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Promote national nutrition policies and investments, and integrate nutrition objectives into food and agriculture policy, programme design and implementation










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    Integrating the right to adequate food in national food and nutrition security policies and programmes: practical approaches to policy and programme analysis
    Right to food methodological toolbox. Book 6
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    This volume outlines a simple and practical way to analyse the design and implementation of food and nutrition security (FNS) policies and programmes from a right to food perspective. The right to food approach, as an instrument to help formulate FNS policies and programmes, is emphasized. The primary focus is on national overarching FNS policies. The question of how to assess sector policies that may have direct or indirect impacts on food security and nutrition security is also addressed. Good policies need an enabling implementation environment, which includes evidence-based decisions, adequate financial and human resources and sound governance. These aspects are addressed within the context of the formulation and implementation of FNS policies. Programmes are operational instruments designed to implement policies. FNS policies with strong right to food underpinnings should give rise to action plans and programmes that translate such underpinnings into practice. For this reason, FN S programmes are analysed from a right to food perspective to assess whether are developed and implemented with full respect for right to food principles. The analytical and methodological approaches outlined here can be applied at two different stages: (a) when an FNS policy or programme is being formulated for the first time, or (b) when an existing FNS policy or programme and its impacts and implementation process are being assessed. This reference guide complements existing relevant methodo logical reference guides, such as are found in the Right to Food Methodological Toolbox.
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    Rural transformation, agricultural and food system transition: Building the evidence base for policies that promote sustainable development, food and nutrition security and poverty reduction 2016
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    This paper investigates the determinants of, and barriers to, the increased commercialisation of subsistence and semi-subsistence farmers in three regions within each of five Central and Eastern European Countries (CEECs) (Bulgaria, Hungary, Poland, Romania and Slovenia). Collectively, these five countries account for 82 per cent of semi-subsistence farms in the European Union (EU) (Eurostat, 2007). The selected countries present a variety of regional contexts, followed different pathways of rur al transformation and agricultural transition, and possess different degrees of rurality and dependence on farming. The study employs a mixed quantitative and qualitative methodology. The analysis presented utilises cross-regional survey data along with follow-up qualitative interviews with a sub-sample of households in 2010 and 2014. The quantitative analysis tests the significance of factors assumed to determine market integration. As a complement, the qualitative analysis helps, first, to dee pen our understanding of the dynamic effects of these determinants, and second, to produce additional insights which may be difficult to quantify.

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