Agricultural development projects, Food relief--Developing countries, and Food supply--Developing countries
The Millennium Development Goals, adopted at the UN Millennium Summit in 2000, are the world's targets for dramatically reducing extreme poverty in its many dimensions by 2015 income poverty, hunger, disease, exclusion, lack of infrastructure and shelter while promoting gender equality, education, health and environmental sustainability. These bold goals can be met in all parts of the world if nations follow through on their commitments to work together to meet them. Achieving the Millennium Development Goals offers the prospect of a more secure, just, and prosperous world for all. The UN Millennium Project was commissioned by United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan to develop a practical plan of action to meet the Millennium Development Goals. As an independent advisory body directed by Professor Jeffrey D. Sachs, the UN Millennium Project submitted its recommendations to the UN Secretary General in January 2005. The core of the UN Millennium Project's work has been carried out by 10 thematic Task Forces comprising more than 250 experts from around the world, including scientists, development practitioners, parliamentarians, policymakers, and representatives from civil society, UN agencies, the World Bank, the IMF, and the private sector. This report lays out the recommendations of the UN Millennium Project Task Force on Hunger in seven major categories: political action; national policy reforms; increased agricultural productivity for food insecure farmers; improved nutrition for the chronically hungry; productive safety nets for the acutely hungry; improved rural incomes and markets; and restoration and conservation of natural resources essential for food security. The task force strongly endorses the Secretary General's call for a 21st Century African Green Revolution. These bold yet practical approaches will enable countries in every region of the world to halve world hunger by 2015.
Guha-Khasnobis, Basudeb., Acharya, S. S., and Davis, Benjamin, 1964-
Food supply -- Developing countries., Food supply -- Research., Food relief -- Developing countries., and Agriculture and state -- Developing countries.
"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? Are we measuring hunger adequately? Do we need new tools and indicators? Does women's socio-economic status matter for child-health? Are targeted programmes successful in identifying and helping the truly needy? Despite the scale of human suffering inflicted by malnutrition, the fight against world hunger has recently been overshadowed by the campaign to end poverty. The emergence of the WTO and the freeing of agricultural trade, for example, have serious implications for hunger and food security in many countries, yet this is an area that is relatively understudied. This book aims to fill this gap by providing a significant collection of essays from mainstream academia and prominent international organizations working for food security. Examining food security across regions, the book tackles food security at three distinct levels-national, household, and individual. Other topics included are: attempts to improve measurement tools; the applications of existing tools for empirical analysis using household data, and; the impact of trade openness on national food security."--Jacket.
Institute of Medicine (U.S.). Subcommittee on Technical Specifications for a High-Energy Emergency Relief Ration.
Food relief -- Developing countries., Nutrition -- Research -- United States., Food supply -- Developing countries., Nutrition policy -- United States., Food -- Composition -- Research -- United States., Nutrition -- Requirements., Emergency food supply., Food relief., Nutritional Requirements., Food, Formulated., Food Supply., Relief Work., Food Assistance -- standards, Food, Fortified -- standards, and Emergencies
The present study was conducted by an ad hoc subcommittee of the Committee on Military Nutrition Research. The Subcommittee on Technical Specifications for a High-Energy Emergency Relief Ration was established by the Food and Nutrition Board of the Institute of Medicine in response to a request from USAID and DOD to develop technical specifications for a product for use in food relief after natural disasters or other emergency situations around the world. The specifications are to be used by both agencies in their calls for bids from U.S. food manufacturers to supply such a product.
Food relief Developing countries International cooperation., Food supply Forecasting., and Food security.
Food aid is one of the constants of human experience. The storage of food as public provision against crises is a practice recorded since Babylonian times. Since the 1950s, the practice has taken on a more international (and often political) character, with food being channeled mainly from industrialized to developing countries. In 1993, global redistribution of food by public-sector agencies reached a record 17 million tons. However, in 1994, total food aid fell. Demand for food aid will not be lower in 2020 than it is today. The supply will depend partly on how effectively food aid is targeted and managed, and partly on the priority given by donors to the problems that are best addressed through food aid: namely, acute and chronic food insecurity. But, if food aid levels are to increase, the world's major donor nations will have to make the alleviation of mass food insecurity, in times of peace as well as in times of crisis, an explicit and urgent priority.
National Research Council (U.S.) and National Research Council (U.S.)
Food supply--Developing countries--Forecasting--Congresses, Food relief--Developing countries--Planning--Congresses, and Agricultural assistance--Planning--Congresses
This book presents the results of a meeting held by the Board on Science and Technology for International Development. At this meeting, six groups of modelers presented their best estimates of the food aid/food commodity trade picture during the period 1991-2000. These estimates are based on each modeler's own database and own assumptions about trends in global policy, climate, population, and economics.
Nafziger, E. Wayne., Stewart, Frances, 1940-, Väyrynen, Raimo., Queen Elizabeth House., and World Institute for Development Economics Research.
Humanitarian assistance -- Political aspects -- Developing countries., Humanitarian assistance -- Economic aspects -- Developing countries., War and civilization -- Developing countries., Food relief -- Developing countries., Refugees -- Services for -- Developing countries., International economic relations -- Developing countries., Aide humanitaire -- Aspect politique -- Pays en voie de développement., Guerre et civilisation., Aide alimentaire -- Pays en voie de développement., Réfugiés, Services aux -- Pays en voie de développement., Relations économiques internationales -- Pays en voie de développement., Katastrophe., Humanitäre Hilfe., Aufsatzsammlung., and Krieg.