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#1Kelly SharpH-Index: 1
#2Hisham Zerriffi (UBC: University of British Columbia)H-Index: 17
Last.Philippe Le Billon (UBC: University of British Columbia)H-Index: 25
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Food insecurity persists globally, with lack of access to farmland among the main factors contributing to chronic undernourishment. Population resettlement to areas of low density presents a possible but controversial solution to land scarcity. This paper examines the case of Malawi’s Community Based Rural Land Development Project, a World Bank funded internal resettlement scheme for 15,000 participating households. Based on four months of fieldwork, including a survey of 200 households, 5 focus...
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#1Soumya Gupta (Cornell University)H-Index: 1
#2Vidya Vemireddy (IIMA: Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad)
Last.Prabhu Pingali (Cornell University)H-Index: 42
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Over half of all women of reproductive age are affected by anaemia in India. In this paper we study the role that both household market integration and women’s empowerment in agriculture can play in determining women’s dietary diversity. Our analysis is based on primary data from 3600 households across India on agriculture, nutrition and anthropometric outcomes. We account for market integration by way of per capita household purchases (quantity) of cereals and non- cereal food groups, such as p...
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#1Sarah F. W. Taylor (NOC: National Oceanography Centre)
#2Michael J. Roberts (NOC: National Oceanography Centre)H-Index: 5
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Ten percent of the world’s population depends on the ocean for a readily accessible source of protein and employment. Coastal ecosystems and the communities that rely upon them are facing extreme challenges of increases in ocean pollution, loss of habitat, ocean warming, and changes in ocean productivity. With the whole system under mounting pressure, governments need to scale down food security analyses to the coastal community level to avoid overseeing rising levels of food insecurity. This pa...
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#1Teresa Armada Brás (NSU: Nova Southeastern University)
#2Jonas Jägermeyr (U of C: University of Chicago)H-Index: 9
Last.Júlia Seixas (NSU: Nova Southeastern University)H-Index: 18
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EU-28 relies on a diversified foreign market, even for crops for which it has a high self-sufficiency. This study contributes to the discussion on the vulnerability of agri-food supply to the impacts of extreme weather disasters (EWD). We focus on the largest import commodities of the EU-28 and we aim to (1) map external dependencies of EU-28 agri-food sector, (2) estimate the impact of EWD on crop production in countries from which the EU-28 receives their imports, and (3) assess the exposure o...
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#1Yujie Liu (CAS: Chinese Academy of Sciences)
#2Qiaomin Chen (CAS: Chinese Academy of Sciences)
Last.Qinghua Tan (CAS: Chinese Academy of Sciences)
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Ensuring food security for the 1.4 billion people of China is a critical challenge, and therefore the accurate assessment of crop yield responses to climate change is a key scientific issue. However, the extent to which the variation in crop growth can be accounted for by the variability in climate variables or by management adaptations remains unclear. Based on daily weather data and management information at six stations, we constructed three sets of simulation experiments using the Crop Envir...
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#1Acga Cheng (UM: University of Malaya)H-Index: 4
#2Murthazar Naim Raai (UM: University of Malaya)
Last.Wan Abd Al Qadr Imad Wan-Mohtar (UM: University of Malaya)H-Index: 4
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Protein is one of the essential nutrients required for almost every task of a human’s cellular life. Severe protein malnutrition, which can cause a fatal outcome, is the leading cause of death for infants and children in many African and Asian countries that have little to no access to complete proteins. Complete proteins, which contain all nine amino acids essential for human health, are usually found in animal-based foods such as meat and dairy products. The overconsumption of animal-based pro...
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#1Davide Natalini (ARU: Anglia Ruskin University)H-Index: 3
#2Giangiacomo Bravo (LNU: Linnaeus University)H-Index: 11
Last.Aled Jones (ARU: Anglia Ruskin University)H-Index: 16
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Due to negative consequences of climate change for agriculture and food production shocks affecting different areas of the world, the past two decades saw the conditions of global food security increasingly worsen. This has resulted in negative consequences for the world economy, partly causing international food price spikes and social upheavals. In this paper we present statistical findings along with a preliminary version of an original agent-based model called the Dawe Global Security Model ...
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#1Stella Nordhagen (Helen Keller International)H-Index: 1
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The sustainability of nutrition-sensitive agriculture projects has been identified as a research gap, and there is limited research available examining such initiatives in an urban context. We examine the sustainability of a nutrition-sensitive agriculture project implemented in Dakar, Senegal. It included provision of two “microgarden” tables, a henhouse, chickens, inputs, training, and education on nutrition and hygiene. This study was conducted 18 months after the project's end and sought to ...
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#1Meital IzraelovH-Index: 1
#2Jacques Silber (BIU: Bar-Ilan University)H-Index: 25
Several measures of food insecurity, whether at the household or at the national level, have been introduced during the past two or three decades. Some concentrate on the determinants of food security while other emphasize more the consequences of food insecurity. The main focus of this paper is on the food security indicators introduced by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU), the Global Food Security Index (GFSI). The paper has two goals. It first checks whether the set of weights selected by...
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