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
  • Total Read : 93
  • File Size : 18,9 Mb

Forests and Food Summary:

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.

The Roadmap to End Global Hunger Book

The Roadmap to End Global Hunger

  • Author : William Lambers
  • Publisher : William Lambers
  • Release Date : 2009-09
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 68
  • ISBN 10 : 9780979746413
  • Total Read : 86
  • File Size : 7,6 Mb

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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
  • Total Read : 77
  • File Size : 12,5 Mb

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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
  • Total Read : 72
  • File Size : 9,5 Mb

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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
  • Total Read : 62
  • File Size : 13,9 Mb

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

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
  • Total Read : 70
  • File Size : 12,9 Mb


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
  • Total Read : 71
  • File Size : 11,5 Mb

Ethics Hunger and Globalization Summary:

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
  • Total Read : 61
  • File Size : 7,5 Mb

2014 Global Hunger Index Summary:

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.