Briefing papers & notes
Summer of high food prices and hot air: CFS meeting crucial in fighting hunger
Briefing Paper | Oct 12, 2012
The Committee on World Food Security (CFS) meeting in Rome should break the cycle of government inaction and agree to set a path toward an equitable, sustainable and resilient food system.
Our Land Our Lives
Briefing Paper | Oct 03, 2012
In the past decade an area of land eight times the size of the UK has been sold off globally as land sales rapidly accelerate. This land could feed a billion people, equivalent to the number of people who go to bed hungry each night. In poor countries, foreign investors have been buying an area of land the size of London every six days.
Busan in a nutshell
Briefing Note | Oct 02, 2012
What next for the Global Partnership for Effective Development Cooperation?
Extreme Weather, Extreme Prices
Briefing Paper | Sep 05, 2012
Our failure to slash greenhouse gas emissions presents a future of greater food price volatility, with severe consequences for the precarious lives and livelihoods of people in poverty.
2012 Food Price Hikes Background Briefing
Briefing Paper | Aug 07, 2012
A background briefing on the implications of global food price hikes in 2012.
Tackling the food deficit in the world's newest country
Briefing Paper | Jul 09, 2012
A year after South Sudan became the world's newest nation, half of its 9.7 million citizens are struggling to meet their basic food needs. Internal conflict, clashes with Sudan, poor harvests, and complex population movement have all contributed to the current crisis.
Piecing it all together: Why the Arms Trade Treaty must regulate parts and components for weapons and military equipment
Briefing Paper | Jun 29, 2012
The Arms Trade Treaty provides a unique opportunity to regulate the specialized parts and components used in the arms trade.
Briefing Paper | May 16, 2012
Opportunities and challenges facing US assistance for food security in Guatemala
Sahel food crisis
Briefing Paper | Apr 10, 2012
Actions the US can take to break the cycle of hunger
Saving Money and Lives: The Human Side of U.S. Food Aid Reform
Briefing Paper | Mar 29, 2012
A joint report from Oxfam America and American Jewish World Service shows that more than 17 million people could receive life-saving food aid at no additional cost to US taxpayers if Congress cuts red-tape in the US Farm Bill.