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Food Security - Papers and reports

[Updated: May 2, 2012]

This is a new section of the DDRN website where you can find papers and reports on food security - one of the current focal themes of DDRN.


NEW: 2011 Global Food Policy Report. International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) Report, by Shenggen Fan, 2012.


NEW: The food security system, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) Discussion Paper 01166, by Olivier Ecker and
Clemens Breisinger, March 2012.


NEW: Enhancing resilience in the Horn of Africa, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) Discussion Paper 01176, by Derek Headey, Alemayehu Seyoum Taffesse, and Liangzhi You, April 2012.


NEW: FAO Statistical Yearbook 2012. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) report, March 2012.


Upcoming G8 Summit Can Make New Progress in Advancing Global Food Security. The Chicago Council on Global Affairs White Paper, March 2012.


Integrating Food Security Information in National Statistical Systems: Experiences, Achievements, Challenges. Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO) report, 2012.


Good Practices in Building Innovative Rural Institutions to Increase Food Security. Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO) report, by Denis Herbel, Eve Crowley, Nora Oourabah Haddad, and Maria Lee, 2012.


Land Rights and the Rush for Land: Findings of the Global Commercial Pressures on Land Research Project, International Land Coalition (ILC) Report, byWard Anseeuw, Liz Alden Wily, Lorenzo Cotula and Michael Taylor, 2011. 


The Water, Energy and Food Security Nexus: Solutions for the Green Economy, Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI) Background Paper, November 2011.


Overcoming the Barriers - How to ensure future food production under climate change in Southern Africa. Oxfam International Report, by Katharine Vincent et al., November 2011. 


A Dangerous Delay: The Cost of Late Response to Early Warnings in the 2011 Drought in the Horn of Africa. Oxfam and Save the Children Joint Agency Briefing Paper, January 2012. 



2011 Global Hunger Index. International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) report, by Klaus von Grebmer et al., October 2011.


Crop Prospects and Food Situation. The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) quarterly report no 4, December 2011.


Escaping the Hunger Cycle: Pathways to resilience in the Sahel. Oxfam International Report, by Peter Gubbels, November 2011.



The State of Food Insecurity in the World 2011. Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations yearly report, October 2011.


Moving from food crisis to food security in ACP countries
The peer reviewed CTA Policy Briefs address a broad range of agricultural and rural development-related issues. Topics presented are taken from findings and conclusions from the Brussels Development Briefings, Regional Development Briefings and key CTA events.


Crop Prospects and Food Situation. Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations quarterly report, October 2011.


Price Volatility and Food Security. High Level Panel of Experts on Food Security and Nutrition (HLPE) report, July 2011.


Who will feed the World? The production challenge. Oxfam report, by Lucia Wegner, Gine Zwart, April 2011.


Global Food Losses and Waste. Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations publication, 2011.


Gendered impacts of the 2007–08 food price crisis. International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) paper, by Neha Kumar and Agnes R. Quisumbing, 2011.


Food Outlook: Global Market Analysis. Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations report, June 2011.



Missing Food: The Case of Postharvest Grain Losses in Sub-Saharan Africa. World Bank UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) report, April 2011.


Global Food Losses and Food Waste: Extent, Causes and Prevention. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (UN FAO) report, by Robert van Otterdijk and Alexandre Meybeck, May 2011.


Global Food Price Inflation and Developing Asia. Asian Development Bank (ADB) report, March 2011.


Food Prices and Political Instability. International Monetary Fund (IMF) Working Paper, by Rabah Arezki and Markus Brückner, March 2011.


Yield gaps and potential agricultural growth in West and Central Africa. International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) research monograph, by Alejandro Nin-Pratt et al., April 2011.


The Special Rapporteur on the right to food. United Nations (UN) report, by Olivier De Schutter, March 2011.


The State of Food and Agriculture 2010-11: Women in Agriculture - Closing the gender gap for development. Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO) annual report, March 2011.


Women and Food Security: A Comparison of South Asia and Southeast Asia. Centre for Non-Traditional Security Studies Asia Security Initiative Policy Series Working Paper No. 22, by Arpita Mathur, March 2011.


Assessment and appraisal of Foreign Direct Investments (FDI) in land in view of food security. Deutsche Gesellschaft für Technische Zusammenarbeit (GTZ) report, by Lioba Weingärtne, June 2010.


West African Experience with the World Rice Crisis, 2007– 2008. Centre for Global Development (CGD) Working Paper 242, by Jenny Aker, Steven Block, Vijaya Ramachandran, and Peter Timmer, February 2011.


Transmission of World Food Price Changes to Markets in Sub-Saharan Africa. Department for International Development (DfID) study, by Nicholas Minot, December 2010.


Making Integrated Food-Energy Systems Work for People and Climate: An Overview. Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) report, by Anne Bogdanski, Olivier Dubois, Craig Jamieson, and Rainer Krell, 2010.


