Forests and Food Book

Forests and Food

  • Author : Bhaskar Vira
  • Publisher : Open Book Publishers
  • Release Date : 2015-11-15
  • Genre: Nature
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN 10 : 9781783741939

Forests and Food Excerpt :

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.

Alleviating Global Hunger Book

Alleviating Global Hunger

  • Author : United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Foreign Relations
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2009
  • Genre: Food relief
  • Pages : 72
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39015089031713

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A Call to Action on Food Security Book

A Call to Action on Food Security

  • Author : United States. Congress. House. Committee on Foreign Affairs. Subcommittee on Africa and Global Health
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2010
  • Genre: Food relief
  • Pages : 96
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39015089028750

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Research Opportunities Concerning the Causes and Consequences of Child Food Insecurity and Hunger Book

Research Opportunities Concerning the Causes and Consequences of Child Food Insecurity and Hunger

  • Author : Institute of Medicine
  • Publisher : National Academies Press
  • Release Date : 2013-12-23
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN 10 : 9780309292870

Research Opportunities Concerning the Causes and Consequences of Child Food Insecurity and Hunger Excerpt :

Section 141 of The Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 20101 provides funding for a research program on the causes and consequences of childhood hunger and food insecurity, and the characteristics of households with childhood hunger and food insecurity, with a particular focus on efforts to improve the knowledge base regarding contributing factors, geographic distribution, programmatic effectiveness, public health and medical costs, and consequences for child development, well-being, and educational attainment. The Economic Research Service and Food and Nutrition Service of the US Department of Agriculture conducted two outreach efforts to obtain input from the research community and other stakeholders to help focus on areas and methods with the greatest research potential. First, Food and Nutrition Service sought written comments to selected questions through publication of a Federal Register Notice. The second option was to convene a workshop under the auspices of the Committee on National Statistics of the National Research Council and the Food and Nutrition Board of the Institute of Medicine. Research Opportunities Concerning the Causes and Consequences of Child Food Insecurity and Hunger is the summary of that workshop, convened in Fall 2012 to examine research gaps and opportunities to advance understanding of the causes and consequences of child hunger in the United States. This report reviews the adequacy of current knowledge, identifies substantial research gaps, and considers data availability of economic, health, social, cultural, demographic, and other factors that contribute to childhood hunger or food insecurity. It also considers the geographic distribution of childhood hunger and food insecurity; the extent to which existing federal assistance programs reduce childhood hunger and food insecurity; childhood hunger and food insecurity persistence, and the extent to which it is due to gaps in program coverage; and the inability of potential participants to



  • Author : Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
  • Publisher : Food & Agriculture Org.
  • Release Date : 2018-10-09
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 241
  • ISBN 10 : 9789251304952


This publication demonstrates the benefits of neglected and underutilized species, including amaranth, sorghum and cowpea, and their potential contribution to achieving Zero Hunger in South and Southeast Asia.

Ethics  Hunger and Globalization Book

Ethics Hunger and Globalization

  • Author : Per Pinstrup-Andersen
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2007-07-20
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Pages : 334
  • ISBN 10 : 9781402061318

Ethics Hunger and Globalization Excerpt :

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.

2014 Global Hunger Index Book

2014 Global Hunger Index

  • Author : Saltzman, Amy
  • Publisher : Intl Food Policy Res Inst
  • Release Date : 2014-10-13
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 56
  • ISBN 10 : 9780896299580

2014 Global Hunger Index Excerpt :

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.

Hunger And Malnutrition As Major Challenges Of The 21st Century Book

Hunger And Malnutrition As Major Challenges Of The 21st Century

  • Author : Raghbendra Jha
  • Publisher : World Scientific
  • Release Date : 2018-12-27
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 452
  • ISBN 10 : 9789813239920

Hunger And Malnutrition As Major Challenges Of The 21st Century Excerpt :

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 Global Hunger Crisis Book

The Global Hunger Crisis

  • Author : Majda Bne Saad
  • Publisher : Pluto Press
  • Release Date : 2013-03-05
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN 10 : 0745330681

The Global Hunger Crisis Excerpt :

Millions across the world face the daily challenge to find enough food to survive. Hunger is on the rise globally with more than 1.2 billion people suffering from food insecurity. Rising prices are further restricting food access.In this deeply informative study, Majda Bne Saad identifies the causes for global hunger embedded in the current global political and economic system and highlights the key challenges facing low income food deficit countries. She shows how Western countries share the blame for global hunger through their support for subsidies to agricultural production and biofuels, which have created new challenges to food security worldwide. Bne Saad argues that, as world population rises from 6.7 billion to 9.2 billion by 2050, there needs to be a "second green revolution" to grow more food. She looks at the factors constraining low-income nations from achieving food security and considers policies which could generate income and enhance individual entitlement to food.

