Forests and Food

Forests and Food
Author: Bhaskar Vira,Christoph Wildburger,Stephanie Mansourian
Publsiher: Open Book Publishers
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2015-11-15
ISBN 10: 1783741937
ISBN 13: 9781783741939
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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As population estimates for 2050 reach over 9 billion, issues of food security and nutrition have been dominating academic and policy debates. A total of 805 million people are undernourished worldwide and malnutrition affects nearly every country on the planet. Despite impressive productivity increases, there is growing evidence that conventional agricultural strategies fall short of eliminating global hunger, as well as having long-term ecological consequences. Forests can play an important role in complementing agricultural production to address the Sustainable Development Goals on zero hunger. Forests and trees can be managed to provide better and more nutritionally-balanced diets, greater control over food inputs—particularly during lean seasons and periods of vulnerability (especially for marginalised groups)—and deliver ecosystem services for crop production. However forests are undergoing a rapid process of degradation, a complex process that governments are struggling to reverse. This volume provides important evidence and insights about the potential of forests to reducing global hunger and malnutrition, exploring the different roles of landscapes, and the governance approaches that are required for the equitable delivery of these benefits. Forests and Food is essential reading for researchers, students, NGOs and government departments responsible for agriculture, forestry, food security and poverty alleviation around the globe.

Ending Hunger in Our Lifetime

Ending Hunger in Our Lifetime
Author: C. Ford Runge,Benjamin Senauer,Philip G. Pardey,Mark W. Rosegrant
Publsiher: Intl Food Policy Res Inst
Total Pages: 312
Release: 2003-07-08
ISBN 10: 0801877261
ISBN 13: 9780801877261
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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At a time in history when conflict erupts daily in far-flung corners of the world, ending severe deprivation may be critical to global peace and stability. Yet we are far from reaching the goal of reducing hunger by 2025. The authors of this book bring good news: hunger can be banished in our lifetime. They first distill what is already known about fighting hunger and then report on important new research findings and projections that show it can be done, through new and renewed institutions, scientific innovation, global economics and investment, and sustainable environmental practices. Although the book encompasses a wide array of ideas, arguments, facts, and figures, it is not a dry, academic text. Anyone wanting a better understanding of poverty and hunger and how to end it will benefit from reading it.

The Roadmap to End Global Hunger

The Roadmap to End Global Hunger
Author: William Lambers
Publsiher: William Lambers
Total Pages: 68
Release: 2009-09
ISBN 10: 0979746418
ISBN 13: 9780979746413
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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A Call to Action on Food Security

A Call to Action on Food Security
Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Foreign Affairs. Subcommittee on Africa and Global Health
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 91
Release: 2010
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: UOM:39015089028750
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Ethics Hunger and Globalization

Ethics  Hunger and Globalization
Author: Per Pinstrup-Andersen,Peter Sandøe
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 334
Release: 2007-07-20
ISBN 10: 1402061315
ISBN 13: 9781402061318
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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This unique book adds an ethics dimension to the debate and research about poverty, hunger, and globalization. Scholars and practitioners from several disciplines discuss what action is needed for ethics to play a bigger role in reducing poverty and hunger within the context of globalization. The book concludes that much of the rhetoric is not followed up with appropriate action, and discusses the role of ethics in attempts to match action with rhetoric.

Alleviating Global Hunger

Alleviating Global Hunger
Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Foreign Relations
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 72
Release: 2009
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: UOM:39015089031713
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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2014 Global Hunger Index

2014 Global Hunger Index
Author: Saltzman, Amy,Birol, Ekin,Wiesman, Doris,Prasai, Nilam,Yohannes, Yisehac,Menon, Purnima,Thompson, Jennifer
Publsiher: Intl Food Policy Res Inst
Total Pages: 56
Release: 2014-10-13
ISBN 10: 0896299589
ISBN 13: 9780896299580
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

2014 Global Hunger Index Book Review:

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. Despite progress made, the level of hunger in the world is still “serious,” with 805 million people continuing to go hungry, according to estimates by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. The global average obscures dramatic differences across regions and countries. Regionally, the highest GHI scores—and therefore the highest hunger levels—are in Africa south of the Sahara and South Asia, which have also experienced the greatest absolute improvements since 2005. South Asia saw the steepest absolute decline in GHI scores since 1990. Progress in addressing child underweight was the main factor behind the improved GHI score for the region since 1990.