Agricultural, food, and water nanotechnologies for the poor. International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) Discussion Paper 01064, by Guillaume Gruère, Clare Narrod, and Linda Abbott, February 2011.


Responding to Health Risks along the Value Chain. International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) 2020 Conference Paper 5, by Pippa Chevenix Trench, Clare Narrod, Devesh Roy and Marites Tiongco, February 2011.


Turning Economic Growth into Nutrition-Sensitive Growth. International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) 2020 Conference Paper 6, by Derek Headey, February 2011.


Feeding the future's changing diets: Implications for agriculture markets, nutrition, and policy. International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) 2020 Conference Paper 3, by Siwa Msangi and Mark W. Rosegrant, February 2011.


Agriculture, Health, and Nutrition: Toward Conceptualizing the Linkages. International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) 2020 Conference Paper 2, by John Hoddinott, February 2011.


The nexus between agriculture and nutrition. International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) 2020 Conference Paper 1, by Shenggen Fan and Joanna Brzeska, February 2011.



Understanding the impact of high food prices in Latin America. International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) report, by Miguel Robles and Maximo Torero, 2010.


Climate change impacts on food security in Sub-Saharan Africa. International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) discussion paper, by Claudia Ringler et al., 2010.


Food security, farming, and climate change to 2050 - Scenarios, results, policy options [large file]. International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) report, by Gerald C. Nelson et al., 2010.


Food security, price volatility and trade: Some reflections for developing countries. International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development (ICTSD) issue paper 28, by Eugenio Díaz-Bonilla and Juan Francisco Ron, November 2010.


"Climate-smart" Agriculture: Policies, practices and financing for food security, adaptation and mitigation. The Hague Conference on Agriculture, Food Security and Climate Change (FAO) report, November 2010.


How safe is my food? Assessing the effect of information and credible certification on consumer demand for food safety in developing countries. International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) discussion paper, by Ekin Birol, Devesh Roy and Maximo Torero, October 2010.


Reflections on the global food crisis - How did it happen? How has it hurt? And how can we prevent the next one?. International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) paper, by Derek Headey and Shenggen Fan, 2010.


Food outlook - Global market analysis. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) report, November 2010.


A Future Food Aid or Food Assistance Convention? Overseas Development Centre (ODI) Background Paper on Food Aid no. 6, by Edward J. Clay, July 2010.


Democratising agricultural research for food sovereignty in West Africa. The International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED), the Coordination Nationale des Organizations Paysannes (CNOP), le Centre Djoliba, l’Institut de Recherche et de Promotion des Alternatives en Développement (IRPAD), Kene Conseils, l’Union des Radios et Télévisions Libres du Mali (URTEL) report, by M. Pimbert, B. Barry, A. Berson and K. Tran-Thanh, 2010.


A viable food future, part 1. Development Fund (Utviklingsfondet) report, 2010.


Trade and food reserves: What role does the WTO play?. Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy (IATP) paper, by Sophia Murphy, September 2010.


Food security in Asia and the changing role of rice. The Asia Foundation working paper, by Peter Timmer, October 2010.


Never an empty bowl: Sustaining food security in Asia. Asia Society and International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) report, September 2010.


The State of Food Insecurity in the World 2010: Addressing food insecurity in protracted areas. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) report, 2010.


Panorama de la seguridad alimentaria y nutricional en América Latina y el Caribe. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) report, 2010.


Global Hunger Index 2010. Concern Worldwide, German AgroAction and International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) report, by Klaus von Grebmer et al., October 2010.


Food for All Forever. The Danish Academy of Technical Sciences Recommendation report, September 2010. Thanks to DDRN member Henning Nøhr for sharing the news!


Analyzing Nutritional Impacts of Policies. International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) discussion paper 01017, by Olivier Ecker and Matin Qaim, August 2010


The Political Economy of Trade and Food Security. International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development (ICTSD) think piece, by Andrea Woolverton, Anita Regmi and M. Ann Tutweiler, July 2010.


The Role of Markets and Trade in Food Security. Center for Strategic & International Studies (CSIS) Global Food Security Project report, by Charlotte Hebebrand and Kristin Wedding with Kimberly Ann Elliott, June 2010.


Building Capacities for Evidence and Outcome-based Food Policy Planning and Implementation - The Example of the Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme. International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) discussion paper, by O. Badiane, S. P. Odjo and J. M. Ulimwengu, August 2010.


Food Security Policies in Latin America - New Trends with Uncertain Results. Trade Knowledge Network (TKN) policy report 4, by M. Piñeiro, E. Bianchi, L. Uzquiza and M. Trucco, June 2010.


Background on the Debates and Documentation of Research on Climate Change and Food Security in Southern Africa. DDRN report by Katharine Vincent and Tracy Cull, February 2009. Tables updated: June 2010.


