Books tagged: food security

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Food Outlook: Biannual Report on Global Food Markets. June 2016
Price: Free! Words: 29,930. Language: English. Published: June 27, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Social Science » Agriculture & food
This issue of Food Outlook includes a special features section,"Pulses: A multi-faceted crop" that presents information and production, consumption and trade statistics on pulses, the contribution of pulses to environmental sustainability and nutritional benefits of pulses.
Voluntary Guidelines for Securing Sustainable Small-Scale Fisheries in the Context of Food Security and Poverty Eradication
Price: Free! Words: 9,940. Language: English. Published: May 2, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Social Science » Agriculture & food
The Voluntary Guidelines for Securing Sustainable Small-Scale Fisheries in the Context of Food Security and Poverty Eradication (SSF Guidelines) represent the first ever international instrument dedicated to small-scale fisheries. They represent a global consensus on principles and guidance for small-scale fisheries governance and development.
Enhancing the potential of family farming for poverty reduction and food security through gender-sensitive rural advisory services
Price: Free! Words: 22,530. Language: English. Published: March 11, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Social Science » Agriculture & food, Nonfiction » Social Science » Sociology / Rural
Rural advisory services (RAS) can play an important role in addressing gender inequalities. This paper is based on an examination of a broad selection of existing literature on gender-sensitive RAS. It looks at gender-differentiated barriers in access to RAS and challenges of effectively targeting women family farmers when delivering these services.
Mapping the vulnerability of mountain peoples to food insecurity
Price: Free! Words: 15,360. Language: English. Published: March 11, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Social Science » Agriculture & food, Nonfiction » Social Science » Demography
This publication gives voice to the plight of mountain people and sends a message to policy-makers on the importance of including mountain development in their agendas as well as specific measures and investments that could break the cycle of poverty and hunger of mountain communities and slow outmigration from mountain areas.
The impact of disasters on agriculture and food security
Price: Free! Words: 29,740. Language: English. Published: February 25, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Social Science » Agriculture & food, Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Meteorology and Climate
This study assesses the impact of medium to large scale natural hazards and disasters on the agriculture sector and subsectors in developing countries between 2003 and 2013, focusing on direct physical damage and indirect economic losses. The findings of the study are expected to support national and international efforts to reduce damage and losses caused by disasters.
Independence
Pre-release—available December 15, 2016. Price: $2.99 USD. Language: English. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias, Fiction » Literature » Urban
Two and a half centuries in the future, the United States no longer exists, and daily life for the residents of New England resembles nothing their recent ancestors might have imagined. Physically and politically isolated, citizens of the new sovereign state live in a single, sprawling, highly segregated urban landscape. And the once harmless idiom, "you are what you eat" is now the rule of law.
The State of Agricultural Commodity Markets 2015–16 (SOCO). Trade and food security: achieving a better balance between national priorities and the collective good
Price: Free! Words: 30,520. Language: English. Published: December 10, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Commerce, Nonfiction » Social Science » Agriculture & food
This edition of The State of Agricultural Commodity Markets aims to reduce the current polarization of views on the impacts of agricultural trade on food security and on the manner in which agricultural trade should be governed to ensure that increased trade openness is beneficial to all countries.
State of Food Insecurity in the CARICOM Caribbean: Meeting the 2015 hunger targets: Taking stock of uneven progress
Price: Free! Words: 14,630. Language: English. Published: November 24, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Nutrition, Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Agricultural science
This report presents the overview of food and nutrition security from the standpoint of what FAO classifies as the four pillars of food security, in the context of the Millennium Development Goals (MDG).
La situation mondiale de l’alimentation et de l’agriculture 2015 (SOFA): Protection sociale et agriculture – briser le cercle vicieux de la pauvreté rurale
Price: Free! Words: 65,930. Language: French. Published: October 19, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Nutrition, Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Agricultural science
Malgré des progrès importants dans la réalisation des objectifs du Millénaire pour le développement qui ont trait à la faim et à la pauvreté, près d’un milliard de personnes vivent encore dans l’extrême pauvreté (moins de 1,25 dollar par personne et par jour) et 795 millions continuent de souffrir de faim chronique.
Beyond the Strandline
Price: Free! Words: 17,970. Language: English. Published: August 31, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Inspirational, Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic
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This novel is an accompaniment to my ebook 'Tipping Point' which charts our current situation and the impending peril of climate change. It is intended to put a human face on the potentially cataclysmic events which are already starting to unfold before us that we might understand what the future holds for us all as members of the human race.