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The State of Food Insecurity in the World 2005

Eradicating world hunger – key to achieving the Millennium Development Goals
FAO [ 2005 ]
Only ten years now remain before the 2015 deadline by which world leaders have pledged to reduce hunger and extreme [...]
This paper examines international trends in plant variety protection, a form of intellectual property rights for plant varieties akin to [...]

HIV/AIDS and the Agricultural sector: Implications for policy in Eastern and Southern Africa

T. S. Jayne, Marcela Villarrea, Prabhu Pingali, Günter Hemrich [ 2005 ]
This paper draws upon development economics theory, demographic projections, and empirical evidence to consider the likely consequences of the HIV/AIDS [...]

Monitoring poverty without consumption data: An application using the Albania panel survey

Carlo Azzarri, Gero Carletto, Benjamin Davis and Alberto Zezza [ 2005 ]
In developing countries poverty is generally measured with expenditure data. Such data are difficult and costly to obtain and it [...]
Social protection aims to provide a national platform for smoothly transitioning from a chaotic collection of shock responses to an [...]

Food security and nutrition in Bangladesh: Progress and determinants

Mahabub Hossain, Firdousi Naher, Quazi Shahabuddin [ 2005 ]
For Bangladesh food security was synonymous with achieving self-sufficiency in rice production and stabilization in rice prices. The country has [...]
During the last 3 decades, donors and governments have invested in the development and dissemination of new technologies in the [...]
In spite of the fact that the Ugandan National Agricultural Research System has developed and released several production-enhancing technologies over [...]

The green revolution in Zimbabwe

Jane Alumira, Joseph Rusike [ 2005 ]
This paper presents a historical overview of plant breeding research, variety release and seed supply of staple food grains in [...]

The maize green revolution in Kenya revisited

Hugo De Groote, George Owuor, Cheryl Doss, James Ouma, Lutta Muhammad and K. Danda [ 2005 ]
The maize green revolution, which increased maize yields through the use of improved varieties and fertilizer, has stalled since the [...]