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Attaining to Vulnerability to HIV and AIDS in Food Insecure Settings in Sub-Saharan Africa

This report is a combination of rapid assessments conducted in 4 countries (Ethiopia, Burundi, Mozambique and Uganda) on “A status analysis on community vulnerability to the effects of HIV and AIDS in food insecure settings”. ACORD undertook an i...

Nutrition Policies in Developing Countries: Challenges and Highlights

Malnutrition remains one of the major obstacles to human well-being and economic prosperity in developing countries.There are strong normative and instrumental reasons related to human and economic development to address the burden of malnutrition...

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 ...

Cape Town's African Poor

"The typical ‘face of poverty’ in South Africa is no longer that of a rural woman engaged in subsistence agricultural production. Poverty today also refers to the large number of unemployed men who wait daily in vain on street corners for a casua...

Defending Rights Promoting Justice

The main purpose of the Advocacy Toolkit for small holder farmers is to build the capacity of partners to better mobilise and engage with policymakers. This is aimed at influencing national, regional and international policies regarding their righ...

Food Aid, Agriculture and the African Farmer : A Curator's Egg

This paper was intended to contribute to the debate about aid and development in Africa by focusing specifically on food aid and its various impacts on African agriculture and, by extension, on African farmers. Our explorations have led us down th...

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 ‘und...

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...

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 l...

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 o...

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 proble...

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 so...

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 kind...

Grain Revolution Finger Millet and Livelihood Transformation in Rural Zimbabwe

According to numerous studies, finger millet was proved to be very nutritious; it also contains high levels of calcium, carbohydrates, iron and amino acids. This narrative is about much more than just switching from one crop to another. For Chidar...

Community Gardens as a Form of Urban Household Food and Income Supplements in African Cities: Experiences in Hammanskraal, Pretoria

Food insecurity on the African continent is no longer experienced only in rural areas. Instead, it has become a very common occurrence in cities. Millions experience the unaffordability and inaccessibility of food for themselves and their familie...

Why Wait Until the Next Food Crisis? Improving Food Reserve Strategies in East Africa

The importance of African countries holding food reserves for promoting food security and price stability is highlighted in this report. The food reserves policies of three countries in East Africa – Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda – are analysed showi...

A Quantitative Analysis of Determinants of Child and Maternal Malnutrition in Nigeria

"Malnutrition rates among children 0-36 months and women of reproductive age in Nigeria are high and vary significantly across rural-urban locations, geopolitical regions, and agroecological zones, constituting a significant public health chall...

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-Saha...

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 ...

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...

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