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Bouncing Back Better

Today’s era of food, financial, and weather-related crises, combined with household-level stressors, makes food and nutrition security for the world’s most vulnerable people ever more challenging. Research has shown that such groups not only spend a…

Shock Absorbers

Today marks  World Food Day, and despite significant gains in the fight against hunger in recent years, an estimated 842 million people—or 1 in 8 people worldwide—still suffer from chronic hunger. According to the  2013 Global Hunger Index (GHI), levels…

Food Security and the Arab Awakening

The roots of the “Arab Awakening” run deep. Several factors—political, economic, and sociological—led to the popular uprisings that erupted throughout the Middle East and Northern Africa this decade. Key among these factors was high and volatile…

Meeting the Green Economy Challenge in Africa

Ensuring access to safe, sufficient, nutritious, and sustainably grown food under a changing climate is a challenge for decisionmakers in Africa. Though adapting to climate change is only one of the issues that will be addressed by Rio+20 negotiators…

Building resilience to crises in the Arab world

The following blog story by IFPRI senior researcher  Perrihan Al-Riffai  and Nerina Muzurovic, Knowledge Management Officer at IFAD, was  originally posted on the Arab Food Security Blog. In a well-attended side event titled “ Building Resilience to…

The fight against hunger cannot be won alone

The following story by Gerda Verburg, Committee on Food Security (CFS) Chair and Ambassador of the Netherlands to the UN’s Rome-based Agencies, was  originally published on the Arab Spatial Food Security Blog. With 805 million people worldwide…

Resilience now

In less than two weeks, heads of state from around the world will gather in New York for the  UN Climate Change Summit. As a mounting body of evidence—including clear examples from Bangladesh and Fiji—makes clear, climate change is putting global food…

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