Risk and Resilience

New Food Security Strategy Needed in Burkina Faso

In the inter-connected world of food security, partnerships – among countries, regions, and development organizations – can play a critical role in achieving research- and evidence-based policies to increase the resilience of global food systems and to improve food and nutrition security for all. In this light, since 2014, IFPRI has held a series of food policy dialogues in Africa south of the Sahara, in collaboration with various regional partners as part of the Food Security Portal project.

CAADP Roadmap for Sustainable Development

The African Union’s Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme, or CAADP, has made steady progress over its past 10 years of implementation. However, the African continent continues to face some key challenges, including the need to provide for the food and nutrition needs of a steadily growing population, economic inequality and rural poverty, disputes over limited natural resources, and the impact of climate change and market globalization.

Do Income Shocks Lead to Higher Risk of HIV Infection?

The HIV/AIDS epidemic continues to plague the African continent, causing widespread human suffering and creating a stumbling block to economic development. In SSA, over a million people become newly infected with the disease every year (UNAIDS, 2010).

Promoting Agricultural Trade to Enhance Resilience in Africa

This blog is excerpted from a press release as part of the coverage of the 2014 Regional Strategic Analysis and Knowledge Support System (ReSAKKS) Conference. 

Insurance vs. Savings: How Men and Women Manage Risk

Farmers confront a number of risks every day, and this is especially true of farmers in developing countries. Rural livelihoods and welfare can be significantly impacted by everything from drought to household illness. And while many financial instruments exist that can help manage risk, in many developing rural areas, households do not have access to these mechanisms.

Climate Change and Gender: How Female Farmers Can Adapt

In the face of global climate change, developing country farmers are now confronted with serious risks to their livelihoods and welfare. Assets of all types – from insurance and farm equipment to livestock and land rights - have an important role to play in helping populations deal with these ever-increasing climatic risks. In addition, it will be critical for community members to work collectively to adapt to their changing local environments.

Blog: La Roya del Café en Centroamerica

Autores: Valeria Piñeiro, Sam Morley y Pablo Elverdin

Seguros Agrarios en América Latina

El siguiente es un extracto de la publicacion "Agricultural Insurance in Latin America", y ha sido publicado originalmente en línea por el Banco Mundial

El sector agrícola desempeña un papel fundamental en la economía y en la vida de las personas en América Latina y el Caribe (ALC). Los seguros agrarios son una herramienta importante para el manejo del riesgo que se enfrenta desde los factores naturales o desde el mercado.

Un modelo general y regional de equilibrio computable para Honduras

El siguiente es un extracto de la publicación "A regional computable general equilibrium model for Honduras ", cuyos autores son Samuel Morley, Valeria Piñeiro

latin of Innovating Partnerships Between Microfinance and Health/Nutrition Services

Since 2007, Freedom from Hunger and the Microcredit Summit Campaign, in partnership through the Health and Microfinance Alliance (HMA), have worked with 38 MFIs and SHPIs across nine states in India that collectively reach more than 7.3 million women with financial services. Studies have shown that as a result of SHG membership, women and their families experience enhanced health and nutrition knowledge; improved social and economic capital; increased rates of institutional births, family planning services, antenatal care, and immunizations; and reduced neonatal mortality and malnutrition.

Photo Credit: Flickr (Amber Peterman/IFPRI)

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