A substantial portion of the world's people have not made adequate progress toward overcoming hunger or achieving sustainable livelihoods. The classic approach to addressing chronic food insecurity has been a strategy of agricultural development, supplemented by humanitarian assistance in the [...]
FAO’s Climate Impact Team has been developing an integrated toolbox to assess the impact of climate change on agriculture. The resulting analysis will support decision making at the national level.
This toolbox has a series of components which can be used [...]
The food security and financial crises stressed the need to have a policy monitoring system in place to produce information on the implications of the shocks for a diversity of stakeholders and on measures taken by governments to react to [...]
Monotonous diets based mainly on energy dense, but micronutrient poor starchy staples are common in food insecure areas and contribute to the burden of malnutrition, particularly inadequate micronutrient intake. Food-based strategies have been recommended as the first priority to meet [...]
The way a household copes with and withstands economic shocks depends on the options available, in terms of capabilities, assets (including both material and social resources) and activities. A livelihood strategy is the way those options are arranged and selected. [...]