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Food Security in a World of Growing Natural Resource Scarcity: The Role of Agricultural Technologies

Publication Date: January, 2014

Authors use crop and impact models to examine which current and potential agricultural technologies offer solutions to fight hunger.

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Influences of Agricultural Technology on the Size and Importance of Food Price Variability

Publication Date: January, 2014

This paper explores different dimensions of the role of agricultural technology in contributing to or mitigating the consequences of variability in agricultural production, both in the past and looking forward.

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Severity of Hunger

Publication Date: January, 2014

The severity of hunger in Africa ranges from low to extremely alarming. These categories are associated with Global Hunger Index (GHI) scores.

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Agricultural R&D and Food Security of the Poor

Publication Date: September, 2013

Agricultural R&D accomplished a great deal in the 20th century, especially during the past 50 years. The resulting innovations have reduced poverty and improved the food security of the poor by helping to make food much more abundant and cheaper and reducing the vulnerability of the poor to food price shocks.

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A Sustainability Challenge: Food Security for All: Report of Two Workshops

Publication Date: January, 2012

The National Research Council's Science and Technology for Sustainability Program hosted two workshops in 2011 addressing the sustainability challenges associated with food security for all.

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Uganda Census of Agriculture 2008/2009, Volume III: Agricultural Household and Holding Characteristics Report

Publication Date: December, 2010

This report presents the findings relating to some demographic and social economic characteristics of Agricultural households (Ag HHs), agricultural services, irrigation and water management, agricultural inputs, household food security as well as economic activities and sources of income.

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[Rwanda] National Agricultural Survey 2008 (NAS 2008); Report of National Data Analysis

Publication Date: February, 2010

The analysis that has been done dealt with: demographic and social characteristics of agricultural farmers; farms characteristics; agricultural practices and crop production; livestock practices and production; fishery, aquaculture and beekeeping practices; forestry practices and income; food stocks and, nutrition.

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Indonesia: From Food Security to Market-Led Agricultural Growth

Publication Date: January, 2010

In this chapter, I examine the sources of agricultural growth in Indonesia over the 45 years from 1961 to 2006. I use a growth accounting method to examine how resource expansion, technological improvements, commodity diversification, and human capital contributed to growth in real agricultural output.

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Drivers of Change in Global Agriculture

Publication Date: February, 2008

This paper develops a country√ófarming systems typology for exploring the linkages between human needs, agriculture and the environment, and for assessing options for addressing future food security, land use and ecosystem service challenges facing different societies around the world.

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