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  1. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    December, 2009
    Kenya, Germany, Guatemala, Malawi, Ethiopia, Nepal, Japan, South Africa, Nicaragua, Uganda, Somalia, Colombia, Tanzania, Netherlands, India, Sudan, Mexico, Brazil

    Meeting symbol/code: 26, C 2009/INF/9

  2. Library Resource
    Institutional & promotional materials
    December, 2009
    Latin America and the Caribbean

    ¿Disminución de la pobreza y seguridad alimentaria? ¿Qué se puede hacer para colocar en la agenda pública el debate en torno a la tenencia de la tierra de los grupos excluidos, especialmente de las mujeres, a la luz de la seguridad alimentaria?

  3. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    July, 2009
    Egypt

    The River Nile provides an invaluable source of livelihoods to over 160 million of people who dwell in its valley. The river valley is renowned for being a cradle of civilisation. As the populations grew and civilisation evolved, the demand for more water resources took a toll in the region. The more recent visible climate change effects have further compounded water management in the basin. Water and food security in the region is under threat, hence the need for robust transboundary water management. An effective institutional arrangement is a key factor in facilitating this process.

  4. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    July, 2009
    India

    Water is scarce in India's semiarid zones of Rajasthan. Climate change is putting additional pressure on the rare resources. Irregular or no rainfall forces many small farmers to abandon their fields, at least temporarily, and seek work in the towns. Participative water management projects as practiced in Bhipur village, growing crops with low water requirements and more sustainable farming practices are adaptation strategies that allow farmers to continue their activities despite climate risks.

  5. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    July, 2009
    South Africa

    Poverty in rural households have deepened in the past two years through world events: unprecedented rises in food and fuel prices were followed by global economic meltdown, all amidst growing climate uncertainty. Balancing water availability within and across growing seasons, water harvesting helps to buffer households against drought. Research on water harvesting in South Africa has focused on rural household livelihoods. Innovative results on appropriate water harvesting technologies and food security facilitation techniques are now being implemented in villages across South Africa.

  6. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    January, 2010
    Global

    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".

  7. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    January, 2010
    Global

    As the world continues to experience a severe food crisis, with over one billion people going hungry, land grabbing – the purchase or lease of land by wealthy, food-insecure nations and private investors from mostly poor, developing nations in order to produce food crops for export – is gaining momentum. Some governments and international agencies believe that the in? ux of money and technology can turn land grabbing into a win–win situation for all involved. But is this really the case?

  8. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    January, 2010
    Africa

    Large land acquisitions can have a deep, lasting e? ect on livelihoods, food security and the future of agriculture, so there is a need for strategic thinking, vigorous public debate and government responsiveness to public concerns, especially in recipient countries

  9. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    January, 2010
    Global

    The recent upsurge in Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in land raises the hope to bridge the gap of decades of underinvestment in developing countries’ agricultural sector, but it may also threaten host countries’ food security and increase the vulnerability of the rural population. Based on four country case studies conducted by Deutsche Gesellschaft für Technische Zusammenarbeit (GTZ), this article illustrates distinct impacts of large-scale investments in agricultural land.

  10. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    October, 2009
    Colombia, United States of America

    Luego de siete años de haber sido liberadas comercialmente las semillas de algodón transgénico, queda en evidencia el fracaso que han tenido. No cumplieron con las promesas de ser más productivas, ni de reducir el uso de pesticidas y herbicidas, ni de disminuir los costos de producción, ni de generar mayor rentabilidad para los agricultores.

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