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    • Famine and Food Insecurity in Ethiopia 

      von Braun, Joachim; Olofinbiyi, Tolulope (CUL Initiatives in Publishing (CIP), 2007)
      Ethiopia, the second most populous country in Sub-Saharan Africa, is home to about 75 million people. The country has a tropical monsoon climate characterized by wide topographic-induced variations. With rainfall highly ...
    • Farm Restructuring in Transition: Land Distribution in Russia 

      Serova, Eugenia (CUL Initiatives in Publishing (CIP), 2007)
      The agrarian reform of the 1990s in Russia was targeted at transforming the formerly state-owned and centrally planned agriculture sector to a market-oriented one. The reform dramatically changed farm structure and land ...
    • Food Advertising Policy in the United States 

      Gantner, Leigh (CUL Initiatives in Publishing (CIP), 2007)
      Marketing food to children is a complex, creative, and well-funded business in the United States. Food manufacturers are estimated to spend up to US$10 billion a year marketing foods to children, using a variety of techniques ...
    • Food Policy and Social Movements: Reflections on the Right to Food Campaign in India 

      Srinivasan, Vivek; Narayanan, Sudha (CUL Initiatives in Publishing (CIP), 2007)
      The Right to Food Campaign in India began in 2001. It was a time of absurd paradox. Even as the foodgrain stocks held by the government rose to 50 million metric tons, several parts of the country were reeling from a third ...
    • Food Policy for Developing Countries: Editors and Collaborators 

      Unknown author (CUL Initiatives in Publishing (CIP), 2008)
    • Food Policy for Developing Countries: The Social Entrepreneurship Approach 

      Unknown author (CUL Initiatives in Publishing (CIP), 2008)
      Outlines the concept of 'social entrepreneurship' and how the case studies and classroom activities of the course 'Food Policy for Developing Countries' will utilize the approach.
    • Food Price Stabilization Policies in a Globalizing World 

      Rashid, Shahidur (CUL Initiatives in Publishing (CIP), 2007)
      This case examines various aspects of food price instability. It focuses on (1) the sources of price instability, (2) various policy options and the conditions under which they are viable, and (3) experiences with both ...
    • Food Safety: The Case of Aflatoxin 

      Cheng, Fuzhi (CUL Initiatives in Publishing (CIP), 2007)
      Naturally occurring toxins such as aflatoxins pose profound challenges to food safety in both developed and developing countries. The knowledge that aflatoxins can have serious effects on humans and animals has led many ...
    • Food Security, Nutrition, and Health in Costa Rica’s Indigenous Populations 

      Herforth, Anna (CUL Initiatives in Publishing (CIP), 2007)
      Indigenous groups all over the world have been economically, politically, and socially marginalized and have worse health and nutrition outcomes and more food insecurity than mainstream populations. Costa Rica has been ...
    • Globalization and the Nutrition Transition: A Case Study 

      Hawkes, Corinna (CUL Initiatives in Publishing (CIP), 2007)
      In the current “nutrition transition,” the consumption of high-calorie, nutrient-poor foods high in fats and sweeteners is increasing throughout the developing world. The nutrition transition, implicated in the rapid rise ...
    • HIV/AIDS, Gender, and Food Security in Sub-Saharan Africa 

      Philipose, Anandita (CUL Initiatives in Publishing (CIP), 2007)
      HIV/AIDS continues to spread across the world at a rapid rate, with close to 5 million new HIV infections in 2006 alone. Sub-Saharan Africa, the worst-affected region, is home to two-thirds of all adults and children with ...
    • Implementing a Decentralized National Food and Nutrition Security System in Brazil 

      Kepple, Anne W.; Maluf, Renato S.; Burlandy Luciene (CUL Initiatives in Publishing (CIP), 2012)
      Brazil entered the new millennium with a stabilized economy and a better-nourished population enjoying greater access to health care and education than in the past. Economic growth and a strong government commitment to ...
    • Incentives for Soil Conservation in Peru 

      Posthumus, Helena (CUL Initiatives in Publishing (CIP), 2007)
      Soil erosion poses a serious threat to agricultural production in developing countries, especially in regions such as the Andes, where soil erosion is widespread and affects the livelihoods of farm households. Despite ...
    • Income Disparity in China and Its Policy Implications 

      Cheng, Fuzhi (CUL Initiatives in Publishing (CIP), 2007)
      China’s economy has witnessed considerable achievements since economic reforms were initiated in 1978. Average overall gross domestic product (GDP) has grown approximately 9 percent annually during the past two decades. ...
    • Intensive Fish Farming as a Contributor to the Depletion of Underground and Surface Water Resources in the Ararat Valley 

      Trifonova, Tatiana (CUL Initiatives in Publishing (CIP), 2016)
      The Ararat Valley is situated at an altitude of 800-950 meters above sea level. It stretches from northwest to southeast for 120 kilometers, it is 10=30 kilometers wide, and is a significant groundwater reservoir. Since ...
    • Intrahousehold Allocation, Gender Relations, and Food Security in Developing Countries 

      Quisumbing, Agnes R.; Smith, Lisa C. (CUL Initiatives in Publishing (CIP), 2007)
      Many important decisions that affect development outcomes are made by households and families. What factors affect the way resources are allocated within the household? Why does the division of rights, resources, and ...
    • Iron Deficiency in Bangladesh 

      Mwaniki, Angela (CUL Initiatives in Publishing (CIP), 2007)
      Iron deficiency, the most prevalent micronutrient deficiency in the world, affects more than 2 billion people. In Bangladesh it affects about half of all children and more than 70 percent of all women. The main cause of ...
    • Lecture 1: The Global Food System and Driving Forces 

      Pinstrup-Andersen, Per (2008-08-28)
      The global food system consists of many local and national food systems that for the most part are linked through trade and/or information sharing. For the purpose of policy analysis it is useful to think of the food system ...
    • Lecture 2: Nature and Implementation of Food Policy 

      Pinstrup-Andersen, Per (2008-09-04)
      Policy is defined as a plan of collective action. Governments can influence the food systems through regulations, incentives or knowledge creation and dissemination. Government interventions may be needed to correct market ...
    • Lecture 3: Health, Nutrition, Food Security and Poverty Policies 

      Pinstrup-Andersen, Per (2008-09-09)
      This lecture relates to the topics covered in three of the Case Study sections: Human Health and Nutrition Policies, Food Security, Consumption, and Demand Policies, and Poverty Alleviation Policies.