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The State of Food Insecurity in the World raises awareness about global hunger issues, discusses underlying causes of hunger and [...]

Stabilizing price incentives for staple grain producers in the context of broader agricultural policies: debates and country experiences

ESA Working Paper 12-05
Mulat Demeke, David Dawe, James Tefft, Tadele Ferede and Winnie Bell [ 2012 ]
Price uncertainty is a major constraint to a sustained increase in staple food production. This paper reviews the trends and [...]

The Global Forum on Food Security and Nutrition

Online discussions that make a difference
FSN Forum / FAO [ 2012 ]
This special publication showcases some of the FSN Forum's most significant discussions in recent years, on central topics and trends [...]

Fertilizer subsidies in sub-Saharan Africa

ESA Working Paper 12-04
Zoé Druilhe and Jesús Barreiro-Hurlé [ 2012 ]
The paper reviews the existing literature on fertilizer subsidies in sub-Saharan Africa and provides a coherent analysis of both the [...]

International workshop on socio-economic impacts of genetically modified crops co-organised by JRC-IPTS and FAO: Workshop proceedings

Maria Lusser, Terri Raney, Pascal Tillie, Koen Dillen and Emilio Rodriguez Cerezo [ 2012 ]
EU legislation provides for monitoring (ex-post assessment) and reporting on the socio-economic implications of the deliberate release and placing on [...]

World agriculture towards 2030/2050: the 2012 revision

ESA Working Paper 12-03
Nikos Alexandratos and Jelle Bruinsma [ 2012 ]
Current UN projections indicate that world population could increase by 2.25 billion people from today’s levels, reaching 9.15 billion by [...]
Climate change is projected to change production conditions for agricultural producers globally. In the developing world, most of the projected [...]

Cash-for-work in Somalia: linking relief to recovery

prepared by Zoe Druilhe and Denise Melvin [ 2012 ]
In complex emergency situations such as that in Somalia, marred by violence, destitution and famine, the Food and Agriculture Organization [...]
Volatile and soaring food prices have been making headlines globally since 2007 with concerns over their negative impacts on the [...]

Milk availability: trends in production and demand and medium-term outlook

ESA Working Paper 12-01
Stefano Gerosa and Jakob Skoet [ 2012 ]
This paper reviews trends in global production and consumption of dairy products as well as the drivers behind increasing production [...]