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Food security analysis and policies for transition countries

Peter Wehrheim, Doris Wiesmann [ 2006 ]
This article explores the characteristics of food security in the context of economies in transition. These special characteristics derive from the “legacies” of socialist systems, both economy-wide ones and others specific to the agriculture and the food sector. Food insecurity [...]
The paper reviews the implications for rural development of current transformations in agriculture. It first identifies some of the driving forces - in addition to the impact of rising incomes in some but not all developing countries - behind the [...]

The State of Food Insecurity in the World 2006

Eradicating world hunger – taking stock ten years after the World Food Summit
FAO [ 2006 ]
Ten years have elapsed since the World Food Summit (WFS) in Rome pledged to halve the number of undernourished people in the world by no later than 2015, and in October 2006 FAO's Committee on World Food Security is conducting [...]
Improving agricultural productivity and farm level resilience to agricultural production shocks is a critical component of reducing poverty and improving household food security throughout the developing world, and particularly in Ethiopia which is among the poorest countries in the world. [...]

The right to food in practice

Implementation at the national level
FAO [ 2006 ]
This paper gives practical guidance as to how to implement the right to food at the national level, with examples of best practice from various countries. In so doing, it will give many illustrations of a fundamental truth that must [...]
Egypt is on track to achieve its long-term goal of reducing the poverty rate to 6 percent by 2022. Continued progress towards this goal will require rapid employment growth for which agriculture growth, through its impact on demand for goods [...]
This paper examines the effects of trade and domestic agricultural policy reforms on the distribution of incomes in six developing countries: Brazil, China, India, Malawi, Mexico and South Africa. The aggregate results from a global trade model are fed into [...]
The paper reviews the role of small farms in development and poverty reduction in countries (or regions within a country) with persistent mass poverty. It discusses the arguments supporting the importance of agricultural development for poverty and argues that initial [...]

Eradicating extreme poverty and hunger: towards a coherent policy agenda

Prabhu Pingali, Kostas Stamoulis, Randy Stringer  [ 2006 ]
Alleviating hunger and poverty has been and continues to be the pre-dominant policy challenge facing global and national decision makers. This paper argues that policy interventions for addressing this challenge should be designed in the context of emerging global, regional [...]
This article evaluates the effectiveness of ex-post targeting of the direct payment program for mountain agriculture in Japan. A regression analysis explaining the entry into the program shows that the farm profitability and the production cost were significant positive and [...]