Tackling Hidden Hunger. Putting Diet Diversification at the Centre

Abstract The scourge of “hidden hunger” or micronutrient deficiency affects around two billion people worldwide who lack adequate intake of vitamins and minerals in their diet. While several international and regional initiatives are underway to combat malnutrition, and specifically micronutrient deficiency, these have largely focused on the approaches of nutrient supplementation and food fortification at the expense of dietary diversification, considered the most durable solution to hidden hunger. The development of nutritionally enhanced genetically engineered crops, such as “Golden Rice”, has further attracted controversy and raises serious biosafety concerns.

For a global strategy on nutrition to be successful, this book argues, it must place central emphasis on diversifying diets. Towards this end, sustainable farming practices based on agricultural biodiversity, such as agroecology, are key to providing the rich variety of foods that will keep hidden hunger at bay.

Source: http://www.twn.my/title2/books/TacklingHiddenHunger.htm

 

Contributor Third World Network
Year Published 2015
Link http://ag-transition.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/TacklingHiddenHunger.pdf

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Ecological Agriculture Climate Resilience and a Roadmap to Get There

Abstract This paper looks at how ecological agriculture can strengthen farmers’ capacity to adapt to climate change. Accordingly, the authors call for a reorientation of policy, funding and research priorities from the dominant industrial agriculture model to ecological agriculture.
Contributor Third World Network
Year Published 2012
Link http://www.twnside.org.sg/title/end/pdf/end14.pdf

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Ecological Agriculture Climate Resilience and a Roadmap to Get There

Abstract This paper looks at how ecological agriculture can strengthen farmers’ capacity to adapt to climate change. Accordingly, the authors call for a reorientation of policy, funding and research priorities from the dominant industrial agriculture model to ecological agriculture.
Contributor Third World Network
Year Published 2012
Link http://www.twnside.org.sg/title/end/pdf/end14.pdf

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The Rwenzori Experience

Content Environment and Development Series No. 15.
This booklet is a portrait of a unique participatory learning project involving farming communities in the Rwenzori region of Western Uganda. The project brought rural households together in ‘Farmer Family Learning Groups’ (FFLGs) with the aim of enhancing community food security.
This booklet looks at the guiding principles behind the project, how it has worked in practice, the successes achieved and the challenges faced.
Author Aage Dissing and Inge Lis Dissing, By Mette Vaarst, Jane Nalunga, Thaddeo Tibasiima
Contributor Third World Network
Year Published 2012
Type of Initiative Case Studies
Country UGANDA
Link http://www.twnside.org.sg/title/end/pdf/end15.pdf

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Ecological Agriculture, Climate Resilience and a Roadmap to Get There

Content Environment and Development Series No. 14.
This paper looks at how ecological agriculture, by building healthy soils, cultivating biological diversity and improving water harvesting and management, can strengthen farmers’ capacity to adapt to climate change. Accordingly, the authors call for a reorientation of policy, funding and research priorities from the dominant industrial agriculture model to ecological agriculture.
Author Doreen Stabinsky and Lim Li Ching
Contributor Third World Network
Year Published 2012
Type of Initiative Article
Link http://www.twnside.org.sg/title/end/pdf/end14.pdf

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The impact of Compost use on Crop Yelds in Tigray, Ethiopia (2000-2006)

Content The benefits deriving from the use of compost, including restoration of soil fertility, are well illustrated in this assessement. As a result of this successful approach is that between 2003 and 2006 grain yield for the region almost doubled from 714 to 1,354 thousand tonnes.
Author Arefayn Asmelash, Hailu Araya, Sue Edwards, Tewolde Berhan Gebre Egziaber
Contributor Third World Network
Type of Initiative Case Studies
Country ETHIOPIA
Link http://www.twnside.org.sg/title/end/pdf/end10.pdf

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The Tigray experience: A success story in sustainable agriculture 

Content The success story in Tigray is concerning the Project on Sustainable Development through Ecological Land Management by Some Rural Communities in Northern Ethiopia through a broad-based open-ended experiment by farmers and local experts able to favor the rehabilitation of the land and improved crop production. The papers also include a set of recommendations for a sustanaible agriculture.
Author Hailu Araya, Sue Edwards
Contributor Third World Network
Type of Initiative Case Studies
Country ETHIOPIA
Link http://www.twnside.org.sg/title/end/pdf/end04.pdf

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Putting Farmers First in Sustainable Agriculture Practices

Content This paper describes key principles and approaches of sustainable agriculture, particularly at local community level, as a key alternative to GM crops and industrial agriculture systems. This is followed by an account of the successes of sustainable agri-culture practices in some parts of developing countries, illustrated by three case studies.
Author Hira Jhamtani
Contributor Third World Network
Type of Initiative Case Studies
Country CAMBODIA, INDONESIA
Link http://www.twnside.org.sg/title/end/pdf/end05.pdf

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