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Building a Favourable Environment for Institutional Food Procurement Programmes: contributions from Mozambique

Resources - Author: Israel Klug, Luana F. J. Swensson / Year: 2017

The efficiency of institutional food procurement programmes (IFPPs) depends on a series of interconnected conditions to reach their stated goal of linking smallholders with institutional markets and demand (e.g. school meals). These programmes rely on governmental will and the availability of public demand. Furthermore, they require institutional changes and...

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Implementation of Decentralized Food Procurement Programmes and the Impact of the Policy, Institutional and Legal Enabling Environment: the case of PRONAE and PAA Africa in Mozambique

Resources - Author: Israel Klug, Luana F. J. Swensson / Year: 2017

The development and implementation of an efficient institutional food procurement programme (IFPP —which aims to link smallholder producers to institutional markets and promote development of food supply systems—is not a simple or straightforward task. It requires a series of conditions that must be coordinated and matched together. These conditions...

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Adapting Fomento to countries in Sub-Saharan Africa

Resources - Author: Alan de Brauw, Kate Ambler / Year: 2016

Although one of the hallmarks of an effective development intervention is its successful implementation across a variety of contexts, programme replication is often overlooked. In a recent project, the International Food Policy Research Institute adapted a well-regarded Brazilian agricultural intervention, Fomento, for implementation and evaluation in two African countries,...

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FAO Social Protection Framework

Resources - Year: 2017

FAO Social Protection Framework presents the Organization’s vision and approach to social protection. FAO recognizes the critical role social protection plays in furthering and accelerating progress around food security and nutrition, agriculture development, rural poverty and resilience building. Link to French version Link to Spanish...

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The Future of Food and Agriculture: trends and challenges

Resources - Year: 2017

The report sheds some light on the nature of the challenges that agriculture and food systems are facing now and throughout the 21st century, and provides some insights as to what is at stake and what needs to be done. What emerges is that “business as usual” is no...

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The Rights to Social Protection and Adequate Food: Human rights‐based frameworks for social protection in the context of realizing the right to food and the need for legal underpinnings

Resources - Author: Alejandro Morlachetti / Year: 2016

The right to adequate food lies at the heart of the mandate of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). That concept takes into consideration the availability, access and adequacy of food, and that individuals, alone or in community with others, may acquire food through their...

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Realizing the Right to Social Security and the Right to Food (ESS Working Paper No. 51)

Resources - Author: Stephen Devereux / Year: 2015

This paper identifies conceptual synergies and dissonances between food security and income security. It considers the contribution of mainstream social protection instruments, such as cash transfers, to food security. The paper presents specific food security policies that would strengthen the ability of national social protection floors to address food...

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FAO Releases the 2015 State of Food and Agriculture

Today, FAO released its annual report, The State of Food and Agriculture (SOFA). The theme of this year’s SOFA report is Social Protection and Agriculture: breaking the cycle of rural poverty. The theme comes at a crucial time. September marked the Sustainable Development Summit in New York, where the...

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The Right to Adequate Food (Fact Sheet No. 34)

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According to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), more than one billion people are undernourished. Over two billion suffer from a lack of essential vitamins and minerals in their food. Nearly six million children die every year from malnutrition or related diseases, that is about...

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World Food Day Blog

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The World Food Day blog’s main objective is to offer a space for the exchange of ideas related to the goal, purpose, design, implementation and assessment of social protection programmes in developing countries. The blog is written by professionals engaged in field and policy work  and aspires to raise...

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Social Protection and Cash Transfer Programmes in Sub-Saharan Africa

Resources - Year: 2013

Benjamin Davis, team leader of FAO-led From Protection to Production (PtoP) project, explains Social Protection in relation to FAO’s work and mandate. In particular he focuses on impacts of social cash transfers on rural livelihoods in sub-Saharan Africa and how these programmes can contribute to broader economic and agriculture...

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General Comment No. 12: The right to adequate food (Art 11)

Resources - Author: CESCR / Year: 1999

The human right to adequate food is recognized in several instruments under international law. The International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights deals more comprehensively than any other instrument with this right. Pursuant to article 11.1 of the Covenant, States parties recognize “the right of everyone to an...

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The State of Food Insecurity in the World 2014: Strengthening the enabling environment to improve food security and nutrition

Resources - Author: FAO, IFAD, WFP / Year: 2014

This report presents the most recent estimates of undernourishment and shows the progress towards the Millennium Development Goal (MDG) and World Food Summit (WFS) hunger targets. Findings show that progress in hunger reduction at the global level and in many countries has continued but that substantial additional effort is needed in...

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Food and nutrition

In line with the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ICESR), the right to adequate food is realized when every man, woman and child, alone or in a community with others, has physical and economic access at all times to adequate, accessible and available food or means...

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