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Regional developments

In addition to global events and food policy changes, 2015 also saw important developments with potentially wide repercussions in individual countries and regions. This chapter offers perspectives on major food policy developments across the major…

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The concept of the global hunger index

The Global Hunger Index (GHI) is a tool designed to comprehensively measure and track hunger globally, regionally, and by country. Each year, the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) calculates GHI scores in order to assess progress,…

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Global, regional, and national trends

Despite the lower hunger level reflected by the 2015 global GHI score, the number of hungry people in the world remains unacceptably high.

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Fortes avancées et revers persistants

L’année 2014 a connu des résultats mitigés en matière de sécurité alimentaire et nutritionnelle: certains pays ont fait des progrès sur le plan des politiques visant à réduire la faim, tandis que pour d’autres, les conflits et les crises sanitaires…

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The power of WASH: Why sanitation matters for nutrition

Water, sanitation, and hygiene can have a profound effect on health and nutrition. A growing base of evidence on the link between sanitation, child height, and well-being has come at an opportune time, when the issue of sanitation and nutrition in…

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The business imperative: Helping small family farmers to move up or move out

How can family farmers best contribute to their country’s agriculture needs as well as broader development goals? First, we should determine which farmers can be profitable and assist them in doing so. Second, for those who aren’t profitable, we need…

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