African Natural Resources Centre (ANRC) Strategy, 2015-2020 is a 2015 report, published by the African Development Bank.
Africa has significant natural resource wealth. The region has the largest arable land mass in the world and more than half of the population in the continent is employed in the agricultural sector. Africa is home to the second largest as well as the longest rivers in the world: the Nile and the Congo. Africa's 63 international rivers basins cover approximately 64% of the continent's land area and contain 93% of the total surface water resources.
This document translates the Concept Note, approved by the Board in 2013 for the African Natural Resources Centre. It provides a contextual overview of the natural resource environment in Africa and spells out the Centre's strategic approach to assisting governments manage opportunities and challenges,
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(Source: African Development Bank)
The Nordic Region is celebrating 5 years of working together on the Keyhole nutrition label.
New, stricter requirements are being introduced for food products that apply to use the label, including lower salt content and use of more whole grains.
(Source: Nordic Council)
Managing food insecurity risk: analytical framework and application to Indonesia is a 2015 report, published by the OECD.
Many of the recent concerns about food security related to perceived threats to current levels of food security, such as those due to price shocks or natural disasters. These threats concern the risk of food insecurity. This publication develops a risk-management tool to examine the robustness of policy responses to managing risks and uncertainty across a variety of different threats to food security, and applies the framework to an Indonesia case study.
Five risk scenarios were selected as major threats to food security in Indonesia, following a consultation process among stakeholders and policy makers, and assessed in terms of existing and alternative agricultural and social policies.
The risk assessment shows that domestic economic and natural disaster scenarios are more important than global price hikes and that a policy strategy that concentrates on addressing a single source of risk may increase vulnerability to other sources of risk.