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Can Smallholder Farmers Address Hunger in the Region? Public Dialogue Report

"Agriculture provides an indispensable part of the livelihoods of the poorest households in southern Africa. The sector is a primary source of income for the rural population and contributes to foreign exchange earnings for southern African economie…

2015 Nutrition Country Profile: Tunisia

The individual country profile for Tunisia capture the status and progress of all UN Member States, and the 80+ indicators include a wealth of information on child, adolescent and adult anthropometry and nutritional status, in addition to interventi…

2015 Nutrition Country Profile: Morocco

The individual country profile for Morocco captures the status and progress of this UN Member State, and the 80+ indicators include a wealth of information on child, adolescent and adult anthropometry and nutritional status, in addition to intervent…

2015 Nutrition Country Profile: Egypt

The individual country profile for Egypt captures the status and progress of this UN Member State, and the 80+ indicators include a wealth of information on child, adolescent and adult anthropometry and nutritional status, in addition to interventio…

2015 Nutrition Country Profile: Libya

The individual country profile for Libya captures the status and progress of this UN Member State, and the 80+ indicators include a wealth of information on child, adolescent and adult anthropometry and nutritional status, in addition to interventio…

2015 Nutrition Country Profile: Algeria

The individual country profile for Algeria captures the status and progress of this UN Member State, and the 80+ indicators include a wealth of information on child, adolescent and adult anthropometry and nutritional status, in addition to intervent…

Africa's Growth Dividend? Lived Poverty Drops Across Much of the Continent

"Though Africa has recorded high levels of economic growth over the past decade, previous Afrobarometer surveys of citizens found little evidence that this growth had reduced levels of poverty in any consistent way. However, new data from Afrobarome…

Seeds of Plenty: How Boosting Smallholder Farming can Ease Hunger and Reduce Poverty at the Household Level in Southern Africa

"This policy brief looks at the factors constraining the productivity of smallholder farmers to achieve food security for poor households and communities, as a contribution to poverty eradication in southern Africa. The brief examines the characte…

Facing Drought, Can Zimbabwe Improve on History of Food Shortage, Poor Management

"Zimbabwe and other Southern African countries are facing one of their worst food shortages in decades. In February 2016, President Robert Mugabe declared a state of disaster in rural parts of the country severely hit by a drought largely blamed on…

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 …

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…

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 challen…

How can African Agriculture Adapt to Climate Change: Insights from Ethiopia and South Africa

"During the coming decades, global change will impact food and water security in significant but highly uncertain ways. There are strong indications that developing countries will bear the brunt of the consequences, particularly from climate chang…

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