Tackling Hidden Hunger. Putting Diet Diversification at the Centre

Title Tackling Hidden Hunger. Putting Diet Diversification at the Centre
Contributor Third World Network
Content 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

 

Author/s Juan Lopez Villar
Year Published 2015
Language English
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

Title Ecological Agriculture Climate Resilience and a Roadmap to Get There
Contributor Third World Network
Content 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.
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

Title Ecological Agriculture Climate Resilience and a Roadmap to Get There
Contributor Third World Network
Content 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.
Year Published 2012
Link http://www.twnside.org.sg/title/end/pdf/end14.pdf

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The Rwenzori Experience

Title The Rwenzori Experience
Contributor Third World Network
Author Aage Dissing and Inge Lis Dissing, By Mette Vaarst, Jane Nalunga, Thaddeo Tibasiima
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.
Type of initiative Case Studies
Year Published
Language English
Africa 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

Title Ecological Agriculture, Climate Resilience and a Roadmap to Get There
Contributor Third World Network
Author Doreen Stabinsky and Lim Li Ching
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.
Type of initiative Article
Year Published
Language English
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)

Title The impact of Compost use on Crop Yelds in Tigray, Ethiopia (2000-2006)
Contributor Third World Network
Author Arefayn Asmelash, Hailu Araya, Sue Edwards, Tewolde Berhan Gebre Egziaber
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.
Type of initiative Case Studies
Year Published 2007
Language English
Africa 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 

Title The Tigray experience: A success story in sustainable agriculture 
Contributor Third World Network
Author Hailu Araya, Sue Edwards
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.
Type of initiative Case Studies
Year Published 2006
Language English
Africa ETHIOPIA
Link http://www.twnside.org.sg/title/end/pdf/end04.pdf

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Putting Farmers First in Sustainable Agriculture Practices

Title Putting Farmers First in Sustainable Agriculture Practices
Contributor Third World Network
Author Hira Jhamtani
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.
Type of initiative Case Studies
Year Published 2007
Language English
Asia CAMBODIA, INDONESIA
Link http://www.twnside.org.sg/title/end/pdf/end05.pdf

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