Millions Fed

Proven Successes in Agricultural Development

Author: David J. Spielman,Rajul Pandya-Lorch

Publisher: Intl Food Policy Res Inst

ISBN: 089629661X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 165

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Humanity has made enormous progress in the past 50 years toward eliminating hunger and malnutrition. Some five billion people--more than 80 percent of the world's population--have enough food to live healthy, productive lives. Agricultural development has contributed significantly to these gains, while also fostering economic growth and poverty reduction in some of the world's poorest countries.

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Succès Prouvés dans le Développement Agricole

Author: David J. Spielman,Rajul Pandya-Lorch

Publisher: Intl Food Policy Res Inst

ISBN: 0896296598

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 32

View: 6290

Learning from successes in agricultural development is now more urgent than ever. Progress in feeding the world's billions has slowed, while the challenge of meeting future food needs remains enormous and is subject to new uncertainties in the global food and agricultural systems. In the late 1950s around a billion people were estimated to go hungry every day. Scientists, policymakers, farmers, and ordinary people initiated a concerted push to boost agricultural production and productivity in developing countries. Great strides were also made in improving the quality of food and the ability of vulnerable people to access food needed for survival. All these efforts have done more than just feed millions. They have also demonstrated that agriculture can be a key driver of growth and development for many of the world's poorest countries.

The Shed That Fed a Million Children

Author: Magnus MacFarlane-Barrow

Publisher: William Collins

ISBN: 9780008132705

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

View: 4410

The author explains how he created the international charity Mary's Meals, which now provides 1 million children in developing countries a daily meal in a place of learning.

Proven Successes in Agricultural Development

A Technical Compendium to Millions Fed

Author: David J. Spielman,Rajul Pandya-Lorch

Publisher: Intl Food Policy Res Inst

ISBN: N.A

Category: Social Science

Page: 632

View: 4874

The world has made enormous progress in the past 50 years toward eliminating hunger and malnutrition. While, in 1960, roughly 30 percent of the world's population suffered from hunger and malnutrition, today less than 20 percent doessome five billion people now have enough food to live healthy, productive lives. Agricultural development has contributed significantly to these gains by increasing food supplies, reducing food prices, and creating new income and employment opportunities for some of the world's poorest people.This book examines where, why, and how past interventions in agricultural development have succeeded. It carefully reviews the policies, programs, and investments in agricultural development that have reduced hunger and poverty across Africa, Asia, and Latin America over the past half century. The 19 successes included here are described in in-depth case studies that synthesize the evidence on the intervention's impact on agricultural productivity and food security, evaluate the rigor with which the evidence was collected, and assess the tradeoffs inherent in each success. Together, these chapters provide evidence of "what works" in agricultural development.

Fed Up!

Our Fight to Save America from Washington

Author: Rick Perry

Publisher: Little, Brown

ISBN: 031618375X

Category: Political Science

Page: 240

View: 9393

Now, do not misunderstand me, America is great. But we are fed up with being over-taxed and over-regulated. We are tired of being told how much salt to put on our food, what kind of cars we can drive, what kinds of guns we can own, what kind of prayers we are allowed to say and where we can say them, what we are allowed to do to elect political candidates, what kind of energy we can use, what doctor we can see. What kind of nation are we becoming? I fear it's the very kind the Colonists fought against. But perhaps most of all, we are fed up because deep down we know how great America has always been, how many great things the people do in spite of their government, and how great the nation can be in the future if government will just get out of the way. Our fight is clear. We must step up and retake the reins of our government from a Washington establishment that has abused our trust. We must empower states to fight for our beliefs, elect only leaders who are on our team, set out to remind our fellow Americans why liberty is guaranteed in the Constitution, and take concrete steps to take back our country. The American people have never sat idle when liberty's trumpet sounds the call to battle-and today that battle is for the soul of America.

