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Working PaperClimate Change Impacts on Moroccan Agriculture and the Whole Economy: An Analysis of the Impacts of the Plan Maroc Vert in Morocco
The paper provides estimates of economic impacts of climate change, compares these with historical impacts of drought spells, and estimates the extent to which the current Moroccan agricultural development and investment strategy, the Plan Maroc Vert...Agriculture and state Climatic changes Economic aspects (Environment)
Working PaperDistributional Impacts of the 2008 Global Food Price Spike in Vietnam
Agriculture and food cultivation production remains a key sector in the Vietnamese economy in terms of productive activities, income generation, and national export earnings...Agriculture and state Economic development Food industry and trade
BlogAgricultural Policy in Africa: Understanding Decision-Making and Implementation
Danielle Resnick and Regina Birner In recent years, there has been renewed emphasis on promoting agricultural production and food security in sub-Saharan Africa through efforts such as the Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Program (CAADP) ...Agriculture Agriculture and state Food security
Working PaperRevisiting the Global Food Architecture: Lessons from the 2008 Food Crisis
The 2008 episode of food price explosion, political turmoil, and human suffering revealed important flaws in the current global food architecture...Agriculture Agriculture and state Food security
BlogGetting Serious About Food
Luc Christiaensen Senior Research Fellow at UNU-WIDER At the G8 July summit in Aquila, Italy, US$ 20 billion was pledged to support farmers in poorer countries. Is the world getting serious about food security?...Agriculture Agriculture and state Food security
BookFood Security: Indicators, Measurement, and the Impact of Trade Openness
What are the implications of the WTO's Agreement on Agriculture for food security in poor countries? Are economic reforms and high growth rates in some countries protecting the well-being of the poor by improving the status of nutrition?...Agriculture and state Food security International trade
Book ChapterFood Security in the South Pacific Island Countries with Special Reference to the Fiji Islands
From the book: Food Insecurity, Vulnerability and Human Rights FailureAgriculture and state Food industry and trade Food security
Book ChapterRealizing the Right to Food in South Asia
From the book: Food Insecurity, Vulnerability and Human Rights FailureAgriculture and state Food security Food supply
Book ChapterAn Analysis of the Potential Impact of the Current WTO Agricultural Negotiations on Government Strategies in the SADC Region
From the book: Food SecurityAgriculture and state Food security International agencies
Book ChapterAgricultural Support Measures of Advanced Countries and Food Insecurity in Developing Countries: Economic Linkages and Policy Responses
From the book: Food SecurityAgriculture and state Food security International economic relations
Book ChapterDoes the WTO Agreement on Agriculture Endanger Food Security in Sub-Saharan Africa?
From the book: Food SecurityAgriculture and state Food industry and trade Food security
From the book: Food SecurityAgriculture and state Food security International trade
Working PaperAgricultural Support Measures of Advanced Countries and Food Insecurity in Developing Countries
Many developing nations, especially the least developed countries, are subjected to recurrent spells of food insecurity...Agriculture and state Food security International economic relations
Working PaperRealizing the Right to Food in South Asia
Basic human rights recognize the intrinsic value of freedom, only not for the value of freedom itself, but also for its instrumental role enabling an individual to choose a bundle of commodities and wellbeing...Agriculture and state Food security Food supply
Working PaperAnalysis of the Potential Impact of the Current WTO Agricultural Negotiations on Government Strategies in the SADC Region
This study aims to help identify how the Agreement on Agriculture (AoA) could potentially constrain government action to achieve food security in the Southern African Development Community (SADC)...Agriculture and state Food security International agencies
Working PaperFood Security in the South Pacific Island Countries with Special Reference to the Fiji Islands
This paper analyses the status of food security in selected South Pacific Island countries, namely Cook Islands, Fiji Islands, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, and Vanuatu at the national and household levels during the period 1991-20...Agriculture and state Food industry and trade Food security