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New risks and opportunities for food security

Given the number of undernourished people in the developing world and the increasingly complex risks to food security, policymakers are faced with an enormous agenda. Freeing people from hunger will require more and better-targeted investments,…

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Seguridad nutricional en las zonas urbanas de América Latina

En la actualidad, la población de América Latina es urbana en su mayoría. Ya en 1990, 72% de la población de la región vivía en las ciudades (figura 1). En el año 2020, la población urbana podría llegar a 83%. Con el mayor grado de urbanización, la…

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Nutrition security in urban areas of Latin America

The population of Latin America is now largely urban. By 1990, 72 percent of the people of the region were living in cities. By 2020, the urban population could reach 83 percent. With increasing urbanization, the region faces problems of poverty,…

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Agricultura, cambio tecnológico y el medio ambiente en América Latina

En este documento, encomendado para el seminario, Eduardo Trigo analiza el rol de la tecnología en la reversión de las condiciones actuales de pobreza rural extrema y de la degradación del medio ambiente en América Latina La intensificación agrícola…

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Trade liberalization and regional integration

After seven years of arduous negotiations under the auspices of the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT), the Uruguay Round of multilateral trade negotiations was concluded in late 1993. The United States approved the agreement in late 1994,…

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Generating food security in the year 2020

Meeting world food needs in the year 2020 will depend even more than it does now on the capabilities and resources of women. Women are responsible for generating food security for their families in many developing countries, particularly in…