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    One of the lingering effects of the food price crisis of 2007–08 on the world food system is the proliferating acquisition of farmland in developing countries by other countries seeking to ensure their food supplies. Increased pressures on ...
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    “Nanotechnology is research and development that involves measuring and manipulating matter at the atomic, molecular, and supramolecular levels at scales measured in approximately 1 to 100 nanometers (nm) in at least one dimension.” Materials at ...
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    Quer sejam vistos como “desapropriação de terras” ou como investimentos agrícolas para o desenvolvimento, os negócios de terras em grande escala efectuados por investidores em países em desenvolvimento estão a gerar uma atenção considerável. No ...
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    Small-scale, resource-poor farmers in developing countries face daily stresses, including poor soils, drought, and lack of inputs. Ongoing trends such as climate change and population growth will likely exacerbate binding stresses. A new ...
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    Les récentes tendances des cours des denrées alimentaires – niveaux plus élevés et plus grande volatilité – reflètent les prédictions d’un certain nombre d’experts. Compte tenu de la complexité de l’écheveau des facteurs influençant la sécurité ...
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    Kaum jemand hätte den dramatischen Wandel, der sich in den letzten Monaten in der arabischen Welt abgespielt hat, für möglich gehalten. Die arabischen Regierungen schienen ihre Länder fest unter Kontrolle zu haben und die wirtschaftlichen ...
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    Few observers would have predicted the dramatic changes over the past few months in the Arab world. Arab governments appeared to be in tight control, and many Arab economies were growing around or above the world average over the past few years. ...
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    Rares sont les observateurs qui auraient pu prédire les changements dramatiques survenus dans le monde arabe au cours des derniers mois. Les gouvernements arabes semblaient exercer un contrôle absolu et, au cours des dernières années, la ...
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    El notable aumento en el precio de los alimentos en los últimos dos años ha suscitado serias preocupaciones en torno a la alimentación y nutrición de los pobres en los países en desarrollo, y de manera más general, en torno a la inflación y al ...
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    As the population continues to grow and natural resources become scarcer, the need to shift toward an environmentally responsible, socially accountable, more equitable, and “greener” economy has become increasingly apparent. Despite differing ...
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    Qu’elles soient considérées comme « accaparements de terre » ou comme investissements agricoles pour le développement, les grandes transactions foncières, réalisées par les investisseurs dans les pays en développement, font l’objet de beaucoup ...
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    La complexité des causes de la crise actuelle en matière d’alimentation et d’agriculture exige une réponse exhaustive. Compte tenu de l’urgence de l’aide à apporter aux personnes et aux pays dans le besoin, le premier ...
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    The current food price crisis has received widespread attention, but discussions to date have largely overlooked the gender dimensions of the crisis. More than 15 years of rigorous research on gender and intrahousehold resource allocation suggest ...
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    The complex causes of the current food and agriculture crisis require a comprehensive response. In view of the urgency of assisting people and countries in need, the first set of policy actions- an emergency package-consists of steps that can ...
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    Die vielschichtigen Ursachen der gegenwärtigen Krise im Bereich der Nahrungsmittelproduktion und Landwirtschaft erfordern eine umfassende globale Antwort. Angesichts der dringend benötigen Hilfe besteht der erste Maßnahmenkatalog - ein ...
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    The 2007-08 international food price crisis caused hardship on a number of fronts. The steep rise in food prices led to economic difficulties for the poor and generated political turmoil in many countries. The crisis could also result in ...
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    In 2000, the member states of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) signaled their commitment to the United Nations’ Millennium Development Goal of halving hunger and poverty by 2015 (MDG1). To achieve that goal, agriculture in ...
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    The African Risk Capacity (ARC) pool is a proposed pan-Africa drought risk pool that would insure against drought risk in Africa south of the Sahara. Donors and, to at least a notional extent, member countries would pay annual premiums. In ...
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    Por mucho tiempo se ha sabido que una buena nutrición es esencial para el desarrollo físico y cognoscitivo de los niños, pero las evidencias recientes arrojan nueva luz sobre el momento óptimo de las intervenciones para mejorar la nutrición ...
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    En muchas partes del mundo, el aumento del crecimiento agrícola tendrá un papel clave contribuyendo a superar la actual crisis alimentaria mundial, aportando al crecimiento económico general, y ayudando a lograr el primer Objetivo de Desarrollo ...
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    In many parts of the world, increased agricultural growth will play a key role in addressing the current world food crisis, in contributing to overall economic growth, and in helping to achieve the first Millennium Development Goal of halving the ...
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    It has long been known that good nutrition is essential to children’s physical and cognitive development, but recent evidence sheds new light on the optimal timing of interventions to improve child nutrition and the long-term effects of ...
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    Every day, millions of rural people who depend on agriculture confront technical, economic, social, cultural, and traditional obstacles to improving their livelihoods. To cope with these obstacles, the rural poor draw on indigenous knowledge and ...
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    Las transacciones para la adquisición de tierras a gran escala por inversionistas en los países en vías de desarrollo, ya sean consideradas como “acaparamiento de tierras” o como inversión agrícola, están generando mucha atención. No obstante, ...
