Hello, and welcome to the IFPRI Uganda Strategy Support Program’s weekly news digest.
This weekly collection of recent news articles related to agriculture is compiled from online news sources. We also include links to recent publications on agricultural and policy-related research topics pertinent to Uganda.
In news this week, we report on Uganda: hunger in regional 'food basket'. In addition, there is more news, such as Govt agency, Chinese firm fight over $5m fish project and Pay-offs from paddy. There’s also news on, Eaten sweet potato? Then you’ve had a GM meal. And among others, Drought-tolerant maize improves yields in 13 countries.
Under agricultural and food policy related research, we provide links to papers on:
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The 2014 Global Hunger Index (GHI) report-the ninth in an annual series-presents a multidimensional measure of national, regional, and global hunger. It shows that the world has made progress in reducing hunger since 1990, but still has far to go, with levels of hunger remaining “alarming” or “extremely alarming” in 16 countries.
This year’s report focuses on a critical aspect of hunger that is often overlooked: hidden hunger. Also known as micronutrient deficiency, hidden hunger affects more than an estimated 2 billion people globally. The repercussions of these vitamin and mineral deficiencies are both serious and long-lasting. Where hidden hunger has taken root, it not only prevents people from surviving and thriving as productive members of society, it also holds countries back in a cycle of poor nutrition, poor health, lost productivity, persistent poverty, and reduced economic growth.
For more information, visist http://bit.ly/ghi2014.