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  1. Library Resource
    Women’s Rights and the Right to Food cover image
    Reports & Research
    December, 2012

    In the present report, submitted to the Human Rights Council in accordance with Council resolution 13/4, the Special Rapporteur on the right to food discusses the threats to women's right to food, identifying the areas that demand the most urgent attention. The report examines successively the obstacles women face in access to employment, social protection and the productive resources needed for food production, food processing and value chain development.

  2. Library Resource
    Conflict and Food Insecurity cover image
    Policy Papers & Briefs
    June, 2002

    Armed conflicts are enemies of food security. There is a well established correlation between the exposure of countries to external or internal conflicts, and the deterioration or long-term stagnation in their food security. Most conflicts, and especially the internal conflicts that have now become the dominant model of mass violence, mainly affect rural areas and their populations.

  3. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    January, 2010

    Since the 2008 food price crisis, foreign investors have been acquiring more and more land in poor countries for producing foodstuffs and biofuels for their own use. Such investments have the potential to promote rural development and food security worldwide. By the same token, however, there is the danger of countless small farmers losing their land, of food insecurity increasing in many places, and of social and ecological systems collapsing through pure "land grabbing".

  4. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    December, 2013

    Increasing prices for agricultural commodities offer a historic opportunity to intensify production systems for small-scale farmers in many developing countries. But without agricultural policies supporting them in making use of this opportunity, many of them would lose their access to land and income, resulting in aggravated food insecurity.

  5. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    December, 2016
    Global, Vietnam

    The world's largest agribusiness corporations are rolling out a public-private partnership programme to take control of food and farming in the Global South.

  6. Library Resource
    May, 2012
    Vietnam, Global

    Trade policies can promote aggregate
    efficiency, but the ensuing structural adjustments generally
    create both winners and losers. From an incomes perspective,
    trade liberalization can raise gross domestic product per
    capita, but rates of emergence from poverty depend on
    individual household characteristics of economic
    participation and asset holding. To fully realize the growth
    potential of trade, while limiting the risk of rising

  7. Library Resource
    June, 2012
    Africa, Sub-Saharan Africa, Global

    This study assesses the development
    effectiveness of World Bank assistance in addressing
    constraints to agricultural development in Africa over the
    period of fiscal years 1991-2006. This Independent
    Evaluation Group (IEG) review of World Bank assistance to
    agriculture in Africa has a twofold purpose. First, it is a
    pilot for the proposed IEG study on Bank-wide assistance in
    agriculture scheduled for fiscal year 2009. Second, the

  8. Library Resource
    March, 2012

    The World Bank Group has a unique
    opportunity to match the increases in financing for
    agriculture with a sharper focus on improving agricultural
    growth and productivity in agriculture-based economies,
    notably in Sub-Saharan Africa. Greater effort will be needed
    to connect sectoral interventions and achieve synergies from
    public and private sector interventions; to build capacity
    and knowledge exchange; to take stock of experience in

  9. Library Resource
    March, 2012

    Interest in farmland is rising. And,
    given commodity price volatility, growing human and
    environmental pressures, and worries about food security,
    this interest will increase, especially in the developing
    world. One of the highest development priorities in the
    world must be to improve smallholder agricultural
    productivity, especially in Africa. Smallholder productivity
    is essential for reducing poverty and hunger, and more and

  10. Library Resource
    March, 2013

    Following the world food price spike in
    2008 and again in 2011, there has been increased attention
    on better understanding the drivers of food prices, their
    impacts on the poor, and policy response options. This paper
    provides a simple model that closely simulates actual
    historical food price behavior around which the analysis of
    the drivers of food price levels, volatility, and the
    associated response options is derived. Future food prices

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