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Woito, Robert, Ed. – 1975
This booklet introduces the problem of world hunger and provides information, facts, and perspectives about the crisis. Section one presents the reader with the basic facts of the hunger crisis through a self-survey, a statistical study of the developed Oil Producing Export Countries (OPEC), and a one-page indication of what one would have to give…
Descriptors: Developing Nations, Elementary Secondary Education, Food, Global Approach
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Rosset, Peter M. – Bulletin of Science, Technology & Society, 2005
Industry and mainstream research and policy institutions often suggest that transgenic crop varieties can raise the productivity of poor third world farmers, feed the hungry, and reduce poverty. These claims are critically evaluated by examining global-hunger data, the constraints that affect the productivity of small farmers in the third world,…
Descriptors: Economically Disadvantaged, Poverty, Hunger, Genetics
Institute for Food and Development Policy, San Francisco, CA. – 1979
This guide reviews resources used to develop the analysis of world hunger in "Food First: Beyond the Myth of Scarcity," Houghton Mifflin, 1977. The objectives are to help people understand the economic and political factors that contribute to food deprivation, document this analysis with credible sources, and inform high school, college, and…
Descriptors: Agricultural Production, Community Education, Cooperative Planning, Curriculum Development
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Knobloch, Neil A.; Charoenmuang, Mingla; Cooperstone, Jessica L.; Patil, Bhimanagouda S. – Journal of Agricultural Education and Extension, 2020
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to describe faculty and graduate students' motivation and learning experiences in a multi-institutional, interdisciplinary graduate course focused on the nexus of food and nutritional security, hunger, and sustainability. Design/Methodology/Approach: A one-group pre-experimental case study design was used.…
Descriptors: Interdisciplinary Approach, Graduate Students, Food, Hunger
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Gibson, Mark T. – Journal of Higher Education Policy and Management, 2020
The role of the Head of Department is at the heart of tertiary education; it is where institutional policy and procedure are predominately enacted. The extant literature on the nature and challenges of such roles is almost exclusively from the Western world. The research that this article reports on examined the leadership and management…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Administration, Leadership Styles, Administrative Organization
Totten, Sam – Curriculum Review, 1984
Describes activities of a unit on world hunger which include presenting a lexicon, topic overview, and guest speakers; reading topically related novels; creating scrapbooks; discussing pertinent quotations; exploring government role in ameliorating hunger; and completing final papers or projects. Resource materials are listed, including pertinent…
Descriptors: Government Role, Hunger, Instructional Films, Resource Materials
Czarra, Fred; And Others – Intercom, 1982
Contains six lesson plans and student materials for a unit on global food distribution and the problems of world hunger for secondary social studies classes. Students study nutrition, population distribution, poverty, the causes of hunger, and economic development, and generate personal actions to solve the hunger problem. (AM)
Descriptors: Food, Global Approach, Hunger, Secondary Education
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Harris, Deborah A.; Harris, Whitney M.; Fondren, Kristi M. – Teaching Sociology, 2015
Experiential and active learning exercises can benefit students in sociology courses, particularly, courses in which issues of inequality are central. In this paper, we describe using hunger banquets-an active learning exercise where participants are randomly stratified into three global classes and receive food based upon their class position-to…
Descriptors: Hunger, Teaching Methods, Sociology, Social Bias
Cohen, Marc J., Ed. – 1994
This comprehensive report shows how hunger is interrelated with other social ills, including powerlessness, violence, poverty, environmental destruction, and discrimination. More than a billion people are too poor to afford an adequate diet and other essential of life such as health care, housing, sanitation, safe water, and education. In the…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Age Discrimination, Environment, Ethnic Discrimination
Coughlin, Ellen K. – Chronicle of Higher Education, 1989
While world hunger appears to be a simple problem, research shows it to have a variety of interrelated causes. Some feel political and economic factors are not being considered seriously enough. While some organizations have adopted an active interest in ending hunger, the scale of the problem inhibits others. (MSE)
Descriptors: Geography, Global Approach, Higher Education, Hunger
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Tarrant, John R. – Journal of Geography, 1990
Addresses world hunger issues and the increasing world population. Sees continued imbalance between supply and demand. Points out Europe and the United States are dealing with surplus production, whereas developing nations continue to import needed food. Argues solving hunger problems requires eliminating poverty through development programs.…
Descriptors: Agricultural Production, Agricultural Trends, Economically Disadvantaged, Food
Huddleston, Barbara – CARE BRIEFS on Development Issues, 1983
The idea that food should be a universally accepted human right has been the focus of worldwide attention aimed primarily at increasing production at the national level and on reducing price fluctuations in world markets. However, the problem of individual human needs must be simultaneously addressed. The largest number of hungry people live in…
Descriptors: Developed Nations, Developing Nations, Financial Support, Global Approach
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Thomas, Gerald W. – BioScience, 1975
Discusses the positive results of the World Food Conference and the world awareness (aroused by the conference) which is the first step in the solution of world hunger. Some of the positive results are the establishment of the World Food Council, establishment of grain reserves, and a worldwide system of food information. (BR)
Descriptors: Conference Reports, Food, Hunger, Science Education
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Wortman, Sterling – Science, 1980
Needs are expressed for the alleviation of world hunger and poverty including the accelerated development and application in each low-income country of a broad spectrum of technologies based on advances in the sciences. Emphasis is on agriculture, transportation and communications systems, and power grids. (Author/SA)
Descriptors: Agricultural Production, Communications, Developing Nations, Food
Bell, David E. – 1977
There are four central issues in mobilizing the resources of American universities to contribute more effectively to alleviating world hunger and malnutrition: (1) To what extent should universities' motivation be original, and to what extent related to government support?; (2) What needs to be done, beyond additional food production?; (3) What…
Descriptors: College Role, Developing Nations, Federal Aid, Federal Government
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