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Role of income inequality in shaping outcomes on individual food insecurity

Background paper for The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World 2019 – FAO Agricultural Development Economics Working Paper 19-06
Holleman, C. & Conti, V.

Despite relatively high economic growth rates in many developing countries in the last two decades, income inequality has remained high [...]

Supporting smallholder farmers to adapt to climate change is essential for achieving Sustainable Development Goals 1 (No poverty) and 2 [...]

Valuation of the health and climate-change benefits of healthy diets

Background paper for The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World 2020 – FAO Agricultural Development Economics Working Paper 20-03
Springmann, M.

The health and environmental consequences of our dietary choices impose costs on society that are currently not reflected in the [...]

Social assistance and productive support policies implementation in rural areas

Are social protection policies designed to reach the rural poor?
Carrasco Azzini, G.

Many studies have provided global and regional overviews of the state of social protection policies and their importance to poverty [...]

News and events

Technical workshop: The drivers and impacts of migration and labor mobility

FAO Headquarters, Rome ( 1 December 2017 )

The workshop will bring together researchers and policy makers from around the world in an effort to provide evidence, promote [...]

Call for good practices and lessons learned on food security and nutrition policy implementation in Europe and Central Asia region

FAO’s Project Developing Capacity for Strengthening Food Security and Nutrition in Selected Countries of the Caucasus and Central Asia is pleased to [...]

Online discussion: Rural women: striving for gender transformative impacts

This online discussion invites you to reflect on the current understanding of gender dynamics of rural livelihoods and share information, [...]

What role can agricultural extension and advisory services play in realizing gender equality and improved nutrition?

This discussion invites you to reflect on the role that agricultural extension and advisory services (AEAS) can play in contributing [...]

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