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The State of Food Insecurity in the World

Strengthening the enabling environment for food security and nutrition
FAO, IFAD, WFP
The State of Food Insecurity in the World 2014 presents updated estimates of undernourishment and progress towards the Millennium Development [...]
The food security commitment and capacity profile (FSCCP) is a tool that was developed by FAO to assess and track [...]

What do we really know about the number and distribution of farms and family farms in the world?

Background paper for The State of Food and Agriculture 2014
Sarah K. Lowder, Jakob Skoet and Saumya Singh
The agricultural economics literature provides various estimates of the number of farms and small farms in the world. This paper [...]

Climate variability, adaptation strategies and food security in Malawi

Solomon Asfaw, Nancy McCarthy, Leslie Lipper, Aslihan Arslan, Andrea Cattaneo and Mutie Kachulu
This paper assesses farmers’ incentives and conditioning factors that hinder or promote adaptation strategies and evaluates its impact on crop [...]

News and events

Launch of the IPC Global Strategic Programme & Vision (2014-2016)

FAO Headquarters, Rome

The IPC Global Partners will launch the IPC Global Strategic Programme and Vision (2014-2016), through an online virtual event scheduled for [...]

Multi-stakeholder conference on agriculture investments, gender, and land in Africa

Cape Town, South Africa ( 5-7 March 2014 )

The conference aims to promote an open exchange of experiences and evidence-based knowledge on the implications of public and private [...]

International Consultation on Policy Monitoring in Developing Countries

FAO Headquarters, Rome ( 11 December 2013 )

FAO is to hold an International Consultation on Policy Monitoring in Developing Countries at its Rome Headquarters on December 11, [...]

Making Policy Count: debate on policy monitoring

FAO HQ - Iran Room ( 10 October 2013 - 8:30-9:30 )

CFS 40 side event on policy monitoring: Monitoring Food and Agricultural Policies in Developing Countries: Understanding country practices and the [...]

Agricultural Development Economics

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