Food Security

 
 

 

Latest Update – December 19, 2022

Domestic food price inflation remains high around the world. Information between August to November 2022 shows high inflation in almost all low-income and middle-income countries; 88.2% of low-income countries, 90.7% of lower-middle-income countries, and 93% of upper-middle-income countries have seen inflation levels above 5%, with many experiencing double-digit inflation. The share of high-income countries with high food price inflation has risen to 81.8%. The countries affected most are in Africa, North America, Latin America, South Asia, Europe, and Central Asia.

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Success Story: Development Finance International Inc. (DFI)

Bridging Business and Development with Netherlands’ Partners

Among DFI’s proudest accomplishments are our long-term partnerships with Dutchdfintl_newblue organizations to address development needs and support sustainable business in emerging markets globally. 

Since DFI’s inception 30 years ago, and continuing through this day, DFI has worked closely with several Dutch corporate clients, The Netherlands Embassy in Washington, DC (and around the globe) and international funders such as the World Bank, the Inter-American Development Bank and other public, private and Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) to tackle the most pressing challenges in critical areas including food security and sustainability, healthcare, climate change, and science and technology, among others.  

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Food Security: Latest Update – October 17, 2022

Domestic food price inflation remains high around the world. Information between May todownload September 2022 shows high inflation in almost all low-income and middle-income countries; 88.9% of low-income countries, 91.1% of lower-middle-income countries, and 96% of upper-middle-income countries have seen inflation levels above 5%, with many experiencing double-digit inflation. The share of high-income countries with high food price inflation has risen to 85.7%.

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Joint Statement: The Heads of the World Bank Group, IMF, WFP, and WTO Call for Urgent Coordinated Action on Food Security

  • Proposed actions to help vulnerable countries include providing emergency food supplies and deploying financial support to households and countries; facilitating unhindered trade; investing in sustainable food production and nutrition security.
  • Leaders call on the international community to support vulnerable countries through grants to cover urgent financing needs.

WASHINGTON, 13 April 2022— The Heads of the World Bank Group (WBG), International Monetary Fund (IMF), United Nations World Food Program (WFP), and World Trade Organization (WTO) today called for urgent action on food security. World Bank Group President David Malpass, IMF Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva, WFP Executive Director David Beasley and WTO Director General Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala issued the following joint statement ahead of the Spring Meetings of the IMF and World Bank Group next week:

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eC2: Endline survey for Impact Evaluation of Smallholder Agriculture Productivity Enhancement Project

_DSC0995Deadline: 05-Jul-2018 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

The primary household survey will consist of a multi-module household survey instrument including modules on agricultural input use, modules on agricultural input use, agricultural production, sales and purchases of agricultural commodities, livestock holdings and animal products, consumption and food security, household demographics and income, and beliefs about returns to agricultural inputs. This survey is expected to take around 2 hours on average.

The selected firm will be expected to provide surveys for 1,100-1,500 households on the list provided by DIME, which are located in 100 communities across 12 counties in Liberia. Justification should be provided for households that are unavailable to be surveyed.

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eC2: Study on Agricultural and Food Systems Transformation for Better Food Security and Nutrition in Eurasia

Deadline: 15-Aug-2017 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) ml-can-a-nation-build-its-future-if-it-cannot-feed-its-children-five-policy-actions-to-transform-crop-and-livestock-farming-in-mali-780x439

The objectives of this multi-country study are: 1) to generate evidence to support government policy aimed at the transformation of existing agricultural and food systems in selected Eurasian countries to improve national and household incomes, food security, diets and nutrition in a manner compatible with sustainable management of natural resources; and 2) to facilitate policy dialog, including consultations and workshops, for the purpose of integrating the evidence generated by the study into the policy debate and decisions.

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In Senegal, food security and women’s empowerment go hand in hand

WBG Blog Louise Cord

Senegal’s nutrition policy is at a crossroads. Reaching a critical moment where the effects of malnutrition could have a detrimental effect on generations of young Senegalese to come, the Government of Senegal is striving to make efforts to address the root problems of malnutrition. However, if these actions are taken without a conscious effort bolster the key role of women in nutrition, the country may not succeed in stymieing stunting and malnutrition in the country.

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eC2:COTE DIVORE FOOD SAFETY CONSULTANT

Deadline: 22-Sep-2016 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)index

The overall objective of the assignment for a Consultant will be to upgrade client-companies’ food safety management syestems in keeping with the requirements of the internationally recognized food safety standards and recommendations made in the Implementation Action Plan. The Consultant will provide consulting and technical advice, conduct training, develop documentation and monitor project timelines for the implementation process. Upon completion of a specific engagement, a client-company should be able to issue self-declarations about conformance and/or obtain relevant third party certification from an authorized certification body

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KENYA FOOD SAFETY CONSULTANT

Deadline: 22-Sep-2016 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

The overall objective of the assignment for a Consultant will be to upgrade client-indexcompanies’ food safety management syestems in keeping with the requirements of the internationally recognized food safety standards and recommendations made in the Implementation Action Plan. The Consultant will provide consulting and technical advice, conduct training, develop documentation and monitor project timelines for the implementation process. Upon completion of a specific engagement, a client-company should be able to issue self-declarations about conformance and/or obtain relevant third party certification from an authorized certification body.

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