The 2013 Global Hunger Index (GHI), which reflects data from the period 2008-2012, shows that global hunger has improved since 1990, falling by one-third. Despite the progress made, the level of hunger in the world remains “serious,” with 870 million people going hungry, according to estimates by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.Across regions and countries, GHI scores vary considerably. South Asia and Africa south of the Sahara are home to the highest GHI scores.
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Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksDecember, 2013Caribbean, Northern Africa, Eastern Africa, Eastern Asia, Southern Asia, Eastern Europe, Southern Africa, Sub-Saharan Africa, Africa, Asia
Library ResourcePolicy Papers & BriefsDecember, 2013Caribbean, Northern Africa, Eastern Africa, Eastern Asia, Southern Asia, Eastern Europe, Southern Africa, Sub-Saharan Africa, Africa, Asia
The 2013 Global Hunger Index (GHI) report-the eighth in an annual series- presents a multidimensional measure of national, regional, and global hunger. It shows that the world has made some progress in reducing hunger since 1990, but still has far to go. The 2013 GHI report focuses on resilience in theory and in practice. The relief and development communities have long struggled to understand why some people fare better than others when confronting stresses or shocks.
Library ResourcePeer-reviewed publicationJournal Articles & BooksDecember, 2014Southern Asia, Northern Africa, Eastern Africa, Western Africa, Eastern Europe, Caribbean, Sub-Saharan Africa, Africa, Asia, South America, India
With one more year before the 2015 deadline for achieving the Millennium Development Goals, the 2014 Global Hunger Index report offers a multifaceted overview of global hunger that brings new insights to the global debate on where to focus efforts in the fight against hunger and malnutrition. The state of hunger in developing countries as a group has improved since 1990, falling by 39 percent, according to the 2014 GHI.
Library ResourceReports & ResearchDecember, 2016Egypt, United States of America, Chile, Sweden, Germany, China, Indonesia, Australia, Canada, Republic of Korea, France, Uruguay, Thailand, New Zealand, Japan, Finland, Malaysia, Italy, India, Russia, Turkey, Brazil, Austria
This note presents highlights and recent trends in data for each of the main product groups, as well as a short summary of recent changes or improvements in statistics.
Library ResourcePolicy Papers & BriefsDecember, 2010Kenya, Indonesia, Rwanda, Vietnam, Philippines, Burundi, Italy, Tanzania, Australia, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Czech Republic, Thailand, Uganda, Panama, Canada, Africa
With the continual rise of global commodity prices and increasing population pressures worldwide, the future of agriculture is looking increasingly unstable. As a result of this escalating demand and intensification of unsustainable agricultural techniques, natural resources are facing an increasing threat of depletion.
Library ResourcePolicy Papers & BriefsDecember, 2015Belarus, Europe
More than half of Belarus’ total peatland area (over 1.5 million ha) has been drained for agriculture, forestry and peat extraction. Out of this area, 122 200 ha are cutover peatlands that have been abandoned after peat excavation, and 36 800 ha are still being utilized. During the last few years, about 50 000 ha of drained peatlands have been rewetted. Another 500 000 ha are potentially available for hydrological restoration.
Library ResourcePeer-reviewed publicationJune, 2018Slovakia
The main aim of this study is to assess the benefits provided by the ecosystems of traditional agricultural landscapes (TAL) and compare them to the outputs of large-scale agriculture. Assessment of ecosystem services (ES) was performed in four case-study areas situated in Slovakia, representing different types of TAL: Viticultural landscape, meadow–pasture landscape, and agricultural landscape with dispersed settlements and mosaics of orchards. The methodological approach was focused on assessment of all the principal types of ES—regulation and maintenance, provisioning, and cultural.
Library ResourcePolicy Papers & BriefsDecember, 2018Latvia, Ukraine
The research studies the issue of ecological stability of rural territories that is the most important component of the national environmental policy of Ukraine. A special attention is paid to degradation of arable lands as the main ecological problem of land management. On the example of Lviv region, the authors calculated the index of ecological nonconformity of current use of arable lands, proving a considerable excess of permissible ploughing of lands in the region.
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksJanuary, 2015Serbia, Slovenia, North Macedonia, Slovakia, Lithuania, Croatia, Azerbaijan, Ukraine, Bulgaria, Estonia, Latvia, Armenia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Hungary, Moldova, Albania, Montenegro, Poland, Russia, Germany, Georgia, Romania, Czech Republic, Eastern Europe
This paper reviews the experiences of introducing land consolidation and land banking instruments in Central and Eastern Europe, largely to address the structural problems of small and fragmented farms. The introduction has been uneven with some countries having established operational programmes while others have taken steps with differing levels of success, and a few have not taken action. The paper assesses the driving factors for the introduction and the approaches used in individual countries.
Library ResourceReports & ResearchDecember, 2015France, Belgium, Spain, Sweden, Chile, Germany, China, Bolivia, Finland, Malaysia, Turkey, Kyrgyzstan, Italy, Brazil, Russia, Paraguay, Hungary, Norway, Europe
Meeting Name: European Forestry Commission
Meeting symbol/code: FO:EFC/2015/11 - ECE/TIM/2015/11
Session: Sess.38 - Sess.73
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