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The State of Food and Agriculture 2015

Social protection and agriculture: breaking the cycle of rural poverty
FAO [ 2015 ]
Despite significant progress in meeting the Millennium Development Goals on poverty and hunger, almost a billion people still live in [...]
   
In Burkina Faso and Mali, cotton is the most important cash crop, given its high contribution to the GDP and [...]
   
This set of briefs presents the major debates emerged during the development and adoption of the India’s National Food Security [...]
   

Achieving Zero Hunger

The critical role of investments in social protection and agriculture
FAO, IFAD and WFP [ 2015 ]
This paper provides estimates of investment costs, both public and private, required to eliminate chronic dietary energy deficits, or to [...]
   
This brief summarizes the results of analyses of Shan tea and Arabica coffee value chains in the Northern Mountainous Region [...]
   
In recent years, government's investments in agriculture have focused on increasing land under irrigation, subsidizing inputs, strengthening the agricultural extension [...]
   
In Senegal, the government has given great importance and priority to the development and promotion of national rice production to [...]
   

State food provisioning as social protection

Debating India’s national food security law
Harsh Mander [ 2015 ]
This book provides an overview of the most important debates which ensued in the four and a half years of [...]
   
The government of Burundi has timidly decreased State involvement in strategic value chains, with a view to open the market, [...]
   

Livelihood diversification and vulnerability to poverty in rural Malawi

Solomon Asfaw, Nancy McCarthy, Adriana Paolantonio, Romina Cavatassi, Mulubrhan Amare and Leslie Lipper [ 2015 ]
Climate variability, associated with farm-income variability, is recognized as one of the main drivers of livelihood diversification strategies in developing [...]