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Comprehensive Food Security and Vulnerability Analysis Nigeria

"The Nigerian Comprehensive Food Security and Vulnerability Analysis (CFSVA) provides an in-depth assessment of the food security situation within Nigeria. This is very important as it equips policymakers with timely and relevant information that wi…

Narratives of Scarcity: Understanding the 'Global Resource Grab'

"Global resource scarcity has become a central policy concern, with predictions of rising populations, natural resource depletion and hunger. Resulting narratives of scarcity drive behaviour and justify actions to harness resources considered ‘under…

Global Food Governance the Committee for World Food Security

The world's governments agreed to reform the Committee on world food security (CFS) in order to make it “the central United Nations political platform dealing with food security and nutrition” in order to “strive for a world free from hunger. This y…

Stand Up, Take Action to Free the Hungry Billion

One in every six people in the world, live with constant hunger – not as a result of war or natural disaster, but just because of the way our societies and our global food system is structured. Africa is the region of the world with the highest lev…

MAPS Provocateur Briefing Report Forum on Development and Mitigation - Hunger, Poverty, Inequality and Climate Change Mitigation

This paper outlines some key reflections from the Development and Mitigation Forum, hosted by the MAPS Programme in Cape Town in January 2014. The paper argues that the mitigation community needs to shift towards putting development first in ord…

Challenges to Urban Food Supply in South Africa

"Food security and food issues are a major social challenge in South Africa. McLachlan and Thorne cite an analysis by Adam Kahane of the food security problem in South Africa. In this analysis Kahane is of the opinion that the food security problem …

Issues of Increasing Levels of Poverty and Hunger in Africa, with Specific Reference to South Africa

"The majority of people in African countries, especially in South Africa, live subsistence livelihoods below the poverty line. Poverty is a condition characterised by a lack of basic needs such as water, health care, foods, sufficient access to soci…

Livelihoods and Sharing: Trends in a Lesotho Village, 1976 - 2004

"This study is meant to contribute to CARE Lesotho’s Livelihoods Recovery through Agriculture Programme, as it seeks to understand how Basotho livelihoods are evolving and how traditional modes of inter-household support are responding to new kinds …

Better Nutrition for Children in Uganda: The Policy Makers Role

"Although Uganda has made tremendous progress in improving welfare outcomes in the past 20 years, some key welfare outcomes especially regarding nutritional status have performed dismally. For instance, the proportion of poor persons reduced from 56…

Perspectives on Poverty in Swaziland: Historical and Contemporary Forms. Report of Swaziland National Workshop

"OSSREA and the local organisers chose the theme of poverty for the current workshop because this demonstrated an awareness of serious problems facing, not only Swaziland, but also many countries in the region. The papers presented at the workshop …

Nutrition Mapping in Tanzania

"For effective decisionmaking, policymakers and program managers often need detailed information about the welfare of the population, including knowledge about which specific areas are most affected by poverty and undernutrition. Household sample …

Gender and the Social and Economic Impact of Drought on the Residents of Turkana District in Kenya

"The purpose of the study is to examine the gender-differentiated problems and challenges in the drought situation in Turkana District. In addition, the study endeavours to find out the differentiated adaptive strategies employed by both men and wo…

Global Economic and Financial Crisis and Trade: Kenya’s Experience

"This paper investigates the effects of the global economic and financial crisis in Africa and whether or not Kenya’s trade sector has been a channel for transmitting the crisis in the country. The analysis of the effects of the crisis in Sub-Sahara…

Impact of Asian Drivers on SSA Agriculture and Food Security: Issues and Challenges

"An important sector in Africa that could be affected by the growth of Asia Drivers is the agriculture sector. This paper, provides the framework for assessing the impact of the Asian Drivers on Sub-Saharan Africa agriculture. The performance is re…

Preventing Malnutrition in Tanzania: A Focused Strategy to Improve Nutrition in Young Children

"This brief examines the status of nutrition in Tanzania. Despite improvements between 1999 and 2004/05, data clearly show that the prevalence of child undernutrition remains high in Tanzania and malnutrition begins at an early age. Based on the evi…

Toward an Integrated Approach for Addressing Malnutrition in Zambia: A Literature Review and Institutional Analysis

"Due to the predominance of direct, specific interventions in nutrition for development, the health sector tends to own nutrition, with interventions customarily implemented through health programs. The idea that the agriculture sector should also b…

Investing in Orphan Crops to Improve Food and Livelihood Security of Uganda's Rural Poor Policy Gaps, Opportunities and Recommendations

"This policy research paper is an analysis of the extent to which Uganda’s food and agricultural-related policies and policy frameworks support the production and wider use of orphan crops in national development. Its major objective is to provide p…

7 Billion on the Brink Who's Really Fighting the Looming Climate Change and Hunger Crisis?

"The world today confronts three inter-locking crises – climate change,resource scarcity and food price volatility – which all pose major threats to feeding the future. We can no longer treat these challenges to humanity in isolation. We must gener…

Millennium Development Goals Progress Report

"The main conclusion is that Rwanda has the policies and programmes in place to achieve poverty reduction and human development but that it will not achieve all the MDG Targets by 2015. Good progress is being made for many, but the accelerated rate …

The Triple Crisis and the Global Aid Architecture

"The global economy is passing through a period of profound change. The immediate concern is with the financial crisis, originating in the North. The South is affected via lower commodity prices, reduced private financial flows, and falling remittan…

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