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    La complejidad de las causas de la actual crisis alimentaria y agrícola requiere de una respuesta integral. En vista de que es urgente prestar asistencia a las poblaciones y los países necesitados, la primera serie de acciones de política -un ...
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    À partir du milieu des années 90, l’Afrique a entamé sa plus longue période de croissance positive et soutenue du revenu par habitant depuis les années 60. Cette reprise de la croissance a contribué à réduire la pauvreté et laisse espérer que ...
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    Disponibilidade alimentar, estabilidade e acesso à nutrição adequada são componentes essenciais para o bem-estar e produtividade de todas as pessoas. No entanto, apesar do progresso nos anos 70 e 80, o número de pessoas desnutridas tem aumentado ...
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    Brief prepared for the Annual General Meeting of the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research, Nairobi, October 29, 2003
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    The current food crisis has several causes-rising demand for food and feed, biofuels, high oil prices, climate change, stagnant agricultural productivity growth-but there is increasing evidence that the crisis is being made worse by the ...
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    Given that Sub-Saharan Africa has the highest incidence of poverty and malnutrition in the world, the stagnation in per capita grain production there is worrisome. Since 1970, per capita grain production in Sub-Saharan Africa has declined more ...
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    L‘envolée des prix alimentaires au cours des deux dernières années a suscité de vives inquiétudes par rapport à la situation alimentaire et nutritionnelle des pauvres dans les pays en développement, par rapport à l’inflation ou encore, dans ...
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    The sharp increase in food prices over the past couple of years has raised serious concerns about the food and nutrition situation of poor people in developing countries, about inflation, and-in some countries-about civil unrest. Real prices are ...
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    Agriculture and rural development must play a central role in stimulating economic growth, reducing poverty, and improving food and nutrition security in Africa. The food price crisis of 2007-08 highlighted the dramatic implications of world ...
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    Social protection involves policies and programs that protect people against risk and vulnerability, mitigate the impacts of shocks, and support people who suffer from chronic incapacities to secure basic livelihoods. It can also build assets, ...
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    Der steile Anstieg der Nahrungsmittelpreise in den letzten beiden Jahren gibt Anlass zu grosser Sorge in Bezug auf die Ernährungssituation der Armen in den Entwicklungsländern, die Inflation und -in einigen Länderndie dadurch ausgelösten Unruhen. ...
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    Starting in the mid-1990s, Africa embarked upon its longest period of sustained, positive per capita income growth since the 1960s. This growth recovery has made a dent in poverty and holds out hope that a number of African countries may reach ...
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    Si l’objectif de réduction de la faim a fait l’objet d’un regain d’attention prometteur en 2004 et en 2005, le monde reste en butte aux problèmes familiers et de grande ampleur que sont la faim et la malnutrition ...
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    Whether viewed as “land grabs” or as agricultural investment for development, large-scale land deals by investors in developing countries are generating considerable attention. However, investors, policymakers, officials, and other key ...
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    Global food insecurity remains a serious problem. In 2010, more than 900 million people are still hungry, and progress toward reaching the first Millennium Development Goal of halving the world’s proportion of malnourished people is off track by ...
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    A “supermarket revolution” has been underway in developing countries since the early 1990s. Supermarkets (here referring to all modern retail, which includes chain stores of various formats such as supermarkets, hypermarkets, and ...
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    While 2004 and 2005 were promising in terms of renewed attention to reducing hunger, the world still faces the large and familiar problems of widespread hunger and malnutrition. In addition, it is becoming clearer that hidden hunger due to ...
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    Recent trends in food prices—higher levels and higher volatility—mirror trends predicted by a number of experts. Given the complex web of factors influencing global food security, governments of developed and developing countries, as well as ...
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    ثمة عدد قليل من المراقبين استشرف تلك التغيرات الجذرية التي شهدها العالم العربي خلال الأشهر القليلة الماضية. بدت الحكومات العربية وقد أحكمت قبضتها على شؤون بلدانها، كما اقترب نمو عدد كبير من الاقتصادات العربية من المتوسط العالمي أو تجاوزته خلال ...
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    近两年粮食价格急剧增长,这一现象已经引起人们对发 展中国家中贫困人群食物及营养状况的密切关注,同时也引发 了人们对通货膨胀以及对某些国家内由此产生的社会不安定因 素的高度关注。尽管粮食的实际价格仍低于其七十年代中期所 达到的峰值,但也已攀升至由此以来的最高点。因此,发展中 国家和发达国家的政府都担负着义不容辞的责任,以使粮食价 格处于控制之下并帮助穷人应对高涨的食物开支。 根据联合国粮食与农业组织(FAO)的计算,2007年食 品价格指数增长了近40%,相比之下,2006年涨幅仅为9%。 ...
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    近期粮食价格的变化特点——高位波动——印证了许多专家预见到的趋势。由于影响全球粮食安全的因素错综交织,发达国家和发展中国家政府,以及国际机构必须采用综合措施以避免粮食危机卷土重来。这一综合措施须涵盖一系列提案及改革;尽管其中一些提案和措施之前被提出过,但它们的优点放在当前更为息息相关,亟需调整国家和国际预算的优先序及其分配政策。各国政府和机构应当立即采取以下七大举措。 1 实施有效的政策和技术投资,以降低粮食-燃料之间 的竞争。 2 ...