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by Rose Hessmiller last modified Jan 10, 2013 07:42 AM
File OPERATIONALIZING HOUSEHOLD FOOD by Portal Web Editor — last modified Jan 10, 2013 11:35 AM
Some development agencies and academics regard the concept of household food security-often defined as "access for all people at all times to enough food for an active, healthy life"-as a guiding principle for designing interventions in rural areas. Altho
File Food Security Reference Sheet by BRIDGE — last modified Mar 17, 2020 09:51 AM
Ecosystems provide goods and services that support food production—including provision of wild foods and water, pest control and pollination—and biodiversity programming can have significant positive impacts on food security. Similarly, agriculture programming can sustainably increase productivity and incomes while minimizing impacts on the environment, yielding benefits for both food security and biodiversity. Learn more:
File Fishing for Food Security: The Importance of Wild Fisheries for Food Security and Nutrition by Sue Hoye — last modified May 04, 2020 01:13 PM
The Importance of Wild Fisheries for Local Food Security Briefing Book explores the role of fisheries in global development, showcases case studies of USAID fisheries programs, and addresses the importance of fisheries in nine Feed the Future countries – Cambodia, Senegal, Malawi, Kenya, Ghana, Bangladesh, Tanzania, Mozambique, and Liberia. The Briefing Book is a key deliverable of the Food Security Integration Working Group.
File Improved Production Mitigated Impact of Higher Food Commodity Prices by Anna Woltman — last modified Jan 10, 2013 11:44 AM
International Food Security Assessment, 2010 Update: A report from USDA's Economic Research Service
File LAND TENURE, PROPERTY RIGHTS, AND FOOD SECURITY by Rose Hessmiller — last modified Jan 10, 2013 11:44 AM
Summary Food security is the state of having sufficient quantity and quality of food to eat on a continual basis. It is consumption based, and may apply to individuals, families, or a nation, as in personal or national food security. The relationship between land tenure and property rights (LTPR) and food security may be direct; e.g. securing property rights in land or improving land access thereby enabling investment of land, labor and money in food production. The relationship may also be indirect; e.g. selling agricultural produce for sale or securing property rights for businesses that provide wages, earnings or income that enable farmers, owners and workers to buy food. Broadening access to resources and securing property rights are necessary conditions for agricultural and economic growth, but not sufficient. In addition, farmers and businesses require access to markets to buy inputs and sell produce at affordable costs, improved technology, affordable credit or finance, and technical knowhow. The essential problem in linking property rights with food security is how to sequentially and effectively integrate these factors in ways that help households, farmers, and businesses secure and obtain access to property rights, resources, and markets in order to improve food production and/or consumption.
File Intersections of Youth & Food Security by Portal Web Editor — last modified Oct 21, 2013 11:45 PM
The purpose of this report is to provide guidance to USAID on how to best engage youth in global food security initiatives. USAID is a leader in addressing the root causes of food insecurity and providing solutions that improve agricultural activity, promote market development, prevent nutritional deficiencies, and promote rural growth. This work is in line with the Millennium Development Goal to half the amount of hungry individuals by 2015. However, much work is still needed in this field, as almost one billion individuals remain food insecure.
File Mamadou A. Baro by Stanzin Tonyot — last modified Jan 10, 2013 09:08 AM
Curriculum Vitae
File Mamadou A. Baro by Stanzin Tonyot — last modified Jan 10, 2013 09:08 AM
Curriculum Vitae
File Food Security & Biodiversity by Gateway Web Editor — last modified May 07, 2020 04:01 PM
Almost 800 million people suffer from hunger or malnutrition worldwide. Biodiverse ecosystems produce goods and services that are fundamental to food security including wild foods, pollination, water cycling and climate regulation. Because poor management of natural systems compromises their productivity, it’s important for food security programs to integrate biodiversity and natural resources management.
USAID Repositioning in Action e-Bulletin - Summer 2015 by Portal Web Editor — last modified Aug 04, 2015 08:26 PM
Increasing political and financial support for family planning in sub-Saharan Africa through the formation of strategic partnerships is a priority for the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). Repositioning Family Planning promotes sustainable development in Africa by elevating family planning to the forefront of policy and advocacy agendas. This e-bulletin provides focused technical information to ensure field colleagues have the most up-to-date resources and tools to improve sustainable access to family planning.
