Policy Support and Governance
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Decent Rural Employment for Food Security: A Case for Action

Published: 2012
Identifies the links between decent employment and food security and shows how improving policy coherence between employment and agricultural initiatives and investing more in the promotion of decent rural employment [...]

Tool

Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of Tenure of Land, Fisheries and Forests in the Context of National Food Security

Published: 2012
The guidelines are the first comprehensive, global instrument on tenure and its administration to be prepared through intergovernmental negotiations. The guidelines set out principles and internationally accepted standards of responsible [...]

Brochure

World Livestock 2011. Livestock in food security

Published: 2011
Although much has been said about livestock’s role in achieving food security,in reality, the subject has been only partially addressed and no current document  fully covers the topic. Recognizing that [...]

Issue paper

Reforming forest tenure. Issues, principles and process

Published: 2011
Secure tenure is an important prerequisite for sustainable forest management. More diversified tenure systems  could provide a basis for improving forest management  and local livelihoods, particularly where the State has  [...]

Case study

Articulating and mainstreaming agricultural trade policy and support measures

Published: 2011
The FAO project, Articulating and mainstreaming agricultural trade policy and support measures, was implemented during 2008-2010. With a view to maximize the contribution of trade to national development, a process [...]

Tool

A Software for Value Chain Analysis: Manual for FAO VCA Software Tool. EASYPol Series 074

Published: 2011
The FAO Value chain analysis software tool is a programme that has been developed for Value Chain Analysis to analyze and compare the effects of different policy options for agriculture and [...]

Issue paper

Development and Development Paradigms: A (Reasoned) Review of Prevailing Visions. EASYPol Series 102

Published: 2011
This paper sketches prevailing development paradigms, i.e. the definition of modalities to achieve development, based on either a codified set of activities and/or based on a vision regarding the functioning [...]

Issue paper

Safeguarding Food Security in Volatile Global Markets

Published: 2011
A timely publication as world leaders deliberate the causes of the latest bouts of food price volatility and search for solutions that address the recent velocity of financial, economic, political, demographic, and [...]

Issue paper

FAO’s Initiative on Soaring Food Prices. Guide for Policy and Programmatic Actions at Country Level to Address High Food Prices

Published: 2011
This guide is designed for those involved in developing action plans to address the current issue of high food prices. It is divided into three parts. The first part provides background information [...]

Issue paper

Combating Micronutrient Deficiencies: Food-based Approaches

Published: 2011
Micronutrient deficiencies affect more than two billion people in the world today. With long-ranging effects on health, learning ability and productivity they contribute to the vicious cycle of malnutrition, underdevelopment [...]