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  1. Library Resource
    Food Security and COVID-19
    Policy Papers & Briefs
    June, 2021
    Kenya, Angola, Chad, Liberia, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Guatemala, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Pakistan, Global

    June 4, 2021 -- An increasing number of countries are facing growing levels of acute food insecurity, reversing years of development gains. Even before COVID-19 reduced incomes and disrupted supply chains, chronic and acute hunger were on the rise due to various factors including conflict, socio-economic conditions, natural hazards, climate change and pests. COVID-19 impacts have led to severe and widespread increases in global food insecurity, affecting vulnerable households in almost every country, with impacts expected to continue through 2021 and into 2022.

  2. Library Resource
    Policy Papers & Briefs
    December, 2006
    India

    Across the developing world the way in which land is controlled and managed has been steadily changing. In the past fifty years, community ownership has increasingly given way to privatization. The impact of this change on social equity and on the environment is a key issue that interests conservationists and politicians alike.

  3. Library Resource
    Policy Papers & Briefs
    December, 2006
    India

    Across South Asia, many rural people use common land to harvest naturally-growing plants, grow crops and feed their livestock. Increasingly this activity is being commercialized as farmers move to sell the produce they obtain. Despite the importance of this development to village people, its overall effect is uncertain and there are fears that it will damage the environment.

  4. Library Resource
    Policy Papers & Briefs
    October, 2019
    Botswana, Ethiopia, Ghana, India, Kenya, Mali, Namibia, Sub-Saharan Africa

    Adaptation at Scale in Semi-Arid Regions (ASSAR) researchers collaborated to understand the complex changes and patterns in semi-arid vegetation and socio-ecological systems. Ecosystems were mapped using a cross-regional coarse scale study, relying on climate data to capture global and regional trends. Finest spatial scale mapping relied on LANDSAT to show changes in land use and land cover. Details of observed changes are provided for Botswana, Namibia, Kenya, Ethiopia, Mali, Ghana, West Africa, and India. Links to referenced studies are embedded in the report.

  5. Library Resource

    Regeneration of Degraded Land in India: Challenges and Possibilities

    Policy Papers & Briefs
    November, 2020
    India

    Successive surveys related to land degradation in India, reveal that despite several announcements and policy changes, the desertification and degradation of land and forest continues to rise. It has posed serious threats to environment, biodiversity, local economy and food security. Globally and nationally, India has been very vocal to address this issue.

  6. Library Resource
    HOW THE CORONA CRISIS IS CALLING INTO QUESTION THE “RIGHT TO THE CITY”
    Policy Papers & Briefs
    April, 2020
    Kenya, India, Global

    In late March, Indian Premier Narendra Modi imposed a three-week lockdown to prevent the further spread of the coronavirus. Since then, tens of thousands of migrant workers who had previously provided cheap labour in wealthy homes or on construction sites in the nation’s growing metropolises have been making their way back to their rural home regions.

  7. Library Resource
    Policy Papers & Briefs
    June, 2016
    Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Southern Asia

    India is globally the largest consumer of pulses with millions, particularly the poor, dependent on them for food and nutrition. It is also the largest importer of pulses and faces increasing dependence on imports as pulses demand is projected to increase 1.5 fold by 2030. The growing shortage has raised pulses prices making them unaffordable for most in India.

  8. Library Resource
    Policy Papers & Briefs
    December, 2018
    Laos, Bangladesh, Vietnam, China, Myanmar, Cambodia, India, Thailand

    The residents of the Ganges and Mekong River deltas face serious challenges from rising sea levels, saltwater intrusion, pollution from upstream sources, growing populations, and infrastructure that no longer works as planned. In both deltas, scientists working for nearly two decades with communities, local governments and nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) have demonstrated the potential to overcome these challenges and substantially improve people’s livelihoods.

  9. Library Resource
    Policy Papers & Briefs
    March, 2009
    India, Brazil, China, United States of America

    We quantify the emergence of biofuel markets and its impact on U.S. and world agriculture for the coming decade using the multi-market, multi-commodity international FAPRI (Food and Agricultural Policy Research Institute) model. The model incorporates the trade-offs between biofuel, feed, and food production and consumption and international feedback effects of the emergence through world commodity prices and trade.

  10. Library Resource
    Policy Papers & Briefs
    August, 2018
    Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Philippines, Malaysia, Japan, China, Myanmar, Indonesia, Kuwait, India, Republic of Korea, Maldives, Thailand

    This paper attempts to summarize available knowledge, and identify the gaps in that knowledge, on marine fisheries and fishery resources in the Bay of Bengal region. It provides information on Bangladesh, Burma, India, Indonesia, Maldives, Malaysia, Sri Lanka and Thailand—their marine fisheries, fishery resources, status of important stocks, etc.

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