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  • Welthunger-Index 2014: Herausforderung verborgener Hunger

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    Ein Jahr bevor die Frist zur Erreichung der Millenniums-Entwicklungsziele im Jahr 2015 abläuft, bietet der Welthunger-Index (WHI) einen facettenreichen Überblick über die Verbreitung des Hungers und trägt neue Erkenntnisse darüber in die weltweite Debatte, wie Hunger und Mangelernährung verringert werden können. Betrachtet man die Entwicklungsländer als Gruppe, so hat sich die Hungersituation dort seit 1990 verbessert. Dem WHI 2014 zufolge ist seitdem ein Rückgang um 39 Prozent zu verzeichnen.

  • Southern african agriculture and climate change: A comprehensive analysis

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    Southern African Agriculture and Climate Change: A Comprehensive Analysis examines the food security threats facing eight of the countries that make up southern Africa — Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, South Africa, Swaziland, Zambia, and Zimbabwe — and explores how climate change will increase the efforts needed to achieve sustainable food security throughout the region. Southern Africa’s population is expected to grow at least through mid-century. The region will also see income growth.

  • The global nutrition landscape: Assessing progress

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    AS DISCUSSED IN CHAPTER 1, SETTING TARGETS IS ONE MANIFESTATION OF POLITICAL COMMITMENT. COUNTRIES HAVE ALREADY MADE A SERIES OF COMMITMENTS TO ATTAIN global nutrition targets by 2025 (Panel 2.1). For maternal, infant, and young child nutrition, the 2012 World Health Assembly (WHA) set six targets for 2025. The Global Nutrition Report tracks five of these.1 The WHA also agreed on nine noncommunicable disease (NCD) targets, one of which—“Halt the rise in diabetes and obesity”—is tracked in this report via three indicators.

  • Synopsis, Rapport sur la nutrition mondiale 2015: Mesures et redevabilité en vue d'accélérer les progrès en matière de nutrition et de développement durable

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    À l’aube de l’ère post-2015 des Objectifs de Développement Durable (odd), le monde est Confronté à de nombreux problèmes apparemment insolubles. La malnutrition ne devrait pas en faire partie. Les pays déterminés à faire des progrès rapides dans la réduction de la malnutrition peuvent y parvenir, et les incitations à améliorer la nutrition sont fortes. Une bonne nutrition constitue un fondement essentiel du développement humain, primordial pour la réalisation de tout notre potentiel.

  • Where energy is women's business: national and regional reports from Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Pacific

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    In the introduction to this publication, ENERGIA policy advisor and editor of this pubication Gail Karlsson writes, “In many developing countries, especially in the poorest areas, most energy currently comes from traditional biomass fuels such as wood, charcoal and agricultural wastes - and collection and managing these fuels is strictly ‘women’s business’.” She calls on national energy and development policy-makers to acknowledge the links between women’s work, national economics and energy; as well as make more gender-focused investments and initiatives, with greater and more diverse invo

  • Beyond Inequalities: Women in Lesotho

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    Women in Lesotho make up the majority of the population and the majority of the disadvantaged. However they also make up the majority of the literate population which could form the basis for improvement of their social status. Disempowering structures and laws, which undermine the position of women, need to be removed, for example, by changing the minority status accorded to women in the law.

  • Gender Mainstreaming in Water, Environment and Sanitation

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    To achieve gender balance in water and sanitation programming it is essential to address both the different needs of men and women, girls and boys, and the inequalities in access to and control over resources. This document presents in brief the importance of gender mainstreaming in water and sanitation projects, and a list of ten key points that can be used to check for gender equity in such programming. Two short case studies (one from Lesotho and one from Nepal) are used to highlight the importance of involving both women and men in project planning and implementation.

  • Assessment of Energy for Rural Development 2012: Lesotho

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    The report covers a country assessment of Lesotho"s energy sector, with emphasis on renewable energy. Chapter 1 introduces the energy sector in Lesotho with a coordinative depiction of the sector stakeholders, a policy and legal framework brief and an elaborate energy profile. The second chapter covers a problem analysis of the sector shedding a light on how the problems affect the different gender groups in the rural areas. It also covers some propagating factors facing the sector.