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Latin America is the sub-region that has made the most progress, achieving both the Millennium Development Goal target to reduce the prevalence of under-nourishment from 14.4% in 1990/92 to 5.1% in 2012/14, and also the more ambitious goal of the World Food Summit (WFS) of 1996, by reducing the total number of people suffering from hunger, from 60.3 million to 29.5 million in the same period. These achievements reflect the commitment of the countries of the region to the implementation of policies aimed at reducing poverty and inequality, within the framework of a human rights approach.

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Este documento analiza algunos de los principales temas y desafíos que influyen en las causas del hambre y la desnutrición en Centroamérica, señalando especialmente aquellos que son muy específicos o que afectan en mayor medida a esta región con respecto del resto del continente. Igualmente, se desea mostrar que Centroamérica no es un bloque homogéneo, pues existe una diversidad en el grado de desarrollo de los países. Con ello, se pretende ampliar la mirada y aportar un valor agregado al conjunto del Panorama de la Seguridad Alimentaria y Nutricional en América Latina y el Caribe, que facilite en última instancia el análisis y las propuestas de políticas y...

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El ordenamiento territorial rural se presenta como una herramienta importante para que los países fortalezcan la seguridad alimentaria de todos sus habitantes, permitiéndoles conciliar el desarrollo económico con las distintas formas de ocupación territorial. Esto requiere integrar de forma sustentable las actividades económicas, la preservación ambiental y la diversidad cultural, contribuyendo a la gobernabilidad en los territorios y a dar respuesta a las problemáticas de la gente.


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The ultimate overall purpose of this manual is to ensure that Jamaican farmers become less vulnerable, more resilient and better able to cope with the changes that climate change will bring to their farming production methods. The impact that climate change currently brings is already making farmers more vulnerable and putting them more at risk to the negative effects of increased periods of drought, wind damage and hurricanes, possible flooding events, deforestation and soil erosion. Ensuring that all farmers not only learn about, but implement, the best mix of land husbandry methods for their own farms is not just optional,...

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The purpose of this document is to provide a practical tool to train and build human capacity in the Caribbean sub-region in the practice of rainwater harvesting. Application of rainwater harvesting techniques will produce measurable improvements in livelihood and household food security, generated by access to reliable water resources for irrigation. The document is targeted to agricultural smallholders operating on two hectares of land or less, as well as backyard gardeners and school gardening projects. It describes simply, but carefully the relationships between plants, soil, water, climate and rainfall, and on-farm rainwater harvesting. The document uses calculations and tables to...

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