File Gender Integration in USAID Bureau for Democracy, Conflict, and Humanitarian Assistance Office of Food for Peace Operations by Portal Web Editor — last modified Aug 29, 2013 04:24 PM
This guidance will enable FFP to develop a strategy on how to strengthen its capacity and understanding of gender mainstreaming and identifies milestones to monitor progress and evaluate results.
File Evidence Summary: Ecosystem-based Adaptation and Food Security by Gateway Web Editor — last modified Mar 16, 2020 02:47 PM
This evidence summary highlights specific ecosystem-based adaptation (EbA) approaches that can address food security by strengthening and maintaining natural systems and the goods and services they provide. It also provides examples of projects in which EbA approaches have helped support food security and discusses how EbA compares with other adaptation approaches for food security. Learn more:
File The Importance of Biodiversity and Natural Systems to Food Security in Tanzania by Gateway Web Editor — last modified May 07, 2020 04:17 PM
Many Tanzanians face chronic food insecurity and undernutrition despite steady national economic growth. The most recent Demographic and Health Survey found that 38 percent of children in rural areas are stunted and chronic undernutrition is a major contributor to under-five mortality in the country. Poverty and food security are also closely linked, with two thirds of households that experience poor dietary intake falling below the poverty line.
File USAID Biodiversity and Development Handbook 2015 - Chapter 4.2: Food Security by Portal Web Editor — last modified Nov 01, 2017 07:37 PM
Chapter 4.2 of USAID's Biodiversity and Development Handbook is focused on the intersection of biodiversity conservation work with food security. Chapter Four contains sections that are a primer on integration of biodiversity into key development sectors. Despite tremendous gains in food production over the past 40 years, currently 795m people do not have enough food to lead a healthy active life. That’s about one in nine people on earth, according to the World Food Programme. USAID combats food insecurity through the U.S. Government’s flagship Feed the Future initiative, among other efforts. Sustainable agriculture that is compatible with or enhances biodiversity conservation can make a major contribution to food security, as discussed in the next section.
File Forests, Trees and Food Security by Portal Web Editor — last modified Jan 10, 2013 11:07 AM
In developing countries food security is one of the most pressing needs to be addressed in the next 15 years. Initiatives for the adaptation and dissemination of farmers product innovations; participatory management of natural resources and integration of trees into farming systems can enhance the contribution of forests and trees to food security, specifically, in the provision of food, income generation and services ensuring both the short and long term sustainability of agriculture production.
File Ensuring food and nutrition security in a green economy by Portal Web Editor — last modified Jan 10, 2013 07:40 AM
As the population continues to grow and natural resources become scarcer, the need to shift toward an environmentally responsible, socially accountable, more equitable, and “greener” economy has become increasingly apparent. Despite differing perspectives and definitions among stakeholders, the “green economy” is often seen as an economy that pursues growth while also promoting sustainable development through more efficient use of resources. Thus aligned with concepts of sustainability, the objective of a green economy is to simultaneously work toward economic development, environmental protection, and greater social welfare, in particular by reducing reliance on fossil fuels and nonrenewable resources.
Food Security by Portal Web Editor — last modified Oct 31, 2018 09:19 AM
File TOPS - Promoting Excellence in Food Security Programming by Portal Web Editor — last modified Feb 17, 2013 07:19 PM
TOPS, funded by USAID/Food for Peace (FFP), will strengthen the capacity of FFP grantees and improve the quality and effectiveness of food aid implementation through fostering collaboration, innovation, and knowledge sharing concerning food security and nutrition best practices.
File TARGETING: PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICE by Portal Web Editor — last modified Jan 10, 2013 11:39 AM
Targeting lies at the heart of attempts to reach the poorest of the poor. But targeting is not nearly as straightforward as is often suggested. Indeed, it is possible that a targeted intervention will be more costly, and less effective, than one made avai
File Integrating Food Security and Wild Caught Fisheries Management in USAID Programming by Portal Web Editor — last modified Jan 09, 2019 09:45 AM
Integrating Food Security and Wild Caught Fisheries Management in USAID Programming is an illustrative case example that demonstrates how two adaptive management programming tools—situation models and results chains—can help USAID staff and its partners to better design and implement activities that integrate food security, nutrition, and sustainable management of wild fisheries.
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