A Term at the Fed

An Insider's View

Author: Laurence H. Meyer

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0061755389

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 288

View: 886

As a governor of the Federal Reserve Board from 1996 to 2002, Laurence H. Meyer helped make the economic policies that steered the United States through some of the wildest and most tumultuous times in its recent history. Now, in A Term at the Fed, Governor Meyer provides an insider's view of the Fed, the decisions that affected both the U.S. and world economies, and the challenges inherent in using monetary policy to guide the economy. When Governor Meyer was appointed by President Clinton to serve on the Federal Reserve Board of Governors in 1996, the United States was entering one of the most prosperous periods in its history. It was the time of "irrational exuberance" and the fabled New Economy. Soon, however, the economy was tested by the Asian financial crisis, the Russian default and devaluation, the collapse of Long-Term Capital Management, the bursting of America's stock bubble, and the terrorist attacks of 9/11. In what amounts to a definitive playbook of monetary policy, Meyer now relives the Fed's closed-door debates -- debates that questioned how monetary policy should adapt to the possibility of a New Economy, how the Fed should respond to soaring equity prices, and whether the Fed should broker the controversial private sector bailout of LTCM, among other issues. Meyer deftly weaves these issues with firsthand stories about the personalities involved, from Fed Chairman Alan Greenspan to the various staffers, governors, politicians, and reporters that populate the world of the Fed. Since the end of his term, Meyer has continued to watch the Fed and the world economy. He believes that we are witnessing a repetition of some of the events of the remarkable 1990s -- including a further acceleration in productivity and perhaps another bull market. History does not repeat itself, yet Meyer shows us how the lessons learned yesterday may help the Fed shape policy today.

Fishing

How the Sea Fed Civilization

Author: Brian Fagan

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300215347

Category: History

Page: 352

View: 3830

Humanity's last major source of food from the wild, and how it enabled and shaped the growth of civilization In this history of fishing--not as sport but as sustenance--archaeologist and best-selling author Brian Fagan argues that fishing was an indispensable and often overlooked element in the growth of civilization. It sustainably provided enough food to allow cities, nations, and empires to grow, but it did so with a different emphasis. Where agriculture encouraged stability, fishing demanded movement. It frequently required a search for new and better fishing grounds; its technologies, centered on boats, facilitated movement and discovery; and fish themselves, when dried and salted, were the ideal food--lightweight, nutritious, and long-lasting--for traders, travelers, and conquering armies. This history of the long interaction of humans and seafood tours archaeological sites worldwide to show readers how fishing fed human settlement, rising social complexity, the development of cities, and ultimately the modern world.

Feeding the Hungry Ghost

Life, Faith, and What to Eat for Dinner

Author: Ellen Kanner,Norman Van Aken

Publisher: New World Library

ISBN: 1608681645

Category: Cooking

Page: 239

View: 3847

"A food writer offers stories about the many different ways people connect, celebrate, and share with each other through food. Includes vegan recipes"--

Fed Up

An Insider's Take on why the Federal Reserve is Bad for America

Author: Danielle DiMartino Booth

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0735211655

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 326

View: 7650

In the early 2000s, a Wall Street escapee writing a financial column for the Dallas Morning News, Booth attracted attention for her criticism of the Fed's low interest rate policies and her warnings about the housing market. Nobody was more surprised when the head of the Dallas Federal Reserve offered her a job as a financial analyst. Figuring she could have more of an impact on Fed policies from inside, she also observed how the Fed abdicated its responsibility to the people both before and after the financial crisis and how nobody within the Fed seems to have learned from the experience.

Nourishing millions

Stories of change in nutrition

Author: Gillespie, Stuart,Hodge, Judith,Yosef, Sivan,Pandya-Lorch, Rajul

Publisher: Intl Food Policy Res Inst

ISBN: 0896295885

Category: Political Science

Page: 232

View: 5499

The stories in this book are diverse, spanning five decades and playing out in different arenas, from local to global. They take place in developing countries all over the world, and they involve many sectors and disciplines beyond nutrition itself, including health, agriculture, education, social protection, and water and sanitation. Most importantly, they paint a nuanced picture of success as a context-specific achievement that may, or may not, endure into the future.

