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The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World

Building climate resilience for food security and nutrition
FAO, IFAD, UNICEF, WFP and WHO [ 2018 ]
New evidence in SOFI 2018 confirms a rise in world hunger: the number of people who suffer from hunger has been growing over the past three years, returning to levels from almost a decade ago. Multiple forms of malnutrition are [...]
   

Food security and armed conflict: a cross-country analysis

FAO Agricultural Development Economics Working Paper 18-03
Stijn van Weezel [ 2018 ]
Significant progress has been made in improving global food security, yet some countries still face severe challenges. In some cases, violent armed conflict has potentially contributed to local food insecurity due to disruption of food production and agricultural markets. Despite the [...]
   

Building resilience of livelihoods in Karamoja, Uganda

FAO Agricultural Development Economics Policy Brief 9
FAO [ 2018 ]
The Karamoja region, in North East Uganda, is one of the least developed regions of the country, and is highly vulnerable to resource-based conflict and climate change variability. Addressing food insecurity of vulnerable people is a major challenge in the [...]
   
This document summarizes the online consultation Promoting sustainable food systems for healthy diets in Europe and Central Asia: the key role of school food and nutrition programmes, which was held on the FAO Global Forum on Food Security and Nutrition [...]
   
The Early Warning Early Action (EWEA) report on food security and agriculture is developed by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). It provides a quarterly forward-looking analysis of major disaster risks to food security and agriculture, [...]
   
Resilience Marking is a participatory methodology. It employs empirical evidence to highlight the expected impact of a set of projects on the resilience of beneficiary households in a specific context. The methodology can be applied to different countries, where the [...]
   

Crop diversification increases productivity and stabilizes income of smallholders

FAO Agricultural Development Economics Policy Brief 8
FAO [ 2018 ]
In sub-Saharan Africa, crop diversification features prominently in many countries’ climate change adaptation strategies. This study focuses on the determinants of adoption and on the impact of seven cropping systems in Malawi, Mozambique, and Zambia. The work finds that the [...]
   

Agricultural policy incentives in sub-Saharan Africa in the last decade (2005–2016)

FAO Agricultural Development Economics Technical Study 3
FAO MAFAP Team [ 2018 ]
The study summarizes the results emerging from the 2017 update of the Monitoring and Analysing Food and Agricultural Policies (MAFAP) indicators for the 2005-2016 period for 14 sub-Saharan African countries. These indicators - comparable across commodities, countries and years - [...]
   
The Smallholder Farmers’ Data portrait is a comprehensive, systematic and standardized data set on the profile of smallholder farmers across the world. This factsheet generates an overview on how small family farmers in Malawi live their lives by using the Data [...]
   
The Smallholder Farmers’ Data portrait is a comprehensive, systematic and standardized data set on the profile of smallholder farmers across the world. This factsheet generates an overview on how small family farmers in Ethiopia live their lives by using the Data [...]
   
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