This document is a compilation of papers authored by national officers with the collaboration of FAO professionals involved in food security using food security statistics from 11 countries in Asia, Africa and Eastern Europe. The document also includes papers reporting on methodological issues related to the estimation of food deprivation in countries in terms . . . → Read More: Deriving Food Security Information From National Household Budget Surveys
Global food prices have eased significantly from their record highs in the first part of 2008. As a worldwide economic downturn has gathered pace, commodity markets have weakened significantly. By October 2008, the UN Food and Agriculture Organization’s Food Price Index stood at 164, the same level as in August 2007, and 25% lower . . . → Read More: The Feeding of the Nine Billion: Global Food Security for the 21st Century
This research monograph follows the 2009 release of IFPRI’s widely read food policy report, Climate Change: Impact on Agriculture and Costs of Adaptation, which used a detailed global agriculture model to analyze crop growth under two simulated future climate scenarios.
This monograph takes advantage of and expands on IFPRI’s cutting-edge climate modeling expertise . . . → Read More: Food security, farming and climate change to 2050 IFPRI (Dec 2010)
Food security early warning requires the estimation of future food security outcomes many months in advance. However, definitively predicting the future is almost impossible given the complex web of factors which will shape food security during the period ahead. Given that early warning is the primary mandate of the FEWS NET project, how then . . . → Read More: Scenario Development for Food Security Early Warning