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Description: Lays out a picture of impending planetary crisis - a global food shortage that threatens to hit by mid-century - that would dwarf any in our previous experience. This book describes a dangerous confluence of shortages - of water, land, energy, technology, and knowledge - combined with the increased demand created by population and economic growth
Description: The global food crisis is a stark reminder of the fragility of the global food system. The Global Food Crisis: Governance Challenges and Opportunities captures the debate about how to go forward and examines the implications of the crisis for food security in the world’s poorest countries, both for the global environment and for the global rules and institutions that govern food and agriculture....
Description: This document analyzes the state of world food. The three first chapters explain the world food crisis, demand, need and supply. The two following chapters highlight the impacts of environmental degradation on yield and the impacts of expansion of food production on biodiversity and ecosystems. The solutions are explained in two chapters with detailed description of the seven sustainable options for increasing food security.--Publisher's description.
Description: Nutritional deprivation; Nutrition and mental development; Assessment of nutrition status; Food production; Food distribution systems: trade and marketing; Poverty and its relationship to malnutrition: strategies for increasing the purchasing power of the poor; Food and population: fertility and nutrition; Infant feeding patterns: the bottle feeding problem; Social and cultural values as they affect nutrition; Education and nutrition: modification of food habits; Synthesis: nutrition interventions, planning, and policy making.
Description: The NAPA Bulletin series is dedicated to the practical problem-solving and policy applications of anthropological knowledge and methods. These papers demonstrate the diverse ways in which anthropology can be used to address the global food crisis while directly responding to local realities. Experts explore the dilemma of food insecurity in developing and industrialized countries Practicing and ap...
Description: The dramatic surge in food prices from 2005 to 2008 seriously threatened the world's poor, who struggle to buy food even under normal circumstances, and led to protests and riots in the developing world. The crisis eventually receded, but such surges could recur unless steps are taken to prevent them. Using up-to-date information, the authors of Reflections on the Global Food Crisis identify the k...
Description: Detailed case studies of Athens and Rome, the best known states of antiquity, reveal the effects of the breakdown of the food supply systems and response to the crisis by the masses of the ancient Mediterranean cities.
Description: The unanticipated spike in international food prices in 2007-08 hit many developing countries hard. This evaluation assesses the effectiveness of the World Bank Group response in addressing the short-term impacts of the food price crisis and in enhancing the resilience of countries to future shocks.
Description: This book contributes to a greater understanding of hunger, who is affected by it, and the frameworks and policies that currently exist to help those affected by it. The book refines common thinking about the underlying causes of hunger by examining who are most affected.