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Ending hunger: What would it cost?

We are at a major turning point in history. For the first time ever the world has committed to ending hunger. Not to reduce or halve it—but to end hunger. When world leaders adopted the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in September 2015, they…

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Climate adaptation and agriculture

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Building resilience to conflict through food security policies and programs: An overview

One and a half billion people still live in fragile, conflict affected areas. People in these countries are about twice as likely to be malnourished and to die during infancy as people in other developing countries. This outcome is often a direct…

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Are shocks actually on the rise? A selective review of five types of shocks

Policymakers, practitioners, and researchers frequently cite an increase in shocks around the world as a reason for focusing on resilience. But have shocks actually increased or become more severe and far‐reaching? What does the landscape of shocks look like?

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