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Author: Klaus von Grebmer, Bella Nestorova, Agnes Quisumbi
Publisher: Intl Food Policy Res Inst
Keywords: hunger, crisis, gender, inequality, financial, focus, index, challenge, global
Number of Pages: 56
Published: 2009
eBookDB-ID: GGKEY:C1A2

In 2009, high and volatile food prices combined with economic recession posed significant risks to poor and vulnerable households, with often dire consequences for their food security. The 2009 Global Hunger Index (GHI), the fourth in an annual series that records the state of hunger both worldwide and country by country, shows that the global economic downturn could make many countries even more vulnerable to hunger and that high rates of hunger are strongly linked to gender inequalities. Overall, limited progress has been made in reducing hunger since 1990.
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Author: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Na
Publisher: Food & Agriculture Org.
Keywords: world, millennium, achieving, development, goals, key, hunger, food, insecurity, eradicating, state
Number of Pages: 40
Published: 2005
ISBN-10: 9251053847
ISBN-13: 9789251053843

Hunger and malnutrition are killing nearly six million children each year. The State of Food Insecurity in the World 2005 focuses on the critical importance of hunger reduction, which is the explicit target of the 1996 World Food Summit and of the first Millennium Development Goal, calling for the eradication of extreme poverty and hunger. The report stresses that hunger reduction is also essential for meeting all other MDGs (published by FAO).
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Author: Laurie Fields DeRose
Publisher: United Nations University Press
Keywords: deprivation, poverty, shortage, food, hungry
Number of Pages: 220
Published: 1998
ISBN-10: 9280809857
ISBN-13: 9789280809855

This book recognizes that any attempt to reduce hunger requires a sound understanding of which people are affected. It differentiates between food shortage (regional food scarcity), food poverty (inadequate household food supplies), and food deprivation (individual malnutrition) in order to identify the causes of hunger and recommend ways to effectively target interventions. It also focuses on a critical second question--how do we know who the hungry are?The authors explain commonly-used means of measuring hunger, the assumptions embedded in these measures, and what can and cannot be concluded
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Author: Klaus von Grebmer, Marie T. Ruel, Purnima Menon, B
Publisher: Intl Food Policy Res Inst
Keywords: hunger, child, undernutrition, crisis, challenge, index, global, focus
Number of Pages: 8
Published:
eBookDB-ID: GGKEY:ZRZ0
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Author: Unknown
Publisher: Intl Food Policy Res Inst
Keywords: price, hunger, excessive, volatility, spikes, food, taming, index, challenge, global
Number of Pages: 64
Published:
ISBN-10: 0896299341
ISBN-13: 9780896299344
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Author: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Na
Publisher: Food & Agriculture Org.
Keywords: hunger, priorities, national, action, reduction, international, approach, programme, twin, track, anti
Number of Pages: 50
Published: 2003
ISBN-10: 9251050511
ISBN-13: 9789251050514
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Author: Shenggen Fan
Publisher: Intl Food Policy Res Inst
Keywords: goal, business, unusual, development, millennium, hunger, meeting, first, halving
Number of Pages: 28
Published: 2010-07-30
ISBN-10: 0896295389
ISBN-13: 9780896295384

In 2000, the world's leaders set a target of halving the percentage of hungry people between 1990 and 2015. This rather modest target constitutes part of the first Millennium Development Goal, which also calls for halving the proportion of people living in poverty and achieving full employment. However, the effort to meet the hunger target has swerved off track, and the world is getting farther and farther away from realizing this objective. The goal of halving hunger by 2015 can still be achieved, but business as usual will not be enough. What is needed is "business as unusual"-a smarter, mor
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