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Author: Lisa C. Smith
Publisher: Intl Food Policy Res Inst
Keywords: estimates, household, expenditure, surveys, new, africa, insecurity, sub, saharan, food
Number of Pages: 134
Published: 2006
ISBN-10: 0896291502
ISBN-13: 9780896291508

In addressing the pervasive problem of hunger in the developing world, reliable information on food insecurity is essential for effectively targeting assistance, developing interventions, and evaluating progress. Yet arriving at an accurate and comparable measure of food insecurity remains a challenge. This report introduces new estimates of food insecurity based on food acquisition data collected as part of national household expenditure surveys (HESs). The report explores the extent and location of food insecurity, the scientific merit of estimates derived from HES food data, the differences

Author: Unknown
Publisher: Food & Agriculture Org.
Keywords: world, food, development, millennium, goals, summit, progress, insecurity, monitoring, state, towards
Number of Pages: 40
Published: 2003-10
ISBN-10: 9251049866
ISBN-13: 9789251049860

This fifth edition of The State of Food Insecurity in the World details recent trends in developing countries and countries in transition. It also offers an analysis of factors that have contributed to progress and setbacks in efforts to reach the World Food Summit (WFS) goals. In addition, the publication examines the impact on food security of factors as diverse as the HIV/AIDS pandemic, improved management of water resources and increasing integration of developing countries into international markets and trade agreements. The State of Food Insecurity in the World highlights encouraging sig

Author: Thomas Melito
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: hunger, halve, briefing, congressional, requesters, efforts, despite, persists, insecurity, sub, saharan, africa, food
Number of Pages: 20
Published: 2009-02
ISBN-10: 1437908225
ISBN-13: 9781437908220

Despite pledges by world leaders to halve the proportion of the worldżs population that is undernourished by 2015, the number of undernourished people in sub-Saharan Africa has increased from 170 million in the period of 1990-1992 to over 200 million in the period of 2001-2003. Since early 2007, food-related riots have occurred in 15 countries, incl. 7 in sub-Saharan Africa, leading both the U.N. and the World Food Program to express concern about the impact of chronic undernourishment, or food insecurity, on world peace and security. This report examined: factors that contribute to persisten

Author: Albert Nyberg
Publisher: World Bank Publications
Keywords: options, security, food, table, china
Number of Pages: 58
Published: 1997
ISBN-10: 0821340468
ISBN-13: 9780821340462

China is the fastest-growing economy in the world, with per capita incomes more than quadrupling since 1978, achieving in two generations what took other countries centuries. Although swift growth and structural change have resolved many problems, they also have created new challenges - employment insecurity, growing inequality, stubborn poverty, mounting environmental pressures, rising costs of food self-sufficiency, and periods of macroeconomic instability stemming from incomplete reforms. 'At China's Table - Food Security Options' focuses on how China will avoid national chronic food insecu

Author: Jane E. Ferrie
Publisher: WHO Regional Office Europe
Keywords: social, welfare, health, promotion, challenge, insecurity, market, changes, job, labour
Number of Pages: 272
Published: 1999
ISBN-10: 9289013451
ISBN-13: 9789289013451

A multi-authored study of ways in which the changing labour market in Europe is affecting social welfare and the health of workers. Noting a number of alarming trends, including unprecedented rates of unemployment, the book responds to the need for a solid research framework that can support the development of government policies. Particular attention is given to research documenting the health consequences of job insecurity, which now affects a growing number of white-collar as well as blue-collar workers. The book contains nine contributions drawn from the fields of sociology, epidemiology,

Author: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Na
Publisher: Food & Agriculture Org.
Keywords: warning, system, fsiews, information, security, defining, setting, food, handbook
Number of Pages: 144
Published: 2001-07-09
ISBN-10: 9251045097
ISBN-13: 9789251045091

The World Food Summit, held in Rome in November 1996, recognized the urgency of improving the information available to governments, their international partners and all members of civil society in every country, in order to guide their actions against food insecurity and to make them as effective as possible. As a result, in 1997 the FIVIMS (Food Insecurity and Vulnerability Information and Mapping System) initiative was launched as a cooperative venture, with secretariat functions being assured by FAO, among about 20 multi- or bilateral organizations and inter- or non-governmental organizatio

Author: Jakob Skoet
Publisher: Food & Agriculture Org.
Keywords: world, food, years, stock, summit, taking, eradicating, insecurity, state, hunger
Number of Pages: 44
Published: 2006-11-07
ISBN-10: 9251055807
ISBN-13: 9789251055809

In November 1996 world leaders committed themselves to what was considered an ambitious but attainable target: to halve by 2015 the number of undernourished people in the world from the 1990 level. The eight edition of the State of Food Insecurity in the World examines progress towards this target. The Report presents a review of progress and setback in the various regions and discusses some of the constraints to hunger reduction efforts and challenges yet to be faced. Publishing Agency: Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).
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