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  1. Library Resource
    June, 2012

    This paper concerns an NGO intervention in agricultural commodity markets known as Fairtrade. Fairtrade pays producers a minimum unit price and provides capacity building support to member cooperative organizations. Fairtrade's organizational capacity support targets those factors believed to reduce the commodity producer's share of returns. Specifically, Fairtrade justifies its intervention in markets like coffee by claiming that market power and a lack of capacity in producer organizations 'marks down' the prices producers receive.

  2. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    June, 2014
    Kenya

    A focus edition on family farming would hardly be credible without giving the family farmers themselves an opportunity to speak. We talked to Moses Munyi, the owner of a six-hectare farm in Embu, Kenya, about his everyday life and about his views of the prospects for farming in the future.

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    From Rhetoric to Action: Towards a Transformed Agriculture and Food Secure Africa

    Policy Papers & Briefs
    January, 2014
    Africa

    In 2003, the Maputo Declaration of the African Union stated that, within five years, 10 per cent of budgets of member states would be dedicated to agriculture. Ten years on, despite spending increases by some countries African governments still allocate an average of only 4 per cent of their national budgets to agriculture. Only eight out of 54 countries under the African Union have consistently reached the 10 per cent target.

  4. Library Resource
    April, 2014
    Pakistan

    Pakistan experienced severe flooding
    after torrential monsoon rains hit southern Sindh and the
    adjoining areas of Punjab and north-eastern Balochistan in
    August 2011. Flash floods triggered by the monsoon rain
    caused severe damage to infrastructure in the affected
    areas. Entire villages and urban centers have been flooded,
    homes have been destroyed, and over a million acres of crops
    and agricultural lands have been damaged. A Damage and Needs

  5. Library Resource
    March, 2012
    Philippines

    The theme of the 2011 Philippines
    development report is 'generating inclusive growth,
    uplifting the poor and vulnerable'. This theme is
    follows from the priorities set in President Aquino's
    Social Contract and the emerging 2011-2016 Philippines
    Development Plan (PDP). The PDP details the vision of
    inclusive growth and poverty reduction that underlies the
    social contract (chapter one). Accordingly, the PDP focuses

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    Reports & Research
    December, 2013
    Eastern Africa, Western Africa, Southern Africa, Middle Africa, Sub-Saharan Africa, Southern Asia, Africa, Asia
  7. Library Resource
    Peer-reviewed publication
    Journal Articles & Books
    December, 2013
    Southern Asia, Eastern Asia, Sub-Saharan Africa, South America, Africa, Northern America, Brazil, China, India, United States of America, Europe

    This 2012 Global Food Policy Report is the second in an annual series that provides an in-depth look at major food policy developments and events. Initiated in response to resurgent interest in food security, the series offers a yearly overview of the food policy developments that have contributed to or hindered progress in food and nutrition security. It reviews what happened in food policy and why, examines key challenges and opportunities, shares new evidence and knowledge, and highlights emerging issues.

  8. Library Resource
    Policy Papers & Briefs
    December, 2013
    Southern Asia, Eastern Asia, Sub-Saharan Africa, South America, Africa, Asia, Northern America, Brazil, China, India, United States of America

    This 2012 Global Food Policy Report is the second in an annual series that provides an in-depth look at major food policy developments and events. Initiated in response to resurgent interest in food security, the series offers a yearly overview of the food policy developments that have contributed to or hindered progress in food and nutrition security. It reviews what happened in food policy and why, examines key challenges and opportunities, shares new evidence and knowledge, and highlights emerging issues.

  9. Library Resource
    Multimedia
    December, 2014
    Southern Asia, Northern Africa, Eastern Africa, Western Africa, Caribbean, Sub-Saharan Africa, Africa, Asia, South America, India

    The Global Hunger Index (GHI) is based on three equally weighted indicators: > Undernourishment: the proportion of undernourished people as a percentage of the population (reflecting the share of the population with insufficient caloric intake); > Child underweight: the proportion of children younger than age five who are underweight (that is, have low weight for their age, reflecting wasting, stunted growth, or both), which is one indicator of child undernutrition; and > Child mortality: the mortality rate of children younger than age five (partially reflecting the fatal synergy o

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