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Why Population Matters
This report focuses on how population impacts many aspects of our lives, including issues as diverse as poverty, health, education, water, and forests.
The Interaction of Human Population, Food Production, and Biodiversity Protection
An important approach to sustaining biodiversity and human well-being is through actions that can slow and eventually reverse population growth: investing in universal access to reproductive health services and contraceptive technologies, advancing women’s education, and achieving gender equality.
Population, Health and Environment Situational Analysis in the Saandani National Park Area, Tanzania
This study provides a snapshot of the population, health, and environment situation and practices in the villages surrounding the Saadani National Park (SANAPA) and demonstrates the utility of a transdisciplinary systems perspective to evaluate population–health–environment linkages (PHE).
Population and Food Security: Africa’s Challenges
This policy brief examines trends in population growth, fertility, and family planning in sub-Saharan Africa and makes the case that investments in women and family planning are necessary to fulfill future food needs.
Modeling Climate Change, Food Security, and Population: Pilot-Testing the Model in Ethiopia
This document describes a computer simulation model that can clarify the dynamic relationships between climate change, food security, and population growth.
Integrating Family Planning and Food Security: Lessons From the Population, Health, and Environment (PHE) Community
A webinar conducted by the FANTA Project to discuss why it is important to link family planning and food security, how family planning contributes to building resilience and promoting climate-compatible development, and how lessons and experiences from multisectoral population, health, and environment programs can be applied to food security programs.
Improving Access to Family Planning Can Promote Food Security in a Changing Climate
New research in Ethiopia demonstrates that slower population growth, achievable by addressing women’s existing needs for family planning, can also play a significant role in promoting future food security in a climate-altered world.
Healthy People, Healthy Environment Film Series
The “Healthy People, Healthy environment” film series transports viewers to Tanzania, Nepal, and Ethiopia to explore an innovative approach to international development called PHE.
Family Planning Integration with Food Security and Nutrition
This brief summarizes the findings from a desk review conducted by the Food and Nutrition Technical Assistance III Project (FANTA) to take stock of and better understand how food security and nutrition programs are integrating family planning.
Exploring Cross-Sector Linkages Between Population, Health, Environment, Nutrition, and Food Security: A Review of Best Practices and Lessons Learned
This comprehensive literature review documents best practices for integrating nutrition and food security interventions into existing Population, Health and Environment (PHE) projects and presents recommendations for incorporating cross-sector indicators.