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  • How to build resilience to conflict: The role of food security

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    This Food Policy Report explains why there is a need to place even higher priority on food security-related policies and programs in conflict-prone countries, and offers insights for policymakers regarding how to do so. To understand the relationship between conflict and food security, this report builds a new conceptual framework of food security and applies it to four case studies on Egypt, Somalia, Sudan, and Yemen.

  • 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.

  • 2014 Global hunger index: The challenge of hidden hunger

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    With one more year before the 2015 deadline for achieving the Millennium Development Goals, the 2014 Global Hunger Index report offers a multifaceted overview of global hunger that brings new insights to the global debate on where to focus efforts in the fight against hunger and malnutrition. The state of hunger in developing countries as a group has improved since 1990, falling by 39 percent, according to the 2014 GHI.

  • East African agriculture and climate change: A comprehensive analysis

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    The second of three books in IFPRI's climate change in Africa series, East African Agriculture and Climate Change: A Comprehensive Analysis examines the food security threats facing 10 of the countries that make up east and central Africa - Burundi, Democratic Republic of Congo, Eritrea, Kenya, Madagascar, Rwanda, Sudan, Tanzania, and Uganda - and explores how climate change will increase the efforts needed to achieve sustainable food security throughout the region. East Africa's populations is expected to grow at least through mid-century. The region will also see income growth.

  • 2013 Global hunger index : The challenge of hunger : Building resilience to achieve food and nutrition security

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    The 2013 Global Hunger Index (GHI), which reflects data from the period 2008-2012, shows that global hunger has improved since 1990, falling by one-third. Despite the progress made, the level of hunger in the world remains “serious,” with 870 million people going hungry, according to estimates by the Food and Agriculture Organiza­tion of the United Nations.Across regions and countries, GHI scores vary considerably. South Asia and Africa south of the Sahara are home to the highest GHI scores.

  • First CTCN Stakeholder Forum to be held in Kenya

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    Launched at COP21 in Paris, the CTCN Stakeholder Forum will host three workshops in 2016, the first in coordination with the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)’s Green initiative, the Private Finance Advisory Network (FPAN), DNV GL, CIPIT and the Kenya Climate Innovation Centre. One hundred and fifty stakeholders will gather at Strathmore University in Nairobi, Kenya, from 5-7 April, to discuss the deployment of key technology solutions in Kenya, Burundi, Ethiopia, Rwanda, South Sudan, Tanzania and Uganda.

  • The value of indigenous knowledge in climate change mitigation and adaptation strategies in the African Sahel

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    It is increasingly realised that mitigation and adaptation should not be pursued independently of each other but as complements. Integrating mitigation and adaptation into climate change concerns is not a completely new idea in the African Sahel where the local populations in this region, through their indigenous knowledge systems, have developed and implemented extensive mitigation and adaptation strategies that have enabled them to reduce their vulnerability to past climate variability and change.

  • Water for Production: an Overview of the Main Issues and Collection of Supporting Resources

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    Water is fundamental to the well being of women and men both in the household and productive activities and is key to poverty reduction and development. Water is also a strategic resource in that its control is a source of power. Interventions that change the control, use of and access to water resources inevitably raise gender issues and opportunities. This report provides key considerations and recommendations in this area drawing on lessons learnt from case studies in Indonesia, Bangladesh, India and Sudan.

  • Fuel provision and gender-based violence: fuel-efficiency as a prevention strategy

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    This document provides a summary of literature which explores links between women's roles in the provision of fuel for the household, and their vulnerability to gender-based violence (GBV) in displaced settings. It surveys and summarises international guidelines and principles on fuel provision and GBV. The document reviews two case studies from Kenya and Sudan, and highlights lessons which can be learned from these. The desk review identifies obstacles in this area and key gaps in knowledge on fuel-related issues for displaced people, particularly women.

  • Women, Income-generating Activities and the Conservation of Natural Resources: Medicinal, Culinary and Aromatic Plants in the Sudan

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    This paper presents information on the role of Sudanese medicinal, culinary and aromatic plants in the conservation of natural resources and in the generation of income for rural women. In most parts of the Sudan women constitute the principal labor force for both cash crops and food production. Women's role in the agricultural labor force increased during a period of economic hardship, resulting from natural and man-made disasters, in the 1990s.