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    Background Facts The 2008 Global Hunger Index (GHI) ranks 88 developing and transitional countries using three equally-weighted indicators and combines them into one index. The three indicators are: The proportion of people who are calorie ...
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    India ranks 66 out of 88 countries on the 2008 Global Hunger Index (GHI). Like the GHI, the 2008 India State Hunger Index (ISHI) is calculated using three equally-weighted indicators: the proportion of the population that is calorie ...
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    Sub-Saharan Africa Of the ten countries with the highest levels of hunger, and of the ten whose scores have actually increased since 1990, nine are in Sub-Saharan Africa in both cases. Of the ten countries that most improved their GHI ...
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    About the Index The 2009 Global Hunger Index (GHI) ranks 84 developing and transitional countries using three equally-weighted indicators and combines them into one score. The three indicators are: The proportion of people who are ...
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    The 2010 Global Hunger Index (GHI) is calculated for 122 developing countries and countries in transition for which data on the three components of hunger are available. The Index scores countries based on three equally weighted ...
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    Bangladesh, India, and Timor-Leste have the highest prevalence of underweight children in Asia– 40 percent. Bangladesh Over the past 25 years, Bangladesh has made significant progress in reducing its under-five mortality rate, as well as ...
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    Burundi, Chad, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), and Eritrea have the greatest levels of hunger. Angola, Chad, and Somalia have the highest under-five mortality rates at 20 percent or more. More than 50 percent of people in ...
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    The 2011 Global Hunger Index (GHI) is calculated for 122 developing countries and countries in transition for which data on the three components of hunger are available. This year’s GHI reflects data from 2004 to 2009—the most recent ...
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    Kenya, which ranks 50 on the 2011 Global Hunger Index, is classified has having a “serious” hunger problem. In comparison, Ghana ranks 20, Uganda ranks 42, Tanzania is 58, Ethiopia is 77, Eritrea ranks 79, and Burundi is 80. With a ranking of ...
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    Wheat, which provides nearly three-fifths of the total caloric intake in Tajikistan, accounts for almost half of the country’s irrigated production and almost two-thirds of its rain fed production. In May 2011, the price of wheat in ...
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    South Asia has the highest regional 2011 Global Hunger Index (GHI) score—22.6. The 2011 GHI score fell by 25 percent in South Asia compared with its 1990 score, and the 2011 GHI score in Southeast Asia decreased by 44 percent. More ...
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    The 2011 GHI score fell by 18 percent in Sub-Saharan Africa compared with the 1990 score. Sub-Saharan Africa’s GHI score stagnated between 1990 and 1996, fell slightly until 2001, and declined more markedly up to the period reflected in the ...
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    The 2012 Global Hunger Index (GHI) is calculated for 120 developing countries and countries in transition for which data on the three indicators of hunger are available. This year’s GHI reflects data from 2005-2010—the most recent ...
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    Sierra Leone has an “alarming” level of hunger; the country’s 2012 GHI score is 24.7. Over fifty percent of the population depends on farming for its livelihood. The government has intensified efforts to commercialize the agriculture ...
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    In Tanzania, an estimated 1 million people are food insecure while 42 percent of households have inadequate food. Tanzania is ranked 54th in the 2012 GHI. More than 80 percent of people in the country rely on agriculture and 95 percent ...
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    Among all of the countries ranked in the 2012 GHI, Burundi has the highest score and thus the highest level of hunger. In Burundi, the proportion of undernourished people has been rising. The prevalence of child underweight has declined ...
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    South Asia has the highest regional 2012 GHI score, 22.5, thus the highest hunger levels of the regions covered in the Index. Yet compared with the region’s 1990 GHI score, its 2012 GHI score is 26 percent lower, indicating improvements in the ...
