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Quantifying the cost and benefits of ending hunger and undernutrition: Examining the differences among alternative approaches

This brief examines estimates produced by several recent model simulations and frameworks that focus on the cost of ending hunger as well as progress toward other development goals—estimates that range from US$7 billion to US$265 billion per year. The…

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Ensuring Food and Nutrition Security in a Green Economy

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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Urgent actions needed to prevent recurring food crises [In Chinese]

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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Des actions urgentes s’imposent pour éviter les crises alimentaires récurrentes

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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The nexus between agriculture and nutrition

This brief examines how different growth patterns lead to different nutritional outcomes and identifies the factors that influence the magnitude of this relationship. It aims to offer researchers insights on areas for future research and analysis and…

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Urgent actions needed to prevent recurring food crises

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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The role of emerging countries in global food security

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 a…