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Human Progress within Planetary Guardrails: a Contribution to the SDG Debate |WBGU: Policy Paper 8 2014

Human Progress within Planetary Guardrails: a Contribution to the SDG Debate |WBGU: Policy Paper 8 2014 | Development, agriculture, hunger, malnutrition | Scoop.it

New Sustainable Development Goals 2015, replaces the UN Millenium Development Goals.

 

WBGU recommends integrating six targets to protect the climate, the soils and biological diversity:

•    limit global warming to 2°C – to avoid irreversible climatic consequences.
•    limit ocean acidification to 0.2 pH units – to keep the marine environment intact.
•    stop the loss of biodiversity and ecosystem services – to protect the natural life-support systems.
•    stop land and soil degradation – in order not to jeopardize global food production.
•    limit the risks posed by long-lived and harmful anthropogenic substances (such as mercury and plastic waste) – since the related negative effects are difficult to reverse.
•    stop the loss of phosphorus – since this element is the limiting factor in agriculture.

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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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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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Cash Transfers and Child Nutrition: What we know and what we need to know | UNICEF

Cash Transfers and Child Nutrition: What we know and what we need to know | UNICEF | Development, agriculture, hunger, malnutrition | Scoop.it
This paper aims to provide a comprehensive overview of the impacts of cash transfer programmes on the immediate and underlying determinants of child nutrition, including the most recent evidence from impact evaluations across sub-Saharan Africa. The paper finds that the evidence to date on the immediate determinants of child nutrition is mixed with respect to whether cash transfers can positively impact growth-related outcomes among children, particularly in sub-Saharan Africa.
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Gender Equality and Sustainable Development | Routledge

Gender Equality and Sustainable Development | Routledge | Development, agriculture, hunger, malnutrition | Scoop.it
Gender Equality and Sustainable Development calls for policies, investments and initiatives in sustainable development that recognize women's knowledge, agency and decision-making as fundamental. Four key sets of issues - work and industrial production; population and reproduction; food and agriculture, and water, sanitation and energy provide focal lenses through which these challenges are considered. Perspectives from new feminist political ecology and economy are integrated, alongside issues of rights, relations and power. The book untangles the complex interactions between different dimensions of gender relations and of sustainability, and explores how policy and activism can build synergies between them.
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We can end poverty, but at what cost? | Washington Post

We can end poverty, but at what cost? | Washington Post | Development, agriculture, hunger, malnutrition | Scoop.it
Even the most effective international charities could double or triple the number people they boost out of poverty. Here's how.
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C. Blattman addresses that maybe ending paternalism will help.

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ShareTheMeal App | UN WFP

ShareTheMeal App | UN WFP | Development, agriculture, hunger, malnutrition | Scoop.it
With two taps on your smartphone you can share your meal with a child in need. It only costs 40 cents to feed 1 child for 1 full day.
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Use this App to donate  40 Euro cents and you can feed 1 child for 1 full day.  Con esta App y 40 centavos de Euro, podrá alimentar un niño por todo un dia.

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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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2015 World Press Freedom Index Reporters Without Borders"

The Reporters Without Borders World Press Freedom Index highlights the worldwide deterioration in freedom of information in 2014. Press freedom, challenged by conflicts, the growing threat from non-state operatives, violence during demonstrations or resulting from the financial and economic crisis, is in retreat on all five continents. The organization examines this disturbing trend in seven thematic analyses.
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Nations seeing a decline: the US, the UK, Italy, China.

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Building Environmental Resilience, reports | Green Peace

Building Environmental Resilience, reports | Green Peace | Development, agriculture, hunger, malnutrition | Scoop.it

 East Africa has first-hand experience in climate change. It is predicted that long rains will decrease and droughts will be more common, resulting in food insecurity.

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GP released a report “Building Environmental Resilience - A snapshot of farmers adapting to climate change in Kenya”, and   a literature review. 

This report provides insights of innovative partnerships for
promoting climate resilient agriculture in Africa. These
partners include the CGIAR Centers, the CGIAR
Research Programme on Climate Change, Agriculture
and Food Security (CCAFS), development organisations,
policy makers and national agricultural research stations.


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Connecting Global Priorities: Biodiversity and Human Health, a State of Knowledge Review | the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity

Connecting Global Priorities: Biodiversity and Human Health, a State of Knowledge Review | the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity | Development, agriculture, hunger, malnutrition | Scoop.it

The report, Connecting Global Priorities: Biodiversity and Human Health, demonstrates that the relationship between biodiversity and human health is extensive and complex. It outlines the ways that the conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity has positive impacts on human health, including through impacts on water and air quality, nutrition, non-communicable and infectious diseases, and medicines, among others.

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More Than Good Intentions: Improving the Ways the World's Poor Borrow, Save, Farm, Learn, and Stay Healthy | IPA

More Than Good Intentions: Improving the Ways the World's Poor Borrow, Save, Farm, Learn, and Stay Healthy | IPA | Development, agriculture, hunger, malnutrition | Scoop.it

When it comes to global poverty, people are passionate and polarized. At one extreme: We just need to invest more resources. At the other: We’ve thrown billions down a sinkhole over the last fifty years and accomplished almost nothing.

Dean Karlan and Jacob Appel present an entirely new approach.

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