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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 [...]
   
Between 2005 and 2010, rice producers in Burkina Faso received higher prices than equivalent world prices, indicating that they faced price incentives. This trend is consistent with national policy objectives, which aim to boost rice production. However, price incentives were [...]
   
Regulated cotton prices in Burkina Faso have led to higher domestic prices and incentives to production. Although fixed prices, which are indexed to international cotton prices, ensure minimum prices to producers, the sustainability of this system is questionable due to [...]
   
The Global Strategic Framework for Food Security and Nutrition (GSF) is the first global framework adopted by consensus, by governments, which systematically mainstreams the right to adequate food and human rights into policies relevant to food security and nutrition at [...]
   

Qualitative research of the economic impacts of cash transfer programmes in sub-Saharan Africa

A research guide for the From Protection to Production project
Oxford Policy Management [ 2013 ]
This Qualitative Research Guide describes in detail the sequencing and timing of the research process to be implemented in each country: training, fieldwork preparation and a simple and clear fieldwork roadmap. To achieve comparability and enable cross-country analysis, this qualitative [...]