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Journal Articles & Books
December 2013
Malawi
Southern Africa

This paper investigates causal relationships between exports, imports, and economic growth in Malawi over the period 1961-2010. These relationships are examined using the Johansen frameworks for co-integration whereas the Vector Error Correction (VECM) framework is further used to provide estimates for both short-run and long-run dynamics in the series under study.

Policy Papers & Briefs
December 2013
Caribbean
Northern Africa
Eastern Africa
Eastern Asia
Southern Asia
Eastern Europe
Southern Africa
Sub-Saharan Africa
Africa
Asia

The 2013 Global Hunger Index (GHI) report-the eighth in an annual series- presents a multidimensional measure of national, regional, and global hunger. It shows that the world has made some progress in reducing hunger since 1990, but still has far to go. The 2013 GHI report focuses on resilience in theory and in practice.

Journal Articles & Books
December 2013
Caribbean
Northern Africa
Eastern Africa
Eastern Asia
Southern Asia
Eastern Europe
Southern Africa
Sub-Saharan Africa
Africa
Asia

Die globale Hungersituation hat sich seit 1990 verbessert, wie der Welthunger-Index 2013 anhand von Daten aus dem Zeitraum 2008-2012 zeigt. Der WHI ist um ein Drittel gesunken. Dennoch ist die weltweite Hungersituation nach wie vor „ernst“.

Journal Articles & Books
December 2013
South Africa
Southern Africa

The net effect of heavy grazing and land degradation on plant diversity and richness is insufficiently understood for incorporation in national biodiversity assessments. A study was undertaken to determine the effects of heavy grazing primarily on richness of vascular plant species across the arid and semi-arid rangeland biomes of South Africa.

Policy Papers & Briefs
December 2013
Caribbean
Northern Africa
Eastern Africa
Eastern Asia
Southern Asia
Eastern Europe
Southern Africa
Sub-Saharan Africa
Africa
Asia

Der Bericht zum Welthunger-Index 2013 – der achte in einer jährlich erscheinenden Serie – stellt die Entwicklung des weltweiten, regionalen und nationalen Hungers mittels eines mehrdimensionalen Indexwertes dar. Er zeigt, dass die Weltgemeinschaft bei der Bekämpfung des Hungers seit 1990 gewisse Fortschritte gemacht hat, dass aber noch viel zu tun ist.

Journal Articles & Books
December 2013
Botswana
Mozambique
South Africa
Zimbabwe
Southern Africa

Water has a low profile in Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme (CAADP) processes in the Southern African Development Community (SADC), presenting an opportunity to develop stronger ties between the agriculture and water sectors in the region.

Reports & Research
October 2013
South Africa
Zimbabwe
Africa
Southern Africa

The Challenge Program on Water and Food (CPWF) Phase II for the Limpopo Basin Development Challenge (LBDC) project aims to develop methods, processes, and technologies to help resource- constrained smallholder farmers mitigate poverty and food insecurity through improved agricultural water management (AWM) strategies.