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    2012 年全球饥饿指数 (GHI) 根据三项饥饿指标来计算饥饿水平,目标对象为 120 个发展中国家和转型期国家。 2012 年全球饥饿指数 (GHI) 反映了 2005 至 2010 年间的统计数据(这是针对三项全球饥饿指数指标的最新国家级数据)。因此,该指数是过去几年的简单缩影。 全球饥饿指数 (GHI) 将权重相当的三项指标(即:营养不良人口比例、五岁以下体重过轻儿童的比例、以及五岁以下儿童的死亡率)综合计算出一个分值。 若某个国家的全球饥饿指数 ...
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    The 2013 Global Hunger Index (GHI) is calculated for 120 countries for which data on its three component indicators are available and where measuring hunger is considered most relevant. The GHI combines three equally weighted indicators into ...
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    Although undernourishment in Haiti is still high, it has fallen by almost one-third since 1990. Haiti’s 2013 GHI score of 23.3 was more than one-quarter lower than its 1990 score, yet it is still considered “alarming.” More than 44 percent ...
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    Compared with the 1990 score, the 2013 Global Hunger Index (GHI) score was 23 percent lower in Africa south of the Sahara and 28 percent lower in North Africa and the Near East. In Africa south of the Sahara—a region with the one of the ...
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    Compared with the 1990 score for South Asia, the 2013 Global Hunger Index (GHI) score was 34 percent lower. Progress in East and Southeast Asia was even more remarkable, with the GHI scores falling by 52 percent. In South Asia, the ...
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    2013年全球饥饿指数(GHI)是根据针对120个国家在三项组成指标方面的数据计算得出。在这些国家测量饥饿水平被认为是最相关的。 GHI把三个权重相同的指标综合为一个分数:营养不良的人口比例、体重过轻的五岁以下儿童比例以及五岁以下儿童的死亡率。 一个国家的GHI分数升高说明其饥饿状况正在恶化,而分数降低表明该国的饥饿状况得到了改善。 在撰写本报告之时,今年的GHI反映了2008年至2012年间上述三个个组成指标的最新可供使用的国家级别的数据。 世界GHI分数自1990年以来下降了7.0分 ...
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    A Closer Look at the 11 Agricultural Technologies Examined in the Book “Food Security in a World of Natural Resource Scarcity: The Role of Agricultural Technologies” Crop Protection - The practice of managing pests, plant diseases, weeds, ...
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    Media briefing on GM Crops for African Farmers, May 19, 2009 In most African countries, agriculture is the engine of economic growth, and agricultural growth is the cornerstone of poverty reduction. Approximately sixty-five percent of ...
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    Media briefing on GM Crops for African Farmers, May 19, 2009 In February 2009, Kenya enacted its Biosafety Bill, joining Mali and Togo, which passed national biosafety laws in 2008. Kenya had been working on biosafety legislation for the ...
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    Sub-Saharan Africa Different climate change scenarios are analyzed using IFPRI’s International Model for Policy Analysis of Agricultural Commodities and Trade (IMPACT), combined with other models. IMPACT projects alternative future ...
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    *All data related to investment and spending patterns are adjusted for inflation. BENIN Agricultural R&D expenditures have gradually increased since 2000, reflecting enhanced government funding and greater involvement by the higher ...
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    According to the study, the Asia-Pacific region will experience the worst effect on rice and wheat yields worldwide, and decreased yields could threaten the food security of 1.6 billion people in South Asia. The crop model indicates that ...
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    The crop modeling results indicate that climate change will have a negative effect on crop yields in Latin America and the Caribbean in 2050. The region will face average yield declines of up to 6.4 percent for rice, 3 percent for maize, 3 ...
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    The crop modeling results indicate that climate change will have a negative effect on crop yields in the Middle East and North Africa in 2050. The region will face yield declines of up to 30 percent for rice, about 47 percent for maize and 20 ...
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    African countries are particularly vulnerable to climate change because of their dependence on rainfed agriculture, high levels of poverty, low levels of human and physical capital, and poor infrastructure. The negative effects of ...
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    L’Indice de la faim dans le monde 2011 (GHI – Global Hunger Index) est calculé pour 122 pays en développement et pays en transition pour lesquels des données sur les trois composantes de la faim sont disponibles. Le GHI de cette ...
