Government Information

Earl Gregg Swem Library

International Food Security Assessment, 2013-2023

Categories: Africa,Agriculture/Rural Issues,Asia,Food/Nutrition,Income/Poverty,Latin America,Statistics

Surveys the status of food security in 76 countries classified by the World Bank as low or middle income with past food security problems.  Estimate that 707 million people will be food-insecure during 2013.  From the Economic Research Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture


Smallholder Integration in Changing Food Markets

Categories: Agriculture/Rural Issues,Food/Nutrition,Labor/Employment,United Nations

Discusses the need for understanding the way small farmers participate in agricultural markets before trying to introduce technology designed to make them more productive.   From the Food and Agricultural Organization


The Global Climate 2001-2010: A Decade of Climate Extremes

Categories: Climate Change,Environment,Statistics,United Nations,Weather/Disasters

States that the first decade of the 21st century was the warmest decade recorded since modern measurements began around 1850 and blames atmospheric concentrations of greenhouse gases for the warmth and other weather extremes.  From the World Meteorological Organization


Trends in Health-Related Quality of Life Among Adolescents in the United States, 2001-2010

Categories: Health/Medical,Income/Poverty,Mental Health,Statistics,Youth

An assessment of trends in adolescent health quality during the recent recession which finds significant declines in mental health, especially among those in low-income families.  From the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention


Prescription Painkiller Overdoses

Categories: Alcohol/Drug Abuse,Consumer Info/Protection,Health/Medical,Statistics,Women

Describes the growing problem, especially among women, of drug overdoses in the U.S., the dangers of combining medications, and recommended solutions.  From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention