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Proceedings from the International Scientific Symposium on Food and Nutrition Security information

From Valid Measurement to Effective Decision Making
FAO [ 2013 ]
In January 2012 FAO organized an International Symposium to examine emerging trends in measuring Food and Nutrition Security Information and [...]
This paper describes the benefits and costs of managing food price instability in the context of promoting economic growth and [...]

Intra-industry trade in biofuels: how environmental legislation fuels resource use and GHG emissions

ESA Working Paper 12-08
Seth Meyer, Josef Schmidhuber, Jesús Barreiro-Hurlé [ 2012 ]
We have seen significant volumes of intra-industry trade in ethanol between the United States of America and Brazil. A trend [...]
Investment in agriculture is widely recognized as crucial for economic growth, poverty reduction and improved food and nutrition security. Although [...]
Investing in agriculture is essential for reducing hunger and promoting sustainable agricultural production. Those parts of the world where agricultural [...]
The 2012 Symposium on “Food and Nutrition Security Information: From valid measurement to effective decision making” brought together nearly 400 [...]
The document was prepared as a technical input for the Hanoi Conference on Agriculture, Food Security and Climate Change, to [...]

The impacts of public investment in and for agriculture: synthesis of the existing evidence

ESA Working Paper 12-07
Tewodaj Mogues, Bingxin Yu, Shenggen Fan and Linden McBride [ 2012 ]
In light of a reinvigorated policy orientation toward agriculture in developing countries following recent dramatic developments affecting food prices and [...]
This paper addresses the determinants of public expenditure policies, by reviewing theories and empirical investigations of what features explain the [...]
The purpose of this Integrated Food Security Phase Classification (IPC) Technical Manual Version 2.0 is to provide food security analysts [...]