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    Micronutrient malnutrition is still a problem of unacceptable proportions in developing countries. Iron and vitamin A deficiencies are the most widespread nutrition deficiencies in the world today, affecting perhaps as many as 3.5 billion ...
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    En esta reseña de política alimentaria titulada Financiamiento para mejorar la seguridad alimentaria de los pobres del sector rural: repercusiones en materia de investigación y política, los autores examinan de nuevo la importancia de la política ...
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    The government of almost every country has intervened in the market pricing of foodgrains to promote price stability. But the rules of the game are changing as countries abandon trade restrictions and protectionist policies in the wake of the ...
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    The HIV/AIDs pandemic is a global crisis with consequences that will be felt for decades to come. Thirty-nine million people are currently infected with the virus, including more than 25 million from Sub-Saharan Africa. Many millions are affected ...
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    The economic motivations for investing in the education and nutritional status of primary-school-aged children are well established. Moreover, investments in both of these forms of human capital are likely to benefit from substantial ...
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    People can adjust to environmental changes by calling on a wide range of physical attributes, capabilities, and behaviors. For survival, probably the most important are those that make it possible to prevent serious imbalances between food energy ...
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    In reviewing the literature for Institutional Finance for Agricultural Development: An Analytical Survey of Critical Issues, Bhupat M. Desai and John W. Mellor look at how rural financial institutions (RFIs) are organized, how they can improve ...
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    Malnutrition afflicts nearly 170 million preschool children in developing countries, or every third child under the age of five. It plays a role in more than half of all preschooler child deaths—over 5 million preventable deaths per year. Those ...
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    As progressively more farmers in developing countries begin using biotech crops, careful evaluation of such crops’ benefits becomes ever more important. This food policy review examines the applied economics literature regarding the impact of ...
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    The authors take a fresh look at the role of rural financial policy in improving household food security and alleviating poverty. They develop a conceptual framework for relating access to financial services to food security and review empirical ...
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    Dans ce papier, “les auteurs abordent sous un nouvel angle les fonctions des services financiers ruraux dans l’amélioration de la sécurité alimentaire des ménages et l’atténuation de la pauvreté. Ils mettent au point un cadre ...
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    Trade liberalization is expected to act positively on world economic development and poverty alleviation, both of which have become high priorities of the international community. This emphasis explains why numerous studies have focused on ...