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This report assesses food security in 70 developing countries in several regions, including Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). The report estimates that in 2002, there was a "much higher number of hungry people in Asia" than in SSA. However, it warns that "the situation is expected to reverse...
This report outlines the food security situation for 67 low-income countries based on data from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the World Bank. The document points out that food security in the 67 countries deteriorated in 2001 relative to estimates in 2000. The deterioration can be contributed...
This report outlines the food security situation for 67 low-income countries based on data from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the World Bank. The document points out that food security in the 67 countries deteriorated in 2001 relative to estimates in 2000. The deterioration can be contributed...
This report assesses food security in 70 developing countries in several regions, including Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). The report estimates that in 2002, there was a "much higher number of hungry people in Asia" than in SSA. However, it warns that "the situation is expected to reverse...
The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has announced that "Biodiversity for Food Security" will be the theme of this year's World Food Day, to be celebrated on October 16, 2004. About three-quarters of the genetic diversity found in agricultural crops has been lost over the last...
A new journal called Food Security: The Science, Sociology and Economics of Food Production and Access to Food was launched in February of this year. The foreword in the inaugural issue is authored by Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Norman Borlaug. Authors of other articles include Per Pinsturp-Anderson,...
Lorraine Mitchell of the U.S. Department of Agriculture provides an overview of key factors influencing the adoption of agriculture biotechnologies in the developing world. Currently, Mitchell explains, developing countries account for 24 percent of the 44.2 million hectares of transgenic crops planted....
The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Economic Research Service (ERS) has published seven short issue papers that address how food security throughout the world is affected by factors like trade liberalization, income distribution, and natural resources. The issue papers include "Food Security Assessment:...
Lorraine Mitchell of the U.S. Department of Agriculture provides an overview of key factors influencing the adoption of agriculture biotechnologies in the developing world. Currently, Mitchell explains, developing countries account for 24 percent of the 44.2 million hectares of transgenic crops planted....
Using tissue culture to clone healthy sweet potato plants is helping to alleviate food insecurity in Zimbabwe. Tissue culture was introduced into the country in the late 1990s; it is a form of biotechnology used to grow improved seedlings that can produce better fruit or flowers, and be more disease-resistant....