The Irish Yearbook of International Law Volume 3 2008

The Irish Yearbook of International Law  Volume 3  2008
Author: Jean Allain,Siobhán Mullally
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 496
Release: 2011-02-28
ISBN 10: 184731628X
ISBN 13: 9781847316288
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Irish Yearbook of International Law is intended to stimulate further research into Ireland's practice in international affairs and foreign policy, filling a gap in existing legal scholarship and assisting in the dissemination of Irish thinking and practice on matters of international law. On an annual basis, the Yearbook presents peer-reviewed academic articles and book reviews on general issues of international law. Designated correspondents provide reports on international law developments in Ireland, Irish practice in international fora and the European Union, and the practice of joint North-South implementation bodies in Ireland. In addition, the Yearbook reproduces documents that reflect Irish practice on contemporary issues of international law. Publication of the Irish Yearbook of International Law makes Irish practice and opinio juris more readily available to Governments, academics and international bodies when determining the content of international law. In providing a forum for the documentation and analysis of North-South relations the Yearbook also make an important contribution to post-conflict and transitional justice studies internationally. As a matter of editorial policy, the Yearbook seeks to promote a multilateral approach to international affairs, reflecting and reinforcing Ireland's long-standing commitment to multilateralism as a core element of foreign policy.

World hunger

World hunger
Author: Frances Moore Lappé
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 82
Release: 1982
ISBN 10: 9780935028003
ISBN 13: 0935028005
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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U S Food Aid Programs and World Hunger

U S  Food Aid Programs and World Hunger
Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry. Subcommittee on Foreign Agricultural Policy
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 206
Release: 1986
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: MINN:31951003078871O
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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World Hunger Situation

World Hunger Situation
Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Agriculture
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 422
Release: 1981
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: UCR:31210024744912
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World 2018

The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World 2018
Author: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
Publsiher: Food & Agriculture Org.
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2018-09-14
ISBN 10: 9251305722
ISBN 13: 9789251305720
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World 2018 Book Review:

New evidence this year corroborates the rise in world hunger observed in this report last year, sending a warning that more action is needed if we aspire to end world hunger and malnutrition in all its forms by 2030. Updated estimates show the number of people who suffer from hunger has been growing over the past three years, returning to prevailing levels from almost a decade ago. Although progress continues to be made in reducing child stunting, over 22 percent of children under five years of age are still affected. Other forms of malnutrition are also growing: adult obesity continues to increase in countries irrespective of their income levels, and many countries are coping with multiple forms of malnutrition at the same time – overweight and obesity, as well as anaemia in women, and child stunting and wasting.

Hunger And Malnutrition As Major Challenges Of The 21st Century

Hunger And Malnutrition As Major Challenges Of The 21st Century
Author: Raghbendra Jha
Publsiher: World Scientific
Total Pages: 452
Release: 2018-12-27
ISBN 10: 9813239921
ISBN 13: 9789813239920
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The UN's Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) for 'Zero Hunger' has refocused attention on hunger and malnutrition as major challenges for the 21st century and as essential desired goals for human development. This volume provides key insights on how these challenges for food security can be addressed globally and in a number of countries that face these challenges most acutely.According to the World Food Summit, food security exists when all people, at all times, have physical and economic access to sufficient, safe and nutritious food to meet their dietary needs and food preferences for an active and healthy life. The implication is that lack of food security would overlap with hunger — both overt and hidden — and undernutrition and would have spillover effects onto the health of and labor market performance of those affected by such insecurity. This range of issues have guided the choice of contributions to this volume. Several manifestations of these topics are covered for a number of countries in Asia and Africa.

