Foro Global sobre Seguridad Alimentaria y Nutrición • Foro FSN

Topic: Rural development

Food Security and Nutrition resources

Pakistan - Priority areas for investment in the agricultural sector

Pakistan has great potential in agriculture. About 27 percent of the total 79.6 million hectares of the country is under cultivation. Agriculture contributes about 24 percent of the GDP and employs 47 percent of the labour force. Most subsectors of agriculture have either remained static or have...

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Consulta del HLPE sobre el borrador cero del Informe: Invertir en la agricultura a pequeña escala para la seguridad alimentaria y nutricional:

El Grupo de alto nivel de expertos en seguridad alimentaria y nutrición (HLPE) busca comentarios sobre el borrador de su estudio sobre las inversiones en la agricultura a pequeña escala. Este estudio se centra en las opciones de política para hacer frente a limitaciones a las inversiones, tomando en consideración el trabajo realizado sobre esta cuestión por el FIDA y la FAO en el contexto del Comité de Agricultura (COAG) y el trabajo de otros asociados clave. Incluye una evaluación comparativa de las estrategias para vincular los pequeños agricultores a las cadenas de valor alimentarias, así como una evaluación del impacto en los pequeños agricultores de las diferentes formas de los modelos de asociación.

Food Security and Nutrition resources

ASTI global assessment of agricultural R&D spending

Overall, global agricultural R&D spending in the public and private sectors steadily increased between 2000 and 2008. As further proof of positive development, most of this growth was driven by developing countries, since growth in high-income countries stalled. But, spending growth in...

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Food Security and Nutrition resources

Globalization and development in sub-Saharan Africa

This paper critically reviews the impact of globalization on sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) since the early 1980s. The large gains expected from opening up to international economic forces have, to date, been limited, and there have been significant adverse consequences. Foreign direct investment in...

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Food Security and Nutrition resources

Rural Development and Poverty Reduction: Is Agriculture Still the Key?

This paper examines the relationship between rurality and poverty, and the role the agricultural sector can play in rural development, poverty reduction, and overall development. The historical views regarding the role of the primary sector in development are presented, and then using original...

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Agricultural technologies and innovation – Opportunities for making a difference

How can we make the best use of agricultural technology to achieve food security? Is there still a role for older technologies and for traditional approaches? Or embracing industrial production systems should be the way forward? Peter Steele from FAO Cairo is raising this topic inviting members and anyone interested to share their views. At the background of the debate lies the African context, where the challenges and potentials are huge and where, unlike Asia, a green revolution, with its pros and cons, never took place.

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