Food Security

Food Security
2018 Global Food Policy Report

One of IFPRI’s flagship reports, this 2018 update looks at food policies in the context of both greater global integration as well as counter-trends towards isolation. Authors look at how international investments can contribute to local food security, actions that can be taken by global governance structures, the role of trade in nutrition and sustainability, and more. The report includes a...

2018 Global Report on Food Crises

The Global Report on Food Crises brings together regional and national data and analysis into one report to provide a clear comprehensive picture of acute food insecurity in the many countries affected by food crises around the world. The report goes beyond the figures to explore key drivers of food insecurity, looking in greater depth at the effects of factors such as conflict, climate change...

Permaculture and International Development

London, UK - In-person only

A team of permaculture practitioners, with many decades of experience in International Development, are coordinating a 5-day training in September 2018, entitled “Permaculture for Development Workers”....

2017 Regional Overview of Food Security and Nutrition in the Near East and North Africa

The 2017 edition of this annual publication highlights how the intensification of violence is opening a wide "hunger gap" between countries being affected by conflicts and those that are not. In NENA countries directly impacted by conflict, 27.2 percent of all people were chronically hungry or undernourished during the 2014-16 period - six times higher than the share of the population that was...

Social Protection, Food Security, and Asset Formation

This article investigates if and how social protection programs impact food security outcomes and asset formation. The authors constructed and analyzed a new database of studies on these interventions, finding that social protection programs improve both the quantity and quality of food consumed by beneficiaries. The average social protection program increases the value of food consumed/...

Can Conditional Cash Transfers Improve the Uptake of Nutrition Interventions and Household Food Security? Evidence from Odisha’s Mamata scheme

The study investigates the impact on health and nutrition outcomes of one conditional cash transfer program, the Mamata scheme, implemented in the state of Odisha (India) and targeted to pregnant and lactating women. Using survey data on 1161 households, authors examine the effect of the scheme on eight outcomes: 1) pregnancy registration; 2) receipt of antenatal services (ANC); 3)...

The Marketplace for Nutritious Food - Assessment of a market-based food environment intervention

The Marketplace for Nutritious Foods is an innovation accelerator managed by the Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN) that supports small and medium enterprises (SMEs) to produce nutritious foods across East and Southern...

CountrySTAT: Food and Agriculture Data Network

CountrySTAT is a web-based information technology system for food and agriculture statistics at the national and subnational levels. It acts as a one stop center which centralizes and integrates the data coming from various sources and allows to harmonize it according to international standards while ensuring data quality and reliability. This supports analysis, informed policy-making, and...

Africa Regional Overview of Food Security and Nutrition 2017

This year’s report illustrates progress towards meeting SDG2 and calls for a more holistic approach to fostering food security, including through stronger institutions in conflict areas. Between 2015 and 2016, the prevalence of undernourishment appears to have risen from 20.8 to 22.7 percent in sub-Saharan Africa after a prolonged decline. This increase can be attributed to adverse climatic...

Asia and the Pacific Regional Overview of Food Insecurity 2017: Investing in Food Systems for Better Nutrition

This report focuses on the latest trends on food and nutrition security in Asia and the Pacific. Authors warn that the number of malnourished people in the region is on the rise because the availability of nutritious foods is inadequate in many countries and the consumption of food items considered unhealthy is also on the rise. Consequently, stunting among children below the age of five...

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