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Stuck in the middle? Structural change and productivity growth in Botswana

In 1966 when Botswana gained independence, it was one of the poorest countries in the world. But by 1986, Botswana had achieved middle-income status, and in 2005, the World Bank classified it as an upper-middle-income country. The only other country…

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Regional developments

2016 saw important developments with potentially wide repercussions for food security and nutrition in individual countries and regions. This section offers perspectives on food policy developments across the major regions: Africa, the Middle East and…

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Summary and policy implications

The 2014 Annual Trends and Outlook Report (ATOR) examines in depth the above developments and current and future trends that are likely to shape the course of African economies, as well as the key drivers of Africa’s recent growth recovery. The report…

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Poverty, food Prices, and dietary choices in Malawi

In this chapter we analyze Malawi’s recent food consumption trends, including per capita calorie and micronutrient-consumption estimates, and reflect on how these pertain to (1) changes in poverty and household income, and (2) relative changes in food…

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Indicators for examining links between agriculture, food security, and nutrition

How can the nutrition impact of agriculture programs be assessed? Depending on context, data may need to be collected on: production practices for food, livestock, and cash crops; post-farm gate value chain and other market-based activities; commodity…