food security

2013 Global Hunger Index

Authors
Klaus von Grebmer, Derek Headey, Tolulope Olofinbiyi, Doris Wiesmann, Heidi Fritschel, Sandra Yin, Yisehac Yohannes, Connell Foley, Constanze von Oppeln, Bettina Iseli, Christophe Béné, Lawrence Haddad
Publisher
Welthungerhilfe/International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)/Concern Worldwide
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https://www.ifpri.org/publication/2013-global-hunger-index-challenge-hunger-building-resilience-achieve-food-and-nutriti-0-challenge-hunger-building-resilience-achieve-food-and-nutriti-0-challenge-hunger-building-resilience-achieve-food-and-nutriti-0-challenge-hunger-building-resilience-achieve-food-and-nutriti-0

The 2013 Global Hunger Index (GHI) report—the eighth in an annual series—presents a multidimensional measure of national, regional, and global hunger. It shows that the world has made some progress in reducing hunger since 1990, but still has far to go. World hunger remains “serious,” and 19 countries suffer from levels of hunger that are either “alarming” or “extremely alarming.”

Improving the Measurement of Food Security

Authors
Derek Headey, Olivier Ecker
Publisher
International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)
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https://www.ifpri.org/publication/improving-measurement-food-security

Although food security measurement has been substantially expanded in recent decades, there persists significant dissatisfaction with existing measurement systems, especially in the wake of the global food and financial crisis. In this paper we first set out a list of criteria that an ideal food security measurement system should satisfy. We then benchmark existing indicators and measurement systems against those criteria as a means of systematically identifying their relative strengths and weaknesses.

2012 Global Hunger Index

Authors
Klaus von Grebmer, Claudia Ringler, Mark W. Rosegrant, Tolulope Olofinbiyi, Doris Wiesmann, Heidi Fritschel, Ousmane Badiane, Maximo Torero, Yisehac Yohannes, Jennifer Thompson, Constanze von Oppeln, Joseph Rahall
Publisher
International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)
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https://www.ifpri.org/publication/2012-global-hunger-index-1-1-1-1

 

The impact of Ethiopia’s Productive Safety Nets and Household Asset Building Programme: 2006-2010
Authors
Guush Berhane, John Hoddinott, Neha Kumar, Alemayehu Seyoum Taffesse
Publisher
International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)
Publication date
yuan 9 Oct, 2012 13:02
Location
https://ebrary.ifpri.org/digital/collection/p15738coll5/id/3723
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This report assesses the impact of the Productive Safety Net, Other Food Security and Household Asset Building Programs on food security, assets, and agricultural production. It also examines whether these have led to investments in new nonfarm business activities and whether they have had disincentive effects. Chapter 2 describes the methods used in this study. It explains the rationale behind our use of double-difference impact estimates and how dose-response estimators are used to construct these. Chapter 3 provides contextual information.

Biofuels and Africa: Impacts and linkages at the household level
Authors
Msangi, Siwa
Publisher
Cambridge University Press
Publication date
yuan 9 Oct, 2012 12:45
Location
https://ifpri.worldcat.org/title/socioeconomic-and-environmental-impacts-of-biofuels-evidence-from-developing-nations/oclc/773278506
Source / Citation
Socioeconomic and environmental impacts of biofuels: Evidence from developing nations, ed. Alexandros Gasparatos, and Per Stromberg. Chapter 11. Pp. 231-253.

The impact of Ethiopia's Productive Safety Net Programme and related transfers on agricultural productivity

Authors
John Hoddinott, Guush Berhane, Daniel O. Gilligan, Neha Kumar and Alemayehu Seyoum Taffesse
Publisher
Journal of African Economics, International Food Policy Research Institute
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https://academic.oup.com/jae/article-abstract/21/5/761/785385/The-Impact-of-Ethiopia-s-Productive-Safety-Net?sid=a28c8e35-d5fc-4a33-bd00-484118639b8a
Source / Citation
John Hoddinott, Guush Berhane, Daniel O. Gilligan, Neha Kumar and Alemayehu Seyoum Taffesse. 2012. "The impact of Ethiopia's Productive Safety Net Programme and related transfers on agricultural productivity" Journal of African Economies (2012). Article in Press. First published online on September 26, 2012
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Ethiopia's Food Security Programme provides income transfers through public works in its Productive Safety Net Programme (PSNP) as well as targeted services provided through the Other Food Security Programme (OFSP) and, later, the Household Asset Building Programme (HABP) designed to improve agricultural productivity. There is a trade-off in these two types of transfers between short-term improvements in food security and longer term food security achieved through increased agricultural productivity.

Evaluation of Ethiopia’s Food Security Program: Documenting Progress in the Implementation of the Productive Safety Nets Programme and the Household Asset Building Programme

Authors
Guush Berhane, John Hoddinott, Neha Kumar, Alemayehu Seyoum Taffesse, Michael Tedla Diressie, Yisehac Yohannes, Rachel Sabates-Wheeler, Mulugeta Handino, Jeremy Lind
Publisher
International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), University of Sussex
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https://ebrary.ifpri.org/digital/collection/p15738coll5/id/3722
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This report documents progress in the implementation of the Productive Safety Nets Programme (PSNP) and the Household Assets Building Programme (HABP) and assesses trends in perceptions of the effectiveness and transparency of the PSNP and HABP among different groups of clients. It also describes how living standards are evolving in PSNP and non-PSNP beneficiary households.

Trends and spatial patterns in agricultural productivity in Africa, 1961-2010

Authors
Samuel Benin, Alejandro Nin Pratt, Stanley Wood, Zhe Guo
Publisher
International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)
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https://ebrary.ifpri.org/digital/collection/p15738coll2/id/127142

The Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme (CAADP) provides an agriculture-led integrated framework of development priorities aimed at reducing poverty and increasing food security by achieving an average of 6 percent agricultural growth rate every year.

Inheritance Practices and Gender Differences in Poverty and Well-Being in Rural Ethiopia

Authors
Neha Kumar, Agnes Quisumbing
Publisher
Development Policy Review
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https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/j.1467-7679.2012.00589.x
Source / Citation
Neha Kumar and Agnes Quisumbing 2012. "Inheritance Practices and Gender Differences in Poverty and Well-Being in Rural Ethiopia" Development Policy Review 30(5): 573-595. Special issue on Inheritance and the intergenerational transmission of poverty.
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This article examines the role of men's and women's asset inheritance in poverty and well-being in rural Ethiopia. Data from the Ethiopian Rural Household Survey (1997, 2004, and 2009) are used to investigate the following. (i) What is the long-term impact of gender differentials in inheritance on household consumption, poverty and food security? (ii) Are there significant differences in poverty and well-being between male-and female-headed households?

Growth with Resilience: Opportunities in African Agriculture

Publisher
Montpellier Panel
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Last version on
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https://workspace.imperial.ac.uk/africanagriculturaldevelopment/Public/Montpellier%20Panel%20Report%202012.pdf
Source / Citation
The Montpellier Panel. 2012. Growth with Resilience: Opportunities in African Agriculture. London: Agriculture for Impact.

The Montpellier Panel presented their new report ‘Growth with Resilience: Opportunities in African Agriculture’ on Wednesday 21st March at the Department for International Development (DFID), London and on Thursday 22nd March at the European Commission, Brussels.