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Managing interactions between household food security and preschooler health

Food security does not assure good nutrition. The nutritional status of an individual is influenced not only by food but also by nonfood factors, such as clean water, sanitation, and health care. The effect of all of these factors must be considered…

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Rural finance policies for food security of the poor

The objective of IFPRI's multicountry research program on rural financial policies for food security of the poor is to identify policies and institutional arrangements that help the poor integrate themselves into sustainable savings and credit systems…

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Care and nutrition

Care is the provision in the household and the community of time, attention and support to meet the physical, mental, and social needs of the growing child and other household members (ICN 1992). This provision of time, attention, and support is…

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Land degradation in the developing world

By the year 2020 land degradation may pose a serious threat to food production and rural livelihoods, particularly in poor and densely populated areas of the developing world. Appropriate policies are required to encourage land-improving investments…

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Water and land in South Africa

The paper presents a Watershed Computable General Equilibrium (CGE) Model for the Olifants River Catchment." A CGE provides an appropriate framework in which to explore policy alternatives for achieving more efficient water and land use.

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Tiger or turtle?

A dynamic computable general equilibrium (CGE) model is used to explore alternative scenarios for 1990-2020 in areas critical for Egypt's economy-- productivity growth, investment, foreign trade, and water. The model is formulated as a…

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Structural changes in the demand for food in Asia.

This paper presents an overview of changing food consumption patterns in Taiwan and China. It finds that consumption of meat quadrupled in Taiwan between the periods 1959-61 and 1989-91, while per capita rice consumption declined by one-half. In…

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Sociopolitical effects of new biotechnologies in developing countries

Assuring food security for the next 25 years requires meeting a number of political, social, economic, and technical challenges. One of these is the successful use of new biotechnologies in agriculture. Research in recombinant genetics and…

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