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Author: Uma J. Lele
Publisher: World Bank Publications
Keywords: assisting, borrower, member, countries, role, bank, property, rights, agriculture, world, intellectual
Number of Pages: 102
Published: 1999-10
ISBN-10: 082134496X
ISBN-13: 9780821344965

"Poverty and hunger are not inextricably connected. Although poor, a subsistence farmer with sufficient land, stock, and seed will be able to feed his family. What the farmer cannot do, however, is feed the increasing number of landless neighbors. World population is expected to grow from 5.8 billion to 8.5 billion by the year 2025. How will this vast population be fed?"- From 'Intellectual Property Rights in Agriculture'.The growing involvement of the private sector in worldwide agricultural biotechnology research makes the issue of intellectual property rights (IPR) an urgent priority in and

Author: Unicef
Publisher: UNICEF
Keywords: equity, mdgs, achieving, children, progress
Number of Pages: 92
Published: 2010-11-30
ISBN-10: 9280645374
ISBN-13: 9789280645378

This is the story of a child, a girl born in one of the world’s poorest places – probably in sub-Saharan Africa. She could also have been born in South Asia, or in a poverty-stricken community of a less poor region. Against all odds, she has survived. Just think of the challenges she has already faced throughout her young life. Compared to a child growing up in one of the wealthiest countries, she was 10 times more likely to die during the first month of life. Compared to a child growing up in the richest quintile of her own country: She was two times less likely to have been born

Author: Meera Shekar
Publisher: World Bank Publications
Keywords: large, scale, action, strategy, development, nutrition, central, repositioning
Number of Pages: 274
Published: 2006
ISBN-10: 0821363999
ISBN-13: 9780821363997

Persistent malnutrition is contributing not only to widespread failure to meet the first MDG ”to halve poverty and hunger ”but to meet other goals in maternal and child health, HIV/AIDS, education, and gender equity. The choice is now between continuing to fail, or to finally make nutrition central to development. Underweight prevalence among children is the key indicator for measuring progress on non-income poverty and malnutrition remains the world's most serious health problem and the single biggest contributor to child mortality. Nearly a third of children in the developing world are e

Author: Stuart Gillespie
Publisher: Intl Food Policy Res Inst
Keywords: responses, challenges, hunger, poverty, aids
Number of Pages: 375
Published: 2006
ISBN-10: 0896297586
ISBN-13: 9780896297586

Socio-economic characteristics of individuals afflicted by AIDS-Related Prime-Age mortality in Zambia; HIV/AIDS, household income and consumption dynamics in Malawi; Labour market and wage impacts of HIV/AIDS in rural Malawi; An enduring or dying peasantry?: interactive impact of famine and HIV/AIDS in rural Malawi; Understanding Rwandan agricultural households?: strategies to deal with prime age illness and death: a propensity score matching approach; Chronically Ill households, food security, and coping strategies in rural Zimbabwe; HIV/AIDS and the agricultural sector in eastern and souther

Author: Kym Anderson
Publisher: World Bank Publications
Keywords: poverty, inequality, distortions, price, agricultural
Number of Pages: 544
Published: 2010-03-16
ISBN-10: 0821381849
ISBN-13: 9780821381847

The prices of farm products are crucial determinants of the extent of poverty and inequality in the world.The vast majority of the world's poorest households depend to a considerable extent on farming for their incomes, while food represents a large component of the consumption of all poor households. For generations, food prices have been heavily distorted by government policies in high-income and developing countries. Many countries began to reform their agricultural price and trade policies in the 1980s, but government policy intervention is still considerable and still favors farmers in hi

Author: Charles Dickens
Keywords: twist, oliver
Number of Pages: 362
Published: 2002-12-30
eBookDB-ID: EBDB424537

Even those who have never read a line of Dickens recognize Oliver Twist s cry of the heart, Please, sir, may I have some more? Young Oliver s creator knew all too well the pain of hunger in Oliver Twist, one of his best-loved novels, Dickens portrayed his own youthful experience of Victorian London s unspeakable squalor. A profound social critic, he focused in this novel on the interrelationship of poverty and crime, depicting Oliver s unwilling but inevitable involvement with the scabrous gang of thieves masterminded by the loathsome Fagin and ably abetted by Jack Dawkins, the Artful Dodger.

Author: Luc J. A. Mougeot
Publisher: IDRC
Keywords: para, desarrollo, sostenible, urbana, agricultura, mejores, ciudades, cultivando
Number of Pages: 134
Published: 2006-07-01
ISBN-10: 1552502287
ISBN-13: 9781552502280

This is the Spanish edition of "Growing Better Cities". The United Nations predicts that over the next 25 years nearly all population growth will be in the cities of the developing world. At current rates, 60% of the world "s total population will live in cities by 2030. As the cities grow, so does the number of urban poor. Unemployment, hunger, and malnutrition are commonplace. In the big city, most of any cash income the poor might bring home goes to feeding themselves and staying alive; any food that does not have to be bought is a bonus. As a result, more and more people are attempting to
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