The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World 2021

The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World 2021
Author: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations,International Fund for Agricultural Development,United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund,World Food Programme,World Health Organization
Publsiher: Food & Agriculture Org.
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2021-07-12
ISBN 10: 925134325X
ISBN 13: 9789251343258
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World 2021 Book Review:

In recent years, several major drivers have put the world off track to ending world hunger and malnutrition in all its forms by 2030. The challenges have grown with the COVID-19 pandemic and related containment measures. This report presents the first global assessment of food insecurity and malnutrition for 2020 and offers some indication of what hunger might look like by 2030 in a scenario further complicated by the enduring effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. It also includes new estimates of the cost and affordability of healthy diets, which provide an important link between the food security and nutrition indicators and the analysis of their trends. Altogether, the report highlights the need for a deeper reflection on how to better address the global food security and nutrition situation. To understand how hunger and malnutrition have reached these critical levels, this report draws on the analyses of the past four editions, which have produced a vast, evidence-based body of knowledge of the major drivers behind the recent changes in food security and nutrition. These drivers, which are increasing in frequency and intensity, include conflicts, climate variability and extremes, and economic slowdowns and downturns – all exacerbated by the underlying causes of poverty and very high and persistent levels of inequality. In addition, millions of people around the world suffer from food insecurity and different forms of malnutrition because they cannot afford the cost of healthy diets. From a synthesized understanding of this knowledge, updates and additional analyses are generated to create a holistic view of the combined effects of these drivers, both on each other and on food systems, and how they negatively affect food security and nutrition around the world. In turn, the evidence informs an in-depth look at how to move from silo solutions to integrated food systems solutions. In this regard, the report proposes transformative pathways that specifically address the challenges posed by the major drivers, also highlighting the types of policy and investment portfolios required to transform food systems for food security, improved nutrition, and affordable healthy diets for all. The report observes that, while the pandemic has caused major setbacks, there is much to be learned from the vulnerabilities and inequalities it has laid bare. If taken to heart, these new insights and wisdom can help get the world back on track towards the goal of ending hunger, food insecurity, and malnutrition in all its forms.

One Billion Hungry

One Billion Hungry
Author: Gordon Conway
Publsiher: Cornell University Press
Total Pages: 464
Release: 2012-10-15
ISBN 10: 0801466105
ISBN 13: 9780801466106
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Hunger is a daily reality for a billion people. More than six decades after the technological discoveries that led to the Green Revolution aimed at ending world hunger, regular food shortages, malnutrition, and poverty still plague vast swaths of the world. And with increasing food prices, climate change, resource inequality, and an ever-increasing global population, the future holds further challenges. In One Billion Hungry, Sir Gordon Conway, one of the world's foremost experts on global food needs, explains the many interrelated issues critical to our global food supply from the science of agricultural advances to the politics of food security. He expands the discussion begun in his influential The Doubly Green Revolution: Food for All in the Twenty-First Century, emphasizing the essential combination of increased food production, environmental stability, and poverty reduction necessary to end endemic hunger on our planet. Conway addresses a series of urgent questions about global hunger: • How we will feed a growing global population in the face of a wide range of adverse factors, including climate change? • What contributions can the social and natural sciences make in finding solutions? • And how can we engage both government and the private sector to apply these solutions and achieve significant impact in the lives of the poor? Conway succeeds in sharing his informed optimism about our collective ability to address these fundamental challenges if we use technology paired with sustainable practices and strategic planning. Beginning with a definition of hunger and how it is calculated, and moving through issues topically both detailed and comprehensive, each chapter focuses on specific challenges and solutions, ranging in scope from the farmer's daily life to the global movement of food, money, and ideas. Drawing on the latest scientific research and the results of projects around the world, Conway addresses the concepts and realities of our global food needs: the legacy of the Green Revolution; the impact of market forces on food availability; the promise and perils of genetically modified foods; agricultural innovation in regard to crops, livestock, pest control, soil, and water; and the need to both adapt to and slow the rate of climate change. One Billion Hungry will be welcomed by all readers seeking a multifaceted understanding of our global food supply, food security, international agricultural development, and sustainability.

Cases in International Relations

Cases in International Relations
Author: Glenn Hastedt,Donna L. Lybecker,Vaughn P. Shannon
Publsiher: CQ Press
Total Pages: 376
Release: 2014-03-01
ISBN 10: 1483310671
ISBN 13: 9781483310671
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Students love good stories. That is why case studies are such a powerful way to engage students while teaching them about concepts fundamental to the study of international relations. In Cases in International Relations, Glenn Hastedt, Vaughn P. Shannon, and Donna L. Lybecker help students understand the context of headline events in the international arena. Organized into three main parts—military, economic, and human security—the book’s fifteen cases examine enduring and emerging issues from the longstanding Arab-Israeli conflict to the rapidly changing field of cyber-security. Compatible with a variety of theoretical perspectives, the cases consider a dispute’s origins, issue development, and resolution so that readers see the underlying dynamics of state behavior and can try their hand at applying theory.

