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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
33091

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: 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: 56
Published: 2010
ISBN-10: 0896299260
ISBN-13: 9780896299269

As the world approaches the 2015 deadline for achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), which include a goal of reducing the proportion of hungry people by half, the 2010 Global Hunger Index (GHI) offers a useful multidimensional overview of global hunger. The 2010 GHI is the fifth in an annual series that records the state of global, regional, and national hunger. The 2010 GHI shows some improvement over the 1990 GHI, falling by almost one-quarter, but overall the index for hunger in the world remains at a level characterized as serious. The GHI captures three dimensions of hunger: i
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