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Year: 2009
High food prices have brought into sharp focus an existing global food crisis that affects almost one billion people

But hungry people cannot be fed on the hope of long-term solutions. Governments, supported by aid agencies and donors, must act now to provide systematic emergency assistance and longer-term support to those in need, and to better protect people in chronic poverty against shocks such as drought, floods and market volatility.
Here are some of the top recommendations of this report:
  • Governments in developing countries should promote a shared understanding of hunger and vulnerability and of appropriate responses. They should also ensure affected communities have the necessary access to income and food through locally appropriate, social protection measures.
  • Donors and international organisations should support through finance and technical assistance the active role of the state, investing in national capacity for a sustained response to hunger and supporting regional initiatives. They also need to increase funding for cash transfers to needy families and reduce the emphasis on in-kind food aid.
  • International non-governmental organisations (INGOs) should strengthen local and national mechanisms of prevention and response to food crises rather than just delivering aid to people. They need to support local civil-society organisations to participate in shaping and implementing national food, agriculture and social protection policies.

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Year: 2009
The majority of California’s freshwater comes from the Sierra Nevada, falling in winter as a thick blanket of snow that slowly melts in spring, delivering enormous quantities of fresh, clean water to fill the state’s rivers and reservoirs in support of its cities, industry and agriculture
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Year: 2009
A recent overview by the UN Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean reveals that the region’s larger economies have been significantly affected by the global economic crisis in the following ways:
  • Reduction in both international demand and the terms of trade for the region’s goods and services
  • Increasing difficulties in accessing international finance.
  • Strong pressure on exchange rates.
  • Deterioration in labour markets, investment, and consumption.
This paper reflects on the commission’s findings in relation to statistics from a variety of sources including the World Bank, International Monetary Fund, and the Economist. It highlights the countries in the region most at risk from the economic crisis, documenting changes in their economic growth, trade and financial sectors, and unemployment levels. It explores what the policy implications are for the region’s governments responding to the crisis and the wider implications for donors.

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Year: 2009
This book is the first product of the Collaborative Partnership on Forests' Global Forest Expert Panels (GFEP) initiative
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Year: 2009
Resolution 2/2007 of the Governing Body of the International Treaty encourages Contracting Parties and relevant organisations to submit their views and experiences on the implementation of Farmers’ Rights, as set out in Article 9
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Year: 2008
Despite its booming economy and burgeoning middle classes, India is a country where hundreds of millions remain in severe poverty
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Year: 2008
IFPRI initiated an international consultation in 2006 on needed actions for the world's poorest and hungry people
Year: 2008
This study of objectives and key research themes of mountain research institutes/centres in Europe was carried out in the framework of the collaboration between the Mountain Partnership Secretariat (MPS) and the Mountain Forum (MF) 2006-2008
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Year: 2008
Millions of people around the world cannot open a bank account, obtain credit, vote, own or inherit property, get a job or a passport, access health care, or sometimes even go to school
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Year: 2008
All poverty reduction is local
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