As the global population grows and incomes in poor countries rise, so too, will the demand for food, placing additional pressure on sustainable food production. Climate change adds a further challenge, as changes in temperature and precipitation threaten agricultural productivity and the capacity to feed the world's population. This study assesses how serious the danger to food security might be and suggests some steps policymakers can take to remedy the situation.
Using various modeling techniques, the authors project 15 different future scenarios for food security through 2050.
In a world already facing serious global
development challenges, including the impact of climate change, food insecurity,
population growth and persistent and growing inequality, the economic and
financial crisis has had a particularly severe impact on people living
in the poorest and least developed countries. Coming in the wake of huge
increases in food prices in 2007 and 2008, the crisis will make it more
difficult for the poorest developing countries, particularly in sub- Saharan
Africa, to eradicate extreme poverty and hunger.
Catastrophes environnementales, risques
urbains, crises économiques et alimentaires, dangers d'épizooties, risques
technologiques ... Comprendre et se préparer aux risques à venir.
• Introduction: food and nutrition security in West Africa: opportunities and challenges 1
• Soaring food prices, climate change and bioenergy: new challenges for food security and nutrition 2
• Collaborating on nutrition and food security: Implications for the health and agriculture sectors 7
• Capacity development: challenges and opportunities 11
• Implications of a resilient and sustainable smallholder food production system in West Africa on food security, nutrition and health of the population 14
The FY 2009 edition of Building a Better World, our Annual Report, is now available.
This year's report has the theme 'Integrated Approach to Development' and focuses on CHF's ability to bring together communities, government, the private sector, local organizations and other stakeholders to provide integrated, holistic development programming in the communities where we work around the world.
The report has three main sections:
1) Who is CHF International?
This section, written for a broad audience, explains who we are and how we work, particularly addressing …
Ten years ago, world leaders agreed to take decisive action to combat world poverty in its different dimensions. Using time-bound and measurable targets, they agreed that by 2015:
The central commitment of our Strategic Plan 2007-2012, ‘Demanding Justice’, which will guide our joint work during the plan period, is:
“We are outraged by the persistent poverty and injustice in the world, which must and can be overcome. Unjust policies and practices, nationally and internationally, must be challenged and people’s rights must be respected. If we join forces and act together now we can achieve a just world without poverty.