Food aid and food assistance in emergency and transitional contexts - A review of current thinking. Humanitarian Policy Group (HPG) commissioned report, by Paul Harvey, Karen Proudlock, Edward Clay, Barry Riley and Susanne Jaspars, July 2010.


African Perspectives on Genetically Modified Crops: Assessing the Debate in Zambia, Kenya, and South Africa. Center for Strategic & International Studies (CSIS) Global Food Security Project report, by Jennifer G. Cooke and Richard Downie, July 2010.


Food Security Assessment, 2010-20. Economic Research Service, United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) report, by S. Allen, F. Baquedano et al., July 2010. 


Satisfying Hidden Hunger - Addressing Micronutrient Deficiencies in Central Asia. Asian Development Bank (ADB) Nutrition and Development Series report, 2010.


Food aid and food assistance in emergency and transitional contexts - A review of current thinking. Overseas Development Institute (ODI) Humanitarian Policy Group Synthesis Paper, by P. Harvey, K. Proudlock, E. Clay, B. Riley, and S. Jaspars, June 2010.


Food Security and Economic Development in the Middle East and North Africa - Current State and Future Perspectives. International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) Discussion Paper 00985, by Clemens Breisinger et al., May 2010.


Mountains, Global Food Prices, and Food Security in the Developing World. International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) Discussion Paper 00989, by Kamiljon T. Akramov, Bingxin Yu, and Shenggen Fan, June 2010.


Price, Inventories, and Volatility in the Global Wheat Market. International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) Discussion Paper 00996, by Kyösti Pietola, Xing Liu, and Miguel Robles, June 2010.


Halving Hunger: Meeting the First Millennium Development Goal through "Business as Unusual". International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) Food Policy Report, by Shenggen Fan, June 2010. 


Explaining Famines: A Critical Review of Main Approaches and Further Causal Factors. University of Pavia (CICOPS) international working paper no. 10/02, by Francesco Sarracino, 2010.


Global Hunger Index 2009. Concern Worldwide, German AgroAction and International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) report, by Klaus von Grebmer et al., October 2009.


Identifying potential synergies and trade-offs for meeting food security and climate change objectives in sub-Saharan Africa. Proceedings of the National Academies of Science (PNAS) paper, by Cheryl Palm et al., March 2010.


Rethinking the global food crisis: the role of trade shocks. International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) Discussion Paper 00958, by Derek D. Headey, March 2010.



An Overview of the Food Security Situation in Eastern Africa. Economic Commission for Africa, Sub-regional Office for Eastern Africa report, by A. Mukhebi, S. Mbogoh and K. Matungulu, 2010.


The Triple Crisis and the Global Aid Architecture. UNU-WIDER Working Paper 2010/01, by Tony Addison, Channing Arndt, and Finn Tarp, January 2010.


The neglected crisis of undernutrition: DFID’s Strategy. Department for International Development (DFID) report, 2010.


The neglected crisis of undernutrition: Evidence for action. UK Department for International Development (DFID) paper, March 2010.



Food security and agricultural development in times of high commodity prices. United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) Discussion Paper no. 196, by Michael Herrmann, November 2009.


Impact of the global financial and economic crisis on agricultural markets and food security. Overseas Development Institute (ODI) Working Paper 314, by Steve Wiggins, Sharada Keats & Marcella Vigneri, February 2010.


Toward a Typology of Food Security in Developing Countries. International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) Discussion Paper 00945, by Bingxin Yu, Liangzhi You & Shenggen Fan, January 2010.


Towards Food Sovereignty. International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED) Gatekeeper 141 paper, by Michel Pimbert, November 2009.


Review of Nutrition and Mortality Indicators for the Integrated Food Security Phase Classification (IPC) - Reference Levels and Decision-making. Study commissioned by the SCN Task Force on Assessment, Monitoring and Evaluation, and the IPC Global Partners, by Helen Young and Susanne Jaspars, September 2009.


Food Price Crisis Frequently Asked Questions. Overseas Development Institute (ODI) Background paper, by Steve Wiggins, Julia Compton, and Sharada Keats, December 2009.


The merits of democracy in famine protection - fact or fallacy? European Journal of Development Research Vol 21 issue 5, by Oliver Rubin, December 2009.


Fair Miles: Recharting the food miles map. International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED) booklet, by Kelly Rai Chi, James MacGregor, and Richard King, December 2009.


Climate Change and Hunger: Responding to the Challenge. World Food Programme (WFP) report, by Martin Parry, Alex Evans, Mark W. Rosegrant, and Tim Wheeler, November 2009.


Food and Nutrition Emergencies in East Africa: Political, Economic and Environmental Associations. International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) Discussion Paper 909, by Ruth Oniang’o, October 2009.


