Food security

Report

19 Mar 2019
2

India is self-sufficient in a number of food crops including rice and wheat, which are among the national staples, and there is enough food to meet demand. Despite this, hundreds of millions of Indians have poor nutritional health.

Briefing paper

22 Feb 2019
5

Feed the Future , the United States’ flagship global hunger and food security program, is beginning its second phase in 12 newly-designated target countries with a newly-added strategic objective: strengthening resilience. The changes reflect the evolving nature of the fight against hunger, which is...

Report

4 Dec 2018
10

The main threats to food and water security in South-East Asia in the short- to medium-term, are demographic stresses, labour-force availability, crop and labour productivity and natural disasters. In the long-term, climate change threatens to exacerbate these issues and create a number of new problems....

Journal article

20 Nov 2018
35

Access to safe, nutritious and healthy food is difficult for women living in poverty. Acknowledgement of challenges that contribute to women’s food insecurity by all stakeholders is essential to address the problem and build sustainable actions and solutions.

Journal article

20 Nov 2018
26

Climate disruption and its consequences are an emerging public health crisis. While much emphasis is placed on adaptation and mitigation, there is no long‐term plan to support those who face environmental displacement.

Report

17 Oct 2018
284

The Australian government recently delivered its first Voluntary National Review on the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. ASAP Oceania has coordinated experts on several aspects of poverty to write brief, accessible responses to what the government writes about poverty (understood in a broad, multi-dimensional sense)...

Report

16 Oct 2018
93

Although Australia boasts a high level of income per capita and high levels of food security, there are still barriers to food security, especially in rural and remote regions.

Report

15 Oct 2018
150

This report reveals that an alarming 4 million Australians have experienced food insecurity in the past 12 months. Over the past year in country areas, 1.5 million Australians have experienced the uncertainty of not knowing where their next meal will come from. This means people...

Report

27 Sep 2018
3

With many major food producing countries experiencing a decline in cereal production in 2018, there are fears that the world could face a looming shortage of key food commodities. That fear is misplaced, however, due to the large volume of food commodities that have been...

Report

NCOSS cost of living report
18 Sep 2018
132

For the past three years, NCOSS has travelled around NSW, speaking to members about the issues that are important to them and their communities. Cost of living has come up as one of the key challenges, particularly in the context of its impact on healthy...

Report

22 Aug 2018
375

This report examines recent trends and issues relating to Australia's household food expenditure. It includes data on food consumption by income, age and net worth, production and trade analysis, and an examination of food security issues.

Report

14 Aug 2018
38

Timor-Leste’s high rate of malnutrition impedes the population’s ability to break the cycle of poverty and, at the national level, is a burden on national development. As a Least Developed Country, with a high poverty rate, achieving food and nutrition security is crucial for Timor-Leste’s...

Report

2 Aug 2018
41

Well-planned dams can bring considerable economic benefits and improve water, food and energy security. They can also have the opposite effect if they are poorly planned or maintained.

Journal article

23 Jul 2018
87

This article argues that the measure of food insecurity employed in national surveys in Australia may underestimate its prevalence and public health significance.

Report

19 Jul 2018
29

The food security of the Gulf states is heavily dependent on foreign imports. Europe and the Americas have been the traditional markets supplying food to them, but recent developments in sub-Saharan Africa may encourage Gulf investors to embrace potential opportunities in Africa.

Report

18 Jul 2018
137

This report identifies the policy challenges that need to be addressed to strengthen Melbourne’s foodbowl and the opportunities that could be leveraged, focusing on three key policy issues: protecting farmland, strengthening the viability of farming and increasing water access.

Conference paper

18 Jun 2018
2

This paper discusses the vulnerability of Melbourne’s food and fuel supply within the interconnected frameworks of complexity and systems theory. This approach starts from the acceptance that this complex adaptive socio-technological system we label ‘Melbourne’ cannot ever be truly reified, as its composite infrastructures and...

Guide

16 May 2018
70

This report intends to be a guide to assist the decision-makers in cities that recognise the challenges of food waste management and wish to find sustainable and effective solutions.

Report

15 May 2018
82

There is a link between China’s plans to return to a position of global centrality and its food security. Beijing’s food security strategy has shifted toward overseas investments.

Journal article

1 May 2018
9

The city of Melbourne is located in a highly productive agricultural region with the capacity to meet approximately 41% of the city population’s food needs. Melbourne’s “foodbowl” is an important building block in a resilient and sustainable food system for this rapidly growing city. This...

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