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Armed conflict combined with prolonged drought has put about 20 million people at risk of starvation and death in Somalia, South Sudan, Yemen, and northern Nigeria. The international development and aid communities are caught between the enormity of the humanitarian crisis, which demands an...

Author(s)
Babu, S. C.; Dorosh, P.
Publisher
International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), Washington D.C., USA
Citation
From famine to food security: lessons for building resilient food systems, 2017, pp 4 pp.
Abstract

This report is part of a series of analytical products produced under the Global Network Against Food Crises initiative co-led by EU, FAO, and WFP to enhance and coordinate the generation and sharing of evidence-based information and analysis for preventing and addressing food crises. This FAO-WFP...

Publisher
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) & World Food Programme (WFP), Rome, Italy
Citation
FAO-WFP early warning analysis of acute food insecurity hotspots: July 2020, 2020, pp 25 pp.
Abstract

This paper presents the results of a review of the evidence on the impacts of structured demand programmes on resilient food systems. It focuses upon three main kinds of structured demand programmes: (1) home-grown school feeding (HGSF); (2) local and regional food aid procurement (LRP), in...

Author(s)
Coles, C.
Publisher
Overseas Development Institute, London, UK
Citation
What is known about the impact of structured demand activities on resilient food systems?, 2013, pp iv + 17 pp.
Abstract

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the World Food Programme (WFP) warn that acute food insecurity is likely to deteriorate further in 19 countries or situations - called hunger hotspots - during the outlook period from October 2022 to January 2023.

Publisher
World Food Programme (WFP) & Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), Rome, Italy
Citation
Hunger hotspots - FAO-WFP early warnings on acute food insecurity: October 2022 to January 2023 Outlook, 2022, pp viii + 56 pp.
Abstract

Sub-Saharan Africa has suffered from persistent food insecurity in the past two decades. This chapter traces the evolution of food security as a concept, and the contribution of the World Food Programme to providing food security. The emphasis is on the role of food aid in reducing the degree of ...

Author(s)
Yifru, K.
Publisher
Taylor and Francis, New York, USA
Citation
The challenges of agricultural production and food security in Africa., 1992, pp 101-104
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This paper assesses and summarizes the evidence on the contribution of emergency and stabilization reserves to resilient food systems. Three main purposes of food reserves are distinguished: (1) emergency reserves to supply food distributions; (2) stabilization reserves to prevent excessive price...

Author(s)
Maunder, N.
Publisher
Overseas Development Institute, London, UK
Citation
What is known about the impact of emergency and stabilization reserves on resilient food systems?, 2013, pp v + 19 pp.
Abstract

As acute food insecurity levels appear to be reaching new highs globally, also as a result of the socio-economic fallout of measures imposed to contain the spread of Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), this joint FAO-WFP report aims to raise an early warning on 20 countries and situations - called ...

Publisher
World Food Programme (WFP) and Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), Rome, Italy
Citation
FAO-WFP early warning analysis of acute food insecurity hotspots: October 2020, 2020, pp 29 pp.
Abstract

This short version of the Regional Overview adresses the region's latest progress in meeting zero hunger and the regional trends related to hunger, food insecurity and the triple burden of malnutrition. It describes the situation in Latin America and the Caribbean, putting an emphasis on lagging...

Publisher
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), Santiago, Chile
Citation
Regional overview of food security and nutrition in Latin America and the Caribbean 2020: food security and nutrition for lagged territories – in brief, 2021, pp 42 pp.
Abstract

This 2017 report on the state of food security and nutrition in the world warns that the long-term declining trend in undernourishment seems to have come to a halt and may have reversed, largely on account of conflict and human-induced and natural disasters. Meanwhile, though progress continues to...

Publisher
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), Rome, Italy
Citation
The state of food security and nutrition in the world: building resilience for peace and food security, 2017, pp ix + 117 pp.
Abstract

Bangladesh has a wealth of institutional diversity and experience with targeted social safety net programs. Most of these programs are widely credited with providing the poor access to food and improving their livelihoods. However, the need for assistance is overwhelming. According to the latest...

Author(s)
Akhter Ahmed
Publisher
International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), Dhaka, Bangladesh
Citation
Assessing indicators for selection of participants for the Vulnerable Group Development (VGD) program in Bangladesh, 2018, pp iii + 22 pp.

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