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Brazil country fact sheet on food and agriculture policy trends

Food and Agriculture Policy Decision Analysis (FAPDA) [ 2014 ]
In Brazil, the government has successfully adopted an integrated approach for combating malnutrition and hunger. Under the well-known Zero Hunger strategy (“Fome Zero”) and subsequent Brazil Without Misery plan (“Brasil Sem Miséria”), innovative social programmes were launched to target more [...]
   

Burkina Faso country fact sheet on food and agriculture policy trends

Food and Agriculture Policy Decision Analysis (FAPDA) [ 2014 ]
Burkina Faso has succeeded in achieving the Maputo Declaration target by allocating at least 10 percent of the national budget to agriculture almost every year since 2003. Most of these expenditures have been allocated to support the production of [...]
   

Cambodia country fact sheet on food and agriculture policy trends

Food and Agriculture Policy Decision Analysis (FAPDA) [ 2014 ]
In Cambodia, the government has given increasing priority to commercial rice production by promoting higher yield seeds and expanding irrigation and post production infrastructure. Relevant reforms have been adopted in favour of the fisheries sector. Child malnutrition remains a critical [...]
   

Nonlinear cointegration in the food-ethanol-oil system

Evidence from smooth threshold vector error correction models
FAO [ 2014 ]
We examine the nature of relationship between prices of crude oil, ethanol and grains (maize, wheat and rice). Our working hypothesis is that profit maximization, the US biofuel policies and automotive engine technology give rise to a nonlinear relationship between [...]
   
Based on extensive research, document reviews and country level surveys, the report covers a broad range of food security and agricultural development policy decisions implemented over the period 2007-2012. More than 70 countries in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the [...]
   
The synthesis report by FAO’s Monitoring African Food and Agricultural Policies (MAFAP) team, is the first ever attempt to systematically analyse agriculture and food security policies in several African countries, using common methodology over years. The report found that the policy [...]
   
The synthesis report by FAO’s Monitoring African Food and Agricultural Policies (MAFAP) unit, is the first ever attempt to systematically analyze agriculture and food security policies in several African countries, using common methodology over years. The report found that in [...]
   
Agriculture in Sub-Saharan Africa must undergo significant productivity improvements to meet the combined challenges of population growth and climate change. A proposed means of achieving such improvements is increased use of a ‘climate-smart agriculture’ approach to agricultural development policy-making, which [...]
   
Between 2005 and 2010, cattle producers in Mali faced price disincentives. This was mainly due to inefficiencies in the country’s cattle value chain, which result in weak linkages between domestic and regional markets. Consequently, producers received lower prices than they [...]
   

The state of food insecurity in the world 2013

The multiple dimensions of food security
IFAD, WFP, FAO [ 2013 ]
The State of Food Insecurity in the World 2013 presents updated estimates of undernourishment and progress towards the Millennium Development Goal (MDG) and World Food Summit (WFS) hunger targets. The latest assessment shows that further progress has been made towards [...]