Submitted by Anonymous on Thu, 10/01/2015 - 18:57
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.
Submitted by Anonymous on Mon, 08/03/2015 - 15:44
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.
Submitted by Anonymous on Thu, 07/30/2015 - 18:54
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).
Submitted by Sara.Gustafson on Sat, 06/06/2015 - 22:32
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.
Submitted by Sara.Gustafson on Sat, 06/06/2015 - 15:58
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.
Submitted by manage on Mon, 03/30/2015 - 19:00
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.
Submitted by manage on Tue, 03/17/2015 - 21:39
Autores: Valeria Piñeiro, Sam Morley y Pablo Elverdin
Submitted by manage on Mon, 03/16/2015 - 20:06
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.
Submitted by manage on Mon, 03/16/2015 - 19:47
El siguiente es un extracto de la publicación "A regional computable general equilibrium model for Honduras ", cuyos autores son Samuel Morley, Valeria Piñeiro
Submitted by manage on Fri, 02/06/2015 - 16:58
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)