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  1. Library Resource
    Policy Papers & Briefs
    January, 2014
    Northern America

    Food First Backgrounder, Spring 2014, Vol. 20, No. 1

    Introduction: Land, Race and the Agrarian Crisis

    The disastrous effects of widespread land grabbing and land concentration sweeping the globe do not affect all farmers equally. The degree of vulnerability to these threats is highest for smallholders, women and people of color—the ones who grow, harvest, process and prepare most of the world’s food.

  2. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    December, 2013
    Caribbean, Northern Africa, Eastern Africa, Eastern Asia, Southern Asia, Eastern Europe, Southern Africa, Sub-Saharan Africa, Africa, Asia

    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.

  3. Library Resource
    Peer-reviewed publication
    Journal Articles & Books
    December, 2014
    Southern 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.

  4. Library Resource
    Policy Papers & Briefs
    December, 2014
    Southern Asia, Northern Africa, Eastern Africa, Western Africa, Caribbean, Sub-Saharan Africa, Africa, Asia, South America, India

    The 2014 Global Hunger Index (GHI) report—the ninth in an annual series—presents a multidimensional measure of national, regional, and global hunger. It shows that the world has made progress in reducing hunger since 1990, but still has far to go, with levels of hunger remaining “alarming” or “extremely alarming” in 16 countries. This year’s report focuses on a critical aspect of hunger that is often overlooked: hidden hunger. Also known as micronutrient deficiency, hidden hunger affects more than an estimated 2 billion people globally.

  5. Library Resource

    The costs of action versus inaction

    Peer-reviewed publication
    Policy Papers & Briefs
    December, 2011
    Sub-Saharan Africa, Central Asia, Southern Asia, South America, Africa, Asia, Niger, Kenya, Uzbekistan, India, Cameroon, Peru

    In recent years, prices of agricultural land have increased quickly, actually doubling and tripling in many parts of the world. This land value reassessment has been prompted by rising crop prices and perceived land scarcity. But even as the value of land rises, land degradation continues and investments to prevent it are lagging. Awareness of environmental risks has moved to the forefront of global consciousness during the past 25 years.

  6. Library Resource
    Peer-reviewed publication
    Journal Articles & Books
    December, 2012
    Sub-Saharan Africa, Southern Asia, Africa, Asia, South America, Americas

    The year 2011 highlighted ongoing challenges to global food security, from food price volatility, extreme weather shocks, and famine to unrest and conflicts. On the policy front, major devel­opments at the global and national levels both offered grounds for encouragement and pointed to areas where further action is needed.

  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
    Peer-reviewed publication
    Journal Articles & Books
    December, 2015
    Western Africa, Eastern Africa, Southern Africa, Southern Asia, Sub-Saharan Africa, Central Asia, South America, Africa, Asia

    In addition to global developments and food policy changes, 2014 also saw important developments with potentially wide repercussions in individual countries and regions. This chapter offers perspectives on major food policy developments in various regions including Africa, the Middle East and North Africa, Central Asia, South Asia, East Asia, and Latin America and the Caribbean.

  9. Library Resource
    Peer-reviewed publication
    Journal Articles & Books
    December, 2003
    Central America, Guatemala

    With increasing urbanization, the percentage of women participating in the labor force and the percentage of households headed by single mothers have increased. Reliable and affordable child-care alternatives are thus becoming increasingly important in urban areas. The Hogares Comunitarios Program (HCP) was established in Guatemala City in 1991 as a direct response to the increasing need of poor urban dwellers for substitute childcare.

  10. 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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