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Network for Drylands Research & Development

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Overexploitation & Food Security

According to IFAD seventy-five per cent of the world’s poorest people – 900 million women, children and men – live in rural areas and depend on agriculture and related activities for their livelihoods.

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The International Center for Biosaline Agriculture (ICBA) is dedicated to fighting poverty, alleviating hunger and improving the life of people in developing countries.

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Global Environmental Change and Food Systems (GECAFS) was launched in 2001 as a 10-year, comprehensive program of international, interdisciplinary research focused on understanding the links between food security and global environmental change. GECAFS will improve understanding of the relationship between food systems and the Earth System to deliver science-based tools for analyzing the socioeconomic and environmental consequences of adaptation strategies. These will be designed to help policy-makers and managers evaluate the best options for reducing vulnerability of food systems to global environmental change while minimizing further environmental degradation. Lean more ...


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The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) as a specialized agency of the United Nations was established in response to the food crises of the early 1970s that primarily affected the Sahelian countries of Africa and is dedicated to eradicating rural poverty in developing countries. Its primary objective is to finance agricultural development projects primarily for food production, keeping in mind that food insecurity and famine were not so much failures in food production, but structural problems relating to poverty and to the fact that the majority of the developing world’s poor populations were concentrated in rural areas.

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