Food security

Improving nutrition through biofortification

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A review of evidence from HarvestPlus, 2003 through 2016

This paper, authored by 2016 World Food Prize winner, Howarth Bouis and his colleague Amy Saltzman, both of the International Food Policy Research Institute, describes work under the HarvestPlus program on the global level on biofortification of staple foods to overcome micronutrient deficiencies.

The state of Food and Agriculture- 2014- FAO

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This report analyses family farms and the role of innovation in ensuring global food security, poverty reduction and environmental sustainability. As more than 500 million family farms manage the majority of agricultural land in the world and produce most of our food. Therefore, family farmers are needed to ensure global food security, to protect and take care of natural environments and to end poverty, malnutrition and undernourishment. These goals can only be achieved if family farms are supported with public policies and improve their productivity and sustainability.

Engaging communities: evaluating social accountability in school feeding programmes

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Authors: Johnson, C. & Janoch, E.
Publication date: 2011

This policy brief addresses the question of how implementers of Home Grown School Feeding systems can create and operationalize feedback systems between communities, governments and external partners to ensure Home Grown School Feeding Programmes are meeting communities’ needs.

SCN News: Changing food systems for better nutrition

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This issue of SCN News provides an overview and insights into how to change food systems for better nutrition.

Diversifying Food and Diets

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The publication Diversifying Food and Diets revisits the role agricultural biodiversity can play in improving dietary diversity and health outcomes in a world where 868 million people are undernourished, 195 million children under the age of five are stunted and over 1 billion people are overweight and obese.

Food security challenges graphically explained by CGIAR

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CGIAR has come up with visuals that capture the main challenges with regard to food security and other global issues.

Go to the website by clicking on the link on the right hand side of your screen.

Food Policy for Developing Countres: Online lectures by Per Pinstrup Andersen

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These presentations from Per Pinstrup Andersen remain interesting and relevant. Cornell University has made these available online for the public. They are part of the Food Policy for Developing Countries course. The website features case studies as well.

Climate resilience and food security: A framework for planning and monitoring

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Authors: Tyler, S. et alii.
Publication date: 2013

This IISD working paper presents approaches to understanding and monitoring food system resilience to climate change. It describes an emerging conceptual tool designed to support analysis of community-level food security and resilience of food systems.

Monitoring and analysing food and agricultural policies in Africa: Synthesis report 2013

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Authors: Angelucci F., Balie J., Gourichon H., Mas Aparisi A. & Witwer M. (for FAO)
Publication date: 2013

The synthesis report by FAO’s Monitoring African Food and Agricultural Policies (MAFAP) team, is the first ever attempt to systematically analyze agriculture and food security policies in several African countries, using common methodology over years.

Feed the Future Innovation Lab

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The Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Collaborative Research on Nutrition is a USAID funded project implemented by the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University.