index  (IFPRI), and the Maplecroft Food Security Risk Index, among others.

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A useful collection of material available for downloading