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    L’indice de la faim dans le monde 2012 (GHI) a été calculé pour 120 pays en développement et pays en transition pour lesquelles les données sur les trois composantes de la faim étaient disponibles. Le GHI de cette année reflète les ...
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    La Sierra Leone a un niveau de sécurité alimentaire « alarmant » ; son score GHI 2012 est de 24,7. Plus de 50 % de sa population dépend de l’agriculture pour assurer sa subsistance. Le gouvernement a intensifié les efforts de ...
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    De tous les pays faisant partie du classement de l’Indice de la faim dans le monde (GHI) 2012, le Burundi enregistre le placement le plus élevé ; c’est le pays le plus touché par la faim. Au Burundi, la proportion des personnes ...
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    L’indice de la faim dans le monde 2013 (GHI – Global Hunger Index) est établi pour 120 pays dont les données sur les trois indicateurs qui le composent étaient disponibles et pour lesquels l’évaluation de la faim est considérée comme la ...
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    Bien que toujours très importante, la sous-alimentation en Haïti a néanmoins diminué de près d’un tiers depuis 1990. Avec un score de 23,3, l’indice de la faim dans le monde 2013 (GHI – Global Hunger Index) d’Haïti est actuellement de plus d’un ...
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    Par rapport à sa valeur de 1990, l’indice de la faim dans le monde 2013 (GHI – Global Hunger Index) a baissé de 23 % en Afrique au sud du Sahara et de 28 % en Afrique du Nord et au Proche-Orient. En Afrique au sud du Sahara, une région dont ...
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    Asia Download Asia summaries The Green Revolution in Asia (1965 to 1985) As the Green Revolution spread across Asia, increases in food production pulled the region back from the edge of famine. Within 20 years, cereal production and yields ...
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    Criteria for selecting success stories After first determining that an initiative directly involved agriculture in at least one developing country, 20 case studies were selected out of nearly 300 nominations based on the ...
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    *Toutes les données relatives aux investissements et aux évolutions de dépenses sont ajustées pour tenir compte de l’inflation. AFRIQUE DU SUD La recherche agricole en Afrique du Sud est bien mieux financée que dans la plupart ...
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    Media briefing on GM Crops for African Farmers, May 19, 2009 In 2008, genetically modified (GM) crops were grown on a total of 125 million hectares of land in 25 different countries. Of these 25, 15 are developing nations. The top ...
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    Only 16 percent of Ethiopians live in urban areas, making it one of the least urbanized and most agrarian economies in the world. In 2006, agriculture’s share of GDP was 48 percent, one of the highest worldwide. Ethiopia is also one of ...
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    Ghana has long been regarded as one of the most successful countries in Sub-Saharan Africa. It recently attained middle-income status and will likely achieve the first Millennium Development Goal of cutting poverty in half before the target ...
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    Malawi is one of the least urbanized countries in the world. In 2008, only 15.3 percent of the population lived in urban areas. However, cities grew rapidly in the 1970s and 1980s, about three times faster than population growth in ...
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    Mozambique’s GDP grew by 8.2 percent per year from 1993-2007, albeit from a low starting point. Despite this growth, the structure of the economy has barely changed in the past 20 years. Industry and services trail far behind the farm sector as ...
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    Nigeria’s rural-urban transformation has been atypical. From the 1960s onward, the emergence of the oil and gas sector set Nigeria down a very different path. Nigeria is one of the most urbanized countries in Sub-Saharan Africa. Half its ...
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    Uganda is a predominantly rural society. About 85 percent of the population earns most of its income from agriculture and the sector is central to poverty reduction efforts. At 3.4 percent per year, the population growth rate is among ...
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    The Dynamics of Poverty in Rural Bangladesh The study focuses on three key aspects of poverty in rural Bangladesh: poor households’ perceptions of what makes them poor; the factors that create and perpetuate their poverty; and the patterns ...