Thought for Food: The Challenges of Coping with Soaring Food Prices. Center for Global Development (CGD) Working Paper 155, By Nora Lustig, November 2008.


Coping with Rising Food Prices: Policy Dilemmas in the Developing World. Center for Global Development (CGD) Working Paper 164, by Nora Lustig, March 2009.




The State of Food Insecurity in the World 2009: Economic crises - impacts and lessons learned. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) report, 2009.


Scoping study into the impacts of bioenergy development on food security. Practical Action Consulting paper, by Rebecca E. Clements, November 2008.


The food price crisis and urban food (in)security. International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED) Human Settlements Working Paper Series, by Marc Cohen and James L. Garrett, August 2009.


How Effective are Food for Education Programs? A Critical Assessment of the Evidence from Developing Countries. International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) Food Policy Review No. 9, by Sarah W. Adelman, Daniel O. Gilligan, and Kim Lehrer, 2008.


Improving Nutrition as a Development Priority: Addressing Undernutrition in National Policy Processes in Sub-Saharan Africa. International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) Research Report No. 156, by Todd Benson, April 2008.


European Food Safety Regulation and the Developing Countries: Regulatory problems and possibilities. Danish Institute for Development Studies (DIIS) Working Paper 2009:09, by Morten Broberg, June 2009.


Achieving food security and economic growth in sub-Saharan Africa: key institutional levers. Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa paper, by Monty P. Jones, 2008.


Addressing the Underlying and Basic Causes of Child Undernutrition in Developing Countries: What Works and Why? Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark, Evaluation Study 2009/2, by Pat Pridmore and Professor Roy Carr Hill, April 2009.


The 2008/09 food price and food security situation in Eastern and Southern Africa: Implications for immediate and longer run responses. Michigan State University (MSU) International Development Working Paper no. 97, by T.S. Jayne, A. Chapoto, I. Minde and C. Donovan, December 2008.


The state of food insecurity in the world 2008; high food prices and food security – threats and opportunities. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) report, 2008. 


Agriculture in Urban Planning - Generating Livelihoods and Food Security. International Development Research Centre (IDRC) Report, edited by Mark Redwood, 2009.


The environmental food crisis – The environment’s role in averting future food crises. GRID Arendal report, by Christian Nellemann et al., February 2009.



Food and Financial Crises: Implications for Agriculture and the Poor. International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) Food Policy Report No. 20, by Joachim von Braun, December 2008.


Rainfall Shocks, Markets, and Food Crises: Evidence from the Sahel. Center for Global Development (CGD) Working Paper No. 157, by Jenny Aker, December 2008.


Bridging the Divide: A Human Rights Vision for Global Food Trade. Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy report, by Carin Smaller and Sophia Murphy, November 2008.


Global Food Crises: Monitoring and Assessing Impact to Inform Policy Responses. International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) Food Policy Report No. 19, by T. Benson, N. Minot, J. Pender, M. Robles, J. von Braun, September 2008.


Food and Energy Crisis: Time to Rethink Development Policy. Reflections from the High Level North-South Dialogue on Food and Energy Security, Geneva - June 2008, by the South Centre, September 2008.


Biofuels and the Food Price Crisis: A Survey of the Issues. Center for Global Development (CGD) Working Paper Number 151, by Kimberly Elliott, August 2008.


When disaster strikes: a guide to assessing seed system security. International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) paper, by Louise Sperling, August 2008.


The Right to Food and the Impact of Liquid Biofuels (Agrofuels). Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) report, by Asbjørn Eide, 2008.


Impact of climate change and bioenergy on nutrition. International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) and Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) paper, by Marc J. Cohen, Cristina Tirado, Noora-Lisa Aberman, and Brian Thompson, 2008.


Towards food sovereignty: reclaiming autonomous food systems. International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED) web-based publication, by Michel Pimbert, May 2008.


A note on the causes and consequences of the rapidly increasing international food prices. Report by the Institute of Food and Resource Economics, University of Copenhagen. Authors: Kenneth Baltzer, Henrik Hansen and Kin Martin Lind, May 2008.


Implications of higher global food prices for poverty in low-income countries. World Bank Policy Research working paper No. WPS 4594, by Maros Ivanic and Will Martin, April 2008.


Turning High Prices Into an Opportunity: What is Needed? Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy (IATP) paper, by Anne Laure Constantin, April 2008.


Underfed, Underpaid and Overlooked: Women, the Key to Food Security in South Asia. International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED) Gatekeeper 136, by Nira Ramachandran, February 2008.


Increasing the contribution of small-scale fisheries to poverty alleviation and food security. Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nationas (FAO) Fisheries Technical Paper 481, by C. Béné, G. Macfadyen and E.H. Allison, 2007.


The World Food Situation: New Driving Forces and Required Actions. International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) Food Policy Report No. 18, by Joachim von Braun, December 2007. Spanish. Chinese.

     
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