The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World 2019

The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World 2019
Author: Food and Agriculture Organization
Publsiher: United Nations
Total Pages: 236
Release: 2019-07-15
ISBN 10: 9210043634
ISBN 13: 9789210043632
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World 2019 Book Review:

The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World gives updates on the prevalence of undernourishment globally and the absolute number of undernourished, as well as the latest estimates for a number of global nutrition targets. This latest edition looks at the role of economic slowdowns and downturns in the rise of hunger and makes policy recommendations to safeguard food security and nutrition worldwide.

Zero Hunger

Zero Hunger
Author: Walter Leal Filho,Anabela Marisa Azul,Luciana Brandli,Pinar Gökcin Özuyar,Tony Wall
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 990
Release: 2020-05-03
ISBN 10: 9783319956749
ISBN 13: 3319956744
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The problems related to the process of industrialisation such as biodiversity depletion, climate change and a worsening of health and living conditions, especially but not only in developing countries, intensify. Therefore, there is an increasing need to search for integrated solutions to make development more sustainable. The United Nations has acknowledged the problem and approved the “2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development”. On 1st January 2016, the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the Agenda officially came into force. These goals cover the three dimensions of sustainable development: economic growth, social inclusion and environmental protection. The Encyclopedia of the UN Sustainable Development Goals comprehensively addresses the SDGs in an integrated way. It encompasses 17 volumes, each devoted to one of the 17 SDGs. This volume addresses SDG 2, namely "End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture" and contains the description of a range of related terms, to allow for a better understanding and foster knowledge. Our planet produces enough food to feed everyone. Malnutrition and hunger are the result of inappropriate food production processes, bad governance and injustice. SDG 2 seeks to guarantee quality and nutritious food to ensure healthy life by adopting a holistic approach that involves various actions targeting different actors, technologies, policies and programs. These initiatives have to face challenges coming from extensive environmental degradation, loss of biodiversity and the interrelated effects of climate change. Concretely, the defined targets are: End hunger and ensure access by all people, in particular the poor and people in vulnerable situations, including infants, to safe, nutritious and sufficient food all year round End all forms of malnutrition, including achieving the internationally agreed targets on stunting and wasting in children under 5 years of age, and address the nutritional needs of adolescent girls, pregnant and lactating women and older persons Double the agricultural productivity and incomes of small-scale food producers, in particular women, indigenous peoples, family farmers, pastoralists and fishers, including through secure and equal access to land, other productive resources and inputs, knowledge, financial services, markets and opportunities for value addition and non-farm employment Ensure sustainable food production systems and implement resilient agricultural practices that increase productivity and production, that help maintain ecosystems, that strengthen capacity for adaptation to climate change, extreme weather, drought, flooding and other disasters and that progressively improve land and soil quality Maintain the genetic diversity of seeds, cultivated plants and farmed and domesticated animals and their related wild species, including through soundly managed and diversified seed and plant banks at the national, regional and international levels, and promote access to and fair and equitable sharing of benefits arising from the utilization of genetic resources and associated traditional knowledge, as internationally agreed Increase investment, including through enhanced international cooperation, in rural infrastructure, agricultural research and extension services, technology development and plant and livestock gene banks in order to enhance agricultural productive capacity in developing countries, in particular least developed countries Correct and prevent trade restrictions and distortions in world agricultural markets, including through the parallel elimination of all forms of agricultural export subsidies and all export measures with equivalent effect, in accordance with the mandate of the Doha Development Round Adopt measures to ensure the proper functioning of food commodity markets and their derivatives and facilitate timely access to market information, including on food reserves, in order to help limit extreme food price volatility Editorial Board Datu Buyung Agusdinata, Mohammad Sadegh Allahyari, Usama Awan, Nerise Johnson, Paschal Arsein Mugabe, Vincent Onguso Oeba, Tony Wall/div

Promoting Global Food Security

Promoting Global Food Security
Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Foreign Relations
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 71
Release: 2011
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: UCSD:31822037824000
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Challenge of Famine

The Challenge of Famine
Author: John Osgood Field
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 281
Release: 1993
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: STANFORD:36105003421950
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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