End the Fed

Author: Ron Paul

Publisher: Grand Central Publishing

ISBN: 044656818X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 224

View: 3436

In the post-meltdown world, it is irresponsible, ineffective, and ultimately useless to have a serious economic debate without considering and challenging the role of the Federal Reserve. Most people think of the Fed as an indispensable institution without which the country's economy could not properly function. But in END THE FED, Ron Paul draws on American history, economics, and fascinating stories from his own long political life to argue that the Fed is both corrupt and unconstitutional. It is inflating currency today at nearly a Weimar or Zimbabwe level, a practice that threatens to put us into an inflationary depression where $100 bills are worthless. What most people don't realize is that the Fed -- created by the Morgans and Rockefellers at a private club off the coast of Georgia -- is actually working against their own personal interests. Congressman Paul's urgent appeal to all citizens and officials tells us where we went wrong and what we need to do fix America's economic policy for future generations.

THE LAND MAGAZINE

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: N.A

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Cowed: The Hidden Impact of 93 Million Cows on America’s Health, Economy, Politics, Culture, and Environment

Author: Denis Hayes,Gail Boyer Hayes

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393246639

Category: Science

Page: 400

View: 8007

From leading ecology advocates, a revealing look at our dependence on cows and a passionate appeal for sustainable living. In Cowed, globally recognized environmentalists Denis and Gail Boyer Hayes offer a revealing analysis of how our beneficial, centuries-old relationship with bovines has evolved into one that now endangers us. Long ago, cows provided food and labor to settlers taming the wild frontier and helped the loggers, ranchers, and farmers who shaped the country’s landscape. Our society is built on the backs of bovines who indelibly stamped our culture, politics, and economics. But our national herd has doubled in size over the past hundred years to 93 million, with devastating consequences for the country’s soil and water. Our love affair with dairy and hamburgers doesn’t help either: eating one pound of beef produces a greater carbon footprint than burning a gallon of gasoline. Denis and Gail Hayes begin their story by tracing the co-evolution of cows and humans, starting with majestic horned aurochs, before taking us through the birth of today’s feedlot farms and the threat of mad cow disease. The authors show how cattle farming today has depleted America’s largest aquifer, created festering lagoons of animal waste, and drastically increased methane production. In their quest to find fresh solutions to our bovine problem, the authors take us to farms across the country from Vermont to Washington. They visit worm ranchers who compost cow waste, learn that feeding cows oregano yields surprising benefits, talk to sustainable farmers who care for their cows while contributing to their communities, and point toward a future in which we eat less, but better, beef. In a deeply researched, engagingly personal narrative, Denis and Gail Hayes provide a glimpse into what we can do now to provide a better future for cows, humans, and the world we inhabit. They show how our relationship with cows is part of the story of America itself.

Well Fed 2

More Paleo Recipes for People Who Love to Eat

Author: Melissa Joulwan

Publisher: Greenleaf Book Group

ISBN: 0989487504

Category: Cooking

Page: 251

View: 2210

"Grain, sugar, legume, dairy free, Whole 30 approved"--Cover.

The Man who Fed the World

Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Norman Borlaug and His Battle to End World Hunger : an Authorized Biography

Author: Leon F. Hesser

Publisher: Leon Hesser

ISBN: 9781930754904

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 259

View: 9794

The Man Who Fed the World provides a loving and respectful portrait of one of America's greatest heroes. Nobel Peace Prize recipient for averting hunger and famine, Dr. Norman Borlang is credited with saving hundreds of millions of lives from starvation-more than any other person in history? Loved by millions around the world, Dr. Borlang is recognized as one of the most influential men of the twentieth century.

