PANNA: Resource Pointer #307 (Food Security)


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Resource Pointer #307 (Food Security)
January 30, 2003

For copies of the following resources, please contact the appropriate publishers or organizations directly.

*Food for All: Can Hunger Be Halved? 2002* PANOS Institute. Examines why so many people are still going hungry. Outlines who the undernourished people of the world are, and where they live. Explores the links between hunger and poverty and the effectiveness of policies formulated to reduce both. 48 pages. UK$5, free for media and resource-poor NGOs. Download free at Contact PANOS London, 9 White Lion St., London N1 9PD, UK; phone (44(0)20) 72 78 11 11; fax (44(0)20) 72 78 03 45; email; Web site

*Organic Agriculture and Food Security: Dossier 1, 2002* IFOAM. Discusses the links between conventional agriculture and production rates, and hunger and poverty. Argues that organic agriculture can improve food security in developing countries. Includes case studies from Madagascar, Peru, Honduras, Senegal, India, more. 22 pages. Euro$9. Download free at Contact IFOAM, IFOAM c/o Ökozentrum Imsbach, D-66636 Tholey-Theley, Germany; phone (49 6853) 919 890; fax (49 6853) 919 899; email; Web site

*Hungry for What is Right* Quarterly journal published in English, Spanish and French by FIAN. Links hunger issues to economic, social and cultural rights. Includes action items on recent human rights violations, reports on global agrarian reform, and articles by agrarian and human rights activists, economists, and policy makers. Approx 20 pages. One year subscriptions: Euro$20 for global North residents, Euro$9 for global South residents. Contact FIAN International Secretariat, PO Box 10 22 43, D-69012 Heidelberg, Germany; phone (49 6221) 830 620; fax (49 6221) 830 545; email; Web site

*Organic Agriculture and Rural Poverty Alleviation: Potential and Best Practices in Asia, 2002* United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP). Examines practices, export potential, market developments, and successful cases of organic agriculture in rural Asia. Presents regional and country reports from China, India, Malaysia, the Philippines, the Republic of Korea, Sri Lanka and Thailand. Includes recommendations made at a regional workshop held in November 2001. 217 pages. Download free at Contact Rural Development Section, UNESCAP, UN Building, Rajdamnern Nok Ave, Bangkok 10200, Thailand; phone (662) 288-1390; fax (662) 288-1056; email; Web site

*From Aid to Community Empowerment: Food Security as a Political Project, 2001* Society for International Development. Identifies major factors affecting food insecurity in 28 of the poorest nations. Suggests strategies for community groups and governments to address food insecurity, stressing the importance of locally-formed solutions. 23 pages. Contact Society for International Development, Via Panisperna, 207, 00184 Rome, Italy; phone (39) 064872172; fax (39) 064872170; email; Web site

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