The Irish Yearbook of International Law  Volume 3  2008 Book

The Irish Yearbook of International Law Volume 3 2008

  • Author : Jean Allain
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release Date : 2011-02-28
  • Genre: Law
  • Pages : 496
  • ISBN 10 : 9781847316288

The Irish Yearbook of International Law Volume 3 2008 Excerpt :

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.

Investment costs and policy action opportunities for reaching a world without hunger  SDG2   Joint Report Book

Investment costs and policy action opportunities for reaching a world without hunger SDG2 Joint Report

  • Author : Center for Development Research of the University of Bonn
  • Publisher : Food & Agriculture Org.
  • Release Date : 2020-10-12
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 97
  • ISBN 10 : 9789251334652

Investment costs and policy action opportunities for reaching a world without hunger SDG2 Joint Report Excerpt :

At the heart of the 2030 Agenda was a promise to prioritize two objectives: to eradicate poverty and end hunger and malnutrition in all their forms. While global hunger, measured by the prevalence of undernourishment, had been on the decline, the absolute number of hungry people remained very high. In response, heads of states at the G7 Summit in Elmau in 2015 committed to lift 500 million people out of hunger and malnutrition by 2030 as part of a broader effort undertaken with partner countries to support the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, i.e. Sustainable Development Goal (SDG 2) to end hunger and malnutrition by 2030. Nevertheless, the number of undernourished people in the world kept rising, from 653 million people in 2015 to 690 million people in 2019, highlighting the challenge of achieving the goal of Zero Hunger and malnutrition by 2030. This study reviews the food security situation and change therein in light of recent developments, including COVID-19. It also analyses to which extent G7 countries responded to the challenge and their commitment in terms of development assistance and outlines promising investment opportunities to meet the 2030 targets.

Promoting Global Food Security Book

Promoting Global Food Security

  • Author : United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Foreign Relations
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2011
  • Genre: Agricultural assistance, American
  • Pages : 71
  • ISBN 10 : UCSD:31822037824000

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2016 Global hunger index Book

2016 Global hunger index

  • Author : von Grebmer, Klaus
  • Publisher : Intl Food Policy Res Inst
  • Release Date : 2016-10-11
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 47
  • ISBN 10 : 9780896292260

2016 Global hunger index Excerpt :

The 2016 Global Hunger Index (GHI) presents a multidimensional measure of national, regional, and global hunger, focusing on how the world can get to Zero Hunger by 2030. The developing world has made substantial progress in reducing hunger since 2000. The 2016 GHI shows that the level of hunger in developing countries as a group has fallen by 29 percent. Yet this progress has been uneven, and great disparities in hunger continue to exist at the regional, national, and subnational levels. Levels of hunger are still serious or alarming in 50 countries. The highest hunger levels are still found in Africa south of the Sahara and South Asia. Although GHI scores for these two regions have declined over time, the current levels remain close to the alarming category. Africa south of the Sahara has achieved the largest absolute improvement since 2000 and South Asia has also seen a sizable reduction—but the decline in hunger must accelerate in these regions if the world is to achieve Zero Hunger by 2030. The 2016 report, with an essay from United Nations Special Adviser David Nabarro, hails the new paradigm of international development proposed in the United Nations’ 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, which envisages Zero Hunger by 2030, as one goal among 17, in a holistic, integrated, and transformative plan for the world. To get to Zero Hunger while leaving no one behind, the 2016 GHI highlights the importance of identifying the regions, countries, and populations that are most vulnerable to hunger and undernutrition so progress can be accelerated there.

Cases in International Relations Book

Cases in International Relations

  • Author : Glenn Hastedt
  • Publisher : CQ Press
  • Release Date : 2014-03-01
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 377
  • ISBN 10 : 9781483310671

Cases in International Relations Excerpt :

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.