Fed Power

How Finance Wins

Author: Lawrence R. Jacobs,Desmond King

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199388962

Category: POLITICAL SCIENCE

Page: 240

View: 6585

"Fed Power reveals how America's central bank undermined democratic accountability and widened economic inequality. It traces the Fed's historic rise to unparalleled power and capacity on domestic policy and its unilateral decisions during the 2008-9 financial crisis to leverage half of the country's net worth to the benefit of finance"--

Fed & Fit

A 28 Day Food & Fitness Plan to Jump-Start Your Life with Over 175 Squeaky-Clean Paleo Recipes

Author: Cassy Joy Garcia

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1628601035

Category: Cooking

Page: 432

View: 4604

Cassy Joy Garcia draws from her years of research and experience to deliver a roadmap to mastering her 'Four Pillars of True Health'. With over 150 gluten-free and Paleo-friendly recipes, a 28-day food and fitness plan, portion guides, program guides and supplemental online tools, Fed & Fit provides readers a foundation for lasting success. Joy's recipes were hand selected to complement each of 'The Four Pillars' and include step-by-step instructions, full-colour photos and personalisation guides to help you achieve your individual wellness goals.

Guilt-Free Bottle Feeding

Author: Madeleine Morris,Sasha Howard

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781925048254

Category: Bottle feeding

Page: 224

View: 3468

Guilt-Free Bottle Feeding is the myth-busting book about formula, breast milk and what's best for both of you. 'Breast is best' - or is it? What if you can't breastfeed? Have you failed as a mother? There is no subject more controversial for new parents than the breastfeeding versus bottle-feeding. Everyone has an opinion, and most will readily share it. Breastfeeding is fantastic but we need to be realistic: many new mums struggle to breastfeed leading to a feeling of failure. But if they move to a bottle, they can feel incredibly guilty and many feel judged by those around them. They can't win. Guilt-Free Bottle Feeding shows mums that there is absolutely no shame in bottle-feeding - and bottle-fed babies can be just as healthy, happy, smart and bonded with their mothers as breastfed babies. With Dr Sasha Howard, author Madeleine Morris taks a look at the evidence surrounding society's ideas on breast and bottle feeding, and sheds new light on our assumptions. They show mums the best ways to bottle-feed to encourage bonding, and give them the strength and information to feel confident with their feeding choices. Let's be clear: this is not an anti-breastfeeding guide - breastfeeding is a wonderful thing. What Guilt-Free Bottle Feeding gives you is all the facts about feeding your baby - the practicalities and realities - and then lets you decide what is best for you and your family so you can give your baby the best start in life.

Fed Up

Emotional Labor, Women, and the Way Forward

Author: Gemma Hartley

Publisher: HarperOne

ISBN: 9780062855985

Category: Social Science

Page: 272

View: 5125

A rousing call to arms, packed with surprising insights, that explores how carrying "the mental load"—the thankless day-to-day anticipating of needs and solving of problems large and small—is adversely affecting women’s lives and feeding gender inequality, and shows the way forward for better balancing our lives. Launching a heated national conversation with her viral article "Women Aren’t Nags; We’re Just Fed Up"—viewed over two billion times—journalist Gemma Hartley gave voice to the frustration and anger of countless women putting in the hidden, underappreciated, and absolutely draining mental work that consists of keeping everyone in their lives comfortable and happy. Bringing long overdue awareness to the daunting reality of emotional labor in our lives, Hartley defines the largely invisible but demanding, time-consuming, and exhausting "worry work" that falls disproportionately and unfairly on all women—no matter their economic class or level of education. Synthesizing a wide variety of sources—history, sociology, economics, psychology, philosophy, and anthropology—Hartley makes the invisible visible, unveiling the surprising shapes emotional labor takes at work, at home, in relationships, and in parenting. With on-the-ground reporting, identifiable personal stories and interviews from around the world, this feminist manifesto will empower women to transform their inner dialogue and give all women the emotional fortitude and courage to ask for what we most want—without shame, without guilt, and without the emotional baggage. Beyond naming the problem, Fed Up offers practical advice and solutions for teaching both men and women how to wield emotional labor to live more full and satisfying lives. Hartley helps us to see emotional labor not as a problem to be overcome, but as a genderless virtue we can all learn to channel in our quest to make a better, more egalitarian world for ourselves and most importantly, our children. Insightful, surprising, deeply relatable, and filled with all too familiar moments, this provocative, intelligent, and empathetic guide is essential reading for every woman who has had enough with feeling fed up.