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Bellagio Report

Following the G8 Summit on 10 July, leaders and experts from around the world met in Bellagio, Italy to discuss how the historic food security commitments in L’Aquila could translate into practical...

World Hunger Series: Hunger and Markets

The World Hunger Series: Hunger and Markets appears at a crucial time. Food prices are at high levels, there is a severe global financial crisis, and vulnerable households around the world are...

Laos - Baseline survey report - Field work conducted July - September 2005

This baseline study was undertaken to establish a starting point against which WFP Laos will measure the impact of Food for Work asset creation activities on food security and livelihoods in target...

World Hunger Series 2007: Hunger and Health

Hunger and Health draws on decades of pragmatic experience in alleviating food emergencies, and seeking to break the cycle of poverty and disease. It provides sound policy recommendations for nations...

Occasional Paper 18 - Cash and Food Transfers: A Primer - Ugo Gentilini (2007)

The objective of this paper is to unpack the various aspects of the long-standing "cash versus food" debate. It does so by mapping out where the controversies lie and argues for a more...

Occasional Paper 17 - Social Protection in the Era of HIV and AIDS - Examining the Role of Food-Based Interventions - K. Greenblott (2007)

The concept of social protection has become the subject of ardent debate among international policy makers and global think tanks. But what exactly does the term social protection mean? Is it...

World Hunger Series 2006: Hunger and Learning

When most people think about hunger, they focus on its physical manifestations: the emaciation of famine-affected populations, the small stature of chronically malnourished people. But for those who...