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Type of Resource Report Summary
Title The Sixth World Food Survey
Author Food and Agricultural Organization
Affiliation United Nations
Url http://www.fao.org/waicent/faoinfo/economic/ESS/for-e.htm
Peer Review Unknown Review Process
Abstract "The main conclusion of the survey is that per capita dietary energy supplies have continued to increase in the developing countries as a whole, with the result that, during the two decades from 1969-71, the prevalence of food inadequacy declined: 20 percent of the total population had inadequate access to food in 1990-92 compared with 35 percent two decades ago."

Type of Resource Report
Title Food Security and Nutrition
Author Food and Agricultural Organization
Affiliation United Nations
Url http://www.fao.org/wfs/final/e/volume1/t5sum-e.htm
Peer Review Unknown Review Process
Abstract "A technical background paper prepared for the 1996 World Food Summit. This paper provides an overview of food and nutritional problems today and forecasts future trends in population, food supplies and malnutrition throughout the world. The linkages between food, agriculture and nutrition are explored, the nutritional implications of food and agricultural development policies are examined, the relevance of policy failure and limited resources for food and nutritional security are illustrated and recommendations are provided for improving the nutritional benefits arising from social, economic and agricultural development, as well as from direct nutrition-oriented policies and programs. The paper suggests a set of nutritional-improvement policies and priority actions and approaches to improve nutrition."

Type of Resource Report
Title The worldwide magnitude of protein-energy malnutrition: an overview from the WHO Global Database on Child Growth
Author M. de Onis, C. Monteiro, J. Akré, and G. Clugston
Affiliation The World Bank
Url http://www.who.int/whosis/cgrowth/bulletin.htm
Peer Review Unknown Review Process
Abstract Using the WHO Global Database on Child Growth, which covers 87% of the total population of under-5-year olds in developing countries, we describe the worldwide distribution of protein-energy malnutrition, based on nationally representative cross-sectional data gathered between 1980 and 1992 in 79 developing countries in Africa, Asia, Latin America, and Oceania. The findings confirm that more than a third of the world's children are affected."

Type of Resource News Release
Title International Conference Hears Call for Human Right to Food, Global Action Plan for Preventing Hunger While Protecting the Environment to Year 2020 - June 15, 1995
Author Barbara Rose
Affiliation International Food Policy Research Institute
Url http://www.cgiar.org/ifpri/pressrel/061595b.htm
Peer Review Unknown Review Process
Abstract "Per Pinstrup-Andersen, director general of the Washington, D.C.-based International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), predicted today that the world will be faced with pervasive malnutrition and suffering in Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia, which could lead to a global refugee crisis, unless actions are taken now to reduce poverty and prevent malnutrition in these regions in the coming years.

Type of Resource Newstory
Title Comprehensive Projections Model Predicts Future Hunger Hot Spots; Shows Pantry Bare in Large Pockets of the World in 2020 -- June 15, 1995
Author Barbara Rose
Affiliation International Food Policy Research Institute
Url http://www.cgiar.org/ifpri/pressrel/061595c.htm
Peer Review Unknown Review Process
Abstract "Poor countries that now suffer widespread malnutrition and a general lack of food security can look forward to little improvement in the foreseeable future, states a new study released today by a leading international agricultural research group, the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI). The study predicts that if further declines in support of agricultural research and development continue over the next quarter century, people in these countries will face even more serious privation."

Type of Resource Article
Title Future Consumption Patterns in Developing Countries: From Rural to Urban, Malnutrition to Obesity, Sorghum to McDonald's
Author Barbara Rose
Affiliation International Food Policy Research Institute
Url http://www.cgiar.org/ifpri/2020/backgrnd/consump.htm
Peer Review Unknown Review Process
Abstract "As urbanization increases in the developing world and people move to the cities, their preference for grains declines and they begin to eat more meat products. Eating more meat often leads to obesity and more heart disease. The developing world is not usually associated with obesity, but already, many developing countries are experiencing higher obesity rates."

Type of Resource Graph
Title The Geography of Hunger
Author 2020 VISION News & Views, October 1995
Affiliation International Food Policy Research Institute
Url http://www.cgiar.org/ifpri/2020/newslet/nv_1095/nv_1095c.htm
Peer Review Unknown Review Process
Abstract Short article from magazine "20/20 Vision" about the causes of hunger and their implications . "The persistence of hunger in a world of plenty is the most profound moral contradiction of our age. Twenty percent of the total population in the developing world is chronically undernourished. At least 2 billion suffer from vitamin and mineral deficiencies. Yet since the mid-1970s the world has produced enough food to provide everyone with a minimally adequate diet.

Type of Resource Article
Title State of the World: Food and Land
Author Millenium Institute
Affiliation Millenium Institute
Url http://www.igc.apc.org/millennium/inds/land.html          (Temporarily Unavailable)
Peer Review Unknown Review Process
Abstract Statement on site of U.S. based advocacy group: "How long arable land will last at certain diets."

Type of Resource Map
Title Daily Calories Per Capita
Author Food and Agriculture Organization
Affiliation United Nations
Url http://www.wri.org/wri/enved/trends/pop-1l.html         (Temporarily Unavailable)
Peer Review Unknown Review Process
Abstract Map of the world showing daily calorie intake per capita as reported by United Nations.

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