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This paper outlines a coherent strategy for the use of food aid in addressing food insecurity. It surveys recent literature on poverty traps, the rights-based approach to food security and discusses where food aid fits into an integrated analysis of [...]
This paper surveys the economic literature on the impacts of food aid on recipient countries. The paper reviews the conceptual and empirical challenges associated with evaluating the impacts of food aid and surveys the main analytical techniques that are used [...]

Less-favoured areas: looking beyond agriculture towards ecosystem services

Leslie Lipper, Prabhu Pingali, Monika Zurek [ 2006 ]
Many dryland regions are considered less favoured areas as they face a variety of either biophysical or socio-economic constraints to agricultural production and sustaining livelihoods. Growing population numbers, limited infrastructure and market access, land tenure problems as well as increasing [...]
Kenya is one of the focus countries of the EC/FAO Programme “Food Security Information for Action” whose broad objectives are to improve availability and quality of relevant food security information, reinforce capacity in formulating food security policies, strategies and programming [...]
The report gives details on the pre-testing of survey tools in Malawi: the FANTA developed Household Dietary Diversity Score (HDD); the FANTA-developed Household Food Insecurity Access Scale (HFIAS); and an individual dietary diversity score (IDD). It contains a translation of [...]
Since February 2004, FAO, through the Food Security Analysis Unit (FSAU) Somalia, has been developing the Integrated Food Security and Humanitarian Phase Classification (IPC) - a tool for improving analysis and decision making in emergency situations. The IPC tool is [...]

Food Security

FAO [ 2006 ]
The widely accepted World Food Summit (1996) definition reinforces the multidimensional nature of food security and includes food access, availability, food use and stability. It has enabled policy responses focused on the promotion and recovery of livelihood options. Initially made [...]
Humanitarian reform is an issue at the centre of the UN policy agenda; Donors and international agencies are working together to improve the predictability, timeliness and effectiveness of humanitarian response through a range of measures including the Good Humanitarian Donorship [...]
In this paper we examine the effects of the composition (between private and public goods) of government expenditures in the rural world, and the effect that corruption has in the political game that determines these allocation decisions. In the first [...]

Putting payments for environmental services in the context of economic development

David Zilberman, Leslie Lipper, Nancy McCarthy [ 2006 ]
Paying for the provision of environmental services is a recent policy innovation that is attracting much attention in both developed and developing countries. The innovation involves a move away from command and control environmental policies, harnessing market forces to obtain [...]